Smart phone stand, roubo hinge redux, rescued from woodpile #7

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Project by CampD posted 03-07-2013 01:57 PM 4035 views 26 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Everyone in my family has a smart phone and some kind of tablet so I had been kicking around
an idea of upgrading my first phone stand that I made 3 years ago to make it foldable and more portable .

A week ago Luv2learn posts a folding roubo hinge trivet
And there it was the hinge I was looking for, so here is my upgraded folding smart phone stand.

Small folding smart phone stand plus a medium size stand that will fit 7” tablets and kindles. I also have made a larger size for bigger tablets.

1st pic is of the phone stand made with some leftover curly ash let over from my picture frame project
was able to make 5 from this wood.
4th pic shows medium sized and made from spalted beech.
Last pic shows size difference between the small and medium with medium stand made from maple.

-- Doug...

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#1 posted 03-07-2013 03:30 PM

That is pretty darn cool and would make a great gift. I like it can be folded up and put away when not being used…good job

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#2 posted 03-07-2013 03:33 PM

Doug, those are so cool looking. What a unique spin on the Roubo style joinery. My only concern for you now is that once these get out it will force you into the smart phone/tablet stand business :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 03-07-2013 03:51 PM

Very cool great job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 03-07-2013 03:55 PM

ASM Folding up and ease of moving from desk to counter to nightstand was my main thoughts on making it a hinge style and it works better than I thought.

I am working out a design to use for those old things,...cookbooks on the counter.

-- Doug...

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#5 posted 03-07-2013 04:17 PM

haha ‘old things’...I hope you don’t mind I am going to put this in my favorites as something to work on in the future

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#6 posted 03-07-2013 04:45 PM

That is really cool lookin!

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#7 posted 03-07-2013 07:10 PM

I like and I like to borrow!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#8 posted 03-07-2013 07:29 PM

Someone mention giving them away as gifts!
here’s a few in curly ash, ash,, maple, Q maple, cherry, oak and spalted beech all left-over scraps from my woodpile projects.

Projects with this style hinge are a great way to use up those small thin scraps you just can’t seem to throw-out.

-- Doug...

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#9 posted 03-07-2013 08:33 PM

What a great idea. I’ve been looking at “charging stations” but these are overkill cause I only need something for my phone. I’m going to pretty much steal this idea!

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#10 posted 03-08-2013 08:56 AM

These really are great. My wife is after a collapsible recipe book stand, this could be just the ticket.

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

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#11 posted 03-11-2013 02:11 PM

Fantastic tablet/phone stand! Looks great and very neat. Design has a lot of possibilities. Great thinking!

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#12 posted 03-11-2013 08:15 PM

I need some of these little guys on my desk. Ive seen that spalted beech somewhere before i swear!

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#13 posted 03-13-2013 06:30 PM

Here it is
Small, medium and large phone/tablet stands.

-- Doug...

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#14 posted 09-28-2015 03:41 PM


-- shuja

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#15 posted 10-06-2015 10:11 PM

Doug, these are great! In this image

- CampD

I see you’ve done the cross bracing in a different place on one. Any advantage to that? I am in the process of making one and wondered. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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