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Project by brianinpa posted 09-15-2008 02:09 AM 1479 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son came to me with a challenge: make a case for his flute and piccolo, but keep it the same size as his current flute case’s carrying case. Here is the result, and I kept it within his specs. 16¼ X 4½ X 2¼ made from walnut with brushed brass hinges and catch and finished with a couple coats of wipe on poly. The only thing left to do

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.





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tenontim

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#1 posted 09-15-2008 02:14 AM

Nice job, Brian. I used to like making specialized cases for tools and fixtures, but haven’t done many lately. It’s always nice to have a nice case for your prize possessions. Thanks for the post.

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tenontim

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#2 posted 09-15-2008 02:15 AM

By the way, does your wife know you cut part of that table cloth for the lining in your case? :]

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brianinpa

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#3 posted 09-15-2008 02:21 AM

No, she actually bought a new one just for this case.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Chris

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#4 posted 09-15-2008 03:58 AM

Nice work Brian… so… What was the only thing left to do?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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lew

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#5 posted 09-15-2008 04:02 AM

Brian,

Did you rout out the lid? It looks like it is one solid piece.

Nice job!!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 09-15-2008 04:36 AM

Great job!

Lucky for you he doesn’t play the tuba and bass drum. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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oldskoolmodder

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#7 posted 09-15-2008 04:44 AM

Nice stuff there Brian. Like a lot of your work.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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Richforever

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#8 posted 09-15-2008 05:43 AM

Elegant case! Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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Moron

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#9 posted 09-15-2008 06:29 AM

I love to see a challenge. I love a challange even more when it is a success!

I hope nothing rattles when you close the lid, nothing bends that shouldnt.

The case looks nicely done.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Douglas Krueger

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#10 posted 09-15-2008 10:53 AM

The “10 lbs in a 5 lb can” challenge. Nicely thought out and executed.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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brianinpa

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#11 posted 09-15-2008 12:37 PM

The top is one piece routed out.

I guess I posted this in the middle of a thought: that’s what I get for walking away while working on smething.

Then only thing left to do is line the lid with foam/felt to keep things in place while he is carrying it.

Thanks to all.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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trifern

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#12 posted 09-15-2008 02:09 PM

Nice looking case Brian. I bet your son has the best case amongst his peers. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Blake

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#13 posted 09-16-2008 08:40 PM

Nice job! Fits perfectly.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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