Hey guys this is one of my first logs, so be nice! I've had this idea in my head for a while now and have been flicking it around, however i have got alot on atm so i will try to get the updates going as fast as i can. The log is for a case to protect my 12" ibook G4 for when i take it to school and around about places, ect. Here are a few concept pictures i have knocked up for the log (edit the new images are below) By gilmr0001 at 2008-01-31 By gilmr0001 at 2008-01-31 By gilmr0001 at 2008-01-31 The top opens up and reveals the secret inside! By gilmr0001 at 2008-01-31 Start off with a large piece of wood that you have releaved from your schools stock pile By gilmr0001 By gilmr0001 Cut that bad boy in half, the perfect size to let me attach it to the mill later on! By gilmr0001 By gilmr0001 Size it up with the laptop, looks spot on! By gilmr0001 Mark out the outline of the laptop onto the wood, ready to router out the inner edges of the piece. By gilmr0001 Quick shot of the router By gilmr0001 Unfortunatly the design department at my school had a bit of a gas leak so i didnt get any pics of the outer egdes of the piece routed out. However the next day i came back to cut out the middle part of the wood. I used the wooden hole cutter type thing to cut out the unwanted wood as i have killed the router By gilmr0001 By gilmr0001 By gilmr0001 Nearly done By gilmr0001 By gilmr0001 The mess i had to clear up afterwards as well! By gilmr0001 Unfortuanatly the hole cutter had not bode well for the levelness, and smoothness of the section i cut away, so i banged the piece onto the mill. This is much more like it! and much quicker as well! By gilmr0001 By gilmr0001 This is the wood as it stands now, still quite a long way to go! Needs to be cut down, sanded, and the edges rounded off! By gilmr0001 By gilmr0001 And with the laptop sitting in it!, remember the there needs to be another piece like that sitting ontop of it. By gilmr0001 By gilmr0001 By gilmr0001 Thats it for now but expect an update soon!