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Tri-Metal Touring Case - COMPLETE - 7 pics

Tri-Metal Touring Case - COMPLETE - 7 pics
December 02, 2014 07:46PM
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It turned out just striking.

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I think Jules Verne would have LOVED it!

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The Tri-Metal format really has a punch.

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It WILL accept five of the big Mentos Chewing Gum bits. Or several locks of Yetti hair. Even a small ham sandwich. whistling

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The inside is smooth, but shows the telegraphed impressions of the hammer marks, and the roller engraving. It's framed by a smooth Nickel Silver frame.

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Get one of those "silver cloths" for keeping whatever level of patina you like. Never use Brasso on anything nice. It is full of grit and leaves a white paste residue. The silver cloth leaves nothing behind. Cleans quickly.

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I offered to complete this Amazing Case, to an early buyer for $475us.

This Tri-Metal Touring Case is now SOLD.

Thank You.

Gary
Re: Tri-Metal Touring Case - COMPLETE - 7 pics
December 02, 2014 09:48PM
That's beautiful !
Is the top and bottom of the case the same convex ? It's hard to tell in the picture but I was also wondering ..... With the hammered finish , how do you know when your done hammering? I really appreciate the fine detail on the hinge work and clasp!( call me weird) I would love to see ALL the hand tools ( in one photo) that are required for the expedition case . Don't reveal any trade secrets though .
Re: Tri-Metal Touring Case - COMPLETE - 7 pics
December 02, 2014 11:50PM
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Hi Kurt,

Glad you like it bud. Thanks much.

Yes, the domes are equal in depth and shape.

That would be a good size pile of tools! Seriously.

All sorts of dies and jigs, an specialized hand tools - punches - forming tools.

You asked about hammering. When I hammer the texture, I have to use even strokes. I have to cover the whole surface. I have to have it "appear" to be a Truely random pattern. Can't have "hot spots" - such as 2-3 dimples that overlap too much. Makes what looks like a big hole. You eye goes right to something like that. So; to appear random, you must have amazing control over where you strike.

When I stretch the domes, by hammering; I "feel" the tension in the metal. The resistance. It work hardens as it stretches. I "see" the symmetry as I go around the domes.

Honestly - it's hard to recognize these cases for the work and experience they require. I know you appreciate the inside baseball stuff Kurt. Thanks for asking.

Gary
Re: Tri-Metal Touring Case - COMPLETE - 7 pics
December 03, 2014 09:21PM
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That really came out nice. Someone is going to have something to be proud of and to examine/explain with joy for a long time.
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December 03, 2014 10:08PM
Glad it found a home. Very nice piece of work.
Re: Tri-Metal Touring Case - COMPLETE - 7 pics
December 04, 2014 02:27AM
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Thank You Jerry,

I hope that brings generations of enjoyment.

I want one too! Haha. Every time I walk by it, I jerk my neck with a double take! Wow!

Hope the one in your family is giving good service. thumbs up

Hey - you can always bookmark the page for your kids! Haha. Ooooops - does that give away that they have not called me yet .... ? footinmouth. Nutz ....

Gary
Re: Tri-Metal Touring Case - COMPLETE - 7 pics
December 04, 2014 05:35PM
Fancy doughnut box Gary smiling smiley
Re: Tri-Metal Touring Case - COMPLETE - 7 pics
December 05, 2014 03:10AM
Might could fit maybe one of those Little Debbie "gems" donuts, if you squeezed it in there a bit.

Not that I'm some sort of expert on relative donut sizes. Especially if you ask my wife, who doesn't think I have any business at all eating that sort of thing...whistling
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