Hearing Aid Case

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Project by bondogaposis posted 01-14-2014 03:11 AM 1673 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a a small pocket case I made for my hearing aids. I have a couple of plastic cases but they are too big for a pocket. I have been getting by w/ an Altoids tin but felt I should have a wood one. It’s pretty small 2” x 3” x 1” but they fit in there nicely and it fits my pocket. I also made a Sketchup model for it, my first ever Sketchup model. I’m not sure how include *.skp files on LJ or I would post it. The wood is walnut and Baltic birch and various exotic accent pieces. The lid just pivots on a brass pin and a couple of rare earth magnets hold it closed. Thanks for looking.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#1 posted 01-14-2014 08:26 AM

Nice work. Those rare earth magnets might be a bit of a hazard to the software running the hearing aid.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 01-14-2014 10:23 AM

i agree, you should have this made of wood, and its beautiful, great job,

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 01-14-2014 03:28 PM

Great idea for us “Decibel Challenged” folks…............... :-)

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#4 posted 01-14-2014 07:32 PM

Fantastic piece. Love the top. My mother just started wearing hearing aids. Please understand if I “borrow” your idea.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#5 posted 01-14-2014 07:57 PM

Cool idea and good upgrade from the altoids tin. How does the brass pin work? What stops it from pulling out of the base?

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#6 posted 01-14-2014 08:08 PM

Topamax, I’ve thought of that and that is why I used the smallest magnets I could get away with. I couldn’t really come up another idea for a catch that wouldn’t make the box a lot bigger.

watermark, nothing stops it from pulling out, it is on there by friction, but since it resides in my pocket nothing is going to pull on it plus the magnets help too.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#7 posted 01-14-2014 09:46 PM

Great idea Bondo! Like the battery storage in the edge.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#8 posted 01-17-2014 03:16 PM

That’s one fancy little box, beautiful wood combo and it’s way better than the plastic ones. Great job!

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