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Forum topic by mrtrim posted 01-03-2009 02:41 PM 5748 views 4 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mrtrim

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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

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now lets glue them up

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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

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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 .

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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 .

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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

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the back will now look like this

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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

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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 .

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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

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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

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flip it over and put the screws in

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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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mrtrim

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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. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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