Laptop Computer Box

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My well traveled laptop computer with win 7 on it and my beloved Command & Conquer game from over 25 years ago died.
I was at antmans farm and decided to relax and do some NOD bashing, lo and behold the screen went blank.
No prob I thought as I packed it away I will plug in a monitor when I returned home.
Sadly it was not to be so nary a flicker ever radiated from it again!

So I bought a new one pretty small I thought, looking around  couldn't find a DVD drive, a mouse  or any more that two USB ports so close together you couldn't plug in a mouse and a USB stick at he same time.
And all just in a cardboard box no carry case or accessories.

So I set to building a suitable transit box for it.
I used the packing and original box for the dimensions

Some off cuts of ply wood and a piece of InGlass timber pallet material.


jointed and thickness the pieces and made my usual knuckleduster carry handle.

applies some Titebond III glue and clamps and hey presto!

It all looked a little bland so I decided to dust off my home made veneer strips and a piece of veneer burl


Planned the layout to the best of my ability

and this was the finished result

it wasn't without a few oops, but it was good practice.

Plywood desnt take to kindly to being sanded (notice the sunburn patches! and I need to make a template and cut to it to avoid pieces moving on me.

Where would we be without Earls Timbermate.


Its  just a box so I was happy! ... I might have to enroll in somebody we know's marquetry course




Regards Rob

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Gonna be hard to press the keyboard without a flip top lid.

No more need for excuses... Perfect vehicle for firing up  "Treasures of Nadia"... (even I wont post the link to it here at CN).

Hope I haven't wasted my money!

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Good looking box and the veneer looks nice. Great job.
well done, good looking box.

Ron

curious whats going on with Anthony  this case should offer the proper protection for the laptop GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

Nice project Rob.  Just the kind of place to practice stuff like Marquetry 😎
practice makes perfect.
hey how is antman ? you need to get him on here.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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LBD:-
thanks and it was a necessity to avoid a machine ripping out a chunk, pity I didn't take a picture doing it, ... push the plane at an angle and its almost like a helix cutter on the veneer. No you haven't wasted your money you will just have to wait a little bit, so maybe you could  enjoy a cask or two meantime!
mel52:-  Thanks
987Ron:-  Thanks your both very encouraging to improve my veneering skills
GR8HUNTER:- I will have to rattle his cage and get him to reply, as a few members have been asking
Steve Rassmussen:- Again thanks Steve
HokieKen:- Yep its  a good thickness gauge for veneer thats fore sure
Pottz:- Thanks Larry and he will def be getting a "Hello" email

Regards Rob


 RobsCastle 
.... so maybe you could  enjoy a cask or two meantime!

Already had about 30....

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

oh cutting back are we 😂

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

This week.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Very nice case Rob. 
I hope you were able to rescue your data on the old laptop. 

Life’s Good, Enjoy Each New Day’s Blessings

A bit of a P.S.
I am off to see Antman this weekend the Kubota chucked a uni joint and his working dog decided to take up electrical work.
I will raise the profile issue  over a beer or 6, ...stand by!

whats that clunking noise Ant?

the naked rear end, quite involved swapping out the  unis, all four were changed!

Never chain up the dog up near tasty chewable items!

Regards Rob

Never chain up the dog up near tasty chewable items!
If I was that dogs parent, that dog would be grounded! 🤠
Nice Work Rob,

Regards......Cliff.
Very nice and fancy computer box1 Just hide the oops 's

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day