Guitar wallet modified from walnut vaneer card wallet

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#1

Last week I put this project together based on @madebynick’s great vaneer card wallet. Today’s Project: A walnut veneer card wallet

This is a birthday/graduation present for my brother so I made a few modifications

I made a few modifications.

A billfold

My brother is a guitarist, and owns the engraved guitar.

And as you can see around the edge I created a leather edge to protect the edge of the wood.

The final modification is a modification to the hinge. The existing design requires the wood grain to cross the wallet parallel to the hinge direction. I created a divide in the design such that I could separate out the grain direction of the wood from the grain direction of the hinge. In so doing I was then able to use a different wood for the hinge portion of the wallet than for the primary surface.

Let me know what you think.


Design Catalog Wallet (in cork fabric)
#2

Sweeeeet! :sunglasses:


#3

Great looking project, thanks for posting it. :+1:


#4

Awesome! Welcome to the forums!


#5

Really beautiful work. Your brother will love it.


#6

Oooooo, good one! My husband is a guitarist as well. I’m trying to think of other guitar-related gifts that can be lasered. Maybe some picks?


#7

One of the things that wears out quickly is the pickguard, so you can’t really paint it to make it look nice since it wears through. I was thinking I could engrave something that would stand up better though.

These guys provide pick guard templates for a bunch of models that could easily be made to work for laser cutting.
http://www.terrapinguitars.com/pdfFiles.html


#8

Nice find! I’ll bet you could cut those out of thin Delrin as well as wood (I assume wood is what you are thinking).


#9

Very nice work and thanks for sharing!


#10

Excellent work!

A wallet is definitely on my Glowforge to-do list.


#11

same. I’ve actually been putting up with a wallet that’s falling apart because I don’t want to buy/make a new one before I get a chance to laser one.


#12

Super nice.


#13

Absolutely lovely! Thank you for sharing. :slight_smile:


#14

Having seen this firsthand, I can vouch for it looking even more awesome in person than it does in pictures. And it looks pretty awesome in pictures.


#15

Very cool! Nice work