I bought a new Greek New Testament that is the same size as a dictionary I already had. I want to be able to carry both in a canvas bag, but without something prying its way between the pages and crumpling them. I decided on a wooden slipcase from black walnut. This is it all finished.
Step 1: Material
This is the piece of black walnut I used. Someone was discarding it. It is 9/16 inch thick, about 6 inches wide, and about 18 inches long, more or less. It has some nice grain figuring in it, but there is also a knot in that part of the board near the far end. The part directly around the knot is not useful.