iPhone 5S Dock

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Project by brianadams posted 147 days ago 1427 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To make this a short story, I was originally cutting a branch into thin slices for some coasters: simple. But when I stopped and looked at what I had left, this piece with one little stub attached, I thought this is the perfect piece for a cord to go through! I have seen a few iPhone docks already, so I knew it wasn’t an unheard of idea. But I don’t recall seeing one made out of something like this with so much “live edges” or untouched aspects to it, whatever you would call it. Until I buy another charger so I can still take one with me, this charger is not permanent. You have to pull it through just an inch or so, plug it to the bottom of the phone, then pull the cord tight again so it rests back in the dock nicely.

I was used something I had in the garage, some verathane finish, on the bottom and it turned it a nasty old waterlogged looking yellow/orange/blue… Decided I would give some mod podge a try as my finish since when I used it in the past, it seemed to be a pretty true clear finish with a little gloss. Very pleased with it as a finish!

Overall, it was a couple hours tops of work and mainly cause I was having fun with it :) Otherwise, these could be busted out in no time!


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#1 posted 147 days ago

I am glad I am not the only Oregon sawdust maker to think like this!

I like it!
I have made desk name signs using “live edge” log and “live edge ” coasters glued underneath with felt pads on the very bottom!

-- just rjR

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#2 posted 147 days ago


Oh just what would we do without the help of mother nature to help with our evolving technology!!

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 147 days ago

Very ingenious!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#4 posted 147 days ago

Very cool….

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

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#5 posted 146 days ago

That is awesome! I like it!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 146 days ago

Nice apple tree.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#7 posted 146 days ago

That is pretty cool.

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#8 posted 146 days ago

Thank you all very much. It is very rewarding to hear applause from other, better, woodworkers than myself!


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#9 posted 146 days ago

Cool little dock.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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