I read an excellent review of a fountain pen case with almost ballistic levels of protection and I thought to myself who would need such a case.
The very next day I read in another thread about a member whose pen had been damaged in an accident and I thought that could happen to anyone.
It was an expensive case and although I am not tight I don't have a budget for buying pen cases or pens for that matter.
So the next question I asked was can I make one.
The case reviewed was made with leather and a sandwich of material called Kydex which gives the strength I have found a supplier in the UK and have placed an order.
To mold the leather a mold is required I made mine from plywood
This is my blank my pen is 22 mm in diameter so my blank is 25mm I put this blank onto another piece of plywood and drew around it then cut out the shape.
As you can see I did a little sanding
The blank was fixed to a base
I have read that veg tanned leather can be molded when wet and will hold the shape when dry as I don't have any veg tanned I needed another solution.
After a cup of tea or two I decided to try gluing the suede liner to the leather and then clamp the pieces together when the glue dries the leather should hold the shape.
I am going to let this dry overnight I am hopeful the leather will hold the shape, Although I am sure that the kydex will resolve the shape issue when it arrives.
Thanks for looking