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finally got around to taking some pics, the entire case i estimate cost me 50bucks (i got the wood free), its made if of 3/4in ply wood and prolly weighs aboot 50-70 lbs with no sax inside. my original plan was to use the same foam on the inside from my old sax case, but decided to make everything new, i achieved the desired effect by using disposable foam test tube holders(my father owns a biotechnology company) and removing the shape i wanted to achieve over several levels (i also created the neck older in the same fashion). the box for holding stuff in the case was achieved by using thin pieces of wood veneer then upholstering over it.







 

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Beautiful! I want one of these for my Mulli Chu.
 

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So, will you be gigging with this case or were you intending on making a bomb shelter for your horn?:D So how much does it really weigh? You gave a plus or minus of 20 lbs. Beautiful work though.
 

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well my original plan was to make a replacement case for my stock case which was dismal after a trip to Chicago, it kinda got outta hand on the weight department, i hauled t over the the scale in the bathroom and it came in at a dainty 56lbs.
 

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the issue is its home made quality, nice but not really marketable. not to mention the estimite for price would be rather high due to the high cost of decent wood. also i would have issues with fitting the sax without it being here.
 

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not that hard, i think i could make another now that i know the issues with making one (i had to remake the top, first one was to small lol), but it was a bit labor intensive on the details like hiding the nails and getting the hinges to work just right.
 

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Carbs said:
Have you considered making a Tenor Alto Combo case? If you did you might get some serious interest in your cases.
I think he would need to come down in the weight department before he would get much interest.

Baru Dude, if you were interested in making cases for sale, you could take your talents and figure out ways to make super strong cases with much lighter materials. 56 lbs for a bari case is really kind of well lets say, bomb shelter like? You would also need to be Arnold Schwarzenegger like to haul that baby around. What kind of bari are you storing in that case?
 

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Very nice. Congrats!
 

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E.M Winston, im just a poor Mech engineering student. i built my case and i fix my own sax at a machine shop. most of my sax purchases are ebay finds like my 1914 con Cmel i got from a guy who found "a weird sax in his attic" and sold it to me for 200 bucks, i restored 90% of it myself but the last part i had my repair guy do (he threatened to turn it into a lamp if i ever brought it back.). my alto is a Beuschler Aristocrat (the weird small bell one) my pop got for me in middle school. this bari was given to me in 9th grade as a B-day present and its been through hell (also known as 4 years of marching band).
 

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BaruDude said:
decent wood
Do you mind telling us what you used? Thanks!
 

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You should bind all the exposed plywood edges with aluminum or plastic edging. Eventually the edges will split,crack or delaminate. The finish will not prevent this. Good job though.
 
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