So I’ve been pondering this idea for a while now, trying to decide if it would work or not.
I work at a precast concrete plant, and basically have access to all the 'crete i’d ever want.
We all do little projects here and there from making tiles for walkways etc to small counter tops and such. You’d be surprised how much concrete can look like granite, given the right treatment.
So the though is this… Build a form for making a box. and maybe one for the face. (This might not be do-able as it would have to be too thin) In order to make holes for buttons, all you have to do is insert block outs where you want them to be, and plugging in the buttons/joystick would be a snap.
Obviously the case would be heavy as all fuck, but If it comes out like it looks in my head, it would be pretty sick. Not really a lap case per say. I estimate that the whole thing would probably weigh 20-25ish pounds.
As far as I can tell, the smallest stone You could use would be 3/8 agrigate, and generally you’d want the thickness of the piece to be double that at least for strength, otherwise it might be too brittle.
I feel like I can make a good argument for how this would work in my head, but the reality might unfortunately be much different.
Any thoughts? Anyone tried anything like this?