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Anne-Sophie

So wonderful that you are back to making your beautiful and unique cases!

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Glad to see you're feeling well enough to get some work done, despite the long-covid diagnosis.  In Canada I've read reports that say that people with long-covid seem to be getting over their symptoms after vaccination, so there's still hope that you can beat that soon as well.

 

The cases continue to stun!

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Thanks Dennis I had my first vaccine (Astra Zenica) about 5 days before I developed symptoms. I have to be honest I believe it would have been much worse for me being classed as vulnerable from a medical point of view had I not had the vaccine.

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I have made this case backwards starting with the outer covers and then making what I call the insert.

 

51093931377_d919d74084_c.jpg2021-04-04_12-51-36 by my0771, on Flickr

 

This is only possible because I took the time to make the new molds.

 

50941585648_bf7e594985_c.jpg2021-02-14_11-44-47 by my0771, on Flickr

 

For more details on my current projects please visit my blog.

 

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On 4/3/2021 at 2:24 AM, my63 said:

Thanks for the kind words. once I was happy with the red colour I added some black.

 

51091946883_fc9987a7bf_c.jpg2021-04-03_10-11-41 by my0771, on Flickr

 

I am pretty sure this is close to the colour I was asked to create.

 

I’m pretty sure it is, too 😉

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I may have jumped a few steps in the process here as you can see the case is stitched and the edges have been trimmed and finished.

I have made the toggle / pen rest from a piece of bog oak, time to make some holes an finish assembly.

 

51105834475_855eb4032b_c.jpg2021-04-09_02-29-30 by my0771, on Flickr

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Anne-Sophie

Such beautiful piece of art to protect fountain pens with style.

 

Truly unique.

 

So happy that you are feeling better!

Is it fair for an intelligent and family oriented mammal to be separated from his/her family and spend his/her life starved in a concrete jail?

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Thanks Anne-Sophie I am feeling much better now. 

A colour scheme that is quite tricky to get right from some angles it almost looks black, take it out in the sun and the red really shows through. I made the toggle / pen rest from ancient bog oak, The leather ID tag has my makers mark on both sides.

I was not sure about this idea when I was asked to make it but I have to admit I love it now.

 

51106327972_5f03d1a277_c.jpg2021-04-10_01-16-54 by my0771, on Flickr

 

This case is finished now and ready to go to its new home

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A symphony in transparency! Soo beautiful! Congratulation on the masterpiece! The owner will be thrilled!

 

I am so, so happy that you are feeling better!

Is it fair for an intelligent and family oriented mammal to be separated from his/her family and spend his/her life starved in a concrete jail?

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As Monty Python used to say "Now for something completely different" No making of pictures this time.

One of my neighbours asked me to make this as a keep sake box for his daughter.

 

The box is made from mdf to prevent movement and wrapped in white Italian leather.

51120400867_c300831d28_c.jpg2021-04-17_02-10-56 by my0771, on Flickr

 

The tray and edges are Ash which has been finished with wax. The inside is lined in pink suede.

 

51121762725_75e34de64b_c.jpg2021-04-17_02-11-08 by my0771, on Flickr

 

A little personalisation.

 

51120989151_51bf2cbe1b_c.jpg2021-04-17_02-22-46 by my0771, on Flickr

 

Thanks.

 

 

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The next case on the list is a five pen case for Montblanc 149 fountain pens.

After forming five pieces of Kydex over the 149 mold I wrapped them in suede.

 

51129165096_ce7b7592e0_c.jpg2021-04-21_01-11-36 by my0771, on Flickr

 

As this is a first five pen case I needed to make a new mold from scratch.

 

51129374048_f6973d7fcd_c.jpg2021-04-21_01-11-56 by my0771, on Flickr

 

Here you can see the wet leather in the mold, the plastic sheet is there to protect the leather from the wood and to protect the wood from moisture from the wet leather.

 

51130280735_d734866009_c.jpg2021-04-21_01-12-07 by my0771, on Flickr

 

The front cover is out of the mold for some dye.

 

51129225049_6bd63b3b97_c.jpg2021-04-21_01-12-27 by my0771, on Flickr

 

Once it has dried out I can assemble the pieces.

