making a guitar wall mount

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Forum topic by mrtrim posted 01-03-2009 02:41 PM 5816 views 4 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-03-2009 02:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: guitar wall mount

there was some interest latley in these wall mounts that i make .so i decided to try a blog on them .
im going thru this with odd and end parts i have laying around . because i make a lot of them ive made a bunch of jigs so i really dont do it this way . so this is how you would make one .
the first peices to make are these the dimentionsos are on the pic . the 3 in. measurement is off the long point. the angle of the peices is 10 deg. this is the most important part of the project the only thing i would recomend changing is the opening between the angled pieces i have 2 in. . you would only change this if you have maybe a classical guitar or something with a neck wider than 2 in. at the nut


now lets glue them up


the next piece is the back , the most important part of this peice is that it wants to be exactly the same width as your top , you might make the top a little over length then trim the two parts together . so they are exact . now draw a center line . i measure in 1 in. from the top and bottom and countersink to holes . these are used to mount to the wall


now we make the sides . heres where you can dream up whatever you like . ill show a couple that i use . i use the first one a lot because its straight lines and quicker for me to sand out . i have to watch how much time i put into these things .

Photobucket this one looks nice but a lot more sanding time on curved end grain ignore the holes


with all the parts cut i make pocket holes in the back piece . measuse in about 1 in. from either end and cut two holes these will att. the back to the top .


now i cut two more holes in the back standing on edge i come in about 1/2 in from the BOTTOM edge.and cut one on each side these will att. the back to the sides


the back will now look like this


now cut the holes in the bottom side of the top . i measure in about 3/8 or so from the front edge and cot one each side . these will att. the top to the sides


now with all the parts cut and bored i find it easiest to sand everything out to at least 180 grit .
with that done its time to round over the edges . i use a 1/4 in. roundover bit mounted in a table with no fence . i strongly recommend paying close attention here ! router bits are all take and no give . if you can find a safer way by all means do .


i put my sides together and mark the back edge that will meet the wall so i dont round it over by mistake . and the round over both sides of the rest


then do the bottom edge only on the front side of the back peice and the top side of the top peice including the neck cavity .
sand out all the profiling and its ready to assemble
i clamp it together and get everything lined up and square


flip it over and put the screws in


i put the screws in the back side first then the two under the top . and your now ready to start finishing !
i hope anyone wanting to make one finds this helpful ! more detail than most of you need im sure .
i might mention when i was doing a guitar show in atlanta , george gruhn walked up to my booth and said he never saw a better way to hang a guitar up and he said you own this market ! if you dont know who he is google him . have a great day and happy new year !

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#1 posted 01-03-2009 03:09 PM

i forgot to add that after finishing youll want to line the neck rest with felt . i buy it at the craft store and cut strips 1/2 in or so wide . bring it up to where it almost covers thr roundover . id do this careful as it dont come back off real easy


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#2 posted 01-03-2009 04:21 PM

Thanks for the tutorial, mrtrim! It has been added to my favorites.

By the way, I really like your personal version of sketchup. I think I could learn this one. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 01-04-2009 03:59 AM

Great blog Trim. Well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 01-04-2009 03:16 PM

I see another grandson gift in the making! Charlie, I like this version of sketchup too.

-- Berta in NC

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#5 posted 01-05-2009 12:02 AM

glad you enjoyed it ! help yourself to it . my sketchup is one step below karsons pencil cad ! lol back in the day we did our sketchup in our head and those who couldnt usually ended up working for those who could ! lol

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#6 posted 02-08-2009 09:20 PM

What adhesive did you used to attach the felt?

I made a neck support for restringing and spent about 1/2 hour in front of the adhesive rack trying to figure out the best stuff for the job. Guess I picked out decent stuff since it hasn’t fallen off yet, but I thought you might have more insight as you apparently make quite a few of these well designed hangers.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota

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#7 posted 02-08-2009 10:40 PM

dragon the felt i use i get from the craft store it comes in sheets and i cut strips with a paper cutter , it already has adhesive on it peel and stick it sticks quite well also

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#8 posted 02-08-2009 11:12 PM

Very nice, & thanks for sharing.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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