I wanted a quick and simple project to try out my brand new Evolution Mitre Saw. I decided to make a stand for my iPhone because it could be done almost solely on the mitre saw with only a couple of other tools to finnish it off. I made more than one because it didnt take much more time to do it.
I do have a step by step but I also have a short 4 minute video showing how I made it:
Tools I Used:
Evolution Mitre Saw - For almost all of the cuts
Multi Tool - To make quick work of cutting sown the corner section (a hand saw would work fine it would just take longer)
Randon Orbital Sander - To sand lol again hand sanding would just take longer
Files - To round over the edges (I thought a router would be too much I only wanted to nock the edges off)
Olive Wood - Rough dimensions 145mm x 145mm x 55mm
Spray Adhesive - To attach the felt to the bottom
Felt Baize - For the bottom to stop its scratching work surfaces and to look more profesional.
Step 1: Set Up the Mitre Saw
I started by setting up the mitre saw.
I set the angle of the saw to 45 degrees and the bevel of the blade to 35 degrees.
I set the depth of cut by eye too. It roughly set the depth stop do it stops about 10mm from the bottom of the wood.
I then set up a stop block by eye. I brought the work piece forward with a thin block and used a larger block to but the olive wood up against.
I can now easily make repeadet cuts and batch out the stand if I wanted to. I made 4 this time.
Step 2: Cut the Groove to Acept the IPhone
I then cut groves in all 4 corners. I kept moving over the stop block the widen the groove until my iPhone would fit snug.
I then cut the large block into 4 seperate stands.
Dimension of each was roughly 70mm x 7mm x 55mm
(You can of course change the dimensions to suit your needs)
Step 3: Lower the Front Corner
I decided the design would look a lot nicer if the frnt corner was lower then the rest of the base.
I measured down 15mm and cut it off level with a multi tool. you could do this with a hand saw but it will take longer.
Step 4: Spray Finnish
After sanding the blocks to 240 grit I sprayed 3 coats of gloss spray polyurethane. I also sanded between each coat to achieve a super smooth finnish.
Step 5: Attatching the Felt Baize Bottom
Then I cut a strip of red felt baize and sprayed it with spray adhesive. I then put the stands on top and aplied pressure to make sure it was evenly covered.
After 10 minutes I cut them apart and cut the felt baize flush with the base.
Step 6: Complete
Thats it. All finnished. It is a really quick and simple project to make, but I think it looks great all the same.
It would be easy to make multiles at a time too.