Inspired by @aloha’s guitar holders and @joshmonop’s guitar hangars I made my sister 3 hooks for a Yule gift - one for each of her guitars.
Name engraved into BB ply
PG walnut veneer over BB ply
Full coverage engrave into BB ply
I modified @Aloha fish hooks into clefs, but maintained the angle of the piece that slots into the backing so I didn’t haver to make any other changes:
I then copied @joshmonop’s guitar pick shaped backs for the support, reversing them and making them quite a bit larger for the design:
All the remaining pieces are BB ply, and everything but the PG veneer was finished with tung oil mixed with mineral spirits. I cut holes into the layers so screws would be inset, and glued everything together with wood glue. I didn’t have a weight, but it was able to hold up a 5lb bag of flour with no issue. The white foam is adhesive craft foam. It’ll likely fall off since what it’s stuck to has the oil on it…but I told my sister to glue them with superglue when that eventually happens
No bananas - but the backs are 5.4" and the clefs 4.8" tall
The silly thing I’m proudest of is the X marks the spot on the underside of Pirate’s hook - since that X is across 3 different pieces of material!
I then picked up some brass screws that blend right into the engraved wood.
If/when she sends me pictures of them hanging I’ll add those here
February 2022 update - turns out one of my sister’s guitars has a wider neck than the others - about 2" to the other’s 1.5", so here’s a version with a wider neck set, all the other pieces are the same.
Really cool. Nice job! They are gorgeous!
Very nicely done - and practical cuts as well.
Oooh! Got a nephew who plays, I might need to revisit this idea for next year’s Christmas gifts.
I’m happy to share the file. I’ll add it above if there is interest.
That would be extremely generous…he’d love something like that for his new house. (He’s getting married in May.) Thank you!
That x is divine and all of these are awesome!
Which reminds me I never gave the person their guitar holder gift…
I love your design so much better!
Well thanks to both of you…I’ve got it tucked away for future gift giving occasion!
Great work! Those will be treasured! I might put one together for my guitar. Super nice!
You should definitely give it to them - I love your design, which is why it lived in the back of my brain for so long
These are excellent! Thanks
Oh, what a cool design—the treble clefs are genius! Thanks so much for the design!
The treble clefs are perfect for this! Beautiful turnout!
Thank you very much!
Thank you so much for sharing these! They are all really great looking. I’m betting my grandson would sure like a couple of them.
Really cool design! Glad you found inspiration from my guitar hangers!
Your work is so posh, I hope you’ve continued making things!