Do you a website where you have finished cases displayed which are for sale John? You really do some great work. I bought one of the Sterling cases as a back up and think it is high quality for the money.
No, my philosophy is that you should be able to spend relatively little and get the best protection available because giving you that protection costs very little to do.
It's a plastic tube with layers of foam rubber and fabric arranged in a protective and durable way.
From there how much you spend is up to you.
Spending $1000 on a some case brands often won't get you as good of protection as a $50 Sterling case.
That's why everything I develop for the protection side of things makes it's way into Sterling's cases. And to be 100% clear Sterling is the only American wholesaler who has switched from the problematic foam core style interiors to the fabric divided padded interiors. These types cost Sterling a little bit more but they don't pass that extra cost onto the customer. The other manufacturers of cases don't want to do our interiors because they are harder to do.
I often say to people that I will put $50 worth of foam and fabric around your cue and then wrap that in as much decoration as you want to pay for.
In my mind the ONLY reason for a cue case is to protect the cues and skimping on the interior is kind of like putting a lawnmower motor in a Mercedes if it's an expensive leather work of art on the outside.
I could rant on this forever but the answer is no, you can get the best protection I can make for less than $100 all day, every day.
This is totally hipocritical but I have to admit....You are one of the very few that I don't have a problem posting marketing type posts outside of the wanted for sale section.
You actually contribute quite a bit of content to the board for the betterment of pool players......that deserves some major leeway IMO.
Plus..you make some fine looking cases....I have never seen one in person...but you seem to portray a great attention to detail when making cases.
Love the black leather cases on your website:thumbup:
Szamboti, Gina, RBlack and others have made some (Breathless Cases). I'm surprised that Someone doesn't make exotic wood cases -with Simonis. How is the new website working out?? I see no mention of the new site?? mark
I like the way you put that JB. You "study" case design.
I have been doing so much of that myself lately and I think I have read everything you have written on the matter that is available online.
Where I have gone now is outside the field. I am leaving cue cases alone. For the moment I am not looking at them. I am studying shoe making, boot making, saddle making, motorcycle jacket construction and other such things. Outside the box as they say.
Your work is an inspiration, but more than that your approach is an inspiration.
I am going to make another case.