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Tablet Stand

This is a very simple project. I needed a stand for my tablet as I use it to watch videos while in bed, and use it on my computer desk to help me with my music creation and writing. I first used CorelDraw to design my template. but you don't have to design it as I have the template available to download from my website for free.
Templatehttp://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz/free_plans.php

Finding some scrape wood I had laying about my shop, and it so happen to be some ply wood.You will need two pieces that are big enough. I use blue painters tape and tape over the area the template will be stuck to. This is to help remove the template with out any residue. I use spray adhesive and stick the template to the to the ply.

I then cut out the shape using my band saw. Now if you do not have a band saw you could cut this simple design out with a jigsaw, scroll saw or even use a copping saw...

Once cut out I proceed to sand the design to its final shape as well as sanding any sharp edges. I use an awl to mark the holes to be drilled and take the piece over to the drill press and drill the three holes. You can use a hand drill if you don't have a drill press.

I take the template off by peeling the painters tape away and this leaves a clean surface and ready for a finish sand which I use a hand sander. making sure there edges are rounded over a little.

I then cut three pieces of 10mm dowel at about 150mm long and glue the stand together. once dry another quick sand to sand the dowel flush and a quick spray of Lacquer and done.

The stand can be used as I use it I use my tablet for watching movies at night in bed (while other half watches the TV) as well as a clock and alarm. I also use it for a on my computer desk to help me with my music.

It would be good for cooking to hold the tablet and recipes, or for what ever else you use your tablet for.

Enjoy
Regards
Nighthawk

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