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Leather Sneaky Pete Cue Case

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Such' started by Ebbtide, May 27, 2018.

  1. Ebbtide


    Aug 20, 1999
    Or, my hand is finally strong enough to hammer for hours :)

    A commissioned cue case for a fellow called "Deke"
    I showed him a marker rough of an idea I had and he basically said "I'll take it."
    I had to explain that it was a life sized sketch and didn't have a case to sell.
    Then he said "Make it for me"

    A 2 piece cue that looks like a plain old bar cue is called a "Sneaky Pete"
    So this could be a Sneaky Pete case, or as I like to think of it as an homage to Seinfeld, a pool cue case that looks like a pool cue [​IMG]

    The CPC stands for Courageous Pool Collective. Deke's pet project.


    The lid. It lifts off like the fishing rod cases of old. The strap is kept in place by a magnetic clasp under the rack of CPC balls. The triangle rack will keep the lid from falling off the keeper strap.

    And the bottom

    Firsts... using my airbrush to apply the dye. Let me say that I am a convert.
    Sewing the bevel cut lid around the top and using the diamond awl. One hole, stitch, make another hole, stitch.
    After I got a rhythm going it wasn't all that bad.
    Applied the Resolene with a clean sponge after pouring it out in a small container. Dryed it with a hair dryer and buffed the heck out of it.
    Followed Dave's instructions about the antiquing (on the lid) and it worked a treat. Thanks.

    As always, thanks for looking.
    Low_rez, Bradenk1987, knoefz and 2 others like this.
  2. darkmatter35


    Aug 21, 2011
    Great craftsmanship, the owner will like that.
    Nystagmus likes this.
  3. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    Ebbtide, Great job! John
  4. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Wow !! !! That came out really nice ! Nice work !
  5. robgmn


    Oct 30, 2015
    "Thanks for looking", nothing! Thanks for sharing!
  6. Ebbtide


    Aug 20, 1999
    Thanks all!
  7. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Nicely Done !
  8. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Glad that antiquing idea worked for ya! Great work as always. Always imaginative.
    Ebbtide likes this.

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