Carved Walnut Elephant Phone Stand

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Project by kryptix posted 09-18-2017 04:39 PM 1337 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted a new phone stand since she gave all of the other ones I’ve made her away. I found a piece of 12/4 walnut cut off and figured lets give this a try. Rough sketch on the wood after planing down the end to a flat surface, cut it out with a jig saw. When I went to smooth out the trunk with a spindle sander, grain orientation was wrong and it snapped off. Had to use my block plane to flatten the stub and attached a piece of scrap sapele. I think the contrasting trunk makes for an interesting feature.

The ears were carved with chisels and the eye was drilled on the drill press. Shaping was a mix of chisels, spindle sander, and hand sanding.

Finish is enough tung oil that it stopped getting soaked in.

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#1 posted 09-19-2017 05:45 PM

That’s a great looking phone stand—I love the elephant and his trunk!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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