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Japanese Joinery Inspired Smartphone Stand

Berkeley area maker, Milo, is really into Japanese joinery techniques and since his phone doesn’t have a fancy kickstand, he decided to make a smartphone stand using some scrap wood and his Japanese woodworking tools. If you’re looking for an easy to accomplish project, you can follow along with Milo in his step-by-step how-to. [Thanks, Milo!]

22 thoughts on “Japanese Joinery Inspired Smartphone Stand

  1. That will be real nice, when it is finished.  A little hand planed chamfer where those ragged saw cuts are, a little hand plane cleanup on the face of that tenon so it sits flush with the base piece, and a draw-bored pin on the joint to keep it from falling apart, and this will be nice.  I like the lines, but would have angled the cuts rather than blunted them at 90 degrees.  And those Japanese marking knives can be used to mark a flat sided V for the saw to ride in, works even better than pencil.

    1. You are quite welcome.  Like Amit said, that was nicely presented.  And if you can’t tell, I have a thing for hand planes.  Most of my planes are cleaned up flea market finds, but if you are in the market for more tools, and haven’t already visited it, this is a really good link for fine tools and techniques:  http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com.  They have a  whole section on Japanese tools. 

    2. You are quite welcome.  Like Amit said, that was nicely presented.  And if you can’t tell, I have a thing for hand planes.  Most of my planes are cleaned up flea market finds, but if you are in the market for more tools, and haven’t already visited it, this is a really good link for fine tools and techniques:  http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com.  They have a  whole section on Japanese tools. 

  2. Wood and I are not compatible. I tend to make things of metal. When cleaning out the garage, I was about to throw away a nice humidor with carved wooden smoking pipe holder on top. The round humidor cap makes a stable platform and my BlackBerry with side charging connection sits perfectly.

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