|Project by BubingaBill||posted 10-16-2013 07:06 PM||3005 views||2 times favorited||20 comments|
Everything started almost 3 years ago when I decided I wanted a nice case for my prize cue. Nothing on the market looked good enough so I decided to make my own. I had a budget of almost nothing so I called my brother who I knew had an incredable amount of walnut and asked if he could help. He can make almost anything and has but he could not grasp what I wanted to do. He kept telling me this would warp because he only deals with 1” thick or more solid wood. I told him I will not be leaving this unlatched and by keeping it closed and dry I should not have an issue. I was right!
He planed down the center of the lid a base to 1/4” thick and the sides are 1/2” with mitered corners. My case has been knocked over several times at home and at tournements and not one crack or problem of any kind!
Once I started bringing it to the poolhalls and bars for league nights people kept asking when I was going to make more. They went nuts for it and it was then I decided to build a few and see what happens.
After overthinking this a few times I thought “why build a cheap case when there are so many of those already on the market”? So I started looking into exotic hard woods and ended up buying a nice selection to make 10 cases. I thought that would be a nice round number and give the customers something of a selection.
I have included in the pictures a copy of my facebook page image. It includes a discription and prices of my cases or you can go to facebook and search WAF custom cue cases and find me.
So far my cases only hold one cue so I decided to make a 2-sided case to hold 2 cues and it’s coming along but it’s big!
I’m designing a somewhat round case now for just one cue and as you can see by the pictures I just can’t make these like the normal stuff on the market! This will be a long Decagon shape with access on one end. I am currently asking everyones help with the design so please feel free to help!!
-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!