Home made formed plywood into phone docks

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Project by Jim Sellers posted 08-07-2017 04:02 PM 2342 views 13 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started out as just an experiment but it worked so well that I made another form and glued up a dozen (over the course of a week). I was totally amazed at how stiff and strong these are. You could literally throw and bounce these off a wall without any damage. The most difficult part is making the forms and (after releasing) mounting the stands, sanding and finishing. It takes me less than 10 minutes to glue and clamp one together. Wait at least 24 hrs before releasing. (with 2 forms I can only make 2 per day)           Used paper backed veneers. 5 ply. Use the cheaper stuff for inside core and criss cross grain direction. They are exactly  1/8” thick. Finished with a couple clear coats rattle can laquer.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#1 posted 08-07-2017 10:58 PM

Fantastic work, and a simple jig. Great idea!

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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#2 posted 08-08-2017 01:58 PM

These phone docks are so outstanding.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 08-08-2017 02:27 PM

Best looking phone stands I’ve seen!

-- Charlie

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#4 posted 08-08-2017 03:24 PM

Great experiment they turned out very well Jim


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#5 posted 08-09-2017 04:37 PM

cool docks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 08-10-2017 11:35 PM

Jim , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 08-23-2017 03:02 AM

The detailings look so neat and smooth just like how I want my storage cabinets to look like. I am going to try with your recommendation of the finishing coats of lacquer to give that extra shine and flawless look.

-- DavidHamilton :

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#8 posted 09-19-2017 03:28 PM

Those look fabulous!

-- It's worth every moment of effort you put in if the kids enjoy it!

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