Shruthibox – Project complete

Posted on March 16th, 2013

Remember this post?

Short story: I wanted a nice wooden case for my Shruthi-1 Synth, so I designed a 3D-model and CNC-milled it out of a plank of wood.

That first case, as practical and water proof as it was, wasn’t very beautiful. And a synth as well-crafted as the Shruthi deserves a better fate than that.
So, I started designing a 3D-model, that would be possible to mill in the CNC-mill at STPLN.

It’s based on the original case, which was made of cardboard, woodglue and sticky tape.

Three layers of the planky substance was needed, milled from both sides.

Many things were learned, some mistakes were made, lots of corners filleted

Then it went through an aging process in one of these.
Which made it look like this:

It was a fun project.

ShruthiBox – A wooden case for my precious

Posted on December 30th, 2011

I’ve had my Shruhti-1 synth for about a year now, and all this time I’ve kept it in a makeshift cardboard/woodglue box. This had to change :)

I didn’t really like the standard, square, plexi case that would have been easy to laser cut. Instead, I wanted a smooth, organic, wooden thing. Something shiny, yet durable…

So, during a couple of hectic days at STPLN, me and STG designed a new case, selected a nice piece of Fagus sylvatica (that’s Beech for you non-latin speakers), and milled it with a CNC-mill.

It’s not quite done yet. It still needs some filing around the buttons, sanding and polishing of the surface, and a couple layers of antique laquer. But, already it looks (and feels) super awesome :D

Not quite sure about the purple plexi backpanel, but it looks kind of indian, so…

Also, anyone notice something I’ve forgotten? ;)

Download the Rhino and dxf-files here.