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ridewiththewind
09-11-2013, 05:29 PM
...Holder

Sat down today and noodled out a template, then hand-stitched this up. I think it turned out pretty sporty on the first attempt. My fingers are killing me, so may need to invest in sewing awl. Also, before anyone thinks about stealing my hard work, I'm claiming copyright on it.

What do you think? Super easy to keep hold of with the 'ribbed' design.

Lisa

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superpanget2
09-11-2013, 05:37 PM
Very nice! :)

Jason Koopman
09-11-2013, 05:37 PM
Looks cool. Nice job Lisa.

Pidge
09-11-2013, 05:45 PM
Never felt the need for a chalk holder I've always just put it in my back pocket.

Nice job though, it looks awesome.

Hope the fingers heel soon!

ridewiththewind
09-11-2013, 06:03 PM
I use them more as an identifier...so no one walks off with my chalk. Lol!

Thanks for the compliments so far. Thinking perhaps doing them in all sorts of colors...as I can find scraps. Or just using contrasting thread. Wouldn't be difficult to add a stick either.

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Blue Hog ridr
09-12-2013, 02:35 AM
Nice job Lisa. Now you have to get a Popsickle stick and tie it to the holder.

I know how the fingers feel. I made a couple pairs of moccasins once with leather needles and canvas thread. Even using a thimble eventually, it was hard work on the fingers and hands. They ached after a session of sewing.

Have you ever seen the bead work on a ladies traditional native dancing dress. I can't imagine how long it would take with all the bead work but someone gave me a ball park figure of 5 K for one dress.

AlexandruM
09-12-2013, 02:41 AM
Nice look.

But I don't see any difference between Predator and Master chalk. In fact, I think Predator made more mess.

macguy
09-12-2013, 05:26 AM
...Holder

Sat down today and noodled out a template, then hand-stitched this up. I think it turned out pretty sporty on the first attempt. My fingers are killing me, so may need to invest in sewing awl. Also, before anyone thinks about stealing my hard work, I'm claiming copyright on it.

What do you think? Super easy to keep hold of with the 'ribbed' design.

Lisa

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Not sure you need all that stitching. You could wrap wet leather around a form. Once dry glue the one edge. Then cut at each of the folds, folding in the 8 segments then glue on a bottom piece. Once dry cut away the excess and finish. You can also dye the leather at this point. You are sort of making a small leather box and it can be done in any number of ways.

It is also not really necessary to have the 8 sides. You can make it round at a size where you have to push in the 8 sided piece of chalk in and it fits snugly. If it is lite leather it should conform to the piece of chalk easily. Actually you don't really need a bottom. Glue a matching piece of leather to the chalk itself and trim. Once the chalk is in the sleeve it will appear to all be one piece.

Just some ideas.

n0th1ng
09-12-2013, 07:36 AM
I guess it would fit octagon chalks only. Would be nice if it could fit any chalks not just Predator ones. Anyways, that's a great work!

mel_smOg
09-12-2013, 07:38 AM
looks pretty cool

FrankieD
09-12-2013, 09:41 AM
Looks pretty sharp. Great creativity!

hang-the-9
09-12-2013, 11:01 AM
That looks great, the side "grips" and the stitching make it a lot more interesting than a smooth holder. And I like the fact that's it's octogonal, more work than a round or square one but also shows that more work was put into it.

My son likes the Predator chalk, if you make some more and they are not 50 bucks or something, I'd get one for him.

Or you could become his Chalk Holder Sponsor :-) He is the Jr 9 Ball State champion of MA and finished tied for 13th in 14 and under at Jr Nationals.

He already has a cue "sponsor" (thanks Ed Bishop) and a tournament sponsor (thanks me), in fact, all of AZB is his sponsor as he got a AZB patch to wear at Nationals, but I'm sure a chalk holder sponsor is the one missing thing that every aspiring pro player needs!

ridewiththewind
09-12-2013, 03:15 PM
Thanks for the responses. It is most appreciated. Looks like I need more leather...lol.

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Maniac
09-12-2013, 03:54 PM
Just don't leave the darn thing on the table when you leave the pool hall!!!

Maniac (like I am known to do)

Bambu
09-12-2013, 04:59 PM
Super easy to keep hold of with the 'ribbed' design.

I dunno about you guys, but that sounds like a condom commercial to me.
Ah well, I guess my mind is in the gutter!

x3dnd3x
09-12-2013, 05:10 PM
If there's a top cover for it as well, I believe you'll be ready to go and have this for sale on Ebay. :)

ridewiththewind
09-13-2013, 09:48 AM
If there's a top cover for it as well, I believe you'll be ready to go and have this for sale on Ebay. :)

Working on that...trying to find the best solution. I have an idea that will work, but gotta get the supply to test it out.

FaithHopeLove
09-13-2013, 10:01 AM
Looking good there.

I think predator should make a chalk holder for their chalks.
High demands around the world I guess?

x3dnd3x
09-13-2013, 10:05 AM
Working on that...trying to find the best solution. I have an idea that will work, but gotta get the supply to test it out.

Good luck on that. :)

ridewiththewind
09-13-2013, 10:49 AM
If these turn out the way I want them to, they're going to be very nice. I will offer the option of adding a stick, like a pocket chalker...while I prefer just the sleeve itself.

If all goes as planned, I should have them ready in time for Christmas shopping. :yeah:

Lisa

x3dnd3x
09-13-2013, 11:01 AM
If these turn out the way I want them to, they're going to be very nice. I will offer the option of adding a stick, like a pocket chalker...while I prefer just the sleeve itself.

