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Project by CueballRosendaul posted 677 days ago 2403 views 22 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

During this little lull in the action (while I’m building a big sweet project I can’t tell you about yet!) I looked around at a few things I’ve built before joining LJ. These little iPad stands are about the simplest things to build. They tip back at about 30 degrees from vertical. I cut the slot on the table saw, just moving the fence back until the device fit the stand properly. I had some rubber feet that fit into a 3/8 hole. Just had to make sure the front feet are back from the slot (otherwise your first stand ends up in the scrap bin. DOH!) The one in the first picture is the one I keep on my desk. It’s 5.5” deep, so its very solid. The little black thing on the front right is a mini stylus that came in an accessory kit I bought. It’s made to fit in the dock connector, but I cut a slot in the stand for it to sit in and keep handy.

Before anyone asks, I better tell you about the skin on the iPad. I bought a wrap from SlickWraps. It is a border around the front and a full cover for the back. I think this was the mahogany wrap. It doesn’t affect the fit of the leather case I use when I’m out and about and makes it way easier to hold, not so slippery.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#1 posted 676 days ago

Great simple idea. Now I wish I had an I Pad. I like that wrap on it.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#2 posted 676 days ago

This is a very cool project. I might make some for presents this Christmas.

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#3 posted 676 days ago

Nice job. I just happen to be working on something very similar this weekend :)

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#4 posted 676 days ago

So much nicer than a nekkid iPad. A real example of a simple design and project that looks great and does a job effectively.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#5 posted 676 days ago

I like it! It’s very simple and it looks great. Might have to make myself one.

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Jim Abbruzzese

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#6 posted 676 days ago

Elegant in its simplicity. I might even be able to make that. I like the skin too.

-- Jim,

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 670 days ago

Gonna have to make a couple for shows. Simple sells, very nice looking.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#8 posted 121 days ago

Nice job. It’s quick, simple and very functional. I just set up my father-in-law with an iPad 2. He is older and has trouble with using the iPad because he’s afraid he will drop it from his lap. He is used to using a desk for his “computer” work so this is perfect!
thanks for sharing.

-- Roger, North Carolina

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