My iPad deserves better than the ugly beige plastic cookbook holder I’ve been using to prop it up. Instead of splurging on an expensive pre-made one, I decided to build a one-of-a-kind brushed aluminum stand. A trip to my local hardware store yielded the channel aluminum, flat bar, and hardware fittings I’d need. Cutting, drilling, and finishing with my Dremel made this beauty come together in a single afternoon. The iPad is very secure in this stand, thanks to the angles involved, and a bit of gravity.
Materials: Dremel Rotary Tool with metal cutting wheel, grinding wheel, and wire brush wheel Dremel WorkStation 220-01 (or clamps and hand drill) 1/4″ drill bit 41/64″x1/2″x1/16″ aluminum channel (you’ll need a 10 1/2″ length) 1/8″x1/2″ aluminum flat bar (you’ll need two 7″ lengths) Two 1/4″x1 1/2″ bolts with finish washers and hex nuts Metal file Ruler Permanent marker Bench vise Safety goggles
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