Posting this here since it is a project that I’ve been inspired to do, and will hope to begin work on the first steps very soon.
So this is a project that is in my personal hopper once I get my GF. In my Pirate Folk band there is a concertina player who is also the Chest Wench (NOT a derogatory term, Wench - working woman, Chest Wench - Working woman who handles our merchandise, in our case an actual chest). Her case is still the original cloth case that came with the Concertina.
We perform mainly outdoors and in places that are not the most friendly or gentle on unprotected, or under-protected instruments. So I’ve been planning on making her a wooden carrying box that can hold some of our CDs in such a way that when it is propped open on the side of the stage, it will display at least one CD.
The Process to go about making something like this would be SO much faster with a Laser, but we do what we can with what we have.
Step one: Paper, Pencil (with a good eraser), and ideas
Step two: Design it digitally (I REALLY wish I could do this in F360, but I can’t even do simple stuff yet, so Sketchup it is)
Step three: Cardboard and Masking Tape (CRAFT TIME! This will be SERIOUSLY faster with a laser)
Step four: Create a mockup of the case in Pine (cheap and you can work out all the kinks/mistakes)
Step five: Create in final wood of choice
By the time this case is finished, I’m really hoping I can have my GF to help cut and embellish the final piece. I think this is going to be done in Curly Maple (very white wood with “ribbon” shimmer effect) and that will show the engravings extremely well.