A chocolate Emperor

I chose the name Emperor for these large sized cases because the first case I was asked to make in this size was for a Namiki Emperor fountain pen. The approximate inside dimensions are 180 mm x 26 mm. Chocolate brown is a lovely colour to work with adding extra coats of dye gives a nice rich colour. As ever I started with a flat piece of Kydex a large dowel and a scrap of leather. After applying some heat the Kydex was rolled around the dowel using the piece of leather. Once the tube was created I welded the … Continue reading A chocolate Emperor

Box for large pens

I enjoy making boxes this one is for large fountain pens by large I mean around 25 mm in diameter and up to 170 mm in length. This is the starting point four pieces of oak this is 15 mm x 40 mm Oak cut to size and mitred ready to be glued up. The pieces of oak are taped together in pairs. Once all four pieces were taped together I did a dry fit before adding glue and fixing the final piece of tape. I allowed the glue to dry for a few hours before fitting a top and … Continue reading Box for large pens

A Switch case

My daughter asked me to make a case for her new Nintendo Switch the basic idea was a storage case that could be carried around. The colours are dark green and black green for the suede and black for the leather. We started with grey board. Which I wrapped in suede with a little padding. The controllers needed some space so I made little boxes for them with some padding and a step. I made these in two pieces an inner and outer I wrapped them individually before putting the two pieces together and gluing them in place. As we … Continue reading A Switch case