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Chuck Fields Re-New - 03-17-2019, 05:57 AM

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I had bought a new case from Mr. Fields 4 years ago and had sellers remorse almost immediately after I sold it to a great AZer who posts often. 4 years later I was fortunate to buy this https://forums.azbilliards.com/showt...01#post6347701. As you can see from the pix and Philosophers very honest description I knew it would need a refurbish
So I contacted Chuck and inquired if he could do it. Chuck replied immediately and since he is retired and no longer has his shop he graciously provided full details and what I would need to do it myself. A couple hours of elbow grease along with brasso, Angelus red and black shoe polish, leather conditioner and patience and I think it's almost back to 'like new,. also a little WD 40 on a rag run over the zippers, they open and close perfectly smooth.

Hopefully I'll be able to attach some "after pix"

Interior and Cue protection: very soft sleeves and nice snug fit, it rate it an absolute 10

Leather: very high quality, soft, supple and very durable, polished up very nicely, I used my wife's Coach conditioner and it feels as soft as her hi-end bags, another 10

Construction: I don't know enough about how Mr Fields built this but, it's as sturdy as can be and after four years of use, maybe a little hard use, it looks and works great. I have owned a lot of cases and from almost all the top makers, so with that limited knowledge and experience, another 10.

Aesthetics: this case is gorgeous. Guess what? Another 10

I obviously really like Chuck's work and this case.

He improved on my only negative comment when I reviewed the first case I got, that was the ease of getting my hand in the pocket. The center zipper works very well.

Too bad Chuck retired, I think his work will be sorely missed. Enjoy your retirement and thank you for all your kind assistance and information.

Now I'll try to add pictures.

Regards all.
Dave

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Rivet replaced and black polish. Brasso does a great job on solid brass


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This was a lot of fun and rewarding


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03-17-2019, 10:51 PM

Great job with the case! Now I am having sellers remorse
  
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03-27-2019, 04:49 AM

Looking nice!! That center pocket zipper seems like a nice option for sure.
  
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05-08-2019, 08:05 AM

Great job!

I, too, have a Fields case that is need of a little TLC. I desperately need the bottom "feet" replaced.

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