|Project by CameronD||posted 250 days ago||558 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
After a couple intermediary projects, such as a drill press stand, a second attempt at a box, a few odds and ends, I wanted a stand to hold my cell phone while watching Netflix or other youtube videos while eating or laying down. I had a few pieces of red oak and poplar, so I thought “I can make a stand.”
Turned out cutting the small front catch was much more difficult than I anticipated. I finally settled on taping a small piece of wood to a piece of plywood and using that as a sled to rip the angle (22 degrees, or so). I am glad my fingers are still attached. Since that attempt, I’ve made a small parts jig and learned a few other approaches to avoid that idiocy again. The dowel supports were cut freehand by placing them in a vise and using a chisel. Were I to do this design again, I would use a miter saw and determine the angle, cut long and then cut to size.
I may make another or something larger for a tablet using plywood and dados. Can dadoes but cut on an angle, or is that saw and insert-plate dependent?