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
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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
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
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 ,