Inlayed Laptop Case

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Project by thewoodworker01 posted 02-23-2016 02:06 PM 1972 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over Christmas break I decided to build myself a laptop case, I happened to see one on YouTube, which inspired me to build this one. The whole body is made out of cherry, which I specially chose and glued together to show the sap wood accents. My mother happens to be a quilter, so I was able to find a quilt block that I thought would be easy and used that as by design. Surprisingly the easiest part of the inlay was the compass in the center, the borders took a lot more time than the center did. On the inside, I lined it with black felt and hot glued it into place. This piece will be an heirloom for a long time, (as long as my laptop survives college, haha)

I have made a video of this on YouTube, please feel free to check it out.

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Thanks, Christian.

-- Most people say "Measure Twice, Cut Once." I say, "Cut Twice, Measure Once".

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#1 posted 02-23-2016 03:04 PM

Most excellent work Christian.

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#2 posted 02-23-2016 03:08 PM

Very nice.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 02-24-2016 02:34 AM

Nice. That case will surely outlast your laptop. Wish I had time to watch the whole video.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#4 posted 02-24-2016 06:57 AM

Incredible inlay work. This box worth more than laptop itself. Beautiful geometricla shape on top.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 02-26-2016 02:32 PM

Thats one cool laptop case!!!

-- I aspire to be a novice woodworker...

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