Introduction: Cell Phone Desktop Stand

About: 25 yrs in the car audio/alarm industry , just plain like messing with Hacking / Altering Stuff

i was thinking instead of my phone just lying on my desk / PC Station ,I can make a stand to prop my phone up , so away i went to the garage and in less than 10 minutes i came back with an  A frame style stand pretty basic i thought and easy , a week went by testing the stand of its flaws and how i can make it better , and christmas was a week away , i also thought i can make each of my 3x sisters one as well  , so cutting away  and using a torch (map gas)   for the bending/ shaping  Dremel for grinding and cutting , wet sanded the surface for a dull smooth finish  glued down  some toolbox liner  to the bottom of stand to keep from slipping on the desk and to keep the phone on the  stand  which all worked out great   

Step 1: Start Cutting

cutting from the 24" x 24"  sheet of ABS  on a mini band saw

Step 2: Sand Away !

rounded all the edges  ,  12" x 3" planer sandpaper (self adhesive)  on the bench to keep a long sanding stroke

Step 3: Rounded Edges

rounded edges

Step 4: Torch Time

using the torch on a low flame  , gently moving back and forth .

Step 5: Front Foot of the Stand

to heat about an inch from the edge, when it starts to warp place the edge on the bench and hold it down till it hardens ,(i had one of those 6" cage fans on the bench to help with the cooling

Step 6: Second Bend

on the smooth side of the ABS i lightly sanded down , was too glossy ,............Here i made some marks to direct the flame for the next bend .

Step 7: Keeping the Frame Straight

roughly about 3 3/4 inches from bend to bend , lying on its side to cool and holding the desired angle , and also keep the frame edges true  .

Step 8: Cutting Off Excess

here i cut off the excess  i use a  rt angle pick or Razor knife to score the ABS  and a ruler or something that has a true squared edge ,   just enough to snap it off  with a nice straight edge

Step 9: Last Bend

here i set flat on the bench for its standing position , 

Step 10: Flush With Flat Surface

and on its side to make sure the sides were flush with the flat surface  , and let it cool off in the fan

Step 11:

instead of leaving a big flat surface on the back  i cut out a hole with the dremel , and filed down the edges  , i didnt like the way the textured surface looked so i sanded down the textured surface

Step 12: Help From the Rain

i wet sanded the back  to take out the sanding swirls , since it was raining ,and i had free water ,lol  

Step 13: Sorta Finished

my flash on my camera took a Dive  , i was using my Current  phone HTCG2  to take pictures i had this one for test pics ,     

Step 14: Tool Box Liner

measuring  to cut the liner

Step 15: Adding the Adhesive

i used the rubber glue to hold down the liner , this is strong stuff , much like the gorilla glue but stronger and cost more , you can also use spray adhesive , but you'll probably be applying it again in a few months

Step 16: Front Face W/liner

front & bottom surface  w/ liner attached

Step 17: Curved Edges

this one i curved the edges for one of my sisters HTC Mytouch  will keep it straight up ,

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