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Real Wood iPod by ZapWizard

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Potato 5th July 2005, 04:46 Quote
Wow, good job. When I get my hands on an iPod for cheap I'm totally doing this.
Twitch 5th July 2005, 05:19 Quote
I wish I had those skills... mine would come out completely different
The_Pope 5th July 2005, 05:34 Quote
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!
ZapWizard 5th July 2005, 06:32 Quote
Nice photo work on the title banner :D
If done on a CNC...it would no longer be special.
Machine 5th July 2005, 07:03 Quote
thats stunning!!!!..... congrats!, i don like wood, but... come on!, thats just to well done!, you 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 ;) .
The_Pope 5th July 2005, 08:11 Quote
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.
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Nice photo work on the title banner

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. :)
Lovah 5th July 2005, 09:35 Quote
wow...
amazing work, I never thought it was possible to hand-reproduce a part like that. Incredible, really incredible.

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L2wis 5th July 2005, 11:17 Quote
that really is amazing. On a downside my boss will never believe me why im late for work now :(

Superb and original modding Zap this is some cool stuff!!!
Blue Raven 5th July 2005, 11:59 Quote
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
Smilodon 5th July 2005, 12:03 Quote
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.
Breach 5th July 2005, 12:17 Quote
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.
P2D 5th July 2005, 12:19 Quote
Zap does it again... awesome.
charl3s_fatal1ty 5th July 2005, 12:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Breach
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.

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! ;)
hughwi 5th July 2005, 12:31 Quote
Very nicely done there Zap, finally makes an ipod unique ;)
Sord_Fish 5th July 2005, 12:35 Quote
Ahh how'd i miss this, superb work their Zap, as always!!!

was hoping to read the log but seems you've been /. ed
Tim S 5th July 2005, 12:36 Quote
looks superb, I'd love something similar to that for my iPod mini :)
Spiral Architect 5th July 2005, 12:57 Quote
orenc17 5th July 2005, 13:09 Quote
Another great project by zap wizard
Atomic 5th July 2005, 13:11 Quote
Damn that is nice!

And made by hand too
DeX 5th July 2005, 13:14 Quote
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.
Fod 5th July 2005, 13:25 Quote
awesome job, it woulda been great if you inlaid some decals in a lighter wood on the scroll wheel but that's just me being anal :P

how is the touch sensitivity now?
ZapWizard 5th July 2005, 13:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Pope
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.
It's still reversable, although I don't trust the wood tabs to hold if I take it apart.
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Originally Posted by Blue Raven
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
Alright, mission accomplished.
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Originally Posted by Smilodon
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.
As many have mis-read. This is not a old generation iPod with a scroll wheel.
This is a 4th generation iPod with touch click wheel.
It is held together by little tabs.
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Originally Posted by DeX
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.
A matt finished would have been more true to the "wood" feel, but I also wanted it to be recognizable as an iPod too. Also I used the same finish on the rest of my stuff. It's VERY durable. Even if you scratched the hell out of it, you just clean it up, and pour an thin layer on top.
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Originally Posted by Fod
awesome job, it woulda been great if you inlaid some decals in a lighter wood on the scroll wheel but that's just me being anal :P
how is the touch sensitivity now?
The touch sensativity is perfect, minus one spot, about 1/8", that seems to be iffy. I think it's due to a gap in the two pieces of tape on the back of the wheel. I plan to replace it with a cutout from a larger piece of tape.
The_Pope 5th July 2005, 13:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by breach
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.

Really? I'd love to see them - I didn't find any other wood-based ones in my research. By all means post some links, even if they're not wood based.
The_Pope 5th July 2005, 14:33 Quote
Ironically, I just found this without even looking: http://www.mobiado.com/professional_EM.html
Krikkit 5th July 2005, 17:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Pope
Ironically, I just found this without even looking: http://www.mobiado.com/professional_EM.html
$1900 each!

BTW Zap, nice idea, great crafting, but as DeX said, the glossyness really just ballsed it up for me. How many attempts did that take to get? Or was it just 1 very slow and careful job?
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