Blue Oak Phone and Tablet Docking Station.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 09-27-2015 11:45 PM 1624 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We all are prisoner’s to our devices, they all need charging. Wife and I, well her more than I hate mesy areas. We know all these charging cords do just that. I bought the Incra I box jig when I saw it a cpl months ago on here. I know some think it’s not a great value, but I love this thing. I’m a tool junkie I know.

I figured why not practice with this and make a new docking station. I had some Blue Oak so I started cutting and making saw dust. It holds both our phones and both tablets and the camera. Blondie still likes her camera. Lol

I drew up the plans and adjusted as I went. Sprayed it with Enduro-Var and my Earlex 5500. This wood is hard as steel but very beautiful in my humble opinion.

I tried something different for the lid, I used rare earth magnets. Interesting but works really well. I tried to keep it small and functional but yet it had to hold our devices.

Hope you all like it, all comments welcome. Thx for looking.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 09-28-2015 01:02 AM

Very COOL experimentation project!

I have the Fixtures from The Router Workshop, 1/4” 3/8” and 1/2” which are very simple to use… & didn’t cost me an arm & leg. :)

Looks like you’re sold on it and that’s the main thing…

Enjoy & Have Fun!

Great project!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 09-28-2015 03:27 AM

Sweet! I really like the inclusion of the surge strip.

I’ve never worked with “blue oak” but it sure is pretty.

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

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#3 posted 09-28-2015 12:46 PM

Great project for all the must have toys! Nicely designed and crafted. Have to admit this is the first I’ve heard of Blue Oak, but it sure is pretty.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 09-28-2015 05:51 PM

Very nice.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#5 posted 09-28-2015 09:56 PM

Hey, Ken, I had never heard of blue oak previously. It is really pretty and you did a great job with the station. Thanks for posting.

-- Art

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#6 posted 09-28-2015 10:58 PM

Your Wife likes it so that is all that counts. Very nice looking wood but I also had never heard of Blue Oak , Red and White yes but not Blue. So I guess you could make a Flag out of the 3 types of Oak.

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#7 posted 09-29-2015 11:15 AM

Very nice Ken. I especially like that it will get a lot of use and is great to look at too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 09-29-2015 04:15 PM

That is really cool. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 09-30-2015 10:07 PM

A good look to a common mess we all have. Great job Ken

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 10-01-2015 12:53 PM

Looks great Ken. Keep up the good work.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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#11 posted 10-01-2015 10:57 PM

Thx , yes we all have the mess of cords with all our must have devices LOL Its always fun to do a nice quick project to spend time in the shop.

Means a lot Guys!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 10-15-2015 12:14 PM

Good one Ken.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 11-24-2015 04:12 PM

Thanks for posting this, Ken. I am in planning process to make a similar station. I may modify this project!

-- CC

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#14 posted 11-24-2015 06:01 PM

No problem, Look fwd to seeing what you make. Thx

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 11-29-2015 09:07 AM

This looks great. I need a charging station and this looks quite compact.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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