Maple iPhone Case

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Project by Dan Lyke posted 09-15-2009 05:52 PM 2869 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just playing in the shop, learning how to do various cuts. The inside is routed out with a straight bit, the curved bits on the inside put in with a bullnose. Everything else is cut with a hand saw and a chisel, technique I clearly need to work on.

I built one out of mahogany, which doesn’t have enough cross-grain strength for this, and I’ve got another one in the shop in progress out of purpleheart, but I think this one will work for a while.

Hopefully fixed the pictures

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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Dan Lyke

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#1 posted 09-15-2009 05:54 PM

Whoah? What happened? Those pictures looked nice and sharp and clear on my machine!

Sorry, folks, I’ll get ‘em on my own site in a bit and link to them.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#2 posted 09-15-2009 06:58 PM

That’s a cool idea, anyhow. I hope my wife doesn’t see it.

-- He said wood...

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#3 posted 09-15-2009 07:19 PM

Very cool!

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#4 posted 09-15-2009 07:28 PM

A nice project for leftovers.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 09-16-2009 06:56 AM

neat job cool

-- Custom furniture

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Dan Lyke

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#6 posted 09-16-2009 06:09 PM

There we go, better pictures.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#7 posted 09-16-2009 06:18 PM

Hmmm, now I might just have to make a case for my Zen Stone mp3 player

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#8 posted 09-16-2009 09:13 PM

ahum, wouldnt it have been more fitting to make it out of apple, not maple? ;)

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Dan Lyke

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#9 posted 09-16-2009 09:26 PM

Peik, I think you win. Now I’m going to have to try to find some apple.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#10 posted 09-19-2009 02:05 AM


-- Bart, Waimauku NZ

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#11 posted 05-19-2010 06:53 PM

Nice! I’ve looked at the ones online. Great practice project!

-- Chris

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Dan Lyke

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#12 posted 05-19-2010 07:10 PM

Thanks! One caveat to those who’d follow in my footsteps: barely visible up next to the speaker above the screen are some little slightly orange-ish circles. Those are heat sensors that tell if you’ve got the iPhone up against your face, and disable touches if it is. Don’t cover those up with your face, or you’ll be constantly wondering how your iPhone is getting muted.

And now that I’ve got a milling machine, I may try this again.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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