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    Hey look twins well almost


    IMG_1405_1 by my0771, on Flickr

    Number two of two these will be heading to Japan when finished.

    Thanks for looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by MY63 View Post
    My batch of six cases is now complete some will be sent tomorrow others are waiting until after the Christmas seasonal post to travel in opposite directions around the world.


    IMG_5952_1 by my0771, on Flickr

    Thanks for looking

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    I have the 2nd and last one counting from Lt to Rt.
    They are very good!! Thanks Michael (as always!!)

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    I was working on the second of the pair of cases quite late last night, I trimmed the case to size at any point a small mistake can wreck one of these projects, In this instance I trimmed a little too close to where the stitching was due to go it would have been ok but would not have looked right to me so I have made a new top piece.

    I hope everyone has had a great day and thanks for looking

    Michael
    Last edited by MY63; December 25th, 2013 at 03:15 PM.

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    Sorry for not posting pictures.
    This is the piece I trimmed and then went back and trimmed again (big mistake) I have removed it from the kydex and suede liner.


    IMG_1409_1 by my0771, on Flickr

    here is the replacement top cover it has been soaked and formed over the wooden form and I have put it over the kydex and suede inner to dry I will glue everything together again tomorrow.


    IMG_1408_1 by my0771, on Flickr

    I know it is sad to be doing this on Christmas day but once I saw it I could not leave it as it was I think it took longer to tell you about it than it did to actually do it.

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    I have only just started making cases from leather and in particular cases with Kydex it is used for making gun holsters and knife sheaths it is formed by heating.
    When I was asked if I could make a triangular case for an Omas 360 I decided to give it a go.
    The first step was to make a mould from wood then cut a piece of Kydex and form it over the mould at this point I drilled a hole to take the stud fastener.


    IMG_1412_1 by my0771, on Flickr

    The next step was to soak a piece of leather which I formed on the wooden mould first then I rubbed a pencil on the brass fastener and laid the leather on top the pencil on the brass rubbed off onto the inside of the leather and i was able to punch the hole in the correct place.


    IMG_1415_1 by my0771, on Flickr

    The inside was lined with navy blue suede I have also added an extra piece of leather to cover the screw fitting of the stud which is under the suede.


    IMG_1420_1 by my0771, on Flickr

    I kept the prototype handy to check the details


    IMG_1419_1 by my0771, on Flickr

    I made the back and lid in one piece which I formed wet I made the tab slightly longer to make opening and closing easier.


    IMG_1421_1 by my0771, on Flickr

    The final stage for this post trimming and sewing I hate the trimming as i have been known to make the odd mistake.


    IMG_1423_2 by my0771, on Flickr

    This case is now ready for its colour which is going to be Oxblood.

    Thanks for looking

    Michael

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    wow that is looking superb Michael. Vera

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    Hi Vera
    I am pleased that you like it I have just finished applying the dye


    IMG_1432_1 by my0771, on Flickr

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    These are great! I'm excited to see the finished cases.

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    Finished

    I thought you might like to see the starting point


    IMG_1193_1 by my0771, on Flickr


    IMG_1445_1 by my0771, on Flickr


    IMG_1445_1 by my0771, on Flickr


    IMG_1443_1 by my0771, on Flickr


    IMG_1435_1 by my0771, on Flickr

    If Vera likes it then I will send it out next week

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    You do such terrific work, Michael. Beautiful cases.
    Brad "Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind" - Rudyard Kipling

    "None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain

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    I have to agree, your work is always marvelous!!!

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    Hello Michael,Superb. I am absolutely chuffed with the outcome. Just stunning. Vera

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    Thanks for the complements I am not sure wether to add another coat of dye this is one coat the first time I used the red dye it went black where I had applied too much.
    When I asked the supplier they told me that the leather changes as it is stretched over the form and absorbs the colour differently. So maybe it was not my fault.
    I keep thinking that this case would look really good in green and I don't know why.
    Anyway it's back to the round cases for now unless anyone has got any ideas for the next challenge until I am fit enough to return to wooden boxes.
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    This is my final picture of the Custom Omas 360 pen case for Vera
    I have added a second coat of dye the colour is much deeper now it will be on its way by the end of the week


    IMG_6057 by my0771, on Flickr

    Thanks for looking

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    What an extraordinary custom case this has turned out to be! Thank you for showing us the progresses you've made.

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    Michael

    Your posts and projects are not boring!

    Just saw your post on another thread and just had to respond to it.

    I am still in you debt for the guidance you provided me!

    Best Wishes

    Carl

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    That looks splendid, Michael.

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    Thanks Kia
    Carl it was a pleasure to help you to create your own box which is excellent by the way,
    Thanks to you too Andy and to everyone who has contributed in any way during 2013.
    Best wishes to you all for 2014.
    Michael

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    Wow, how refreshing to see your skils develop, have you thought about increasing the size to hold more than one pen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MY63 View Post
    Thanks Kia
    Carl it was a pleasure to help you to create your own box which is excellent by the way,
    Thanks to you too Andy and to everyone who has contributed in any way during 2013.
    Best wishes to you all for 2014.
    Michael
    Again thank you ! Your projects and posts inspired me to attempt a project I had failed at before - between you and my son guiding me - the aforementioned pen case came into being.
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