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Inky Ford
I am working on a Baltic Birch case to carry a lantern, a quart of spare fuel and a drawer for tools and spare bits. 

I like the style of the 242 ventilator ball nuts so I machined some brass drawer / door pulls in the shape of original 242C. The pulls have an 8-32 threaded hole. I've got one on the storage drawer and one on the door.

While I was at it I made some some original style ball nuts with the correct thread size and pitch for the 242 post and some with a 1/4-20 threaded hole to fit other models. 

If there is any interest in the pulls or the ball nuts I'd be happy to list them in the classifieds. 

Thanks, 
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Ridge Runner
That’s awesome! Very nice craftsmanship and machining. I really like how you tied the style of the ball nut into your custom case. 

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Gasman64
That is a finely crafted case, Inky, I really like it! Those 242 vent nut style pulls are a great finishing touch, too, and I think it's a good idea if you list them in "Classifieds."  I bet they'll go quick.
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Colonel_kernel
Wow!  
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GeraldJP
That's awesome! Well done sir
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Inky Ford
Thanks guys! I'm still formulating an idea for a carry handle and door latch. Hope to have it done soon. 
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Inky Ford
A better shot of the drawer pull mounted:

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rob_pontius
Nice work on the case and the pulls. I've always liked both styles of 242 ball nuts. 
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Inky Ford
rob_pontius wrote:
Nice work on the case and the pulls. I've always liked both styles of 242 ball nuts. 


Thanks. I like the other "Canadian style" as well. I don't have an example so I went with what I had. Interestingly, the originals I have show some variation. Some have a finer knurl and others have a more coarse spacing. I went with the wider knurl since it seems to be easier to grip. 
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Inky Ford
A little more progress. Funnel drawer and carry handle. 

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grob
Inky, that is a really fine case. Those 242 ball nuts are really fab. How do you do the splines? Those would really be nice to replace the acorn nuts I have on my Coolman cases. Let me know if you plan to sell some. I would make another 242 case if I ever get one. 1/4-20 is what I would need. What thread is the 242 post? My 220B needs a nice vent nut too. Gar

Link to my cases:
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Birch ply and oak handles and lid.
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SteveRetherford
sweet looking case , love all your details .
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Inky Ford
grob wrote:
Inky, that is a really fine case. Those 242 ball nuts are really fab. How do you do the splines? Those would really be nice to replace the acorn nuts I have on my Coolman cases. Let me know if you plan to sell some. I would make another 242 case if I ever get one. 1/4-20 is what I would need. What thread is the 242 post? My 220B needs a nice vent nut too. Gar

Link to my cases:
https://www.keepandshare.com/photo2/23523/coleman-camping

Birch ply and oak handles and lid.
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Nice work on your case(s). I love all the various designs people come up with.

I have made three different versions:
  1. The original thread size of 11/32"-27 as found on the 242's.
  2. Modified thread of 1/4"-20 to retrofit on many other lanterns. These should also work in your application.
  3. Modified thread of 8-32. These are for fun to use as drawer and cabinet pulls and whatever else.

To make the knurl, I use a knurling tool.  It is basically a hardened steel roller with a knurled pattern on the OD.

This link should give you a better idea: https://www.mcmaster.com/knurling-tools/

I'll list the ball nuts in the classifieds later this afternoon.

Thank you,

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Inky Ford
sweet looking case , love all your details .


Thanks Steve.
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mgmlvks
Nice inspiring case!

OCP. Has original and repro ball nuts

So does eekpay


  
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mgmlvks wrote:
Nice inspiring case!

OCP. Has original and repro ball nuts

So does eekpay


  


Thanks for that information. 

Hopefully someone will be interested in the ball nuts I am offering with the other thread sizes as well. I just posted them in the classifieds.


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Inky Ford wrote:


Thanks for that information. 

Hopefully someone will be interested in the ball nuts I am offering with the other thread sizes as well. I just posted them in the classifieds.




any attempt to replicate 243b vent nut?
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Inky Ford


any attempt to replicate 243b vent nut?


I am not familiar with that one. Post photos or send me one and I'll check it out.
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Pancholoco1911
Inky Ford wrote:


I am not familiar with that one. Post photos or send me one and I'll check it out.
I have to find find an original one, I have one but is a repop 😔  
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Inky Ford
I have to find find an original one, I have one but is a repop 😔  


Post a photo of the repop.  If they are already being made then I likely will not make it.  I only made the 242 cap because I wanted that style for other applications with a different thread configuration. Since I was at it, I made the original thread style as well so now I have a lifetime supply. 😜
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Inky Ford wrote:


Post a photo of the repop.  If they are already being made then I likely will not make it.  I only made the 242 cap because I wanted that style for other applications with a different thread configuration. Since I was at it, I made the original thread style as well so now I have a lifetime supply. 😜





it should look like this. Seller was on Epay and I think he’s a collector too but he takes so long to ship them. Anyways I’ve bought two from him and maybe I’ll need another one. 


thanks 

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it should look like this. Seller was on Epay and I think he’s a collector too but he takes so long to ship them. Anyways I’ve bought two from him and maybe I’ll need another one. 

 


thanks 

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That looks straightforward. If I had a couple original samples I could make some up.
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Inky Ford wrote:



That looks straightforward. If I had a couple original samples I could make some up.


let me know. I have a friend in need of one.  Thanks 
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Inky Ford
Broke out the old Mack brushes and added some art to the case. I've always liked the logo used by the cardboard box company that supplied Coleman. 

I am happy with the line width consistency but I'm way out of practice on keeping it straight. I have sandpaper.

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Ridge Runner
Man, that is spot on!

I like it 👍🏻

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I like it just like it is - an inspired choice!
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Inky Ford
Man, that is spot on!

I like it 👍🏻


mgmlvks wrote:
I like it just like it is - an inspired choice!


Thanks guys. I am working on the lining this week.
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The Warrior
Nice work man. I need to build a few as well. So much nicer than the plastic offerings these days.
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Inky Ford
The Warrior wrote:
Nice work man. I need to build a few as well. So much nicer than the plastic offerings these days.

Thanks, I like the old metal cases but have never been a fan of the plastic ones either. 

I built this case for camping. My next case will be for one of my big hats.  It will be a simpler design without the drawers. I'll keep spares for the big hat in the Deluxe case.
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outlawmws
you would have room on either side of the big hat (and to he back and front).  maybe even space for the Quart can?
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Inky Ford
outlawmws wrote:
you would have room on either side of the big hat (and to he back and front).  maybe even space for the Quart can?


That's a good idea.  I'll see how it lays out.
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