A gift for the wife...

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  1. Robert Hall

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    As some of you know my wife shoots the smaller format 4x5 and we have recently added a new member to the family, a 4x5 Wista.

    It looked a bit naked so I decided to kill 2 birds with one stone and build a leather case for it. Included are a couple of pictures of said case. It should make a nice gift for her for the holidays.
     

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    Beautiful camera and great leatherwork.

    "Ashes Than Dust"? What am I missing?
     
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  3. Robert Hall

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    Thanks.

    The quotation is from Jack London:

    “I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”

    Its one of Tif's favorites.
     
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    A great gift that you made with your own hands Robert that I'm sure your wife will cherish.
     
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    Beautiful gift, as is the quotation.
     
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    Wow, cool case! Beautiful work.
     
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    That's great!!
     
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    love takes many forms...and that was truly from the heart
    happy holiday Robert!!
    Best, Peter
     
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    Wow, you made that yourself? Beautiful work. I would be thrilled to receive such a gift.
     
  10. Robert Hall

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    Thanks folks you're all very kind. Tif loves bags so it should be a big hit on our trip over Christmas.
     
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    That is wonderful work, you outta be proud!

    Jeff
     
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    Am I expected to keep this a secret?
     
  13. Robert Hall

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    No, it's actually been a joint venture. She tells me what she likes and I do my best to make it happen. :smile:
     
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    Robert,

    That's just a wonderful gift.

    My wife has a 7x17 camera in need of a case.....when can you have it finished? :smile:
     
  15. Robert Hall

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    It takes about a day and a half to make. I think that would look pretty cool.
     
  16. Black Dog

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    fantastic job Robert!