Introduction: Laser Cut Guitar Stand

Simple laser cut project. All you need are 3 things.

Wood (We used 1/2" Birch, but many will do)
Wood Glue
Laser Cutter

Step 1: Laser Cutting

Laser cut the pieces. Here we're using a 150W Full Spectrum machine to cut 1/2" Birch. If you have a less powerful machine, you can cut thinner materials and glue the pieces together to build up the thickness.

To cut the "Full" file which includes all the pieces, you will need an cutable area of at least 21"x24". To cut the pieces individually, the minimum cutting area needed is 15"x19".

Step 2: Measure

Measure and mark both leg pieces where you want to place the center brace. For the acoustic guitar we're using, we found that 3" from the top will be ideal. Spacing may be different per instrument.

Step 3: Glue

Add glue to the side of the brace, and align it to the marks you made on the leg pieces. Since we only made one mark at the top of the leg, we're aligning the top of the brace to the mark. Run the piece straight down from the point, and let it dry.

Step 4: Repeat!

The brace should now be affixed to the first leg. Add glue to the available side, and align the brace to the mark on the second leg just as you did the first. Add a support to hold the extra weight as the glue dries. (We're using a white water bottle)

Step 5: Done

You can add rubber or felt to the contact points to protect your guitar. (The rubber will provide better grip in keeping the guitar upright) You can also screw the brace in for additional support.

Comments

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FSLASER made it!(author)2015-08-20

Hi Seamster,
It's pretty simple actually. (Refer to diagram) Being able to adjust the brace for (thinner) electric and (wider) acoustic guitars just makes it a bit more universal, but if you find something that works, feel fry to try it out yourself.

Adjustment.jpg
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ImaquinaC made it!(author)2016-03-26

Thanks a lot for sharing the files! I also made a small ajustment, but this one has something like an "anker" so no glue is needed. With this design you can easily take it apart when you're not using the guitar stand and re-asseble it as you wish.

I also engraved a cool celtic deer to give some more style.

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ArbelZ1 made it!(author)2017-04-24

Hi! Can you share the design?

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samircury made it!(author)2015-09-17

Thank you so much for sharing the design files. I tried to reproduce this but had to redesign most of it :

https://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Guitar-Stan...

At the end of the day it didn't work. Your project is what I call "Highly Reproducible". Going to cut one next week!

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seamster made it!(author)2015-08-20

Very nice! Thanks for including the files.

How hard would it be to incorporate tabs on either side of the brace, that glue into through-holes in the legs? That seems like it would strengthen the design quite a bit and make assembly even quicker.

I like the design; I'm just thinking out loud! :)

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