|Project by Scott||posted 11-06-2012 02:32 AM||5798 views||78 times favorited||18 comments|
Simple iPhone 5 dock made from some leftover Walnut and Maple.
Updated with some pictures from various angles, as well as the template I used and the off-cut piece for the main body.
I used the template shown above to cut a full-size recess in a block of walnut. Then I cut that in half since I only wanted to cover half the phone. It also leaves me a 2nd piece to make another dock from.
A piece of maple was used for the center piece which contains the channel for the connector. The top-view picture shows how that works.
A long strip of maple was cut that is used for both the sides and the bottom. Before gluing the bottom in place, it was run through the band saw to give it some curves all around.
For the bottom piece, I offset it back a little from the front of the dock when I glued it up, so I could route a channel all the way through for the cord, which meets up with the channel from the center block on the front. Then a thin strip of maple fills in the gap at the front.
I’ll likely glue the connector in place once I’m really happy with the piece. Might need a couple more coats of finish (tung) first.