Picture of Hard shell case for cheap
Simple and cheap way to protect my camera.

Step 1: Old blow molded case I had sitting around.

Picture of Old blow molded case I had sitting around.
I finally made the complete step from film to digital. For reasons unknown to me I decided it would be a good idea to store everything in a hard shell. Not feeling like forking over a few hundred $$ for a custom case and wanting a project to do, I remembered I had this old case that a drill came in. It was sitting in a junk room collecting dust, and looked to be a prefit start for this project.
deadsystem1 year ago

nice. good reuse of that blow mold case

hmm I definetly will make one of these with my old power drill case But i will make a bit for my small Dslr camera Then For A Mini tripod and A battery case
dijital1018 years ago
Wal-mart sells a case in the sporting goods department (supposed to be a pistol case) for $7.96. It has 3 separate layers of foam and the middel is scored in a grid so you can just cut out the shape of your camera and it looks really professional. I've got one and it holds 2 canon dslr bodies (with battery pack/grips) pro flash and 2 lenses.
jawoo9 years ago
hey pencilneck, this is an awsome instructable! As a growing DSLR lover (nikon D200) it is becoming quite important to protect your gear and this is the thing I have been looking for! I love it and plan on making it... when i find a case that is big enough to store my camera (that is also not being used)
kiteship9 years ago
The electric carving knife is definitely the trick for cutting foam. I've been using it to tailor upholstry foam for years. Watch out for your fingers on the OTHER side of the foam!