I thought it would be fun to make a sunglass case mixing a living hinge wood exterior with etched panels and a leather interior. It quickly became a project with structural credit (and a lot more) going to @chadmart1076 ! Several hand sketches and enlistment of my said in-house CAD designer we finally came up with a winning design
The front features an etched panel with a leather flag tab that secures the top flap to a button closure .
The interior is lined with teal dyed leather integrating an etched world map to tie in the theme
And the back is etched with one of my favorite quotes
We weren’t without ‘several’ failed attempts in this project and learned when using a large living hinge a bit of patience when designing and trying to fit multiple tabs into tight curves is a minimum requirement and there’s a maximum amount of tension you can ask tabs and gorilla glue to hold. We knew this was our first attempt when we saw the bowing! Second attempt I snapped in half with with sheer strength!
But the third was a winner & in general we both learned a lot with this project! The least of which is my gap between concept to a final product!! I can see where personally I’ll make great use out of that credit for the design catalog!