Introduction: Guitar Body Picture Frame

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its pretty simple , select a piece of wood for your project , i used the top of an old wokbench .
 i havent stained it or painted it yet i just cant decide what colors i should use if any . my woodworking skills are preschool at best an im deff happy with the end result so its not tough you just need focus .

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select a piece of wood , i used the top of an old work bench , i had to use a router to clean up the piece before i did any work i reccomend using a fresh piece so this step can be skipped.

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trace the desired guitar on the wood an cut out using a bandsaw

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mark where you would like to put the recesses that will contain the pics use a router to remove a 1/4 in recess an then use a chisel to square eveything up

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you can skip this step if you want but it helps with the look select a router bit an go around the outside edge

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sand the entire project to remove any blemishes in this step you will be able to sharpen up the curves an edges

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now you could paint it stain it or leave it the way it is . i added a few lil knobs i made from scrap wood an lag bolts i even made a fake on off switch ill prob stain it i haven decided yet  but enjoy an lemme see some of your works !


cs1106 (author)2016-05-09

How do you place the pictures into the frame? do you have glass that you put in?

TheWorkerAnt (author)2014-11-15

what a fantastic idea. Will definitely be making one soon, have a few pieces I could use and will add pic's once done. Thanks heaps for the "how to" and well done.

YouNeverKnowItUntil (author)2014-06-25

hooray for the bc rich mockingbird!

mikeasaurus (author)2011-12-17

Looking good, can't wait to see the final product!

darkmarc (author)mikeasaurus2011-12-26

its done just uplaoded a couple pics

mikeasaurus (author)darkmarc2011-12-26

great, add them into the body of this Instructable so everyone can enjoy your work!

darkmarc (author)mikeasaurus2011-12-18

if you have any ideas color schemes lemme know

friger (author)2011-12-18

Looks great, what is the guitar you used as a template, it looks nice. Go for a sunburst look.

darkmarc (author)friger2011-12-18

not too sure what the name of the guitar is but i could find out as for the sunburst look send me a pic an i may do it its not done yet an im still toying with a few ideas so the more the better

friger (author)darkmarc2011-12-19

Here is a classic 1954 fender sunburst finish.

darkmarc (author)friger2011-12-19

that is sweet but i dont have the skills to do something like that yet an btw i really like your guitar stand really nice

friger (author)darkmarc2011-12-20

Thanks, I haven't tried it yet either but never and I mean never underestimate what you can do. Your picture frame is great and could easily be a guitar body.

darkmarc (author)friger2011-12-26

uploaded some new pics

darkmarc (author)2011-12-26


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