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« on: January 07, 2009 10:27:51 PM »

Welcome to my first posted project! This year for my family's Christmas gift exchange I drew my BIL. A tough one under normal circumstances but throw in a $10.00 limit--down from $50.00 last year--and the new rule that every gift had to be handmade or thrift store finds and I had a conundrum. As I was frantically searching Craftster, blogs and the entire web I saw an old school Nintendo someone had gutted and turned into a box. At the time I saw it it didn't really catch my attention too much. However, a few nights latter I noticed our broken and unrepairable Xbox sitting on a shelf. The wheels started turning and this is what I ended up with. Of course when I went back to find the original inspiration I couldn't find it. BTW--my BIL always packs his lunch

I used one leather belt, some bolts, washers, and nuts, the XBox, and some silver bubble wrap looking insulation I found at my local home improvement store. First I opened the XBox by unscrewing some screws and then I started gutting it. After I got all of the guts out I used a Dremal to clear out all of the bumpy things--official term.  I made hinges, a latch and a handle from the belt that I attached with the nuts, bolts and washers. Finally I lined it with the insulation.
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009 11:26:08 PM »

this is just soooo cool!  Cheesy  To quote the button "This Rocks"!  Grin

I take it he liked it??
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009 08:56:52 AM »

hahaha that is AWESOME!
this defiantly rocks!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009 11:20:02 AM »

that's a pretty nifty idea. I love it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009 07:50:18 PM »

That is awesome!!     Ya know, I have a broken xbox also....hmmmmm.   Putting on list of projects!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009 11:31:22 AM »

this is such a cool idea! People will be like oh your carrying around an xbox and then.. you pull out a sandwich ahha XD
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