Hand-Carved Eurorack Synth Case

Reader Kyle Passen let us know about this custom, hand-carved Eurorack modular synth case that he created.

The case features intricate carvings on each end:

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Here’s what Passen has to say about his custom Eurorack case:

I designed, carved, and built the case myself using simple hand tools, mostly. It’s a 6u x 104hp finger jointed case made of mahogany and poplar wood, which were sustainably sourced (i.e. – i lucked out at a recycled materials hardware store – $2 for the piece of mahogany!).

My background is in art, specifically printmaking, and my most recent work has involved hand carving electric guitars and amplifiers. I also draw a lot, I love music, and I find the modular world reeeeally intriguing. I guess building this case was a way for me to participate in the modular world a little bit without actually owning any gear.

I don’t own any modular equipment (yet); I would love to get into it, but obviously, I have other resource-consuming interests that tend to take up most of my disposable income.

As far as the subject matter goes…

I like drawing people. It’s hard, challenging. When I started working on this case I was itching to carve something but I wasn’t exactly sure what. Sometimes you just have to start. So a human face seemed like a good idea. The little gear-like bits at the bottom were just for fun. The opposite side I was thinking about maps and landscapes. I like drawing geometric and organic forms and they tend to show up a lot in my work.

You can see more examples of Passen’s work at his site.

5 thoughts on “Hand-Carved Eurorack Synth Case

  1. Thanks everyone for the positive words! This piece and others are currently available for sale. If interested contact me through my website and we can talk details.

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