Again, with apologies to Derek Jacobi (for the CAD file pun)…and credit (blame?) to Ralph at the Accidental Woodworker for the inspiration, I’m pleased to present another random synaptic misfire.
I’m actually kind of excited about building this, it will be a great chance to practice my inlay work, and should be a relatively quick project. Less than two months I’d bet, but don’t hold me to that. Nothing too complex, and I can make it from scraps left over from recent projects.
The starting point for the project is the Leviton plug. It’s rated for 20 amps and has one standard 3 prong grounded outlet and two USB charger outlets for the Apple devices that seem to be reproducing everywhere in my house.
I bought two of these through Amazon, they weren’t available locally. I specifically wanted black because of the style I’m headed towards. I started by modeling the plug in SolidWorks so I had a virtual outlet to play with.
I settled on using two of these, both for the scale and because they are a little pricy, at least compared to standard 110 outlets that are only a couple of bucks each.
I tried a couple of arrangements, and settled on an inline layout. I sorted out the proportions and modeled sides, a base, a brass top and some spiffy inlay in silver and abalone shell. I haven’t figured out the exact mounting arrangements for the outlets and brass top — I may end up putting a couple of screws through the brass top plate. I’ll probably use some vintage cloth covered cord for the extension cord to the wall outlet. I’m not happy with the base and will likely change it when I have a better idea.
I know it’s a goofy idea, but I like it.