|Project by Mosquito||posted 03-24-2014 03:37 PM||3135 views||8 times favorited||32 comments|
Ok, so it may not be 100% wooden, but the front was a solid slab of curly maple, so I think it qualifies?
A friend of mine who did this sort of thing professionally (and now mostly sells case mod supplies) did a 3-part video series on this case.
This is what the case looked like originally:
Then I started with a slab of curly maple, and started hackin’ it up by hand
Made it so the original front frame could be used still
Drilled screw holes and marked out the recess for the window
Coping saw + 2-3/8” of hard curly maple = not much fun
Little bit of cleanup
Then I finished it with 4 coats of shellac. First two were sanding sealer with some vintage maple trans-ting dye, stronger mix on the first, and lighter on the second, then 2 coats of regular clear shellac on top, and buffed with paste wax.
For the side panels, I used a grinder on some steel panels I cut out, then we sprayed it with some kandy paint, and it has a sweet effect with light
A lot more pictures can be found here