Black Walnut Briefcase

  • Advertise with us
Project by jaykaypur posted 15 days ago 850 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Black walnut briefcase…measures 16×13 x 3 1/2”. Clasps and handle are handmade out of walnut from same source. I used brass hinges but next time I may try to make them too. Have not finished the inside yet because I am not sure how I want to do it. May leave as is, may line it, or may just apply the same finish as the outside. I used Howards wax on this and wet-sanded and buffed it up real nice. It’s smoother than smooth! This turned out to be a nice little case and ….Wah-Lah….wouldn’t you know, my iPad case fits inside here real nice! LOL As always, thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

15 comments so far

View grizzman's profile


6787 posts in 1902 days

#1 posted 15 days ago

you are doing really well with these cases, now walnut, i really like the handle you made, goes with all of this very well, a really great job, ive got about 400 bf of walnut, and after looking at a web page yesterday, im thinking of making a walnut bath tub…the idea is still in my head…but.ive got to think on it for a bit, i would have to add onto my house to have a special room for it….maybe i shall put my plans in a walnut brief case first….:)

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

View helluvawreck's profile


15404 posts in 1465 days

#2 posted 15 days ago

Jay, this is a beautiful piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View Gene Howe's profile

Gene Howe

5399 posts in 2027 days

#3 posted 15 days ago

Jay, Really nice!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

13267 posts in 937 days

#4 posted 15 days ago

Really nice Jay. How thick is the wood on the side?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

View cajunpen's profile


14363 posts in 2665 days

#5 posted 15 days ago

Jay, that is a good looking briefcase. Looks like you have those cases down to a science. Whoever ends up with it will be lucky.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

View timbertailor's profile


242 posts in 23 days

#6 posted 15 days ago

Nice work. It really looks good and is unique. Do not see many briefcases, much less, one made of Walnut.

-- Brad, Texas,

View bowtie's profile


805 posts in 945 days

#7 posted 15 days ago

Jay, this is extraordinary work. The handle and clasp set this case apart and make it one of a kind. Give us some close-ups of the clasp and hinges on your next one please.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

View leafherder's profile


254 posts in 551 days

#8 posted 15 days ago

Another great job! Black walnut is my favorite wood. May I suggest a suede lining? This quality exterior deserves the highest quality interior and you want to give a that iPad a comfortable and classy home.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

View GerardoArg1's profile


622 posts in 592 days

#9 posted 15 days ago

Wow. That is great work! Nice choise of lumber and grain. Love it. How weigh?

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

View Roger's profile


14114 posts in 1403 days

#10 posted 15 days ago

Double thumbs up on this one. Very nicely done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

View doubleDD's profile


2324 posts in 642 days

#11 posted 15 days ago

Beautifully made. Using almost all wood must be a challenge. Great work. Those front clasps are really nice.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

View HillbillyShooter's profile


4350 posts in 891 days

#12 posted 15 days ago

Beautiful piece—I really like the wood handle and clasps and would like to see the next one if you add wood hinges.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View Chaotic's profile


176 posts in 2072 days

#13 posted 15 days ago

Awesome work Jay. Makes me want to build a custom walnut case for my photography gear. You know, if I hadn’t sold it all to buy more woodworking equipment :)

View Boxguy's profile


1410 posts in 866 days

#14 posted 14 days ago

Jay, nice work. I especially like the closing snaps. Nice touch. Lightly padding the inside would be a possibility.

-- Big Al in IN

View jaykaypur's profile


3257 posts in 1007 days

#15 posted 14 days ago

Thanks to all for the comments. I am seriously leaning towards lining the box in felt. Have never done it before but watched Stefangs tutorial on it in the forums and it is very good. Thanks again all.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase