The Mother of all Pool cue cases!

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Project by BubingaBill posted 09-14-2018 03:25 PM 1505 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good morning Lumberjocks!! This is my latest creation. A pool cue case like no other. Made from solid Gabon Ebony with hand cut inlays of (something like Ivory) wrapped with sterling silver wire. Chrome locking latches and piano hinge add to the impact of seeing this insane case. But it doesn’t stop there… Inside you will find fine imported sheared Beaver from a New York furrier!10 coats of gloss lacquer wet sanded and buffed to a mirror finish.
It goes without saying this is the most expensive case I have made to date. To show my appreciation to my customer for taking a chance on me and choosing me to build this for him I made a “Table edge rack” from the same Ebony with matching inlays.
A table edge rack is something pool players put on the edge of a table and lean their cues into to keep them safe when they are not shooting.

I don’t know how I’m going to top this one!!

Please let me know what you think of it.

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

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#1 posted 09-14-2018 03:39 PM

very beautiful case…. pool is one great game of strategy … GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 09-14-2018 05:35 PM

Ebony is amazing wood and that is an amazing pool cue case. You mentioned that the white diamond inlays are something like ivory. Holly also looks great next to ebony since it has such a fine grain and stays white rather than darkening or yellowing.

Did you have any problems with the ebony cracking? Seems like most of the ebony I buy is high in moisture and wants to start cracking as soon as the wax comes off the blank.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 09-14-2018 06:09 PM

Thank you guys!
No I didn’t have any issues with cracking. I did buy boards much longer than I needed knowing they would most likely have some cracks in the ends. And they did. The material “like Ivory” is a synthetic-like plastic but it has faint color streaks to mimic ivory. It looks great but I will not use it again for any large inlays. It got soft when I used a finish sander and that caused issues. I ended up block sanding by hand. I have to say I learned a lot making this case.
It is interesting to see black sawdust!

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

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#4 posted 09-14-2018 08:13 PM

Exquisite +, to top this your going to need exquisite ++!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#5 posted 09-15-2018 01:25 AM

Superb. The hand sanding may have been a bigger advantage in that you get to work it slower, and don’t roll an edge, and feel any defects because your closer to it… Then again, maybe not…

Excellent workmanship, excellent look.

-- Jeff NJ

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#6 posted 09-15-2018 11:39 AM


-- Petey

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#7 posted 09-15-2018 04:11 PM

Wow! Awesome case.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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