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    Default Successful "mycasebuilder" adventure



    I already had a decent amount of gear, but was poking around craigslist anyway. (Anyone know how that is?)

    I found a W.O. 110 FLT APO, with a fancy Vixen Sphinx mount for a *very* fair price, from a woman selling her late father's estate. I thought I might find eyepieces in the deal, and sure enough, there were EPs, Polar Axis Scope, OIII filter, deluxe TAMRAC camera bag, and more. In fact I gave her an extra $600 over our agreed price for the scope/mount combo for all the accessories. The EPs were 3 Pentax XLs and a couple WO EPs. All like new - beautiful stuff.

    Long story short...I've since sold a bunch of duplicated gear I'd already owned, but still have way too much gear for my hacked-up, makeshift fishing reel case. I bought a "retro" box on eBay, and went to mycasebuilder (BTW - I don't work for them). The case was only $30, but the custom foam is not cheap - over $100 for my (big) piece of foam. Great customer service, and it's really fun to design the foam on their site's on-line CAD tool. Really fun. Like up-too-late-messing-around-with-your-design fun...

    The custom foam can be PE (firm polyethylene, pool-noodle material), or Ester Foam (Polyurethane - common grey spongy padding). After talking to Bruce at mycasebuilder, I went with the PE for more durability.

    Here's a pic of the finished product. It's cleanly cut and neat. The Top row of EPs are all 2", and the next row are 1.25" (but just as big) Pentax XLs, so I needed a lot of room.

    Very satisfied here. I elected to not have straight rows, and could get a little more foam in between pieces. Measure carefully, i.e. with a caliper.

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    Default Re: Successful "mycasebuilder" adventure

    So this what you do with your cloudy days/nights,,Hmmmmm
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