Tin Whistle Presentation Case
My wife plays the Win Whistle so I got her a brass whistle for Valentine's Day. She asked for a presentation case. Originally I was going to make this a presentation/carry case and hence the reason I inlaid both the top and the bottom. In the end I decided to just go with a static presentation box since in reality she will never be taking this anywhere. I tried material to cushion the whistle in the case but could not get any material to sit properly once it was fitted for the whistle contours. In the end I just went with flocking, which worked out perfect. Finished in Danish oil with about 6 coats of satin poly.
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I love band clamps!
Inlay in the rough.
Walnut miter splines
Brass quadrant hinges
Quadrant hinges are a challenge but Rockler's "Jig-it" system makes them much easier.
My box interiors are friction fit only. I like the option to reconfigure if desired.
I used a brass rod to fashion hinges. Originally I tried the drill press to drill the 1"+ hinge depth but found it was way easier to just use a hand drill.
I made simple storage flip compartments to compliment the box. Probably won't get used much but the option is there.
Fitting the brass rod hinges.
I ran out of died maple string molding needing just this short end piece and the same on the other side. My local store had it but it was 1/2 the thickness of what I had already mitered. I built the area up with multiple layers of polyurethane which worked out great.