1 – 5.5″ × 8.5″ × 3/4" Solid Wood (alder, pine, walnut, cherry, etc.)
1 – 8.5″ × 11.25″ × 1/2" Baltic Birch Plywood
1 – 1/4" (min 1″ × 2.5″) Solid Wood
Tools and Other
X-Carve of course
From the 1/2" plywood.
I cut this in two steps. First using a 1/8" bit cut the outline profiles. After that is finished, I switched to a 1/16" bit and cut the recesses for the middle channel for the Lightning cable.
Glue outside pieces on the outside, of course.
Glue the two inside pieces with the cable channels together and the other
I used a spindle sander and a random orbit sander to get the job done.
One note on all 4 inside pieces, there’s a slot for the piece of wood that the phone rests on. I used my band saw to make this a little deeper and square the inside corners a bit. The easel files could certainly be updated, but I haven’t taken the time to do that yet.
Cut and shape so it fits into the middle slot.
You’ll also what to drill a hole that follows the cable channel in the bottom of the base. I used a 1/2" bit so the end of the lightning cable would fit through.
I just used General Finish Salad Bowl Finish, but you can stain and finish to your liking.