Perhaps it's because of the complicated assembly process, or perhaps it's because I've been working on this case in every spare moment for the past 2-3 weeks. Whichever the reason, I just finished the assembly yesterday and now when I look at it I'm still not sure how everything was pulled together. The structure's simple enough to explain: 5 plates of interlocking 9 oz latigo wrapped up in 5 oz latigo. The trick is that each of those plates is pressed against another plate so that the whole structure is under pressure and an integral whole. Once it's all assembled it's rock solid but getting it to that point required some MC Escher-ish thinking and contorting.
For all the toil, sweat, and blood shed the result's turned out pretty nice. It's got a good heft and feel to it. I get the feeling you could probably drop it off a four story building and it'd just bounce off the pavement.