|Project by Tooch||posted 02-16-2015 04:42 PM||1768 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
One of the projects we do at School is a “Western Mirror Frame” (I posted one a while ago here http://lumberjocks.com/projects/93512 ) The project teaches the kids about lap joints and also gives some room for creativity and laser engrave the mirrors, see Stevie’s project here- http://lumberjocks.com/projects/93832
If you’re confused as to why I’m bringing that up, its because this project spawned from me trying to figure out something to do with all of the “Oops!!” from the mirror frame projects. After some quick brainstorming, I found if I cut off the Lap joints on both ends, I have enough material to run a 3/4” Dado through and make 2 of these “docking stations”. The dado is run at a 22.5 degree angle in the base, and I decided not to glue the base to the stand to allow it to be broken down for transport if desired.
The ones featured here are made of mahogany with various color stains. They all have felt on the bottoms (3rd Pic), and have a charger slot to fit a standard USB cord. They are a perfect spot to charge your phone, play a game, or watch a movie. They do not hold an iPad, but that’s ok because nobody really likes iPads anyhow (says the man too poor to own one)....
I made a bunch of these for Christmas this past year, but never got around to posting them. I’ve just realized how far behind I am with posting projects… life just gets in the way I suppose.
Thanks for looking!
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