If all goes as planned, I should have them ready in time for Christmas shopping. :yeah:

Lisa

Christmas is still so long. :(

And if the product turns out to be better looking than prototype, by the time it reaches my country, Christmas is over. :(

ridewiththewind
09-13-2013, 02:24 PM
Christmas is still so long. :(

And if the product turns out to be better looking than prototype, by the time it reaches my country, Christmas is over. :(

I'm going to try and have some ready to go by mid to late October. I have to order some findings next week.

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ridewiththewind
09-14-2013, 01:17 PM
Found a small piece of natural tanned deerskin that someone else before me tried to do who knows what. I found a better purpose for it! ;)

Tried it out last night. Super soft and grippy. Really pleased how it turned out. Soon as I get paid again, I'll be on the hunt for more deerskin scraps!

Lisa


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jockey
09-15-2013, 02:37 AM
something like this

az8jake
09-15-2013, 06:48 AM
I think it's great as is . I'll buy one when you have stock, black with blue thread no stick or lid is perfect. Good luck Bob J.

coelhojoli5
09-15-2013, 06:53 AM
...Holder

Sat down today and noodled out a template, then hand-stitched this up. I think it turned out pretty sporty on the first attempt. My fingers are killing me, so may need to invest in sewing awl. Also, before anyone thinks about stealing my hard work, I'm claiming copyright on it.


Nice work :grin:

ridewiththewind
09-15-2013, 09:08 AM
something like this

That would be the stuff. :)

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ridewiththewind
09-15-2013, 09:09 AM
I think it's great as is . I'll buy one when you have stock, black with blue thread no stick or lid is perfect. Good luck Bob J.

I'll let you know as soon as I have one done. Thank you!

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ridewiththewind
09-15-2013, 09:10 AM
Nice work :grin:

Thank you very much. :)

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hang-the-9
09-15-2013, 03:45 PM
Found a small piece of natural tanned deerskin that someone else before me tried to do who knows what. I found a better purpose for it! ;)

Tried it out last night. Super soft and grippy. Really pleased how it turned out. Soon as I get paid again, I'll be on the hunt for more deerskin scraps!

Lisa


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I like the black and blue one a lot better.

ridewiththewind
09-15-2013, 04:11 PM
I like the black and blue one a lot better.

I am seeing a trend. Black with blue stitching will be a standard. :)

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x3dnd3x
09-16-2013, 06:02 PM
I am seeing a trend. Black with blue stitching will be a standard. :)

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How about black with red stitching? :embarrassed2:

ridewiththewind
09-16-2013, 06:33 PM
How about black with red stitching? :embarrassed2:

I might could do red stitching. I'll let you know.

JoseV
09-17-2013, 05:56 AM
I just took a square rubber chalk holder and rammed the 1080 in there and it fits really snug.

ridewiththewind
09-17-2013, 10:00 AM
I just took a square rubber chalk holder and rammed the 1080 in there and it fits really snug.

Which I am sure some do. But why not use a holder actually designed to fit the chalk? One where, as the chalk wears down, you can throw a quarter or similarly sized washer in the bottom of, to raise the chalk inside? One that can be identified as uniquely yours?



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macguy
09-17-2013, 10:10 AM
Which I am sure some do. But why not use a holder actually designed to fit the chalk? One where, as the chalk wears down, you can throw a quarter or similarly sized washer in the bottom of, to raise the chalk inside? One that can be identified as uniquely yours?



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Good point. I have been cutting chalk down with a band saw for years as it wears down. I hate a big hole in piece chalk. I then sand the top of the chalk and create a nice dimple just the way I like it.

ridewiththewind
10-04-2013, 05:42 AM
In case anyone is interested: http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=335659

ridewiththewind
10-08-2013, 09:43 AM
I did add some without the horn hair pipe bead....just the sleeve. Will try and get more stitched up today. http://forums.azbilliards.com/showpost.php?p=4385581&postcount=4

JoeyA
10-08-2013, 10:22 AM
YOur chalk holder looks GREAT.

that being said, if you wanted to create an "identifier" that is inexpensive, unique another idea is to create octagonal disks of leather and tool the initials of the person on the octagonal disk which would be glued to the bottom of the chalk. Probably a lot less expensive to create, not as pretty as yours but might get more than sore fingers as a reward. Probably have to find the BEST GLUE for gluing the leather to the bottom of the chalk. Just don't know if it would last.

The more I think about it, I like your attractive looking option because money is secondary as far as pool accessories are concerned.

I like the snooker style leather pouches for holding the chalk. Mine came apart recently and am waiting for the glue fairy to put it back together. :smile:

JoeyA

ridewiththewind
10-08-2013, 10:38 AM
YOur chalk holder looks GREAT.

that being said, if you wanted to create an "identifier" that is inexpensive, unique another idea is to create octagonal disks of leather and tool the initials of the person on the octagonal disk which would be glued to the bottom of the chalk. Probably a lot less expensive to create, not as pretty as yours but might get more than sore fingers as a reward. Probably have to find the BEST GLUE for gluing the leather to the bottom of the chalk. Just don't know if it would last.

The more I think about it, I like your attractive looking option because money is secondary as far as pool accessories are concerned.

I like the snooker style leather pouches for holding the chalk. Mine came apart recently and am waiting for the glue fairy to put it back together. :smile:

JoeyA


Thanks JoeyA...your comments mean a lot! The nice thing about the sleeves, is that they will work in a chalk pouch...they make gripping the chalk much easier. I added the horn/bone hair pipe beads for those who want the more traditional pocket chalker option. I personally prefer just the sleeve myself.

Lisa