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Have you ever wanted to develop a custom iPod/iPhone case? ns came across a video showing exactly how to do an iPad mini situation meant for use as a cash register (by I choose To do Stuff) and also thought of making a an ext mobile version for a smaller sized device.


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For this project, ns modeled the instance after the iPod touch 4th gen. I grabbed some straightforward tools and also made a in-depth drawing the the iPod and also what I want the case to look prefer (it turned the end a little different). I used this illustration during the task to gain measurements and also what-not. You could also design this in CAD, if you are good at that.


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I offered pine for this case, since it was what I had actually on hand, yet a hardwood would be much better. I offered my chop observed to reduced some really small slices turn off of a big chunk. Then ns traced the thickness because that the walls using the iPod, and cut out the strips.


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Once all the pieces were cut, ns used four spring clamps and also let that dry because that a pair hours. I finished up leaving my iPod in the middle while gluing, just so that the to the right was sure to be perfect.


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Once the glue was dry, ns took out the iPod, and also used mine band observed to trim the edges flush through each other. Climate I supplied my photo that I attracted earlier to note out where to cut on one more piece of thin pine, but before I cut it out, ns drilled the hole for the front encountering camera.


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To complete the challenge plate, I used the band experienced to cut out the inside rectangle, which left a little line in ~ the bottom that I later on glued with each other again. I supplied a slim blade to get the tight corners and curves inside. Climate I provided a pencil to note where to drill holes because that the four tiny screws. Be cautious when drilling lumber this tiny as it crack easily.


Once the face plate to be finished, I used some little screws to organize all the layers together. Climate I drew faint curves on the corners and cut them out on the band saw. After that was done, i sanded everything with an orbit sander come round and smooth the corners and also edges.

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To seal the case, I used a lumber stain to darken the wood and also then multiple coats that polyurethane varnish through a irradiate sanding in-between coats. This method the lumber is defended from moisture from your hands and also stains. When it was every dry, I placed my iPod inside and screwed that together. Finished! This project just took a couple of hrs (not counting dry time). I used several power devices in the building of this, but if you essential to, you can get by with just a drill and some miscellaneous saws.


hi, an initial of all, you\"ve do a really really good job, i\"ll offer you a little advice (idk if friend did it on porpouse) but in the holes the you make to put the screws in you can use a drill a bit bigger 보다 the size of the head of the screw (not every the way ofcourse) in order to make the head to the right in that space, this pipeline you through a smooth surface and a really stilysh finish, greets native Argentina, sorry for my bad english