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Michael, I remember that case, such beauty!

 

 

 

 

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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I dont have anything new to share this week so here is another memory test for you. I made this case in 2016 from three small pieces of English bridle leather left over from another project. I bought the yellow nappa leather for this project.

 

25156345124_a769bf6534_4k.jpgDSC_0073[1] by my0771, on Flickr

 

 25160204213_58bcd3c4ea_4k.jpgDSC_0070[1] by my0771, on Flickr

 

25486123730_65d41b7325_k.jpgIMG_20160314_152820[1] by my0771, on Flickr

 

I had planned on selling this case and did advertise it for a short period, However it was made to fit my Delta pens and as they looked so comfortable I decided to keep it. I have to admit I put the case complete with pens somewhere safe and forgot where it was. 

 

26321360052_a067f077c8_4k.jpgDSC_0291[1] by my0771, on Flickr

 

It is still not for sale :)

 

 

 

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

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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This case, I have never seen, because I would have remembered it. it's a beauty!

 

How big is the case? What size is the Rhodia Notepad?

 

Didn't you use yellow leather to make a Pokemon character bag for your daughter ?

 

 

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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Hi Anne-Sophie 

The case is around 8in x 6in or 200mm x 150mm and around 1.5 in or 40mm thick.  You mean this one.

 

26932061268_26e8cd7650_z.jpgpikachu by my0771, on Flickr

 

This yellow is different to the lamb nappa I used for the notebook case the bag leather is 1.8mm to 2mm thick and quite firm, where the nappa is around 0.5mm it is very soft but strong.

I did cut out a briefcase from the thicker yellow leather but never put it together, IIt would need an owner with a personality to match :) or someone with sunglasses 😎 🤣

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

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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No pen cases at the moment, I thought I would share some other projects.

I made this as a proof of concept for someone, The base is the shape of a gaming controller the chrome rods support the pad for the headset. 

 

51832298572_852da463ef_k.jpg2022-01-21_07-06-50 by my0771, on Flickr

 

There is a big project for my daughter coming up my son has provided a render to help with the design process.

 

51825739787_79c323f67e_k.jpgAnna Bed More Light (002) by my0771, on Flickr

 

I expect this to take me a week to make.

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

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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Always in awe about the variety of objects you can make!

 

I understand that the first item is a game console and headphone holder, that is a mighty useful concept because as soon as a pair of headphone is out of its box, it is hard to find a suitable place to put them, when not using them.

 

Are you making the entire bed, or the platform with the drawers? 

 

I still think that you could show picture of the unfinished yellow briefcase, in case anyone is interested in its form and color, to brighten their Spring, Summer and Autumn even Winter wardrobe. 

 

A designer, who wear thick bright red glasses has revived the 1970's bright color layered cheap jewelry look, she sells all that stuff on a tv shopping channel.

Many people, in the U.S, have online artisan jewelry stores, I'd rather buy from them or make something like that myself. 

 

Yellow and Gray were the 2021 Pantone colors of the year, this year it is periwinkle. 

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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Hi Anne-Sophie

I am making the base with the drawers, It is a big project.

 

Here as requested is the unfinished yellow brief case, Actually unfinished is an exageration as it is barley started. :)

 

51867825146_747fe70c3e_z.jpg2022-02-07_02-57-55 by my0771, on Flickr

 

I have a number of briefcases for restoration is anyone is looking for one.

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

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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On 1/15/2022 at 8:52 AM, my63 said:

I dont have anything new to share this week so here is another memory test for you. I made this case in 2016 from three small pieces of English bridle leather left over from another project. I bought the yellow nappa leather for this project.

 

25156345124_a769bf6534_4k.jpgDSC_0073[1] by my0771, on Flickr

 

 25160204213_58bcd3c4ea_4k.jpgDSC_0070[1] by my0771, on Flickr

 

25486123730_65d41b7325_k.jpgIMG_20160314_152820[1] by my0771, on Flickr

 

I had planned on selling this case and did advertise it for a short period, However it was made to fit my Delta pens and as they looked so comfortable I decided to keep it. I have to admit I put the case complete with pens somewhere safe and forgot where it was. 

 

26321360052_a067f077c8_4k.jpgDSC_0291[1] by my0771, on Flickr

 

It is still not for sale :)

 

 

 

 

Oh wow, that is beautiful.  I love it!

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

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Thanks Amber

 

I have been busy with a box for my wife's school.