 

 

For more details on my current projects please visit my blog.

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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On 4/17/2021 at 11:55 AM, my63 said:

As Monty Python used to say "Now for something completely different" No making of pictures this time.

One of my neighbours asked me to make this as a keep sake box for his daughter.

 

The box is made from mdf to prevent movement and wrapped in white Italian leather.

51120400867_c300831d28_c.jpg2021-04-17_02-10-56 by my0771, on Flickr

 

The tray and edges are Ash which has been finished with wax. The inside is lined in pink suede.

 

51121762725_75e34de64b_c.jpg2021-04-17_02-11-08 by my0771, on Flickr

 

A little personalisation.

 

51120989151_51bf2cbe1b_c.jpg2021-04-17_02-22-46 by my0771, on Flickr

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

Breathtaking! A keepsake indeed!

Is it fair for an intelligent and family oriented mammal to be separated from his/her family and spend his/her life starved in a concrete jail?

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Thanks Anne-Sophie I appreciate your comments.

The five pen case is progressing.

 

51136728044_8a93bd2dce_c.jpg2021-04-24_09-42-18 by my0771, on Flickr

 

As ever mistakes can happen and shortly after taking this picture, I found when punching the stitching holes that the back panel was not glued in the right place. As I had started punching the holes I had to remake the rear panel.

My view on mistakes is they happen, I wish I could stop making the same ones. I must have made this same mistake 3 or 4 times now. It is important to fix it correctly even if that means remaking the whole case.

 

I have also started working on a project for the London pen show, more details will follow.

 

51129374958_5cf0b925c6_c.jpg2021-04-21_01-12-42 by my0771, on Flickr

 

 

For more details on my current projects please visit my blog.

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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4 hours ago, my63 said:

Thanks Anne-Sophie I appreciate your comments.

The five pen case is progressing.

 

51136728044_8a93bd2dce_c.jpg2021-04-24_09-42-18 by my0771, on Flickr

 

As ever mistakes can happen and shortly after taking this picture, I found when punching the stitching holes that the back panel was not glued in the right place. As I had started punching the holes I had to remake the rear panel.

My view on mistakes is they happen, I wish I could stop making the same ones. I must have made this same mistake 3 or 4 times now. It is important to fix it correctly even if that means remaking the whole case.

 

I have also started working on a project for the London pen show, more details will follow.

 

51129374958_5cf0b925c6_c.jpg2021-04-21_01-12-42 by my0771, on Flickr

 

 

 

Your pen cases are works of art and it always seems they are made like magic, but over the years, you showed, that sometimes, a project doesn't come as smoothly as it seems.

 

Oh! The London pen show is now definitely on!

 

Beautiful suede colors!

 

 

Is it fair for an intelligent and family oriented mammal to be separated from his/her family and spend his/her life starved in a concrete jail?

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Thanks Anne-Sophie I should point out that I wont be at theLondon pen show but some of my cases will be.

 

51138577875_c48346cd77_c.jpg2021-04-25_03-15-17 by my0771, on Flickr

 

Stitching in progress, I have trimmed the sides to their final size all that is left is edge sanding and finishing before a final polish.

 

For more details on my current projects please visit my blog.

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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The five pen varient is new to me, Just to keep things interesting my next order is for two five pen cases for ASC fountain pens.

My stock of Kydex took a hammering to make all of these, I dont keep a stock of them. I mold them as needed.

 

51154940468_0499b06e9b_c.jpg2021-05-03_09-23-42 by my0771, on Flickr 

 

I ordered a fresh suede skin because I knew it would be needed, it arrived just in time.

 

51155494569_5e3ef3e7e0_c.jpg2021-05-03_09-24-22 by my0771, on Flickr

 

As I was wrapping the pen tubes in the suede I had the outer covers in their mold. In this picture one is dry the other is wet this explains the colour difference.

 

51154710931_f4b3edc09d_c.jpg2021-05-03_09-24-57 by my0771, on Flickr

 

Test fitting the outer cover.

 

51154710276_378b260886_c.jpg2021-05-03_09-24-35 by my0771, on Flickr

 

Dye is next

 

For more details on my current projects please visit my blog.

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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