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Modding Real Wood iPod by ZapWizard

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by The_Pope, 5 Jul 2005.

  1. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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  2. Potato

    Potato What's a Dremel?

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    Wow, good job. When I get my hands on an iPod for cheap I'm totally doing this.
     
  3. Twitch

    Twitch What's a Dremel?

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    I wish I had those skills... mine would come out completely different :grr:
     
  4. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    If one had access to a CNC mill, working to a tolerance of just 2mm thick would be easy enough. But doing this BY HAND with a Dremel just beggars belief!
     
  5. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    Nice photo work on the title banner :D
    If done on a CNC...it would no longer be special.
     
  6. Machine

    Machine What's a Dremel?

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    OMFG!

    thats stunning!!!!..... congrats!, i don like wood, but... come on!, thats just to well done!, you rock! :rock: .

    i dont want to soud st**id but that will void warranty right?... i allways wanted to mod mi own, just painting it into black, chrome and black will do for me, and as my sig says... who whants stinky wharranty :thumb: .
     
  7. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    Actually, if it wasn't for the double-sided tape on the Click Wheel, this would be a totally reversible mod, wouldn't it Zap? You could just pop off the cover and use the original again.

    Thanks - it's actually your really nice close-up photo that makes it look good. All I did was the funky wood-texture text. Seemed an obvious thing to do, and I found a tutorial via Google easily enough. :)
     
  8. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    wow...
    amazing work, I never thought it was possible to hand-reproduce a part like that. Incredible, really incredible.

    L
     
  9. Blue Raven

    Blue Raven What's a Dremel?

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    I'm amazed that you cam make a chunk of wood fit so well and seamlessly with the rest of the ipod.

    btw, your on the front page of slashdot
     
  10. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    that is simply amazing!

    I have one question, though. How did you manage to munt it on the ipod itself? i can see that you haven't made those little holes for the screws.
     
  11. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

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    Looks nice I guess. Not sure why everyone is going crazy over it, its just a peice of carved wood that was fit very meticulously. Sorry to be a buzzkill, just think ive already seen better iMods (trademark pending :p) than that.
     
  12. P2D

    P2D 99.999% Pure Spam!

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    Zap does it again... awesome.
     
  13. STFU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That done by hand is EXTREMELY intracate work, nigh impossible!

    You make like the look of other iP*d mods but it's not "just a peice of carved wood that was fit very meticulously"

    SWEET WORK ZAP! :thumb:
     
  14. hughwi

    hughwi Minimodder

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    Very nicely done there Zap, finally makes an ipod unique ;)
     
  15. Sord_Fish

    Sord_Fish What's a Dremel?

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    Ahh how'd i miss this, superb work their Zap, as always!!!

    was hoping to read the log but seems you've been /. ed :clap:
     
  16. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    looks superb, I'd love something similar to that for my iPod mini :)
     
  17. Spiral Architect

    Spiral Architect Cooked on Phonics

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    orenc17 What's a Dremel?

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    Another great project by zap wizard
     
  19. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Damn that is nice!

    And made by hand too :eeek:
     
  20. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    I have to say it's damn good work but I wouldn't say it looks supurb. I think it would look much better if you left the wood with a matt finish. The glossyness just makes it look fake and unappealing.
     
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