Introduction: Laser Cut Firemans Phone Stand

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Fireman themed phone holder. Fire axes leaning on fire-hydrants put together on a Maltese cross. Works with most smartphones portrait or landscape. Made with 1/8 inch craft wood cut on a laser. Great for watching movies or just surfing the web.

This particular version is engraved with STATION 12 but could be customized with almost anything the sky is the limit.

Credit given to: aescobar ortega with link to original project-

https://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-DIY-phone-ho...

Step 1: Drawing Files

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The first step was to create the drawing file. I started with Auto-desk Inventor then transferred Auto-Cad. This file will be available for download. Both hydrants need to be cut twice with one inverted as seen in the the next step. I did not do that in the download as it is much easier for us to do in the laser software.

Step 2: Laser Cutting

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This particular version was cut with a (laser). The red lines are cuts where the black lines are only engraved. With this particular laser:

Red= Power 100% Speed 2

Black= Power 100% Speed 35

Step 3: Sanding and Gluing

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There are two options, you can either put a thin plastic layer on the wood before being cut or it can be sanded with a very high grade sandpaper. Both get the same result of removing the smoke created by the laser.

After sanding/removing the plastic, two of the four hydrants need to be glued together, one with tabs and one without to make a sandwich.

Gluing to the base is optional as the tabs stay in quite well without glue. If not glued it can be broken down anytime.

Step 4: Final Thoughts

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Thats basically it, feel free to edit change add or remove as you please. Any questions please let me know.

Comments

aloulourock (author)2014-12-30

icoulden't download the Tracing DXF

jtw14 (author)aloulourock2015-01-02

Try right clicking the link and click "Save Link as".

This should work, let me know if it does not.

etgainey (author)jtw142015-09-14

OK. When you right click and "Save Target As" change the extension .html to .dxf

masterURlaser (author)2015-08-13

Cute!

MikhailK1 (author)2014-11-17

It's very stylish!Great!

MoTinkerGNome (author)2014-11-07

This looks great, Then again as a former Firefighter I am partial to fire related desk stuff. Add a QI plate behind another Maltese cross and the stand becomes a charger.

Have you thought about entering this into the Wood Contest?

jtw14 (author)MoTinkerGNome2014-11-07

I have entered it, thanks for the suggestion!

CSI worker (author)2014-11-07

Nice my dad would LOVE this

jtw14 (author)CSI worker2014-11-07

Thank you very much.

JaxT01 (author)2014-11-07

looks great.... what measurements and tools did you use ?

jtw14 (author)JaxT012014-11-07

Measurements were based on an I-phone. Not sure if you mean tools for measurements but all I used was a ruler.

tomatoskins (author)2014-11-07

That looks great!

jtw14 (author)tomatoskins2014-11-07

Thank you very much.

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