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Thread: This year's kids Christmas present for the wife

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    Default This year's kids Christmas present for the wife

    it's become a bit of a tradition to make something for my wife for Christmas and this year my eldest wanted to make an iPhone stand. The cats think her bedside table is there purely for their benefit, so her phone/ tablet/ water bottle/ magazine often get knocked to the floor the little bastards. Anyway, Sophie thought this would be a solution to one of those problems.

    trimming down the end of plug holder


    starting on the brass supports to go between the upright plates


    turning down the end of one of the support. She's wearing gloves because it was 0C and she was getting metal splinters in her fingers. No hands anywhere near the chuck.


    holder, side plates and one support done. Time for bed!
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    the end of one of the supports, center drilled and tapped 8-32


    doing some math to work out where to drill a hole - other than spending hours with Sophie, this was one of the best bits: intensive mental math practice!


    all the bits, polished up


    ta da!

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    and Sophie pleased as punch


    she's turning into quite the inventor and we're both looking forward to the day we can get a proper mill!

    Merry Christmas!

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    That's nice, on more than one level.

    Merry Christmas to you and all your family.
    Paul A.

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    thanks Paul and to you too. It came out better than either of us expected! I'll let you know the response on opening

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    Kid deserves allot of credit - looks like she's freezing but still toughing it out...

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    Good project with a great end product.
    You need to get the young lady some heat!!!

    THANX RICH
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    It's wonderful that your DIY and inventiveness is rubbing off on her. You are providing her with a key life lesson that so many others are not able to experience these days.

    It's also a really great looking stand. You going to bolt it down so the cat doesn't just tip the whole thing over?

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    Nice one.
    Dave

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    That's really nice, for everyone involved. Better start looking for a mill and shaper.

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