Supplies and Equipment to Make the Phone Stand
- Piece of 1/8" Baltic birch plywood cut to 5½" x 3"
- Two 3" lengths of ¼" dowel
- Pattern for phone stand
- Strong liquid adhesive
- Proxxon Bandsaw MBS/E
- Proxxon Scroll Saw DS 460
- Proxxon Bench Drill Press TMB 115
- Proxxon Disc Sander 250/E
Instructions for Making the Phone Stand
- Print pattern and mount on a piece of Baltic birch plywood. Cover the blank with painter's tape. This makes removing the pattern easy. Lightly coat the reverse side of the pattern with adhesive spray, and mount on your prepared wood blank.
- Cut the exterior sides of the phone stand using the bandsaw.
- Cut the cord notch using the scroll saw.
- Cover the reverse side of the blank where the holes for the dowels will be drilled with a piece of painter's tape. This will help to minimize tear out when the holes are drilled.
- With a ¼" bit drill the two holes for the dowel supports. Use the stop to ensure accurate placement.
- Sand any rough edges on the base using the disc sander.
- If desired, stain any or all parts of the phone stand. I chose to keep the base natural, and stained the dowels.
- When the stain is dry coat all pieces with paste wax and buff.
- Use a strong liquid adhesive to glue the dowels in place.
- Enjoy hands-free use of your mobile phone!