One Last Stand

Before I had begun unpacking my tools I wanted to put my phone in a safe, out of the way spot that would also be easy to access and would allow me to see notifications on the screen from pretty much anywhere in the shop. I needed a phone stand on top of my refrigerator.

The only tools I had easy access to at the time was my chop saw and some basic hand tools like screwdrivers and hammers. I had a very limited pile of scrap wood as well.

I’m almost embarrassed to show this I made a very rudimentary phone stand. Come to think of it, I had never made one before that day.

I actually chiselled those grooves out with an old flat head screwdriver.

It’s been sitting on the fridge since that day more than a year and a half ago. While it’s ugly as sin it really was very functional. The stereo I have in the cabinet next to it is not BlueTooth compatible but does have a USB port and a 3.5 mm audio input jack so I can my phone charged while listening to good music. Pandora is my platform of choice for now.

Anyway, over this last weekend I decided it was time to retire this clunky old thing. I did not take any pictures of the process, it was pretty straightforward.

New Phone Stand
Made with Sapelle, an African Mahogany.
New Phone Stand
I can still plug in the audio jack and USB

Finished with just some mineral oil and clear satin poly

Phone Stands

These were intended to be Christmas gifts but life happened and I’m just now getting them done. They are travel phone stands they come apart easily to lay flat in your luggage.

It was quite a learning experience. I started these just a month after getting my first CNC machine.

The Prototype – No CNC

Prototype 2.0 w/CNC

Travel Phone Stands 3.0

Baby Yoda!
Last one!

I finally got them mailed out yesterday along with some Christmas ornaments I made. They should all get them tomorrow the 4th. Only a little overdue heh heh.

Merry Christmas everybody!