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05-24-2022 09:51 AM

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i’ve seen these from time to time, but now that i’m in the market for one, one is not to be found.

any help locating such gratefully appreciated.

thanks


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#1 posted 05-24-2022 10:55 AM

Hida Tools may be sold out of the one you want, but maybe another will do.
https://hidatool.com/list/c/miscellaneous-for-woodworking-tools

Also, do you know anybody who can sew? There is not much work involved in making them.

-- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

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#2 posted 05-24-2022 12:43 PM

thank you. i searched but obviously not with the right term!

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#3 posted 05-24-2022 01:59 PM

For saws i would go with one that has protective sleeves. Otherwise the saws are going to slice up the case. I have had good luck with the suede one i got from Highland tools:

https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/japaneseleathersawcase.aspx

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#4 posted 05-24-2022 02:16 PM

For saws i would go with one that has protective sleeves. Otherwise the saws are going to slice up the case.

Years ago, I bought one of these sets from Tajima – https://www.tajimatool.com/product/japan-pull-set/
The saw blades are not my favorites, but the case has held up very well.
The canvas case I made for my other saw blades has also lasted a long time, but I keep using the plastic blade guards that came with the blades.

I should not really badmouth the Tajima blades like that, either.
I don’t use them for fine work, but they are my go-to workhorse blades for cutting lumber.

-- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

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#5 posted 05-24-2022 07:40 PM

Cut a leg off an old pair of jeans. Secure with a wrap of Velcro. I use the plastic trim from the pebbly plastic panels used in restrooms for edge guard. If too large, I squeeze it flatter with pliers or a vice. It will hold on hacksaw blades by squeezing.

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#6 posted 05-25-2022 05:08 AM

A local leather worker could make one for you. He would borrow you saw to get measurements for it. and will make one for you like the one Highland Woodworking offers. Or if you have a Hobby of Craft store near you. You could buy the materials and make one. Leather from the fabric store and rivets from the craft store. This leather rivet can be set with just a ball pen hammerhttps://www.amazon.com/Tandy-Leather-Copper-Rivet-11280-01/dp/B004353PDW/ref=sr_1_130?adgrpid=1342504261419275&hvadid=83906839023401&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=107655&hvnetw=o&hvqmt=e&hvtargid=kwd-83906861088232%3Aloc-190&hydadcr=4860_13229928&keywords=rivets+for+leather&qid=1653455146&sr=8-130 . The rivet kits I have are for making leather wallets.

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#7 posted 05-25-2022 09:30 PM

i like the idea to have one sewed, but the immediate volume of work for the lady who hems my trousers is focused on prom & bridal gowns.

maybe towards the end of summer i can coerce her into making them!

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#8 posted 05-25-2022 09:51 PM



i like the idea to have one sewed, but the immediate volume of work for the lady who hems my trousers is focused on prom & bridal gowns.

maybe towards the end of summer i can coerce her into making them!

- secharles

Or you could get a more formal one made from her scraps. Maybe a nice royal blue taffeta or something!

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#9 posted 05-25-2022 10:26 PM

Well, the cut off jeans and a roll of Velcro will get you by until then. Not fancy, but it protects the saw.

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#10 posted 05-27-2022 12:46 PM

i like the idea to have one sewed, but the immediate volume of work for the lady who hems my trousers is focused on prom & bridal gowns.

maybe towards the end of summer i can coerce her into making them!

- secharles

Or you could get a more formal one made from her scraps. Maybe a nice royal blue taffeta or something!

- SMP

this is her, so you’re not far off the mark! http://www.alterationsplusinc.com/home.html

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#11 posted 05-27-2022 01:16 PM

Everybody deserves to have a nice outfit, even if they only wear it once a year. :)

-- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

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#12 posted 05-30-2022 11:31 PM

now … if this isn’t a weird idea ….

after watching this video ( https://youtu.be/RSpuLLQ1-FA ), and seeing how bulky they are, i wondered “could a saw case be made from kydex?”

anyone have pros or cons to the idea? maybe even have done it?

thanks

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