Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: St. Francis, KS
Well, you mentioned weight didn't concern you, why not oak? Oak is a fairly forgiving wood, & you could stain it most any color. You also mentioned you've got a router. Since you're planning to use pine as a prototype, design your exterior of the case. With your planer, you could bring your board thickness down to 5/8", or there about. Try to plane your wood for the case out of the same length of board, your measurements will be easier to look after. You may have make a glue up to get the width you need. Then using a bottom cleaning bit, or something similar, set your height of the bit to take out about 1/8" or so at a time until you get to your desired depth. You'll want to do the same to the top half, or lid, of your case. This will allow your IPad to set down into the lower part, & you can close the lid on top of it to close it. Install your hinges, clasp, & whatever you are going to line your case with. Taking a round over bit, run it around the edges on the lid of the case, & you have a case. It may all sound complex, but its simple, & can be done pretty fast. I made my Mother & sister cases just like I described, & they use them daily. Just a thought.
Last edited by sawdust703; 10-14-2015 at 03:48 AM.