Mobile stand key ring - less is plenty

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Project by mafe posted 11-20-2020 10:58 PM 1344 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mobile stand key ring
less is plenty

Hi LJ’s,
Here a small project you can make with the kids, as Christmas gifts, to use small scraps, or just for the fun of it, as I did.

A simple mobile stand key ring, any piece of hardwood scrap will do, cut to fit your mobiles width, I gave the rabbet a small angle, so the mobile stands firm in the stand, then shape ut how ever you like and give it some finish.

Here a piece of bog oak, from the Danish viking museum Sagnladet Lejre, a woodworking friend had the luck to get a few pieces and gave me one, so every little off cut gets a use.
I gave it Danish oil and polished it up, after shaping it on a sander.
Made a handful of these, in different woods, my wonderful friend Claus got one and a few other friends as well as my daughter, will get the rest.

1. Mobile in stand.
2. Less is plenty.
3. Side view.
4. Handy…
5. No more lost keys or mobile…
6. From back.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or even a few mobile stand key rings.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#1 posted 11-21-2020 01:03 AM


-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 11-21-2020 02:21 AM

What a good idea, I’m going to make some too.

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#3 posted 11-21-2020 02:35 AM

Pretty slick idea.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 11-21-2020 07:22 AM

Very cool and practical!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 11-21-2020 08:43 AM

Looks like a bottle opener. (I don’t use those. My bottles have screw caps.)

-- Mark

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 11-21-2020 01:56 PM

Pretty nifty, Mads ….......and so simple!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 11-21-2020 02:15 PM

I have to hand it to you that is convenient. If I only had some scraps. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 11-21-2020 05:32 PM

Now that is just plain AWESOME!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 11-21-2020 05:56 PM

The simplicity is ingenious.

To quote a fun movie: “I think it’s brilliant. What an idea. And I was there. He took the idea. He saw it ripe on the tree, he plucked it, and he put it in his pocket. It’s, it’s, dare I say—genius? Ah, no, no. But maybe, ooh. ah. maybe it is. Maybe I’m in the presence of greatness, maybe I just don’t know it. But I saw it—”

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#10 posted 11-23-2020 02:00 PM

You have inspired me to make some as Christmas gifts. Thank you.

-- Doug

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#11 posted 11-24-2020 10:04 PM

Pretty cool mads.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#12 posted 12-05-2020 06:09 AM

You can’t beat simple Mads. Thanks for sharing. When I used to travel on the train every day for 4 hours, I loved watching films on my phone. When I first started, I used to balance the phone on the pull-down tray on the back of the seat in front, but it kept falling over with the movement. I was going to make something similar to what you’ve made and then I realised that I already had the perfect answer which was my glasses case. I used to open the case, remove my glasses and put my phone in there at about 30 degrees instead. Worked a treat. Necessity is the mother of invention.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#13 posted 12-05-2020 12:38 PM

Hi LJs,
Brit, clever you, really fine idea, unless you then forget your glasses, laugh! Yes, Necessity is the mother of invention. Thank you.
madts, Big smile.
Doug, then I’m really happy, friendships and to inspire is what all this is about. Big smile.
nkawtg, thank you and a warm smile.

Lew, less is much more than a lot of nonsense… or what ever they say… Thank you dear Lew.
DoubleDD, you should never had thrown them in the wood stove… Laughs. Thank you.
Jim, A possible way to make scraps into little gifts or cheap products. Smiles.
Mark W, I was thinking the same, laughs. My whiskey too…
Ivan, thank you and a smile.
woodbutcherbynight, thank you.
badluck, really wonderful thanks.
Swirt, less is more your comment is exactly that.
Thank you all, best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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