Guitar Stand

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-15-2022 08:08 PM 848 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a guitar stand made from mesquite. I had only two flat pieces of natural edge wood so I left a bit of sap wood on the ends for some character in the piece. Most of the guys in the park are as old as me so I had enough wood left to add a handle so they would not have to bend as far to move it. I would have liked the top of the handle to be a little longer but that is all that was left and it has a fair amount of sap wood in it.

The pieces of the stand are doweled and glued together and the handle is doweled and screwed on.

It is finished with boiled linseed oil and clear satin lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 01-15-2022 08:19 PM

Love it!

See a 5 string back there. Been trying for years to learn Scruggs’ style. Guess I’m just not coordinated enough.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-15-2022 08:53 PM

really good lookin’ That mesquite has a nice color

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 01-15-2022 09:37 PM

Nice looking. Love the wood.

-- Ron

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#4 posted 01-15-2022 09:42 PM

Simple strong design with the handle as a very clever thoughtful addition, top marks Jim.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 01-15-2022 10:47 PM

Thumbs up Jim. Looks sweet. What’s the purpose of the handle anyway?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 01-15-2022 11:41 PM

Nice design and good looks too Jim!

-- Darrel

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#7 posted 01-15-2022 11:46 PM

Thatʻs a real sexy looking stand.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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woodshaver Tony C

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#8 posted 01-16-2022 12:50 AM

Look Good Jim! Nice to have a parking space for your Guitar!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 01-16-2022 01:00 AM

Looks good Jim. Nice project and band will appreciate it.

-- Eric, building the dream

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Dave Polaschek

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#10 posted 01-16-2022 02:09 AM

That’s a nice stand, Jim! Everybody will want one now.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#11 posted 01-16-2022 03:10 AM

Great job. Glad you explained the handle – very good idea and fits in with the overall design.

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#12 posted 01-16-2022 09:34 AM

Mesquite always looks great. Attractive Wood and nice Finish.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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James E McIntyre

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#13 posted 01-16-2022 05:05 PM

Looks like it’s easy to use and transport.

What kind of a guitar is the darker one?

-- James E McIntyre

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 01-16-2022 06:08 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. I had the templates for this stand as I made some before but I thought the handle would be an advantage for this old guy that ordered it.

Hi Dave, the handle is there so you don’t have to bend down to the floor to move it. Actually, you could move it with the guitar on it with the handle.

Hi Lew and James. I know nothing about guitars..I just like to listen to them on Thursday nigh( band night). I took these photos in the music practice room. There are instruments all over in there and I know not one of them..nor can I play one. But I make a stand for any one of them.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 01-16-2022 07:53 PM

Looks Great Jim!
Nice work!!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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