The suitcase project.

The elegant IXO Collection suitcase with a vintage look for DIY projects.
Bosch – Seven steps to your IXO suitcase.

Simply make it yourself.

Seven steps to your IXO suitcase.

You will need the following materials:

  • 1 vintage suitcase, or another suitcase of your choice
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 pencil
  • 2 pieces square timber, e.g. 48 × 27 mm, each cut to the internal length of the suitcase
  • 2 modelmaking strips (oak or pine), 10 × 20 × 100 cm (for securing the screws)
  • 1 wooden board, 5 mm, plywood, e.g. with oak veneer
  • 1 piece leather, approx. 30 × 30 cm, 2 mm thick, untreated
  • 12 snap fasteners
  • 20 short screws

Step 1 of 7.

Saw wooden boards.

Cut the wooden board to the internal dimensions of the suitcase and make markings for the positions of the leather straps.


We recommend using the following tool for this step:

• 1x jigsaw, e.g. PST 650

Bosch – Saw wooden boards.
Bosch – Glue square timber pieces.

Step 2 of 7.

Glue square timber pieces.

Using a hot glue gun, glue the square timber pieces to the bottom of the suitcase, along the inner long sides.


We recommend using the following tool for this step:

• 1x hot glue gun, e.g. GluePen or PKP 3.6 LI

Step 3 of 7.

Cut leather straps to size.

Cut the leather into individual straps and cut them to the required length for each adapter.


We recommend using the following tool for this step:

• 1x IXO

• 1x IXO universal cutting adapter

Bosch – Cut leather straps to size.
Bosch – Screw on leather straps and snap fasteners.

Step 4 of 7.

Screw on leather straps and snap fasteners.

Screw the straps and snap fasteners onto the markings and secure them with the modelmaking strip which you have cut to size.


We recommend using the following tool for this step:

• 1x IXO

Step 5 of 7.

Screw on leather loops.

Screw two leather loops onto the reverse side of the board so that you will be able to lift the top panel later on.


We recommend using the following tool for this step:

• 1x IXO

Bosch – Screw on leather loops.
Bosch – Create space for materials.

Step 6 of 7.

Create space for materials.

You can use another leather strap to create space for your ruler, pencils, etc. inside the lid – use a piece of wood to secure this.

Step 7 of 7.

Keep adapters safe.

Now you can keep all your adapters safe and store other tools in the space underneath them.

Bosch – Keep adapters safe.
Bosch – The adapter suitcase is ready.

The adapter suitcase is ready.

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