iPod Nano (3rd generation) Wood Case

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Project by mjdinsmore posted 09-16-2013 03:38 AM 2218 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a request to make a case for an iPod Nano (3rd generation). How could I pass it down? I decided to make a simple maple case with a minimalist two stripe inlay design using mahogany. I completed the design by echoing the inlay wood with the mahogany lid that slides into place with a sliding dovetail.

As you can see, the maple case is made of a single piece of wood. This adds to the strength and beauty, don’t you think?

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 01:26 PM

Nice job on that case!!

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 03:59 PM

Nice case, beautiful wood, and very durable.

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#3 posted 09-16-2013 05:30 PM

Is the door a friction fit. The other one you posted looks as if the door is hinged.

Nice work.

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#4 posted 09-19-2013 12:58 AM

It’s a friction fit—a sliding dovetail that runs along the length of the top. It takes a little time to get just the right fit, but it works perfectly and stays closed when you want but is easy to open. If I think it’s sliding open too easily, I rub the cover over a candle a few times and that makes it perfect again. I’ve done this a few times—once every 9 months or so.

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