|Project by BOBAH||posted 02-07-2016 12:35 AM||655 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
In my day job, I often have to carry GSM modem to have internet access on my laptop from virtually anywhere. After many years of use, the original package I was keeping it in started falling apart. I decided to build a box to store modem in it.
I enjoyed working with mahogany while working on salt cellar project, a lot, and picked it as a material for this project, too. The compartments for USB cable, modem and power adapter are carved with straight router bit, the cable cleat is glued to the lid.
I hoped to use rare earth magnets to hold the box closed (they are under maple inserts) – that was overly optimistic. I had to add proper draw/snap catch.
The top lid edges were eased with 1/2 inch round over bit and polished to 400 grit sand paper. Finish – two coats of Danish oil, two layers of wipe-on poly, wax. The insides of the box are lined with pressure sensitive felt for a tight fit.