Phone stand/charger

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Paul Jenkins

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Paul Jenkins
Australia

General Information

This is a two sided machining job, with QI phone charger built into the stand for wireless charging

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1

Intro

5 minutes

Materials

  • 13mm tassie oak
  • QI charger (I used a Nokia charger)
  • Wood glue
  • CA glue
  • 6mm dowel
  • double sided tape
  • secondary MDF waste board (~6mm/1/4" is fine)

Tools

  • XCarve
  • Tablesaw

2

Drill holes

  • Attach your wood to the wasteboard with double sided tape and load it into the machine
  • Open up the project in Easel, delete everything except the four holes for the dowels.
  • Drill out the dowel holes

3

Cut out QI charger pocket

45 minutes

  • Without moving the machine, drive in the dowels through the wood and into the MDF
  • Load the project again, delete the concentric circles and drill holes
  • Cut out the wood and charger cavity

4

Cut out decoration on the front

5 minutes

  • Flip the wood, drive the dowels back into drilled holes
  • Reload the project in Easel, delete everything except the concentric rings
  • Carve away

5

Make the rest of the stand

  • Using the table saw, cut a 30° bevel on the bottom of the charger,
  • Cut out another peice of wood with the same bevel on one end, about ~50mm (~2") long, the same width as the stand. This is the shelf
  • Cut out another piece of wood with the same bevel on one end about ~100mm (~4"), the same width as the stand. This is the base. Cut a groove in the centre of the base wide and deep enough for the cable to run through
  • Glue the shelf onto the front of the phone charger so the phone has something to lean against
  • Use CA or epoxy to glue the charger to the base – end grain won’t have a lot of strength if you use wood glue, but it can be done. CA is a little bit easier as tape is enough clamping pressure.