Cell Phone case

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Project by Carl7766 posted 03-13-2017 03:05 AM 827 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, After many years of owning a flip phone I finally upgraded to a smart phone. I know many people who live with cracked screens on their phones, I did not want to be one of them.

The size of the case is 5.5” x 3.5” x 0.8” the size of a dressed 1×4 or 1×6 depending on how long you cut it.

The wood used is from the fire wood pile, quarter sawed. honey locust for the front cover, red oak for the frame red cedar in the middle and Siberian elm for the back.

Looking through the forum posts someone suggested cloth for a hinge material. I taped the areas I didn’t want glue on with clear packing tape then used tape to clamp the cloth flat to the wood.

the power and volume use wood buttons that sit in a countersunk hole. the phone slides in from the top a block of wood follows then a bamboo skewer acts as a pin.
7/16 5/8

The case adds 5/8” to the length and width and 3/8 to the thickness.

Later after attempting to make a call I found out that the frame covered a sensor that turns the screen off during calls. drilled a hole to expose the sensor and now everything works flawlessly.

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#1 posted 03-13-2017 03:15 AM

I don’t know carl in todays world they keep trying to make phones lighter and slimmer,this kind of goes the other way.i think this something only a woodworker could appreciate!welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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