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    The case is not finished yet but I was asked elsewhere which pens this case was designed to hold so I thought I would show them here also

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    I would like to thank everyone on FP geeks for reading and contributing to my adventures throughout 2014 I wish you all a Merry Christmas.

    There are some great projects coming up in 2015

    Thanks again

    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by MY63 View Post
    I would like to thank everyone on FP geeks for reading and contributing to my adventures throughout 2014 I wish you all a Merry Christmas.

    There are some great projects coming up in 2015

    Thanks again

    Michael
    Thanks for sharing it all with us! I love my dragon cover and use it every day. I can't wait to see what you are up to in 2015.

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    I was reading a post about safely carrying a single pen daily on another forum, where someone mentioned carrying a mobile phone around their neck and I started thinking about how I would solve this problem.

    This is my first prototype I cut a slot in a piece of leather that I will use for the back of a case

    IMG_9248 by my0771, on Flickr

    I cut a smaller piece of leather one end of which I shaped like a nib and fed the other end through the slot added a 'D' ring and glued it in place. I will sew through all three pieces later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Lee View Post
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    I would like to thank everyone on FP geeks for reading and contributing to my adventures throughout 2014 I wish you all a Merry Christmas.

    There are some great projects coming up in 2015

    Thanks again

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    Thanks for sharing it all with us! I love my dragon cover and use it every day. I can't wait to see what you are up to in 2015.
    I am pleased that you are using the Dragon cover I was clearing my desk today (resolution no 1)and found the other dragon cover the embossed one I have added it to my ever growing pile of things to finish (yes another resolution)
    I would love to see a picture if you get a chance.
    Michael

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    The next stage in this process is to dye the case the required colour as all of my dye has been stored for the holidays I had thought of leaving it natural but there was a blemish which would have been on the front I decided to dye it next week.
    I found a used dauber on my desk which I thought was either black or dark brown it turned out it was purple never mind I soaked it in a small amount of water and applied as many coats as possible.

    IMG_9254 by my0771, on Flickr

    I forgot to take a picture before sewing the tab in place

    IMG_9258 by my0771, on Flickr

    Here are the front and back pieces before they are joined together

    Thanks for looking

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    Final step for today front and back glued together with the template for the nib style fastener I will make the cut tomorrow

    IMG_9262 by my0771, on Flickr

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    Beautiful work. I can't wait to see the finished project.

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    Almost finished I have sewed around the case I just need to trim the edges and dye them

    IMG_9266 by my0771, on Flickr

    The back of the case is not too tidy it is very difficult to get the stitches straight on both the front and back if the awl does not go through the leather straight then the stitch will be off line

    IMG_9276 by my0771, on Flickr.

    I think as a proof of concept it works .

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    Edges dyed and polished

    IMG_9289 by my0771, on Flickr

    This case is large enough for a MB 149 size pen

    IMG_9294 by my0771, on Flickr

    The 'D' ring is secure and very strong

    IMG_9291 by my0771, on Flickr

    Thanks for looking

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    One of my resolutions this year is to finish some of the projects that I have started

    IMG_9303 by my0771, on Flickr

    When I came up with the idea for this case I did not know enough about leatherwork to realise that it would be very difficult to sew together I had to cut a pair of needles in half to enable me to sew it.

    IMG_9308 by my0771, on Flickr

    Inside of the case there are three suede wrapped cylinders which hold the pens in place and stop them from rubbing against each other.

    Thanks for looking

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    The black and yellow look fabulous together on the case. Great work.

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    I am pleased to say that the black case is mine.

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    I am still having some issues following my fall in November so I have just been doing light projects I was reading a thread on fpn regarding rigid slip cases that would protect a pen in a front trouser pocket.

    I lightly shaped two pieces of kydex to provide the rigidity I rounded the corners to prevent accidents when in the front pocket


    IMG_9315 by my0771, on Flickr


    Inner suede and outer leather


    IMG_9319 by my0771, on Flickr


    Kydex pieces ready to insert into the front and rear pieces


    IMG_9325 by my0771, on Flickr


    Ready for assembly


    IMG_9327 by my0771, on Flickr


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    I am going to call tis one a failure I don't like the way it turned out. especially the closed end although it folded in ok.

    IMG_9338 by my0771, on Flickr

    This is the end I don't like

    IMG_9334 by my0771, on Flickr

    I am happy enough with the open end I tried to make it slightly smaller to keep the pen inside the idea was to squeeze the two ends together to allow the removal of the pen

    IMG_9336 by my0771, on Flickr

    I have a special box for this type of prototype after all they cant all be perfect.

    Thanks for the support

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    I have had it in my mind to make another folding style multi pen case and yesterday I decided to form some leather

    IMG_9341 by my0771, on Flickr

    My original plan was to make a five pen case three on one side and two on the other I assumed I could form all five slots in one go clearly it was possible however once I had formed the section it seems a shame to cut it up so I am now considering leaving it and making a large 9 pen folding case / display stand.

    In this style
    IMG_7344_1 by my0771, on Flickr

    Currently there are only two on in Australia and the other is in japan

    IMG_7160_1 by my0771, on Flickr

    Looking back I started this pair in January of 2014 and finished in May of that year, I did say that I would not make another but I might

    Here is my second effort at the pocket pen case it was still wet when I took this picture

    IMG_9354 by my0771, on Flickr

    I plan on hardening the leather by drying it and then sealing it.

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    My single pocket pen case has now moved to a third prototype as the second version although it worked well in the fact that it would not bend had an issue in that the front piece was a little thick for a clip to ride over without stress.

    IMG_9363 by my0771, on Flickr

    So number three is now almost ready for suede, I have had a thought of making an outer case for this pocket case so it would fit inside

    http://www.thepenguardian.com/products.html

    Similar to these by pen guardian although mine would have a Kydex inner so it would offer a lot of protection

    If anyone has any thoughts I would like to hear them.

    Thanks

    Michael

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    I have started making a custom case for an fpn member in the style of the one in the centre of the picture above.

    I cut out the leather and made a grove for the stitching front and back I then used a pricking iron to mark where each stitch will go.

    After this I used an awl to make the holes for the stitches and glued the suede liner in place.


    IMG_9368 by my0771, on Flickr


    The next step was to sew the two pieces together.


    IMG_9376 by my0771, on Flickr


    I now need to soak the leather in cold water so I can form it to the correct shape to hold the pen once this is done I will apply black dye to the wet leather.

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    Final steps on this case I shaped a piece of 15 mm dowel to match the lower half of a pen soaked the leather and pushed the dowel into place after that I used a piece of 20 mm dowel to shape the upper part of the case it is a bit of trial and error to get this correct.

    IMG_9382 by my0771, on Flickr

    As the leather dries it will shrink slightly I need to remove the dowel before it is too dry so it will be a snug fit for the pen.

    I am also working on a surprise project but I cant tell you because it is a surprise

    Thanks for looking

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    Here is the finished case it is two pieces of 5 mm thick leather lined in black suede and sewn together.
    The leather has been soaked and dried which has hardened the leather so it will retain its shape but also so it will not bend or deform in any way.


    IMG_9398 by my0771, on Flickr

    Once the leather is fully dry it has been sealed with carnauba wax to seal it from moisture.
    This case will be of to its new home next week,
    Thanks for looking
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