Guitar Display Case in Curly Maple

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Project by Mike_190930 posted 11-01-2019 04:04 AM 1347 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend asked if I could make a showcase for his Eddie Van Halen replica guitar. He specified that the neck hanger had to be a resin cast hand that he got online. I chose curly maple to compliment the wildness of the guitar, and carved an arm to serve as attachment of the hanger to the case. The front is glass framed in curly maple, mounted with hidden SOSS hinges and a magnetic catch, and the back plywood is covered in black velvet on corkboard for him to pin his autographed photos and play bills. For me this was an exercise in precision mitering and dovetailed corner splines. I used scraps of claro walnut for the splines.

-- Huh? Whadaya mean it ain't "measure once cut twice"?

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#1 posted 11-01-2019 09:33 AM

Awesome, great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 11-01-2019 10:17 AM

Love it. Your splines are perfect.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 11-01-2019 02:44 PM

looks great

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#4 posted 11-01-2019 03:42 PM

Wow! Beautifully done.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#5 posted 11-01-2019 03:47 PM

love the corner splines GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#6 posted 11-01-2019 05:53 PM

Awesome project made with some awesome wood…nice!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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