charging station

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Project by handy_andy posted 09-26-2015 09:36 PM 3030 views 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My girlfriend’s parents have smart phones, tablets, and a go pro so their counter has several chargers. Between an oak pallet and an old desk drawer I salvaged enough material to make a charging station. It should be able to hold 3 phones, 2 tablets, and a couple small accessories like Bluetooth headphones. I put in a 60 watt USB power supply which should be plenty of power.

The body is held together with dovetails and wedged mortise joints. I really enjoy making dovetail joints. The tablet slots and the accessory tray just slide into dadoes cut in the frame, which makes it easier to run cables. I’d like to learn how to make sliding dovetail joints.

The front piece, for holding phones, is made from an old drawer face and I think the keyhole is an interesting features. I messed up and the screws for the hinges burst through the face. I also had to expand the cable slots so that the USB connectors would fit and the phones sit flush. It worked out well enough, but not as well planned as I’d prefer.

Finished with danish oil for color, polyurethane for strain resistance, and paste wax polished.

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