|Project by Dallas||posted 02-06-2014 10:37 PM||1875 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
With a whole pile of guitars laying around I decided I didn’t want to break another one that I just repaired so I figured I would build some guitar stands.
I looked around on Google and saw some that I liked, but they were pretty fancy and all I wanted was a simple design, easily built, no nails or screws and it had to be stable.
This is what I came up with and I’ll probably build 5 or 6 more.
I meant it as just a template or pattern to make the rest from, but some design changes occurred to me that I wanted to try.
I ended up finishing this one so I’ll have to make another pattern.
The wood is black walnut sapwood that I had laying around.
It looked way too light to me so I used a coat of Chippendale Mahogany dye, sanded back down to almost gone, then a dark red cherry dye. I’m not fond of how it came out, but it will do for practice.
There are 4 coats of Deft Clear rattle can lacquer on it for the finish.
To protect the wood of the guitar I used thick leather cut into strips.
The piece that steadies the neck was an after thought and is made from spalted sycamore scrap I found in the trash.
-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!