|Project by mtnwild||posted 06-05-2009 01:16 AM||3604 views||3 times favorited||23 comments|
My brother shoots pool. He has few other interests. So you’d be right to suppose he’s pretty good. He wont admit to it but after sitting for hours on end watching and waiting for my turn I finally quit playing with him.
He is hard to get something special for. He doesn’t need much to be happy. So after all the boxes of chocolate covered cherries, shirts he doesn’t wear and such, I thought I’d try for that special gift.
I’m thinking this will be too fancy for him and might attract attention to him, so I’m not sure he’ll even use it. But I went for it anyway. No special occasion or anything, mostly because I was not sure I could pull this project off.
Basically I built the case and used a cane for the handle. Thought it would be multifunctional for him if he had to wait to get in a club or whatever. Actually I just thought it would be cool.
I used mostly wood I have been saving over the years. The figured maple I found at my local wood workers store. Really love that wood! Then walnut, purple heart, and I think rosewood.
The cane is attached with screws from the inside. The little handle on the door is a piece of deer antler.
I used earth magnets for the door close, lock, and for the little cross piece that holds the cue stick in the holder.
The panels are all floating. The cane has dowels through out.
Hope you like it. I think it turned out well. I made a few mistakes, but nothing that bothers me too much. I’m certainly no perfectionist. It’ll work well for it’s purpose.
Thanks for looking….......................
-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.