This is not advertising, just a fun project I did and figured I’d share with the community.
Introducing Infinite Yoke
Infinite Yoke is a hardware yoke that can be built using instructions below. It is mainly constructed out of wood and plastic, and it is a very durable build. If you are searching for a fun project, this could be for you!
0.5 inch long small nails x 16
1 mm thick plastic material (10 x 10 inches)
10 x 5 x 1.5 inch wood board
Clear spray paint
Rubber bands x 2
Band Saw (Recommended)
Plan your yoke size.
You can find templates on the internet. I recommend printing a copy of a template, and then cutting it out. You can then trace the shape onto your board.
Cut out your yoke.
A band saw is recommended for this step. Make sure you are careful to follow the lines! If you do not have this kind of equipment, I think you can take the wood to a hardware shop and they will cut it for you.
Don’t quote me
Sand your yoke.
In order to sand your yoke, you are going to need some good sandpaper. Any grit will work. First, start by removing any rough portions of the wood, and then start to sand the corners. I recommend you round all the corners and edges.
Paint the yoke.
I highly recommend acrylic paint whenever you paint wood. I used black paint, but you can use any color you please. Make sure you do many different coats to ensure the entire yoke is covered.
Cutout your plastic accents.
You should do this step while you wait for the paint to dry. I used the lid from an old storage container I found under my bed, but you can use any kind of plastic you please. Make sure your large plate is the right size to fit your yoke. You can measure the handle size when the paint is dry.
Laminate your yoke.
Make sure that the paint is completely dry before you attempt this step. It is not mandatory to do this, but it will definitely make your yoke last longer.
You can use clear spray paint to laminate the paint. I used “Rust-Oleum Matte Clear Enamel” for mine, but any clear spray paint should work. Do not overspray the yoke, otherwise, you may have small drops of the paint stuck to the bottom.
Time for plastic!
After the paint has dried, you can try and apply the plastic accents. The best way to do this if by lining the plastic pieces up with the yoke, and then use a screwdriver to mark where you want the nails to go. You the screwdriver to make an indent in the plastic so the nails don’t slip. Hammer them in tight!
This is the last step!
Use your rubber bands to secure your phone or device to the yoke. The build is completed!
You could also try to glue an extra phone case to the yoke, that may work as well.
If you build one yourself, feel free to post a picture of it below.
Thank you for looking, and let me know if anything needs clarification!
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