I-Pad Stand for the wife

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Project by davidmackv posted 12-19-2013 04:41 PM 1316 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife wanted a stand for her ipad. So I made this one out of Ambrosia Maple. She is pleased. I didn’t put grooves because she has a big funky case on her ipad. Made another one out of Cherry.

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#1 posted 12-19-2013 05:13 PM

I really like that. May I ask the angle.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#2 posted 12-19-2013 08:03 PM

I like the grain in that Ambrosia Maple – looks really nice.

Around here we get Pine and Oak and Cedar. Really limiting my wood working choices.

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#3 posted 12-19-2013 08:35 PM

looks cool nice wood and a good build.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-20-2013 12:22 AM

Just build a couple of these myself out of scraps. Liked the simplicity and the kids could throw them into their bag. For either their Tablet or E-Reader. My dad is using cell phone sized test piece (1/4” spruce), for his Sony Pocket E-Reader.

@Dale – I used 17.5 degrees on mine after a quick drafting of the measurements from an example or two on amazon.

Couple different sizes :
Tablet/E-Reader 7 1/4L x 3 1/2w x 3/8h – 2” top tongue w/ 3 groves
Cell phone 4 3/4L x 2 1/2w x 3/8h – 1 1/4” top tongue w/ 2 groves
With ~ 1/2w x 1/8d” grooves…

Will probably adjust the width based on need/stability after testing my test ones…

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#5 posted 12-20-2013 01:40 AM

You cut the slots 90 degrees in the wood and your angle is determined by the length of your wood. Like mdb5972 stated 1/2 inch groove is a good size for the I-Pad. I put 2 grooves on these normally, but with my wife’s she did not want a groove and she never takes her’s out of the case, which provides plenty of friction to keep it from sliding off.

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#6 posted 12-20-2013 03:09 AM

Great job. Love the grain of the wood

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 12-20-2013 04:20 PM

Cool combination of wood and tech gear.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#8 posted 12-23-2013 10:34 AM

The back is at 65 degree and the bottom is 25.

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