Guitar Pick Holder




About: I study Mechanical Engineering and i'm interested in all kinds of crafts

(sorry for my bad english... i'm not a native speaker)

This is my first instructable...  and I forgot to take pictures while I was doing it, but that's what Paint is for :-)

soooo...   I'm going to try to show you how I made my Guitar Pick Holder for a friends birthday (last minute Present)

It will take...   half an hour or a hour... It depends on your skill

and sorry, but i measure in meters and centimeters :-)

Step 1: What You'll Need

I've got this idea while I was roaming through the lokal hardware store and I thaught THIS yould work:

2 springs
woodscrews with rings on it (sorry...  i don't know what they are called)
profiled wood (half cylinder, or I used quarter cylinder, it was cheaper ^^  radius of the circle 2 cm)
Glue (I used Pattex)

Step 2: Cut the Wood

If you are using quarter cylinders you cut 2x 7cm pieces of the wood profile and glue them together properly.

If you are using semi-cylinders, congratulations!   you just cut once! :-P  

If you are holding your 7 cm semi cylinder in hands, continue with step 3

Step 3: Prepare the Leather

so, you need three pieces of leather:
2 for the ends, and one for the biiig surface :-)

soooo   for the 2 end pieces, you cut a circle with  1 cm more as the diameter as the semi cylinder
and you cut that IN HALF

for the big piece  you cut a  7cm x  17 cm (the 17 cm is a little bit more to be sure)

Step 4: Glueing :-)

you glue the 2 small pieces on the sides
be sure that the straight lines are matching!  the extra leather on the circular side is bent up and glued there

if you don't like the look of the straight line of the smaller pieces that presses through the big leather strip when you glue it on, just cut it (Razorblade) round for a smoother look.

for the big piece, you start glueing in the middle of the straight side and glue the way around

when you reach the beginning of the leather strip, just lay the end of it over the beginning and cut off whats too much

Step 5: Screw the Screws

where you screw the screws is a matter of your personal sight on art and what kind of spring you use^^

but i think when you approximately screw them where they are in the picture it looks fine

when you screwed them in...  just click in the spring...   and you are finished!
i hope you enjoyed this instructable (and i hope you understood everything )



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    19 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Very clever idea!


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Springs are easy to make with some wire and pliers. If you don't have any wire, buy 18 gauge galvanized stainless steel wire at the hardware store (usually found with picture hanging supplies $1-$4) and wrap it around a pen or anything else round. Use a pair of pliers to shape the ends.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I love gifting hand made, so orginal and practical! thank for a great post. It is this kind of ideas that keep me comming back!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Something like this is the perfect Christmas gift for a few people I know!!! (and still need to get a gift for) I think I will be getting some wood and springs!!!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    its no big deal but for future reference the screws with loops are known as eyelets with the loops being the 'eyes'


    7 years ago on Introduction

    i really wanna make this but i cannot find any of these materials for a decent price any where else than on the internet. Where did you find semi circle wood and leather?

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    The Leather... I went to our local leather factory and asked for scrap leather... but you can get Leather anywhere where Shoes are made or where a leather-couch gets its skin :-)
    OR you go to a second hand shop, get a cheap leather jacket and use that.

    the wood... I got mine in the lokal hardware store. (~2€ per Meter) but I think you can look for it in stores that sell stuff for modelmaking or you ask a friend with a bench saw if he could cut a full circle in half :-)

    I hope that helps you out


    7 years ago on Introduction

    You did this well in MS Paint but doing pictures are even better! Just remake it and then add pictures of the Paint then the real one. It's a good technique for explaining something.


    7 years ago on Step 5

    Great idea! just need to find springs! (good english too!)


    7 years ago on Step 5

    dude! good instructible! Thanks for putting it up in English.

    P.S.: Your English is perfectly understandable.

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