I know I promised pics of the redo of the case but after checking it out the wood has major long fractures in the lid so much so that hubby said it would take a lot of glue and clamping and then it might not be real reliable for carry.
Also the wood was very very dry and brittle, I just didn't think it would turn out well but I tried to figure out what I could do to make it work but the changes would have taken it from a FW case to a small travel trunk with a strange strap handle configuration.
I will keep the case tucked away in the garage for another project at some future date.
In the long run I decided that because of what I use the FW's for and because I had a 60% off coupon from Joann Fabrics store today I went ahead and purchased Krickett a brand new cozy home. One I could take easily to sew ins and classes in style. It is a little large but then all of the extra organizer cases fit in the large tote with the FW.
I just couldn't pass up that 60% off coupon. LOL
Here are the pics of her new home and we also put new electrical on her and an electronic foot controller. She is a happy camper now. Gwyndolyn my white FW is a little jealous of Krickett's new case....