Attempting the.. well.. improbable

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Blog entry by Ryan posted 08-19-2011 06:06 AM 1347 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, the woodworking fever has struck me. Unfortunately, it has struck me to make cases for EVERYTHING. Cigarettes, Zippos, Business cards, puzzle boxes, etc…

This is my next project, once I have a bit of time. I recently destroyed (Pictures to follow) my iPod 4, 32g. I mean it bent in half. How it is still “working” is a mystery to me, but I can still access everything (as long as I remember the finger movements to find it, considering the screen is in a million pieces).

So in a fever dream, I opened up DraftSight on my computer and began fiddling. I came up with a 6mm case made from angled strips of alternate Red Cedar and Ebony with a cavity cut into it and handmade wooden buttons (power button, volume buttons and “wake-up” button). Now, I just need to find the time to complete my gradiose plans.

Why, oh why did a 6’4, 225 lb man decide to be interested in making tiny, fragile objects…

Any thoughts?

-- "Arguments with furniture are rarely productive." Kehlog Albran

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#1 posted 08-19-2011 08:34 AM


Here is what I’ve come up with for now, I need to redo the whole process in millimeters (it’s Germany, meh), but it’s a rough idea of what I’m doing

-- "Arguments with furniture are rarely productive." Kehlog Albran

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#2 posted 08-19-2011 03:14 PM

Because you can.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#3 posted 08-19-2011 03:51 PM

Ryan, how do you bend an iPOD in half?! I’m only asking because it’s been over a year since I killed my last one. :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 08-19-2011 04:19 PM


I like to call it “happenstance” simply because it was the worst of luck having my iPod fall out of my car at the same time as I was shutting the door. Imagine slamming your finger in the door.. now add $300..

I have to be careful, though, my wife will force me to make her one if this turns out well.

-- "Arguments with furniture are rarely productive." Kehlog Albran

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