|Project by BubingaBill||posted 06-29-2014 04:02 AM||2516 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
I finally finished my latest cue case. This one was built to a customers specs and tastes. It will hold his vintage pool cue with 1butt and 2 shafts and some accessory knick knacks. The walnut is over 80 years old from the history I know about. This is my first attempt at mitered corners with splines. If you cant tell the slines are Purple Heart and the inlay is Zebra wood. The blue dot in the center is a glass piece my neighbor’s wife made for me. I was asked to inlay the guy’s initials in the lid but if he backs out of the deal I would be stuck with a case made for him! I told him I would but I would make it look more like art. If you look closely at the inlay and cover the lower half you are left with a “W” and when you cover the upper half you see a “M”. Will Murphy should be happy with this.
Also this is the first case I made with using PVC pipe cut in half for the trays for the cue pieces. I glued in some batting for quilting and then glued in the fabric. I also added a leather strip around the edge as a gaskit. I finished this with a satin laquer. The handle is real ostridge (spelling?) skin sewn and assembled by a local leathe shop. I dont like the cheap latches you see at the local stores so I go with a leather tab rivited at the top and a large snap at the bottom. The brass corners were also requested but I like the added bling it brings to the project. I welcome any and all comments!!
-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!