Hoff's Harmonica finished

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Project by gurnie posted 06-18-2012 03:00 PM 1761 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So on and off for about 15 months I have worked on this custom hamonica case for a gentleman named Robert Hoffman. He pretty much owns the world’s largest harmonica case collection, and most, if not all are handmade cases. Here’s a few articles on his collection

This harmonica case is made of bloodwood, ebony, purpleheart, maple, yellowheart and blue pine. there are brass hinges and brass hangers used (he likes to wear these as neck pieces). I made a little velvet lined pocket inside of the harmonica box made of velvet and pillow stuffing.

the brick is hand chiseled and filled in with maple dust and glue to make it look like brick grout. The mini dovetails are done on a table router.

Everything else hand cut on a scrollsaw, and shaped with my dremel tool.

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#1 posted 06-18-2012 03:32 PM

You da man!

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#2 posted 06-18-2012 04:31 PM

That is really cool! Nice work!

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#3 posted 06-18-2012 07:25 PM

That is really neat. Well Done !!!!

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#4 posted 06-19-2012 12:38 AM

That is really cool, great job! Time well spent and I am sure you have a very happy client.

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#5 posted 06-19-2012 01:32 AM

Nice job! Cheers

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#6 posted 06-19-2012 03:40 AM

Wonderful details. Great job.

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#7 posted 06-19-2012 04:57 PM


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#8 posted 06-20-2012 03:09 AM

Awesome box! I expect that even if he has the largest harmonica case collection – this will be his favorite!

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