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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-20-2017, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Okay so about a month or so ago, I decided to make Ken a tablet stand from a pattern I found from Steve Good's site. (If you guys saw all the different patterns I have in my laptop that I want to make, or ideas of things I want to make; Ken calls me a pattern hoarder ) He loves it. He pretty much only uses his tablet next to the bed to watch videos at night, or listens to his audio books. Before I made his stand, Ken was using one of those plastic 'V' stands you find at Five Below or Dollar store, or somewhere like that. Tipped easily, and had no class.

So after I see how well it worked for Ken, I'd been meaning to make one for myself. Hmph... that didn't look like it was gonna happen, since Ken completely blocked off the doorway to the shed with his hoard of plastic tool boxes full of his "mandatory" different tools. One day I'll show y'all how he has a tool box for everything...

ANYway.... he finally cleared the doorway. I get a call from my neighbor who asks my opinion on tablets, asking what she should get her husband since the two she's gotten him has been met with complaints. This turned into the explanation of the stand I made, which was met with an impressed "f* off!! NO WAY!!!" (She's different, what can I say.)

So I show her the one I made, and show her how it works with Ken's tablet (his new one is just under the 10") but for her peace of mind, she wanted one made a bit wider. I guess her husband likes to watch videos while on the throne, and puts his tablet on the side of the tub while he sits... (typical man habit, I guess? )

These were done inside of a couple hours. The most work came in the sanding (as usual.) The color of them after using the wood conditioner isn't justified in the final pictures. Mine looks amazing, with a rich red cedar, and the neighbors looks a bit like blonde cedar, with a hint of red. very pretty. I told my neighbor that I would recommend they put that rubber shelf liner on the bottom to prevent slippage off the side of the tub. I would hate for his new tablet to fall and break while in something I made. Mine will be used to hold my tablet while I'm crocheting, or while I'm cooking, and looking at my recipes. I've had to use my laptop to look at my pattern/recipe, which is a pain.
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looks good Barb,
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Merry Christmas Barb. Nice project, but I'm not a tablet fan.
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Merry Christmas Barb. I do some scrolling also and have all of Steve Goods plans. I think I paid $3 bucks for all of them. Your tablet holders look nice.
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Merry Christmas Barb. Nice project, but I'm not a tablet fan.
Merry Christmas to you, too Tom. I don't use my tablet like I do my laptop. I like it to hold my crochet patterns, and recipes. Makes it neater for organization. I have a few games on it, but my laptop is my stand-by. I still prefer it over my other gadgets.
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That's a neat project Barb, and it's interesting to see all the work-in-progress photos.
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Barb, I am curious...are your patterns printed by an ink jet printer? Also what is wintergreen oil, and where do you get it?
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Merry Christmas Barb. Nice project, but I'm not a tablet fan.
What Tom said. To me a tablet is something you write on. With a pencil or pen.

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Nice little projects, Barb. I recently made a simple stand for my kitchen radio: Just a bottom with four dowels to support the radio at an angle. You two have a very Merry Christmas.
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What Tom said. To me a tablet is something you write on. With a pencil or pen.
To each his own. A tablet to me is something one would take for a headache or as a result of having a prescription filled at the pharmacy. They're usually small round flat things that come in a bottle. To be taken with water or a sip of your best cognac. You could write on them if you squint really hard, I guess, but why one would want to do this is beyond me, after all, you put them in your mouth and swallow them. Whose going to see what you wrote ?
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