Introduction: Simple Phone Stand
What Inspired me?
I love the simple. Greatly inspired by Bauhaus, I believe that the function over form process of both designing and making of any product is key to success. My brother requested a little, "Simple" and basic phone stand for when he is playing on his game console. I asked for specific detailing on the size, finish and style, and received no response, so I took it upon myself to design and make the most basic phone stand I could, and this is how I did it.
What will you need?
-90mm by 18mm by 30mm (this is the basic size) Pine
-Any wood saw
-Wood working file
-Sander or sand paper
-pencil and ruler
Step 1: Step 1 - Marking Out the Sizes
To begin the process of making this simple product, I just had to come up with a few measurements in order to ensure the physics behind the design was there. I had to make sure that the holder was long enough to make sure that the phone its self wouldn’t fall out or become unbalanced, and that the notch I was going to cut was the correct angle and thickness. All of these factors were resolved by drawing a simple triangle, going of phone height and angle, then drawing a line straight down. I then drew these measurements on a piece of pine and used the saw to get the basic, rough outline.
Step 2: Step 2 - Cutting the Notch
The next stage was actually use the saw to cut out the notch where the phone will sit. This didn’t take much time as I decided to use the scroll saw to save time and make a rough cut. I then used a small file to try to eliminate as many saw lines I could, a belt sander would be great for this, I just decided to use a file and then some 200 grit sand paper rapped around to get a much smoother finish, this process worked well but you can still see a few saw lines.
Step 3: Step 3 - Sanding
The last step of this simple build was just to sand each of the sides and corners. This is not very time consuming task due to the project being a tiny piece of pine. I used the belt sander to get a close to 90 degree surfaces as I could, the ran over the entire thing with 200 grit sand paper then some 600 grit sand paper.
Step 4: Finished
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