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Question ipad case made from 1 solid piece of wood

hi... first post.. never been here before, but figured this would be a good place to start as I cant find what I am looking for.

What I want: An ipad case made out of solid wood. something easy to work with... not pine. well maybe pine for a prototype.

what I wanna do: I want a 2 part case for my work ipad... so you take the ipad, and slide it into this sleeve and using a leather string? close it up with the top 2 inches which fits nicely over the top half the i pad, leaving all the important buttons and such exposed.

I am not concerned with weight, of adding a bit of 'depth;' to the ipad... if the sides add 1" on each side dont care.

an inch thick? dont care



little bit bout this project: I want an ipad I can take on estimates for my business. and show off in hd quality the work we do. but i would like a case, that (preferrably i made) that accents the work we do...

tools I have to work with: table saw, jig saw, planer, sanders, chisels, router table. biscuit jointer, ect a contractors wet dram of a shop... i dont have a lathe but want one...

thoughts? I have a general idea in my head... I thought about piecing it together with scraps of wood, even did a test run - total fail

a simple ipad cover in natural wood... there are lots of leather cases and such, but nothing says 'i made that', like i made that. ya know?
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Best of luck on your project. Try bass wood.

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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.

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As a matter of fact, I do, Sir. But, I'm yet to figure out how to download them onto this site. I ain't much of a tech wiz on that part. I'm doin' good to get the thing turned on, & get to this forum daily. I'll see if I can get some "younger" help, & get them on here for you.

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As a matter of fact, I do, Sir. But, I'm yet to figure out how to download them onto this site. I ain't much of a tech wiz on that part. I'm doin' good to get the thing turned on, & get to this forum daily. I'll see if I can get some "younger" help, & get them on here for you.
Go to photobucket.com and register. Very easy to work with pics on that site.
Load your pics to "photo bucket" makes it much easier to post to the forum from photo bucket.
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Go to photobucket.com and register. Very easy to work with pics on that site.
Load your pics to "photo bucket" makes it much easier to post to the forum from photo bucket.
just a caution - did that once.

a gentleman then came back and said something like nice family! they have access to ALL of your photo bucket account pics then. so only put pics on that account that you are willing to share with the world.
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just a caution - did that once.

a gentleman then came back and said something like nice family! they have access to ALL of your photo bucket account pics then. so only put pics on that account that you are willing to share with the world.

You have the option of setting privacy levels on photobucket, you just set up separate "albums".

Still, I think it's good practice to never put something online if you are concerned about who may see it!


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