Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Phone Stand

I was tidying up my workshop a bit and found a bunch of small off-cuts of ash. I was going to toss them, but I started playing around with them like toy blocks, and decided instead to put them together into this, and show off the end-grain patterns.

It's a little stand for my phone, set up high enough that I can leave it with its charger cable sticking out the bottom without risking crimping the cable.

I can't say I'm a big fan of ash as a Thing-Making timber (it's mainly the colour I don't much like) but it's not the worst that there is. It's quite hard, and very unforgiving of even the slightest bluntness of one's tools, but then I hate blunt tools myself, so I sympathize.