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Project by BubingaBill posted 09-15-2015 02:02 PM 1311 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good morning Jocks,
Here is my latest pool cue case. This has figured cherry for the top and bottom with walnut sides. The splines are from scraps of birdseye maple. 3 coats of Gloss lacquer. Chrome hinge and combination suitcase latches. Crushed forest green interior with silver embroidery.
The drawing I did myself but had it laser engraved. Then I filled it with dyed black epoxy. I used very little blue dye for the cubes in the engraving.
The new owner was blown away! Probably my best case yet.

What do you think?

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 09-15-2015 02:09 PM

This is absolutely beautiful and I know that the client must be very proud of it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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BubingaBill

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#2 posted 09-15-2015 02:30 PM

Thanks Charles
He texted me and said he can’t stop staring at it!!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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CB_Cohick

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#3 posted 09-15-2015 03:09 PM

That’s a really pretty case. Well done! Kind of makes me want to stop doing rough construction and get back in the shop early this year, before the snow flies..

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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BubingaBill

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#4 posted 09-15-2015 03:20 PM

Thanks Chris!
Yes get back into your shop!!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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drewpy

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#5 posted 09-15-2015 04:10 PM

Looks fantastic. Nice work!!

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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BubingaBill

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#6 posted 09-15-2015 06:51 PM

Thanks Drew!!!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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AandCstyle

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#7 posted 09-15-2015 10:06 PM

Holy Minnesota Fats!!!!! That is incredible. I wish I could play good enough to warrant a case like that and the cue to put into it.

-- Art

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 09-15-2015 11:23 PM

I would of been the envy of the neighborhood if I had that in my day. Well done.
I hope the cue stick is worth such a nice home.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Pointer

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#9 posted 09-16-2015 12:46 AM

Excellent job on a beautiful case.

-- Joe - - Laughter is like a windshied wiper, it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.

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Rick M

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#10 posted 09-16-2015 05:37 AM

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oldnovice

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#11 posted 09-16-2015 06:02 AM

A beautiful piece of work!
You could not have picked a better looking wood for this case.
The entire project crafted very nicely.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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rhybeka

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#12 posted 09-16-2015 11:01 AM

I have a FIL who would love it! Excellent work sir!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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BubingaBill

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#13 posted 09-16-2015 02:18 PM

Thank you all for the support. I was worried he was not going to like it but he said it was beyond his expectations!

Dave, the new owner has ordered a $3,000 custom cue. So I can only guess it will look good in the case!!!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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HappyHowie

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#14 posted 01-06-2016 12:16 PM

This case is beautiful work. I was blown away…

-- --- Happy Howie

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