I know I don't post here often but I thought I'd share this project that surprisingly turned out rather well.
I've been complaining about not having the funds get a rack style guitar stand, so a friend of mine showed me this link and I was sold on the idea.
How To Make A PVC Guitar Rack Stand
So I took a trip down to Lowe's
Bought the supplies I needed
And went to work. Four days later. After a weekend full of work and lack of sleep, I wake up at three this morning, tossing and turning, then daylight shows...well sort of. Clouds. Everywhere. Oh well, wasn't raining, so I decided to set up shop behind my hotel.
Here's all the supplies I used to make this project possible
-25ft of 3/4" size PVC pipe (I originally only bought 20, but I bought an extra five feet just as a safety blanket so I wouldn't run out, since I was free handing this)
-My hacksaw Hank
-Fast drying epoxy
-16 pieces of 3-way "T" connectors
-6 pieces of 2-way "elbow" connectors
-6 pieces of pipe cap ends
-^all of those above 3/4" size
-12 feet of 3/4" size pipe insulation
Pen of destiny
My makeshift cutting board. The spoiler of my 1994 Toyota Celica. I call her Black Beauty Judy
So. I'm making great progress. Then this shows up.
So I gather all my materials, hop in my car to go get my schedule for the week from the job, Sonic.
Manuals > everything.
So I get home, it's still raining. And I had pancakes waiting for me. Thanks mom!
After I down the pancakes, I hear nothing. The rain stopped. So I went back outside to finish cutting up the pipe needed to continue with this project.
This is what happens when the spoiler of your car is your cutting board.
DISCLAIMER: No spoilers were injured with the experimentation of this project.
Snow in South Carolina?
So. Finished everything I needed to do outside, so I move my now in pieces PVC inside.
Pieces consist of
-6 2" pipes
-2 3" pipes
-5 4" pipes
-8 6" pipes
-4 12" pipes
-4 15.5" pipes
-1 32.25" pipe
So after reading the proper diagrams, with some distractions by NCIS, here's the stand in pieces.
The stand connected together
Time for the epoxy!
The gluing together took a lot longer than expected because my hand decided it wanted to join itself with this...
Now it's glued together. So, while I was waiting for it to dry, I decided to go to Wal-Mart and get some spray paint as a last minute decision.
After I eat a rather late lunch, time to paint this sucker
This painting screw up is brought to you by Pep Boys!
The first coat
Uh oh...streets lights
Coat the Sequel
So after some of the local kids were mesmerized by my creation, I go back upstairs for the finishing touches
Gravity Picks that came in the mail today
Knife of destiny
And the finished product!!!
NOW. Will it hold guitars???
Why yes, yes it will.
Fun project it was and a great way to spend my day off. I already have people asking me to make these for them, and with time hopefully I can get better and better at this. Turn out rather well for freehand if you ask me. Cheers guys.
Cool thread, I need one of these