Made a wooden macbook suitcase, what do you think of it?

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  1. iwoodworkshop, Apr 11, 2011
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    iwoodworkshop macrumors newbie

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    I made a few wooden suitcases for my macbook(s) and i would like to now if you like them and if anyone has any comments/tips about the design.
     

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    Nice! Was it hard to make? Do you have any fillings in there? If it's even a bit loose, it may sway while carrying it and wood is pretty tough so it could get dents or scratches.
     
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    That's sweet! How secure are those latches? I'd be worried about it coming open and dumping the MBP, which would make me cry.

    I'm also curious with what you've lined the inside to protect the MBP.
     
  4. iwoodworkshop, Apr 11, 2011
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    The latches are very secure, i tested it dropping it 3 meters form the stairs. The inside has a lining of small strips of rubber covered with velvet


    It has a filling of rubber and velvet so it's very secure, it is made out of 100% wood ((http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebrawood)) I have also made some of other woods.
    As with all kind of woods (and other materials) if you bumb it hard enough it will get scratched.

    right now i am making a suitcase from ebony wood with a solid silver apple logo (for personal use ofcours), here are some pictures of one case and the ebony case being build
     

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    The zebrawood one weights about one kilo, funny thing is that my wife uses it for her documents when she goes to office. She does not have a macbook she uses..... well you now what OS i mean...:) And i refuse to buld suitcases for windows laptops...:)
     
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    Good for you!!!
     
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    Wow... they're looking great! Wonderful craftsmanship!
    There's just something special about wood in combination with the hi-tech.
     
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    Nicely done.
    Wondering if you can make an angry bird version, something like this.
    Will be a special gift this Xmas

    [​IMG]
     
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    What size is that, it looks like 15"? Also can you get anything else in there or just the Mac?
     
  12. iwoodworkshop, Apr 15, 2011
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    This is the 13inch one, but i have also made them for the 15" and 17" macbooks.

    Funny thing is that most of my customers use it as a regular briefcase/suitcase, I also made them in custom sizes.

    It can be done, providing thet the owners of Angry birds do not have a problem with this.
     

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