Friday, November 29, 2019

Tilting Smartphone Stand Scroll Saw Pattern.

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Every once in a while I design a project because I need it. That is how this tilting smartphone stand came to be. 

The pattern has several different sizes for the parts that need to change based on the size of your phone. I also tried to make the slot large enough to hold the phone with a case. You may need to manually adjust these parts if your smartphone does not fit.

I will occasionally use my smartphone to watch video podcasts in the shop while I saw. Sometimes I use one of the music services on the phone or other media. I also keep my smartphone next to my bed as an alarm clock and phone. We have not had a landline in years so I keep the smartphone close. 

Another use is as a stand while doing a facetime call. Does anyone ever face time? I think I have used that feature once in several years.

I wanted the stand to tilt for different viewing angles so I built that feature in. I used a wing nut bolt, washer, and nut for the clamp.

I considered this a utility project so I just used Baltic birch plywood. 

Most of the parts are assembled with slot and tab construction. It is always best to slightly under cat the slots so you can sneak up on a tight fit. You are going to glue all the pieces together so a tight fit is not critical but it looks better.  

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Countdown to Christmas:

For many crafters, this is the busiest time of year. Whether you sell your crafts or make them for family and friends. you are likely trying to get projects completed. We are now past Thanksgiving and have less than a month until Christmas. Time seems to speed up this time of year.

I have a few projects on my to-do list that I am trying to find time for. I still plan to do an informational/review video on the WEN 3921 16" entry-level scroll saw. I will do my best to get that completed next week. Several of you have mentioned that so I want to get it done before Christmas.

I need to start working on the USB/DVD catalog update soon. I will have the 2007-2019 update ready to go by the middle of January. Anyone who purchased the USB or DVD in November or December will be able to get the update free via download. I will give out information for that process when it is ready. 

I am trying to keep up with orders for Signature Coins and Personalized Christmas Patterns. So far I have been able to get the orders out quickly. Right now I only have a handful of orders to complete. Thanks to all of you who have placed orders and kept me busy. I am happy to fill any orders you may still want. There is still plenty of time to make the Personalized Christmas ornaments. 

Personalized Christmas Ornament Patterns:

I am still making good progress on ornament patterns. I should be able to get caught up today. If you have orders in the queue, keep your eye on your email inbox.

The price is $1 per name with a 5 name minimum. I keep the price as low as possible
because I want everyone to have a chance to make these ornaments for family and friends.

You only pay after you have received the order and are 
100% satisfied with the patterns. Invoice included with
the pattern email. Pay by credit card(secure Paypal), check, or cash.

The patterns will be emailed to you after they are completed.
Please allow up to a week for delivery. 

You can use last names on the ornaments if you like but remember that the more letters the more
difficult they are to cut. Ten letters and up gets pretty small. If you need to you can enlarge the patterns by 10% to make the interior cuts larger. No special characters are supported. I can get a hyphen in there but it looks odd. It has to connect the two letters so it does not just fall out.

Personalized Pet Christmas Ornaments Ready to Order:

Sorry I have been so slow getting these Personalized Pet Christmas Ornament patterns ready. The order form is now live. The patterns are $2 per name with no minimum. The order form will take up to five names. If you need more than that I just fill out a separate form.

The ornaments include the year but you can cut that part of the pattern off if you prefer them without the year.

When you cut the veining on the ornaments you can add a touch of glue to the back after the vein is cut. This helps add strength back if needed.