My First Laptop
I was cleaning up the basement this weekend getting ready to finish my remodel and came across my first laptop. I used to do all of my drawing on this old thing. It was taken with me on family vacations, trips to my grandma's, and to the lake over the summer. It was also my first real woodworking project as a freshman in high school. I only got a 'B' on the project since I had taken it home over the weekend and finished it there. Because of that my teacher said he wasn't suppose to give me that high of a grade, but said I did a good job on it so I deserved something.
The case is made from walnut, the sides and interior are hardboard that was smooth on both sides (something my dad had around the shop at the time). The lid is held open by two walnut supports that swing up. I also had a couple of old speakers around the house so I wired it up for my stereo cassette player at the time (mp3 player works well in it also). Velcro was just becoming available then, so it holds the speaker covers on as well as the folder to the inside of the lid. Inside I could store paper, drawings, and all of my drawing supplies. At the time it was truely ahead of it's time. To this day I don't think I've seen anything close to it. Anyway, here it is...
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault