Eye-glass case

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Project by parkerdude posted 02-05-2011 02:00 AM 2453 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Andy !

Thanks for the inspiration !

I needed an eyeglass case and Andy’s palm valet was a great starting point.

My twists were to taper the case (that’s 75°, cut with a #5 hand plane) and to use a rare earth magnet, cup and washer for positive closure. There’s a leather pad that captures the glasses nose bar for a “no rattle” fit. I also used 1/16” dia. pieces of spring steel, sometimes called music wire, as the hinge pins.

Front, back, and bottom are walnut, sides are maple, top is ash and accents are ash, walnut laminates.

3 coats of Watco Danish oil so far, I’m going to add several coats of shellac in a few days.

BTW the magnet is almost too strong, it will not open by accident.

Thanks for looking, comments welcome.


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#1 posted 02-05-2011 03:21 AM

Very nice job, thanks for the great idea!

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#2 posted 02-05-2011 06:12 AM

I like it…great shape

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#3 posted 02-05-2011 05:07 PM

Thanks for the thanks, thanks a lot.
Great idea, now you have made a whole new design and it will be copied by me :-)

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#4 posted 02-06-2011 12:29 AM

very nice glasses case…looks really classy…andys inspiration lives on…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 02-06-2011 12:40 AM

Very nice.


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#6 posted 02-06-2011 12:51 AM

I really like your glass case. For some reason, I’ve never even thought of making a glass case from wood…one of those “duh” moments. Thanks for the new thought.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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