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Project by sepeck posted 03-05-2020 07:27 PM 552 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some phone stands I made for my father and his wife for Christmas. He honestly doesn’t want more ‘stuff/clutter’ so it’s challenging to find something small and useful for them. Usually we bake things. Since they recently got new phones and were using them more for news sites and books I figured I would make them some phone stands.

I had a piece of walnut about the right size and knocked it out based on something I made as a test project for my wife but never did anything more with mumble years ago for my wife (she now wants a more pretty one then random unfinished redwood). If I’d thought of this a week before I would have used Shellac, but since I didn’t I used spry spar varnish. Since they were already ripped to the right width I did most everything else with hand tools. The cut angle is 45 degrees, the square blocks were mounted using a dowel and are high enough to leave the charging cable in. I also hit them with the chisel for a bit more angle to keep the phone set so it won’t slip out.

-- -Steven Peck, http://www.blkmtn.org





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BB1

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#1 posted 03-08-2020 02:36 AM

Nice gifts. Like the design – and ability to have the chargers plugged in.

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sepeck

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#2 posted 03-09-2020 08:46 PM

The prototype was to low for the plug to plug in. When I originally made it the phones were plugged in on the top.

It certainly still works in it’s unfinished state but being able to plug the phone in on the stand so it’s convenient on my dads counter top was important.

I chamfered all the edges with a plane and chisel.

-- -Steven Peck, http://www.blkmtn.org

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#3 posted 03-10-2020 06:02 AM

Nice design and gifts.

I just made a prototype holder a couple weeks ago for my wife and now the kids want some too. A useful gift is always a hit.

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