DIY: Teak USB drive
DIY: Teak USB drive
DIY: Teak USB drive
DIY: Teak USB drive
I have had this 1G usb drive around for a while and the enclosure had broken, So I made my own wooden enclosure!

Materials
  • wood (teak)
  • USB drive
  • foam padding
  • two part epoxy
  • wood glue
  • sand paper

  • Tools
  • table saw
  • belt sander
  • drill/ drill press
  • clamps
  • razor blade
  • Step 1: Size your wood

    DIY: Teak USB drive
    DIY: Teak USB drive
    After you have gathered the required materials measure out the wood to the right size.
  • measure your usb drive
  • mark on your wood how you want it to sit
  • Step 2: Making the cut

    DIY: Teak USB drive
    DIY: Teak USB drive
    DIY: Teak USB drive
    DIY: Teak USB drive
    DIY: Teak USB drive
    This part is a little dangerous, use proper safety gear.
  • hollow out the main body to 1/8"
  • do the same for the lid peice
  • cut the main body in half
  • do the same for the lid peice
  • cut two 1/8" strips to form the top and bottom caps

  • *USE A PUSH STICK, GLOVES AND SAFETY GLASSES*

    Step 3: Glue it up

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    Get your wood glue, epoxy, clamps and foam
  • glue the two main body peices together and clamp
  • cut your foam to shape (foam goes in the cap to help secure it)
  • epoxy foam to both halves of the lid (allow time to dry)
  • trim the foam down with a razor to get a snug fit
  • with wood glue, glue the two parts of the lid together and clamp
  • take the 1/8" parts you cut for the caps and glue those on next
  • Step 4: Trimming and finishing

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    After the glue has set
  • trim the bottom and lid to size
  • if your usb drive has a light measure where that would sit in the body and drill a 1/8" hole in its place
  • mix your epoxy and fill the bottom with the epoxy and quickly insert the usb drive
  • hold the usb drive in place so it is straight until the epoxt has set
  • after the epoxy has cured even the body and lid out on a belt sander
  • round the edges and hand sand the enclosure
  • apply your choice of finish
  • your done now load it up with music and files

  • Thanks for looking and as always, please rate/vote as you see fit.
     
     

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