Switch Game Case

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joe mchug

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joe mchug

General Information

This is a Nintendo Switch Game Case that holds 8 games. The machining is all done in 60 minutes using the recommended settings for walnut. The entire box is done within one carve, excluding the engraving on the top.

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Material Description Price
High Speed Steel 2 Flute Upcut Spiral

High Speed Steel 2 Flute Upcut Spiral

Onsrud-brand bit with 1/4" shank and cutting diameter for cutting woods and soft metals

$11.90

MDF Wood

MDF Wood

Dimensions: 12 in × 24 in, Thickness: 1/2 in

$10.00

Pure Tung Oil

Pure Tung Oil

8 oz bottle of pure tung oil

$15.00

Sanding Sponge

Sanding Sponge

Fine/Medium Sanding Sponge

Solid Carbide Upcut Fish Tail Spiral Bits

Solid Carbide Upcut Fish Tail Spiral Bits

1/16" Upcut Fish Tail Carving Bit

$8.49

Walnut

Walnut

6" × 12" × 1/2" Walnut

This project's Bill of Materials is not complete.

$45.39
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1

Cut walnut to size

1 minute

Cut the 6’’ x 12’’ piece of walnut to 4.25’’ x 10.75’’. This can be done using a table saw, circular saw or even a hand saw if need be.

2

Work holding

3 minutes

I used double stick tape to hold the work piece. This is important to have access to the profile of your part; otherwise, you will not be able to finish this project. Be sure to use some sacrificial material under the part. One could also build a jig out of some sacrificial material such as MDF, which is why I added it to Bill of Materials.

3

Setting home position,

5 minutes

This is the most important part of this project. It is very important that the center of the end mill is at the center of the bottom left hand corner. Proper alignment is critical for success. This can be ensured by first aligning the X axis. This is done by moving the end mill slightly until it touches the side of the material, and then the Z axis is raised up above the part, and then the X axis is moved to the right by half of the tool diameter. Repeat this step for the Y axis. After this is done, lower the Z axis until the end mill is on the surface of the material.

4

Carve

60 minutes

This is the actual carve process that the project takes. The main one that carves out the box, which takes 56 minutes using recommended settings for 1/4’’ end mill and an engraving that goes on top of the lid that takes 4 minutes using recommended settings for 1/16’’ end mill .

5

Finish Work

The box will require some sanding because the tolerances are tight; however, this is done on purpose because of slight variances in accuracy from machine to machine. The exterior and interior sides will need to be sanded to allow proper fitment. Sand until it is a tight fit, but the lid should not be very difficult to remove. finally apply finish and allow to cure.

Audrey Van de Castle
Can you share this publicly so we can make it? Thanks!
Audrey Van de Castle
joe mchug
OK should be fixed now.
joe mchug
Chris Feeley
It still says it is not shared publicly.
Chris Feeley
joe mchug
OK definitely fixed this time I did not realize both the project and file need to be public. First time I have posted a project here.
joe mchug
Chad Forrester
It unfortunately still says "This project has not been shared publicly". Would you mind taking one more shot at sharing it?
Chad Forrester
Connor Fatzinger
it still says project has not been shared publicly yet.. can u please share it again? thanks
Connor Fatzinger
Eli hughes
Hello! Can you share the G Code for this?
Eli hughes
Chris Wineland
Please share, this would be great for Christmas
Chris Wineland
Chris Wineland
Please make this public
Chris Wineland
Edward Colee
file still shows not public. Can you fix?
Edward Colee
Victoria Michels
I would really love to make this but it says it is not public, can you please fix?
Victoria Michels
Cyber Ogre
Hello. This is a great design. Would you mind sharing it so that I could grab the code? Thanks!
Cyber Ogre
Eddie Young
Hi I like this design i am wanting to know if you can share it i would like it to be my first project.
Eddie Young