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mcintalker
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Posted - 08/23/2017 :  09:33:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit mcintalker's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I finally got them both stained, though I neglected to wipe the stain, so that could have turned out better. It's my first time, so I'm giving myself a pass. LOL

I'm doing the felt today and will post pics after I complete them both. I really wanna be done with this project and hopefully get the 3rd DIY stand (10-12 electrics) going/finished before it's too cold to work in the garage. The weather is starting to change, here - we had a 2 lovely days of low '70s (vs '80s)and the overnights are dipping into the '50s. So, I am very aware that my "window" will close! LOL

Michael

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mcintalker
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Posted - 08/24/2017 :  10:24:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit mcintalker's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've put them both into "service" while I wait for more felt. I'd purchased a 3'X6'(1 yard) piece of "pool table green" felt, but after the staining, I didn't like the colors, any longer. So, I'd bought some brown felt strips with adhesive backing and they are now the neck cradle pieces. Once I'd seen them on the rolling stand, I ordered more of that color to do the bottom "rests".

Here's what they look like now.

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I moved the middle "wall", so there'd be more room for the Recording King's bender levers, but may move it back. Because I'm working this all out "as I go", I decided not to fill any screw holes, yet. I might still go with a "veneer/facia", but we'll see....

[URL=http://s1021.photobucket.com/user/mcintalker/media/August%2023-17%20stand%20projects%20%201_zpskiwvf5t5.jpg.html][/URL]

Michael
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pc ryder
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Posted - 08/24/2017 :  4:39:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good! Job well done.

Paul
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mcintalker
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Posted - 08/24/2017 :  6:19:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit mcintalker's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Paul.

I feel really good about them, though I will tweak the lap steel stand, after I do the felting. I want the steels to lean against felt, and "sit" on it, too. That might affect things a little. It's pretty snug for the center steel, in terms of "inserting it". I want them to "withstand random cat fly-by's", but not bang them up or cause wear by rubbing against any non-felted panels, as I put them in or take them out.

The acoustics stand only needs felt, though I did neglect to plan/
allow for the violin bow. I'm sure I'll work up a good cat proof solution. LOL

I knew I'd feel a tad less crowded, with the extra organization of these guitar stands, but in addition to "more space" and less clutter, I've also got room for at least 3 more guitars! LOL

AND when I build the electric stand (that replaces the 6 bay folding tweed guitar case stand (what a mouthful that is! or would that be "typeful"?)), I'll have room for 4-6 more on top of that!

Better check my lotto tickets!

Michael


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garrigus
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Posted - 08/25/2017 :  08:08:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The stands look great, Michael. Very nice work! Did you build the first one with the rounded corners or was that a kit?

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mcintalker
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Posted - 08/25/2017 :  09:51:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit mcintalker's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It was a rolling plant stand (best guess) that I got at Habitat Restore for $10, and photo 1 shows it "before"(OP), though by that pic, I'd already removed the right side top curve. I had set the guitars in there to "imagine" the modifications needed.

So, those rounded bits were already there. I removed one center shelf and raised the top center shelf to clear the violin's shoulder. I basically added bottom braces for the instruments to sit on and finagled/carved the top shelves to have cradle/notches for the necks to rest in. I angled the front bottom braces to "lean" the guitars into the stand, in case a cat decides to "visit". LOL

The smaller one was a $3. book shelf, which I disassembled and reconfigured. I like supporting Habitat and the whole idea of repurposing things.

It'd be amazing to find something that could be the 3rd stand, I'm planning. I'm going to give it a shot during the next few weeks.

Michael
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