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My New Case.....that I made...... - 01-01-2012, 12:02 AM

OK, so go easy on me....I know it looks like a schoolboy made it for a 5th grade project.

I have made a couple or three cases before but never a tube case......

All I got to say is that I am positively giddy like a schoolgirl...I am actually giggling when I look at this thing......

I sewed leather on a sewing machine and I liked it!

First time I ever did that. Heck, I don't think I actually ran a sewing machine at all in 25 years.

I just told myself I was gonna do it as a New Year's Eve thing and I did it.







I don't like tooled leather. Great art, but my dad always said it was damaged leather. I guess he rubbed off on me. I like black leather. Period. I like tube cases. Black leather tube case = serious and/or elegant to me. This one ain't exactly elegant, but I dig it 'cause I made it.


It actually isn't quite done. I have one more tear down to put the tubes inside and trim a couple little things to smooth it out here and there. I may be doing a shoulder strap as well. It's a real mother getting the leather on and off the oval tube...it's TIGHT! I only took it off twice so far, third time will be it. The wife suggested baby powder after the first time. She's smart like that.

I just had to post it.



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Nice case!!! - 01-01-2012, 12:39 AM

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01-01-2012, 07:26 AM

Thank you so much for the compliment.

I seem to have an issue with staffing right now....my supply clerk has a "hair thing", my production supervisor seems to bee more interested in crayons at the moment, and the darned Vice President of Internal Business Development is on Facebook most of the time...... If there were people manning the phones I have no idea where they are........


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01-01-2012, 09:01 AM

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I sewed leather on a sewing machine and I liked it!
Nice work Doc, but you can't say you liked using a sewing machine on a Billiards forum.....
  
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01-01-2012, 09:11 AM

Well I tried screwing a shaft to it and hitting a few balls with it but the damn thing is too heavy.


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Great Work Doc !! - 01-01-2012, 09:18 AM

Awesome work my friend !!

Way to start the New Year !!

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01-01-2012, 09:40 AM

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Awesome work my friend !!

Way to start the New Year !!

........Alan,,,,,,,,
Thanks. And that was a big part of it. It was a New Year thing.

I made a few cases in the past but the only one I still have from back then is this one:






I made that one back in 90/91 and am so happy I still have it. It was converted from an endoscope case, so not such a difficult thing, but it's mine and I made it how I wanted.

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01-01-2012, 10:03 AM

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Thank you so much for the compliment.

I seem to have an issue with staffing right now....my supply clerk has a "hair thing", my production supervisor seems to bee more interested in crayons at the moment, and the darned Vice President of Internal Business Development is on Facebook most of the time...... If there were people manning the phones I have no idea where they are........
I wanna to get in on the ground floor Doc ...but as a potential investor, I'll need to know what the CEO is doing to address these productivity issues...

Seriously though, nice job on the case

Happy New Year!
  
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01-01-2012, 11:44 AM

Thank you!

As for the CEO that no good SOB has been known to frequent pool halls, drink Bacardi, ride motorcycles, and has a penchant for chasing the Vice President of Internal Business Development around the office.

Be that as it may rumor has it that he's going to make another case....a better one.....'cause he's learning.....


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01-01-2012, 02:10 PM

Man, that's nice. When are you going to make big tube cases? It isn't easy to find classic black leather without all the brass rivets and tooling and stuff. A little trim stripe is nice, but most go overboard.


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01-01-2012, 02:41 PM

The tubes are the issue. I am looking for options. I can't afford to buy a whole bunch of them, but if I can come across one or two tubes then I am a go to try something bigger.

I am pretty much form follows function kind of person. I got lucky and scored a goodly amount of some really great leather...that's not what I used on the one above. The one above is very good, soft, beautiful leather, but it's really just for playing with right now. Anything I make will be in any color you like as long as it's black. I am studying boot making, motorcycle jacket construction, and motorcycle saddlebag construction. That's where my construction methods are going to come from....but not on the one above. That was just playing around and learning to sew a little again.

I have a design in mind, it's never been done before as far as I can tell. That's what I am working up to. But I have a lot to learn before I try it. A whole lot.

I don't like tooled leather and have no aspirations to learn it. My father always said it was damaged leather and I guess he rubbed off on me.

Motorcycle leathers have saved my ass more than once and that gave me the idea to begin translating design and construction from that area.

I am a big fan of Fellini, Thomas, Centennial, and their ilk as well as Whitten. Cowboy cases have been done to death IMHO. I am seeing them as a canvass for tooling more than anything else anymore. JB is very innovative and I like his work. But the whole thing with the cowboy cases....yes I see the differences...but when you have to look at slight differences in pocket placement or something to tell the difference or consult an expert to tell the difference between a high end custom versus an off the shelf mass produced case, well, it's just a sign to me that it has been done to death. Don't get me wrong, they are great case design in general and I do know that. Yes, the classic tube like Fellini has been done and re-done as well. But I really like them.

What I made above is nothing innovative at all and really isn't so great. It was a learning exercise and a way for me to celebrate the New Year Holiday. It made me feel good to do it. I'm not looking into going into business, just playing at a hobby. If I would ever sell one that would be quite an honor. You never know.

Right now every time I learn something it creates 100 more things to learn....but I like it that way, that is part of what attracted me to medicine, one's studies are never completed.

Thank you for your kind compliment.


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01-01-2012, 03:59 PM

Very nice case Doc, simple, but nice,,,,,,,,,good luck in the new year,,,,,,,

I hope you have many more to show in the future.


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01-01-2012, 04:19 PM

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The tubes are the issue. I am looking for options. I can't afford to buy a whole bunch of them, but if I can come across one or two tubes then I am a go to try something bigger.
Maybe make your own tubes out of fiberglass - save some money, and have the option of custom sizes
  
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Maybe make your own tubes out of fiberglass - save some money, and have the option of custom sizes
I have thought about that, and I have thought about reforming PVC under heat. Some case makers have some that. I'm kicking different things around. I really didn't want to get into making tubes...but who knows? Maybe I will. More to learn.....


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01-04-2012, 04:51 PM

I just wanted to publicly say thank you. I have been overwhelmed with the supportive responses by PM and email, both from people that I had already had contact with and new people introducing themselves.

This was a fun little project and a learning experience. Because of the nature of the responses I got I now know I will move forward and do another one. It's really still just a personal project. I learned a lot building the first one. And I have a lot more to learn. We'll see how the next one turns out and I will be sure to post it. It will be a tube case, but with design and construction improvements.

The past few months have been difficult for me on many levels. I have been absorbed with my hobbies in part as a means to cope with that. I undertook this project to try to boost myself a little, to accomplish something that I wanted to do. I made it something of a goal. It really felt good to actually do it, and I tell you it was not easy. But the real great feeling has come from all of you and your positive supportive comments.

Very sincerely, thank you.


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