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    Default File case

    Just a quick and dirty afternoon project.

    Marking out:
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    Simple stitching and clips:
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    Trimmed and finished:
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    It was probably too much effort for a $4 set of files, but I just cannot stand the sound or thought of them rubbing against each other. Next time I think I will just use a few small rivets instead of stitching. No need for overkill.
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    Probably should add that I gave about 5 mm extra on each slot on the top piece so there would be enough room to slip the tools in without over stretching or stressing the stitching. And I didn't run the stitching to the bottom for much the same reason. less likely for small things to get jammed in the bottom too. Just a bit of trial and error with a couple of clamps to figure out what worked ok.
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    Nice work Q.
    Stitching looks good. I'm about half way round my glasses case.
    Those were the droids I was looking for.
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    Thanks. I don't have a pony, can see they'd be a useful thing. Can't justify forking over near $200 they are asking for them here. A couple of bits of scrap and a long bolt with wing nut...

    To put it in perspective I just bought an entire lounge with fold down arm and back, removable and washable cover for...about $200. See below.

    Someone is having a lend asking that for some bits of wood. Will put one together when I am suitably motivated.

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    Mine is nothing special. Took me about an hour to make with hand tools and scrap wood. I did buy the bolts and wing nuts. So probably $3 outlay
    Make stitching 100 times easier.
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    Those were the droids I was looking for.
    https://autoblastgates.com.au

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    That looks remarkably like the ones they sell here, but the bought ones don't have a swivel base. Nice addition.

    I just had a thought, how would a quick clamp go rather than a bolt...?
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    You need to minimise stuff for the thread to get caught on. I tend to squeeze with my hand then spin the wingnut tight. I've found that the pressure needs to vary a bit depending on what you're sewing. I'll try replacing the wingnut with a cam clamp thingy.
    Those were the droids I was looking for.
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