|Project by Timzwoodz||posted 04-19-2016 10:58 PM||1291 views||12 times favorited||5 comments|
New products for my next craft show; thanks to and inspired by LJ “nblazek” for his design and video submissions
Dimensions: Three boards, 3/4” thick x 5” wide x 11.5” long
Top board slot: 3/4” wide by 3”long, centered 1.5” from the back, done on the router table
Middle board: Made a template (4th picture) using a coffee lid to determine the curvature from the back of the slot to the front edge, with the curve terminating about an 1” from each side at the front. Cut the shape to rough dimension with a bandsaw, then used a straight router bit with top bearing guide to smooth the edges, using the template as the guide. The template is temporarily screwed into the middle board on the non-waste portion, so those holes won’t be visible when assembled.
Bottom board: Used the template to locate / glue in a 1/4” thick by 1” wide x 2” long resting pad centered along the back of the slot, for the smartphone to rest on. This allows phones with either one of two bottom speakers to be used regardless of speaker location.
Stained all visible interior portions of all boards prior to glue-up assembly (lesson learned).
After assembly, beveled the sides and back on the table saw with an 11 degree cut, leaving the front flat.
Woods used: cherry, white oak, and maple, with walnut or bloodwood laminated stripes on the top board (just for a little flair)
Finished with Watco Natural Danish Oil
-- Being half Irish and half Scottish, I love to drink but hate to pay for it