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Hoff's Harmonica finished

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Project by gurnie posted 765 days ago 1346 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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/15/bob-hoff-hoffmans-handcran1082469.html

http://www.wcax.com/story/15658559/mivt-harmonica-cases-with-a-style-all-their-own?clienttype=printable

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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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 765 days ago

You da man!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 765 days ago

That is really cool! Nice work!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#3 posted 765 days ago

That is really neat. Well Done !!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 765 days ago

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 765 days ago

Nice job! Cheers

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#6 posted 765 days ago

Wonderful details. Great job.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 764 days ago

Nice!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 764 days ago

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

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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