|Project by Woodwrecker||posted 04-11-2014 10:03 PM||3579 views||5 times favorited||36 comments|
When I recently bought my first Lap top computer, (yeah I know, welcome to the new century..lol), I knew I could do better building my own carrying case then buying one of those over-priced bulky ones from the computer store.
So I got to work with two criteria: keep it as small as possible to hold everything I’d need to carry, and make it nice looking.
The whole case is oak pallet wood, with a rubberized mat lining.
Everything fits in there just right, and the case is well balanced for carrying.
The dimensions are approximately 4” x 19 1/2” x 12”
The inside is painted jet-black under the rubber lining
The finish is boiled linseed oil, polyurethane and wax.
I added some process shots below.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.
I’ve been dovetailing everything lately, so time to switch up and do some box joints for a change.
Remove the nails & staples from that pallet wood. There are a ton.
Do some re-sawing.
Plane the re-sawn stock down to proper thickness (1/2”)
Cut the case pieces and side panels to proper lengths and do a bunch of glue ups.
Cut my box joints and do that glue up.
Use my template router jig to make my design and then glue up the whole box.
Measure real carefully to make sure each compartment will hold what I want to store in there and cut the lid off the box.
Paint the inside and install the rubberized lining.
Mortise in the hinges and make my carrying handle.
I then tweak everything to fit nicely, install the rest of the hardware and go over the finish once more.
I hope you liked my project.
-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris