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Forum topic by BubingaBill posted 01-23-2014 10:22 PM 1007 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BubingaBill

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01-23-2014 10:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: walnut pine zebrawood modern joining

Ok that’s just my humble opinion. I posted this in my projects and it has allot of views but I’m looking for feedback. So I am trying it here.

This is only made of pine but seeing it’s a prototype and I work in expensive exotic stuff and I don’t earn enough to make firewood out of that if I screw up!
So this is a pool cue case and if you have the vision you can imagine the legs and handle in black walnut and the tube in zebra wood. Looks better now don’t it! I messed up right off the bat with my angles on the tube and this ended up being 8 sided instead of 10. but I lumbered on to see how my first attempt at bent wood lamination would turn out. The legs are only 2 pieces each but the handle is made from 5 thinner slices I made from a 2×4 on my band saw. I was surprised on how easy it was to make the handle when the pieces are cut under 1/8” thick. I had planned on making a mock-up of the end cap bit since I messed up the diameter I thought I should wait for the final build. I would love to hear your feed back on this. In all my years I have never seen a cue case like this!
Thanks for looking!
Bill

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


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MBD

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#1 posted 01-23-2014 10:40 PM

I like it, put more overhang on each end of the handle to match the legs. Can’t wait to see the more “expensive” version.

-- Matt, Mississippi

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vskgaming

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#2 posted 01-23-2014 10:43 PM

Very nice looking cue case. Personally, transportation and putting it down in the pool hall will be a bit troublesome.

From design perspective it looks cool. Dark colored inlays (ebony?) will make it look elegant. But that’s just my opinion.

Very well done…keep them coming :)

-- VSKGAMING

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BubingaBill

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#3 posted 01-23-2014 10:44 PM

OOOOh I like that idea!!
MBD,
You have a good eye! I just picked a point and started drilling.

VSK,
I thought about inlays but I’m thinking of a simple string inlay on the legs. Remember the tube will be Zebra.

Thank you both!!

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

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BubingaBill

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#4 posted 01-23-2014 10:48 PM

I will slap a bit of stain on it tonight and then take some more pictures. Who knows it might give me some more ideas!

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

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BubingaBill

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#5 posted 01-23-2014 10:50 PM

Oh VSG,
The legs and the back end of the tube will be flush. Meaning you can stand it on end, open it, and take out your cue. You won’t have to lay it on a table.

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

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JoeinGa

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#6 posted 01-23-2014 10:54 PM

I’m seeing TWO scenarios involving this case….

1. You walk into the pool hall with that case and NOBODY will want to play you. They’ll assume you’re a SUPER pool player and they’ll figure they dont have a snowball’s chance in hell of beating you.

-or-

2. You walk into the pool hall and EVERYBODY will want a chance to take your money. They’ll assume you’re a SUPER pool player and they’ll stand in line to be the guy who gets to say ”That right. I’M the one who beat the guy with that wicked cool cue case!”

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BubingaBill

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#7 posted 01-23-2014 11:04 PM

I know of a hall where both would happen. Half the room would not go near me and the other half would be fighting to get to play me!!
The ones who run away cant afford my cases and the others would want to buy it!

Thanks for the “wicked cool”!!!

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

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DIYaholic

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#8 posted 01-23-2014 11:11 PM

It is a very stylish case & will be gorgeous in exotics.

A few questions….
How many cues will it hold?
Will there be compartments for accessories?
How much will this sucker weigh in at?
Will there be a beverage holder??? ;^)

I only have one cue, which makes a small case suffice and is easier to transport & store. Others that have multiple cues would surely benefit from additional room.

Looking forward to seeing the exotic version….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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BubingaBill

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#9 posted 01-24-2014 12:01 AM

Randy,
This will hold only one cue. I had the idea of making a small compartment in the but end of the case for accessories. Im guessing it will end up being about 3+ lbs with a cue in it.

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

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#10 posted 01-24-2014 02:16 AM

Hmmm a cup holder…

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

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#11 posted 01-24-2014 02:51 PM

This looks so much better in person but the raw wood does not like being photographed! Here are a few pics after I slapped a little stain on it.

As always I welcome all comments!
Thanks for looking.

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

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