Galaxy Smart Watch Charger Holder

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Project by LittleBlackDuck posted 12-09-2019 06:52 AM 1182 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Boys and Girls,

I have been a naughty, naughty boy and being a drinking partner, Santa decided against black listing me and drop my prezzie off before Christmas while on his way to North Pole rubbity-dub.

Now a watch choosing it’s owner is a smarter move than the owner choosing a Smart watch. It may be a smart watch but it kept getting in my way and falling out of its cradle and even off my desktop. I pondered an alternative over a few glasses of vino and decided to hang it off the end of my desk when it wasn’t loitering around on my wrist.

As always, off to Sketchup and after some brainstorming, came up with this design (Mk.II… more later),

and a peek-a-boo,

Cut out of 3mm and 6mm MDF it was off to the workshop for the glue up.

all that was required were a few alignment dowels and PVA glue.

Now there was nothing magical about this as I used my dowel alignment principle to ensure that the laminated pieces got alligned evenly/square.

Off the lazer, it was initially a perfect fit.

The watch’s cradle was a super snug fit into my holder, however, as it was squeezed in, the USB charger allowance gap spread the holder enough to make insertion into the “wall mounting” difficult.

I made one cradle and two wall mounts, so it was deemed easier to sand back the one cradle than the two mounts… DOH! Another great plan that didn’t seem to work… I did have to do some doctoring on the wall mounts as well… nevertheless I prefer a tighter fit than redesign looser tolerances on SU for the laser. Even had to resort to hand tools other than a scraper and my shoulder plane made the task much easier.

I then took it over to the buffer and after putting it through the 3 grades of wax (Tripoli, White Diamond and Carnauba – the Beall system) it finished up a smooth fit.

Screwed it to the side of my work desk near the other electrical paraphernalia. I can reserve the 2nd. wall mount for some alternative place.

My first design was very simple, however, it was a 1 piece suite (and we all prefer a 2 piece) that held the cradle firm and had to be unscrewed if you wanted to travel with the cradle…

after all the watch only has about a 2.5 day charge… and even less if you make phone calls from it. With the new design, you can lift the holder out and place it with the cradle into your traveling bag…

For all you hard of reading, here is another one of my annoying videos attempting to educate people in how not to make a video of smart watch holders.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#1 posted 12-09-2019 06:54 AM

Very interesting and practical solution.

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#2 posted 12-09-2019 07:01 AM

Very Innovative,

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#3 posted 12-09-2019 07:51 AM

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#4 posted 12-09-2019 10:28 AM

Why does a smart alex duck need a smart watch…...

That being said, very clever thinking making the holder…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 12-09-2019 10:39 AM

Nice work LBD! A perfect solution for a watch owner.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 12-09-2019 12:59 PM

Great solution, job well done!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 12-09-2019 03:28 PM

love the video … very entertaining GREAT JOB :<))

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#8 posted 12-10-2019 02:31 AM

Boys and Girls, a heartfelt thanks for your all kind words… as mentioned, I’ve been a a naughty boy and they’re much better than what I get dished up at home!

love the video … very entertaining GREAT JOB :<))

Forger the video GR8... did I talk you into buying RDR2? You might even forget about woodworking… for a while!

Why does a smart alex duck need a smart watch…...
- crowie

I have gone crazy… you all know that, but lately more so techno crazy… gone spasmodically mental with smart devices throughout the house like lights and power boards… no, I’m not lazy but it’s hard to turn on a light manually with a glass of vino in each hand without spilling a drop…. and I keep forgetting to switch lights off so I have to get out of bed to do so. Furthermore the bedroom light is over the pillows (far end of the room) and I have to negotiate my way through discarded clothes on the floor so I can get into bet to switch the light on to see where I’m going… need I go on with more reasons?

Anyway I extended this phobia into the workshop and I don’t want to take my phone down there and loose it like I loose pencils, screws and other small items. I thought that a smart watch attached to the wrist will substitute without misplacement…
Hmmm! Everyone kept telling me the smart watch will do all that the phone can… until I bought one… now everyone (suppliers and manufacturers) are taking a step backwards.

PS. I’ve gone ape-faeces over laser cut gadgetry lately so be prepared for a few more of these laminated laser cut MDF projects/blogs in the near future.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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