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My stars, your cases have all turned out so beautiful! I am in awe and really lusting after them.

 

Thank yo Kiavonne

You are not the only person to express an interest in the cases I have already taken orders for two of the next batch.

I am making some improvements to my forms the largest will be 1 cm longer and have a longer flap to accomodate longer pens, I am also rounding the edges a little more.

If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them.

 

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Michael

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These are stunning Michael. Now is it possible to achieve a case for a triangular Omas 360? I am looking for one, but thus far have found nothing that will fit it. Vera

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These are stunning Michael. Now is it possible to achieve a case for a triangular Omas 360? I am looking for one, but thus far have found nothing that will fit it. Vera

 

Do you want a triangular case (that would be a challenge) or a round case.

Alc3261 has a sample case that she is testing for me and as she also has the same pen then the adaptions i am making to the form should be fine.

If you send me the sizes of the pen I will make a blank to the size and then it will fit.

I have been playing with my oxblood dye this evening it is phone case mk 3

 

IMG_6010 by my0771, on Flickr

 

The colour is fantastic

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Michael

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I would be happy to take up the challenge I will need the size of the pen so I can make a wooden form for the kydex and the leather.

Are you thinking of all leather or suede for the interior if so what colour suede.

Thinking out loud the flap would need to be an interesting shape but i am sure it can be done.

Michael

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I am so going to follow the progress on this case. I'm pretty sure you'll come up with the right solutions for the challenge.

Scribere est agere.

To write is to act.

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I am so going to follow the progress on this case. I'm pretty sure you'll come up with the right solutions for the challenge.

Thanks for the vote of confidence I will make sure I photograph each stage.

 

 

 

Michael send me pm with your address. Will be happy to send you the pen for measurements..... :D

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I had an early start this morning so I made a cardboard mock up of the Omas 360 I found an extensive review of the pen with dimensions.

Vera sent me the dimensions of her pen and my model is spot on.

 

 

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2844/11402116913_12209da210_o.jpg

IMG_6023 by my0771, on Flickr

 

So this is my starting point for this project rather than having the pen I can check for fit using the model.

 

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7434/11401980465_83ae23ce5a_o.jpg

IMG_6015_1 by my0771, on Flickr

 

The angle of this picture is a little off it is 25 mm to the top of the clip and the other angles are 20 mm.

My next step will be to make a cardboard sleeve that this model will fit into easily which I will make the wooden form from.

 

I am also making a tray for a writing slope as well as the other pen case forms that i am in the process of altering.

 

Thanks for looking

 

Michael

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Michael,

 

You mentioned that the flap for the triangular pen case would be a challenge. It occurred to me that, instead of a flap, you might make a separate slip-on cap which could be attached to the body of the case by a leather strip. The strip would have just enough slack to allow the cap to be pulled off.

 

I have some pictures of a similar idea, but for some reason FPN is not allowing me to upload the files. The cap in the pictures does not slip on, but is secured when closed by a snap closure, so it has a leather "hinge" and a second strip with the snap on it. You could do this or the slip-on type. I'd prefer the slip-on myself, and it could even incorporate a snap closure as well.

 

I can send you the pictures via email if you want to see them since I can't put them here.

 

John

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Thanks for the input John I have made a quick mock up to see if i am on the right track
IMG_6027 by my0771, on Flickr

 

I just used a scrap piece of card from the pile on my desk I did not notice the paw print (Millie is happy her art work has been displayed at last)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7449/11403964323_d2acdd55c0_o.jpg

 

IMG_6029 by my0771, on Flickr

 

 

IMG_6031 by my0771, on Flickr

 

It works with card the question is can I make it in kydex and leather.

 

Time for a cup of tea and a think

 

Michael

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Tea may not solve all of the problems in our world but the box the tea bags came in gave me the inspiration for this
IMG_1196_1 by my0771, on Flickr

 

I am pretty sure that I can replicate the case above in kydex and leather I might be able to hide some rare earth magnets to hold the lid closed.

 

I am not ruling out the slip on lid securing it might be difficult.

 

I have looked at the pen and the sides are not straight but have a slight radius so I am planning on replicating that in the case.

The case will be almost 30 mm high and as I dont have a piece of plywood that thick I have started to laminate four pieces of plywood together to make the form, Getting the shape right might be a challenge in its own right.

 

Thanks for looking

 

Michael

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The blank is complete and I have cut out the basic shape. The blank is quite rough but it is the inside edges that matter.
IMG_1204_1 by my0771, on Flickr

 

 

IMG_1219_1 by my0771, on Flickr

 

 

IMG_1215_1 by my0771, on Flickr

 

As you can see I have marked out the shape that I wish to achieve as there is a lot of material to remove I will use a mini belt sander to help out.

 

M

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I have removed the bulk of the waste material with the mini belt sander the rest will be done by hand

 

IMG_6038 by my0771, on Flickr

 

I have made the blank a little oversize as I will be lining the inside with suede.

 

Time to make a sample I think

Thanks for looking

Michael

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Wow. This is amazing. I'm really liking how this is taking shape.

Scribere est agere.

To write is to act.

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