Folding iPad stand

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Project by DickB posted 01-26-2012 05:31 AM 2491 views 20 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a folding iPad stand that I made for my brother. I had made a fixed one for my nephew, but my brother travels a lot and wanted one that he could take on the road. He and his buddies are home brewers; the logo is their beer brand. The stand is hard maple with clear lacquer. The insert was printed on bumper sticker material and cut with a Silhouette SD. My brother says it almost looks like it is backlit.

-- Dick,

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#1 posted 01-26-2012 05:48 AM

Unique Idea .great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 05:59 AM

I really like this. Haven’t seen anything like it before! I really like the way you made it fold up! Is this something your willing to share some plans on?

great project! Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 07:37 AM

Very clever! Slick design could be scaled up to function as a book holder. Nice work.

-- JohnnyB - - Sometimes determination can substitute for skill.

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 11:03 AM

What a great job on this on so many levels. Great design and nice how compact it is. Well done.

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

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#5 posted 01-26-2012 02:57 PM


This project was built using a CarveWright CNC machine, so there are no plans to publish in the conventional sense – the plans are a project file on the computer. The top of the base, back of the back, and support were all raster carved to make the cylindrical raised hinge parts, which I believe would be difficult to do with conventional tools. (How do you make a wooden hinge? Get a piece of wood, and carve away everything that is not a hinge!) Additional vector cuts made the recesses and cut out the pieces.

-- Dick,

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#6 posted 01-27-2012 01:49 AM

I thought this was some CW work, hello fellow CW owner. Nice project

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#7 posted 01-27-2012 04:28 AM

I was thinking this would be fun to make on my CNC Shark. Easy to program, and you can add whatever graphic you want for the field.

Nice work!



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#8 posted 01-27-2012 04:32 AM

Pretty cool, I like that. Now my kid wants me to make her one. No CNC here, I’ll have to noodle it.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#9 posted 01-31-2012 05:55 PM

Very nice! I picked up an iPad not long ago and, like devann, now I’ve got to figure out something like this except sans CNC.

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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