Chocolate and orange pen case

This case is for a reader of this blog I think the colours will be quite striking.

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I already had some kydex so I was ready to start. I heated the Kydex to the correct temperature and used a scrap piece of leather to form the kydex around a dowel.

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This piece was a little on the short side so I made another one which worked out fine after gluing the seam I cut a piece of suede and wrapped the tube in suede.

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I am going to leave the tube to dry for a little while before I can start on the leather outer cover.

Here is the outer cover well it will be

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Once the leather has been cut although the edge is almost smooth it just needs a little attention from the edge slicking tool.

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Time for chocolate sadly it is only dye

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Once the dye was applied I protected the end of the tube with some packing wrap and started shaping the main body

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When I was happy with the shape I applied some glue and marked out the stitching holes.

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Stitching on the main body finished

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After trimming the main body I started forming the top piece which had been waiting in a plastic bag to stop it drying out too quickly.

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I followed the same methods with the top piece as the main body marking the holes and then sewing. In this picture I have also rounded the edges as well as starting to sand them ready for smoothing.

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This case is shinny chocolate good enough to eat although it may be a little on the tough side 🙂

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Here are the finishing touches a walnut toggle a disc for initials if required and a pair of brass gold coloured caps for the thong

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Here are my final pictures chocolate and orange almost edible

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This case is now on its way to its new home I am sure it will be very happy.

Thanks for looking

Michael

 

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