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Painting stand ????

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by tttman, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. tttman

    tttman TDPRI Member

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    Feb 16, 2009
    Montana
    I built a painting stand so I can rotate the body while I paint. It has what amounts to a neck pointing out from it. How are you guys attaching the body to whatever holds it on your stand?
     
  2. PITT

    PITT Tele-Meister

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    Oct 18, 2007
    Chicago
    This is clamped to a table using 2 adjustable clamps. I was using spray cans so I would spray, rotate, spray, rotate. Then let sit to dry. Good luck on the project!

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  3. DILLIGAF?

    DILLIGAF? Tele-Meister

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    Mar 15, 2009
    Lake Grove, NY
    I hang the body vertically with a hook going in from the front of the neck pocket holes. To paint horizontally (sides of the body) I use blocks of wood with dowels drilled into them and insert the other end of the dowels into the pickup cavities. I then use a lazy susan if need be to rotate as I'm painting.
     
  4. mudbean

    mudbean Friend of Leo's

    I just built mine last weekend, based on the design provided by one of our members here at TDPRI:

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    Base: two pieces MDF glued & screwed, 1 inch threaded pipe flange
    Stand: 48 x 1 inch threaded pipe, 1 inch threaded pipe Tee
    Guitar Holder: 1 inch dowel, rasped to flat along one end

    Kitty Litter counterweight - probably not needed, the base is very stable.

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    I also added 6 inch extension pipes horizontally from the pipe Tee, so I can hold two bodies at a time, one on each side.

    mud
     
  5. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Now that is really nice. Guess what I'm building this weekend? ;)
     
  6. mudbean

    mudbean Friend of Leo's

    Thanks, JK! The thread here was fairly recent, lots of guys showing their hanging methods ... can't recall whose design this was, but I thought it was a great one, too. Twenty bux worth of pipe & parts from the hardware store + five minutes assy time. Voila!

    mud
     
  7. mudbean

    mudbean Friend of Leo's

    You said it - the handle acts as a faux neck. Just screw it into the neck pocket. I drilled small holes near the center line, well away from where the neck screw holes are, and secured my painting handle to the body with two #6 wood screws.

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    I also undercut the handle a little where it crosses the edge of the neck pocket, to avoid finish build-up at that area.

    mud
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  8. appar111

    appar111 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    43
    Mar 8, 2006
    Ohio
    Mud-
    I had been looking for some sort of option for hanging a body to spray and came across this thread at the end of the day. Stopped by Lowes and $22 later, I have me a stand! I got a 12" high pipe (rather than a 48" pipe) and will bolt the threaded pipe flange to a 12" length of 2x4 that I plan on clamping to my foldable workbench. That way the guitar will be at the perfect height for painting and I can spin it easily to get the sides & back of the body. This will work great for necks too.

    The 6" pipe extensions on either side of the tee hold a 1" dowel very securely without worry of the dowel bending. I got a 36" length 1" oak dowel. This should allow me to keep the body far enough away from the work table so that it doesn't get too much overspray all over it.

    I don't have any other guitar builds planned other than the one I'm in the middle of, but I'm sure I'll be building and/or painting more bodies dow the road-- this will make things much easier!
     
  9. mudbean

    mudbean Friend of Leo's

  10. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    A buddy has a very similar stand. He used an old, steel car wheel for the base.
    Heavy and stable.
    No need for kitty litter.
     
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