Pics of your EP & accessory cases!!
Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:45 PM
So how are you storing your EP's and your other accessories? I would be interested in seeing your arrangements.
Thanks in advance.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:22 AM
If you have a Harbor Freight nearby bring your wife or girlfriend along. Women love that place
Ok I lied. My wife wont step foot in there. I guess she doesn't like the smell of cheap Chinese made tools.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:40 AM
For miscellaneous stuff, flashlights, gloves, trapper hats, binoculars, other tools, I use a thermal "cooler bag". That bag is about 2 sizes larger than a 6 pack bag. I use cooler bags for storage and transporting various things. They are well built, well padded with the insulation and available in a variety of sizes. New they are $15-$40 but are easily found at garage sales for a buck or two.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:43 AM
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:36 AM
My main EP case is an Underwater Kinetics which is virtually identical to the Pelican cases. I just added my first Pentax XW to the collection of mostly ES 82° eyepieces. The 40 is a TMB Paragon. I also just added the white stick-on numbers to make it easier to know what is what. All this happens because I haven't had a clear night in over 2 months.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:57 AM
I bought a piece of nicely finished, smooth wood at Lowes or Home Depot (can't remember which). I then cut it down to fit inside the case, and cut out the holes for the eyepieces, including a few extra , just in case! I put a sheet of hard cell foam underneath to cushion the eyepieces. I then screwed in a metal strip in the inside front of the case, and added magnets to the inside bottoms of my filter cases. They just "snap" on and off quite nicely, yet hold firmly.
I'm very happy with this remodel!
Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:12 AM
OfficeMax had them. They were hard to find, close to the floor and I walked by them at least three times. I was about to ask and then, there they were. These are the 1/2" size that come with letters and numbers. Plenty in one package. The 40mm TMB was already labeled when I bought it which is what gave me the idea.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:19 PM
They really look nice, & help in identification in your eyepiece case!
Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:04 PM
If you want a Pelican type case you might look here: http://www.cheaperth...roduct/CASE-046
It runs $40 vs $100 for a Pelican 1500 which is about the same size, and it has all the features of the Pelican. In fact it is qualified to STANAG 4280 (NATO spec for ruggedness), so it is every bit as durable. It is what I have and I find it works great. The only very minor down side is that replacement pick-n-pluck foam is available to fit the standard Pelican sizes but I haven't found an exact fit for this one. I can get close enough though so all I have to do is add a strip of foam along an edge. Actually, at the cost for replacement pick-n-pluck foam, it is almost as cheap to just buy a new case at this price.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:27 AM
But just got delivery from Wood Wonders today... wow.
Posted 10 March 2013 - 03:40 PM
ES 68 34mm, ES 68 28mm, ES 82 18mm, TV Nagler T6 9mm, TV Radian 5mm, Baader Hyperion MK3 8-25mm.
Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:25 PM
I have 2 Storm cases and 2 Pelican cases.
They are both excellent cases, and quite similar. However, IMO the locking latches on the Storm case are a lot nicer and easier to use.
With the latches on the Pelican case you need to physically lock/open them over a camming pressure point. On the bigger cases it sometimes needs quite a lot of pressure to open/close them. The latches on the storm case are a double action type latch and you gently push them to lock and push a button to open them.
A no brainer for me, I will always buy the Storm case in preference to the Pelican case, from this point forward.
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