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Saddle Style Cue Case

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Latest case off the bench, I wanted to do something to pay homage to the leather workers and saddlers who paved the way for modern leather craft and style.
Its a 2x4 with a custom dye job to give it an old worn saddle look, 16" pocket, strap and pad, and a LOT of saddle style stamping.
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Thanks for looking!
Chuck

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That looks fantastic! Someone is going to be very proud to own that case.

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Simply amazing

If my Viking saw this he would be embarassed of his plain box case

If my Viking saw this he would be embarassed of his plain box case

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It looks amazing, as usual! I like the old saddle look a lot.

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That is a pretty nice case!

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that is really nice. stamping is dead on!

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Awesome job !!

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Thanks for the kind words everbody!

Ive always liked saddles, and the borders and filler stamping. Im gearing up to do more carved cases, which was the plan from when I started doing these.

Again, thanks!

Chuck

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Makes me want to test my skills and make one too. Thanks for the inspiration.

R/Derby (Topsnipe)

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Dad-gum beautiful! How'd you finish it; what stains/dyes did you use? What's the color?

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Makes me want to test my skills and make one too. Thanks for the inspiration.

R/Derby (Topsnipe)

Thanks!

Dad-gum beautiful! How'd you finish it; what stains/dyes did you use? What's the color?

I didnt keep the actual recipe as I just mix until I hit what I want. But here is what was in it,

X1 conditioner as a base, small amounts of fiebings med brown, and dark brown alcohol dyes, then a healthy bit of fiebings hilighter stain. The amounts of dye are small, its more akin to tinting the leather instead of dyeing it, keep putting more on till you get the color you want kind of thing. The hilighter fills in the tooling and "glazes" the leather a bit. Then take a spray bottle of water and lightly mist it here and there then wipe off the "glaze" to get the mottled worn look. Its all pretty much a matter of playing around on scrap with stuff to get the look you want to achieve. The final finish is resolene.

Hope this helps

Chuck

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Simply AWESOME!!! I love playing pool also... I have two old George Cue cases I own. One is a two/four shaft and the other is 1/2 shaft case. The bigger one has a zippered pocket, the other does not. I've had them for years and an old Schon cue with two shafts.

What did you use for the inside?

Thanks,

Vikefan

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:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy: Beautifoul. Me parece un trabajo increible.

Thanks for the kind words!

Simply AWESOME!!! I love playing pool also... I have two old George Cue cases I own. One is a two/four shaft and the other is 1/2 shaft case. The bigger one has a zippered pocket, the other does not. I've had them for years and an old Schon cue with two shafts.

What did you use for the inside?

Thanks,

Vikefan

When I made my own, it was PVC irrigation pipe and upholstery velvet. Those interiors cost me over 20 bucks in materials and about 2 hours labor to cut and prep the pipe, cut and sew the liners, then assemble.

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But Ive found a better cost alternative, and now have a case factory make the interiors for me. The new ones are an oval PVC tube, with a padded foam interior. Overall it saves me money, a lot of time and offers great protection for the cues inside. It also has the benefit of a lighter weight, which some people find very attractive. It cut about a pound and a half - 2 lbs off the total case weight.

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Thanks

Chuck

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Nice, very nice work!

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Thanks for sharing this and your methods, such great results!

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Hey @RiverCity can you post the photos here or fix your photobucket account to allow third party hosting.  None of your photos are visible to the rest of us.

Tom

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