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Project by AverageJoesJoinery posted 08-12-2014 03:00 PM 2706 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I created this iPad box to enable me to take my iPad with me when I have to visit hospital. I wanted to create a box because it will offer more protection than the standard cases. It can also be used as a stand for the iPad if I wanted to watch a movie or my favourite woodworking videos on YouTube.

It is made form Sapele and has White Oak inlay. The inside is padded with foam and covered with red Baize. The hinges are consealed hinges that are originaly used on doors but I think they work well in this application. They have to be morticed in which is some extra work but it is worth it. A simple latch on the front keeps the iPad from accidentally falling out.

During one of my iron infusions at hospital, I was asked where I had purchased the box from. Of course this brought a smile to my face and I felt proud to reply that I had made it myself. The lady complimented my craftmanship and even asked me to make one for her. I am currently making another and I am filming the proccess so I will be uploading a video in the near future.

Thanks for viewing my project I hope you liked it!

If you want to se how it was made please check out my YouTube video: http://youtu.be/_9QCMuDx2fI

If you would like to check out any of my other work please have a look at my YouTube Channel:
www.youtube.com/user/AverageJoesJoinery

I also have a Facebook Page:
www.facebook.com/AverageJoesJoinery





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tnwood

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#1 posted 08-12-2014 03:37 PM

Nicely done. Excellent design and execution. The hinges are a good fit for this case. Hopefully you will recover soon and won’t need to take it to the hospital.

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AverageJoesJoinery

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#2 posted 08-12-2014 03:51 PM

@tnwood thankyou very much for your kind words. I am due to be admitted for a 6-12 month stay in hospital so this will get a fair bit of use lol.

Thanks again for your comment it really means allot.
Joe

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BCDesign

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#3 posted 08-12-2014 10:08 PM

Hey,thats a really nice idea!The apple inlay is a nice touch!I might try make one for my girlfriend!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 08-12-2014 10:28 PM

Very nicely done! Apple ought to have to pay you for such great advertisement for their product.

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

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AverageJoesJoinery

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#5 posted 08-12-2014 10:29 PM

Glad you like it. I shoule have a video up in a couple of weeks. It takes a week to apply the finish.

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Dannnyh

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#6 posted 08-12-2014 10:29 PM

Hi Joe

That’s a pretty sweet case, think i have another project to add to ever increasing list !

Good to see someone else from the UK as a lot guys seam to be in the US.

Dan

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AverageJoesJoinery

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#7 posted 08-12-2014 10:32 PM

I think Apple would be more likely to take me to court for using thier logo haha.

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AverageJoesJoinery

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#8 posted 08-12-2014 10:34 PM

Hi Dan,
Thanks I’m glad you like it. I know what you mean the US seems to have to monopoly on woodworkers online. Even though we are one big community I would like to see some UK woodworkers become more promanent.

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patrad

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#9 posted 08-13-2014 01:10 PM

Looks great. How did you do the inlay? Router template?

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AverageJoesJoinery

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#10 posted 08-13-2014 01:12 PM

Thanks. I didnt use a template I just routered it by eye.

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LoyalAppleGeek

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#11 posted 08-06-2016 07:11 AM

I must say… Absolutely gorgeous. That box is almost as beautiful as the iPad itself! Actually, probably more so :-) Before I purchased my Griffin Survivor All-Terrain case, I used an old backgammon board in the same way LOL. I must say, yours looks a tad more classy. May I ask what foam you used for the padding?

Thank you so much for sharing :-)

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