 

51870431287_c1411024a3_z.jpg2022-02-09_11-26-40 by my0771, on Flickr

 

51870430982_39d5d7b7b7_z.jpg2022-02-09_11-26-23 by my0771, on Flickr

 

51871391071_10d82b5328_z.jpg2022-02-09_11-25-33 by my0771, on Flickr

 

51871472753_741a436987_z.jpg2022-02-09_11-25-46 by my0771, on Flickr

 

51870430622_bc4129a73a_z.jpg2022-02-09_11-26-06 by my0771, on Flickr

 

This box has been designed to protect the box that contains the schools Koran.

 

Time to resume making pen cases. This is a two pen case for Emperor size pens.

 

51872035585_785fc12599_z.jpg2022-02-09_11-21-17 by my0771, on Flickr

 

51870425907_af4efb0509_z.jpg2022-02-09_11-21-41 by my0771, on Flickr

 

51871468328_b095319c1d_z.jpg2022-02-09_11-21-51 by my0771, on Flickr

 

51870426302_7fdfb58d62_z.jpg2022-02-09_11-22-10 by my0771, on Flickr

 

This is a version of the black cherry colour scheme I used earlier, It is actually darker as I used oxblood rather than red dye. I have decided to call it dark cherry. 

 

 

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

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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@my63 Thank you for sharing these!

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, amberleadavis said:

@my63 Thank you for sharing these!

Thanks I appreciate your comments.

All of the pieces of the case are now glued together, In fact stitching has begun as with everything else this is done by hand using high quality thread from Lin Cable in France, Just for reference it is around the same price as gold :) 

 

51873888620_35ec89642a_z.jpg2022-02-10_11-27-45 by my0771, on Flickr

 

I am going to make a template for the flap next. 

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

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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More than gold, ouch.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 2/11/2022 at 3:26 AM, amberleadavis said:

More than gold, ouch.

It certainly seems like it anyway :) 

 

I have received a commission so have started this along side the finishing of the Emperor case which does not have an owner as yet.

The starting point is the kydex which has been formed into the shape to hold the pens. I have added an internal strap to the inside to allow smaller pens to be hooked onto the strap to hold them in place.

 

51883183811_a13040220c_z.jpg2022-02-15_11-25-22 by my0771, on Flickr

 

The front panel is one piece and is wet molded from 2.2mm veg tanned shoulder, this will hold the new shape once dry.

 

51883184741_1d79726516_z.jpg2022-02-15_11-26-14 by my0771, on Flickr

 

I am happy with the shape and can now look to apply the dye.

 

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

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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My favorite pen case has a strap that tightens - I will take a picture of it for you.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, amberleadavis said:

My favorite pen case has a strap that tightens - I will take a picture of it for you.

Sounds interesting, I am always looking for inspiration or ideas to steal depending on your viewpoint :) 

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

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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6 hours ago, my63 said:

Sounds interesting, I am always looking for inspiration or ideas to steal depending on your viewpoint :) 

Well, that is kind of the Microsoft approach embrace and enhance.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks Amber at least I am in good company :) 

 

Although my cases are a little unusual in the use of Kydex to make them super strong without making them heavy. The idea came from another leather worker some years ago from this forum.

In this picture you can see the Kydex pen tubes wrapped in suede, The back panel here has had the Kydex piece glued in place and is waiting to have the suede fitted.

 

51884740367_f6b8de7736_z.jpg2022-02-16_07-00-53 by my0771, on Flickr

 

Test fitting the outer front cover, there is some dye missing on the front edge which I have fixed already. Everything else looks OK.

 

51885709456_6e5e0c6176_z.jpg2022-02-16_07-01-05 by my0771, on Flickr

 

Here is an update on the twin Emperor pen case. Trimmed sanded and dyed the edges need polishing.

 

51886033934_dccb97ee56_z.jpg2022-02-16_07-01-19 by my0771, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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I bought this more than 20 years ago and I absolutely love it.

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The closest I've found is the https://www.shibuiph.com/ pen cases (and I really love their legal folio), but I like my holder better, and I can't find the legal folio for sale.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Amber 

That case has worn well for its age considering it is quite fine leather, I would be interested to know what stops the strap from extending as it is used, I am sure the detail stitching will give it some purchase. Although I specialise in protective cases for pens I have made a number of soft cases, It might make a good future project. thanks for sharing.

I also like the legal folder you linked but their prices are very low.                                        

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

 

https://my63leather.wixsite.com/my63

 

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