Hello all and Greetings from Meridian Idaho.
I'm not completely new to leather work - I used to do a fair amount of leather tooling (mostly belts, wallets, and purses for friends and family), but until recently it had been something like 30 years since I last swung a mallet. However even back then I wouldn't consider myself to be any type of expert. Now that I've retired I've decided to get back into it again. So far I've really only done a practice round to get used to the idea of tooling, and made myself a wallet from a Tandy kit. I'm not completely happy with the wallet (it's a bit thicker than I would have liked and next time I'll use a different style of letters), but it will do the job for now.
One of the things that I want to work on is leather cases. I ride with the Patriot Guard Riders to stand flag lines at the funerals of veterans and I'm thinking about making a leather flag case. I have Volume 1 of the Stohlman book on cases, and I'm thinking of a case based on the fishing rod case in that book. However I'll probably start with the Dice Cup described in the book just for the practice.
I look forward to getting (and maybe eventually offering) advice and feedback on hopefully many leather projects.