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    Default Eyepiece Case/Carry All



    I wanted to try and make my own eyepiece case and create a case that would help me transport a lot of my supplies. I used an old toy box, washed and detailed it. I bought some 1 inch think foam and cut it to fit the inside of the top part of the case. I spray glued to pieces together then added another layer in the back for larger pieces.

    All of the holes I cut with either an 1 1/2 or 2 inch pcv pipe. The pipe I filed down the inside edges to the outside to create the widest cut edge.

    Then I placed the glued layers on top of another layer and placed it inside the bin.
    The bin gives me a lot of space for storage of any accessories I need to take along with me.

    I just can't figure out what to put in the little yellow slide out drawer.

    Hope this helps anyone looking to make their own case.
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    yellow tray=munchies

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    Nice.job on moding it to your needs . I considered that unit .. very nice design ..

    I ended up with two of these one yellow and black and one red and black...

    I fleece lined the top trays in matching colors..how crafty of me..
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    I had a case that looked like your but I decided to use the other but great design idea
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    Finding solutions, and then making them work.
    Always satisfying.

    That's areally nice case!
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