Hi everyone, I just wanted to toss out an idea that I’m planning on prototyping- I’m going to try making a case out of bamboo laminate. Why bamboo? Well, I’m glad you asked. Bamboo because it is sustainable, light and strong. Also, it is readily available.
bamboo can be quite pretty! i love it as a wood!
It would compliment the OP-1 better than some heavier woods.Good luck with this,I really hope if works for you as it sounds nice.If it does work,maybe try and make room for a 90 degree headphone connection.
How thick is your wood ?
I only see 2 cm min laminate round me…
VERY nice idea @xbted !
my friend had 5 of these cases made out of bamboo.this case is rock solid, basically a cutting board you can stuff your op1 inside. LOL. its not light. looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
I have one of the Silva cases and it it awesome and rock solid!
If your price is wise for a case most of us gonna buy it , personally i think 100 euro is swedish (over) price kinda, I mean you are skilled it’s obvious so make it last not lux
@sable I remember finding those In a Google search. The leather handle Is a nice touch and one of my favorite material combos. Where did he get it made?
Edit: just noticed the leather closure too! Stunning! Want!
This is from someone’s Instagram
@Kites that’s pretty cool! I wish I had a laser cutter
yeah, i’ve been pushing over buying a mini desktop version for a chunk of years now. Hoping the technology is better now.
I’m seriously considering to invest in a 3d printer next year, they have classes here in Berlin where you can build your own, however it still runs about 1700 euros with the kit and seminar.
Ok, I figured out a design!!! The thing is, I may actually be able to pull this project off with some nice wood for a reasonable cost. And if that’s the case, well, I’ll see if anyone else wants one! Its deceptively simple too!!!
Those Silva cases are $180? Holy crap, I’m in the wrong business. I’m going to go get some bamboo later; wait till you all see what I come up with. However, mine will be vegan friendly- no leather or animal products will be used (except random blood stains from your’s truly)
Xbted haa yes to blood stains! I’d pay extra for that! Good luck man.
Look, doesn’t this remind you of yhe Pendeo case?http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=251883267894
Yeah, those milled pieces aren’t hard to make, especially using a CNC router. However, what people are paying for with those Pendeo cases is a huge chunk of Teak, and that is some expensive wood.