The Freehand Holder - anyone tried it?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by Kingbeegtrs, Feb 19, 2009.


  1. Kingbeegtrs

    Kingbeegtrs Senior Member

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    I made something like that about 20 years ago,works great.
     
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    got pictures? I wanna build one. The one here looks flimsy
    :worthless
     
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    yeah I saw that too and thought it looked good...easy enough to make, too.
     
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    right now I'm using a pegboard backsplash with long thick rods that I put through the neck pocket screw holes. It works fine for blondes or opaque colors, but it won't work for a sunburst. A sunburst will wear your ass out if you try to do it all at once. this rig would work great for that.
     
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    Yep . 90 bucks is :jo . If you know an Electrician or contractor , get em to snag you a 2-3 foot
    scrap piece of inch/inch&1/2 thinwall EMT .
    Drill a hole that pipe size ^ in a 2x4 with a "set screw" to keep it from spinning ,
    anchor the 2x to a piece of 3/4" ply with two 2½" deck screws and glue .
    Drill 2 holes in the EMT & bolt a flat piece of 1/8" aluminum to the "rod" for the body-mount plate .

    I used a 1/4-20 insert in the 2x4 for the "set-screw" threads to ride in , and bent a piece of
    allthread in the shape of an allen wrench for the setscrew , and heatshrinked the "handle end" .
     
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    Sorry I don't have it anymore as I do my refinishing at a friends spray shop and he has the one pictured.
    I made it using a plumbing pipe bender and a Friends arc welder.
     
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    Built this one out of a 48" piece of black pipe, a flange, a "T" junction, a dowel, a board and a 35 lb weight plate on the board to hold it down. Cost me about $12 total.............................

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    made from common pipe and an old office chair base. Used it to paint countless r/c airplanes and guitars for over 30 years now.
    Rob
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    where'd you get that buffing arbor?
     

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