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My new best customer, Evil Nod from the Made-by-Bacteria Forums, last week commissioned me to to make two cases for his two new portable gaming system commissions he just took on. These again were just case shells that I made up from wooden molds. Though this was a simple design for both of them, the thicknesses were a bit of an issue and when trying to form both at once, I ran into issues and had to redo them a couple of times. But it’s still a learning process.

These cases are not fully finished in the sense that they are cut to their final thickness. Evil Nod likes to cut them down after the fact so he is sure he has enough room to make it work. Can’t say I blame him and it saves me a step, but that’s why they don’t look like they line up properly. They will when he cuts them down.

You can view his progress on both builds at the links below. Looking forward to seeing the progress when they get across the pond!

Evil Nod’s SNES Commission

Evil Nod’s N64 Commission

Also if you’re new to my work, you can see other successful portable systems that I did case shells for!

Word has started to get out a bit about the case making work that I do and I received two case commissions to do in a week and more are in the works! Below are the two I’m working on now.  The first is for a modder out in sunny California by the user name of CptDemos. A larger but neat design, the idea was to make the case look as much like a Sega Dreamcast controller as possible. Of course I couldn’t get it perfect because I wasn’t sure of the internal dimensions he needed to work with so I had to leave as much open space as possible which restricted the depth of the cuts. But he’s happy with where it’s at right now and have to go ahead to finish the mold and vac-form it.


The next is for previous customer Evil (neil) Nod for a commission he’s doing for a Sega Megadrive portable. Again, Neil is based over in Derbyshire, UK so this will be the 3rd casing I’ve done for over seas. This is a very very basic mold, 4 edges, 4 corners although I still have to round them. It will make for a quick form though and this one should be on it’s way early this week!