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Wooden iPhone 4 caseAll > Tech > Hacks/Mods > Gadgets > Wooden iPhone 4 case by natetrue
So, I designed and printed a form for the case, including both inside pieces made slightly larger than the actual iPhone, and outer pieces 1.5mm larger. The forms were printed on a Makerbot. (Download the forms at Thingiverse)
I cut the 3 strips of veneer to size (approximately 10mm wide, and lengths around 40cm) and soaked it in boiling-hot water for a couple minutes. Then I dabbed each one dry and covered it with wood glue (more is better). Each piece of veneer was offset along its length from the previous, leaving room for the layers to reach around the phone and attach to each other from the other end. (Sorry, no pics of this process. My hands were super gluey!)
Then I clamped them in the form and let them sit. I had to use some wire because I didn't think about the form warping under the wood stress; if I did it again I'd add printed joists across the middle.
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