Carbon Fiber Briefcase

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  1. thoke

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    #1 thoke, Mar 14, 2017
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    Carbon Fiber Briefcase

    Carbon fiber shell - epoxy/carbon autoclave cured.
    Matte exterior finish with catalyzed polyurethane clear coat.
    Black Alcantara interior and handle.
    Neoprene rubber edge trim and feet.
    Lid support struts with internal coil spring and damper.

    NC-machined 6061-T6 aluminum components.
    Mil-spec extruded 2024-T351 aluminum hinge.
    Black anodize finish per Mil-A-8625, Type III, Class 2.

    Dimensions: 412mm x 290mm x 50mm.
    Weight: 3.8 lbs.

    $3.2k USD. Please inquire via PM for details.
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  2. TurboRegal84

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    Wow....cool piece!
     
  3. Carbonio

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    Very nice piece and slick looking design. GLWS.
     
  4. Ferrrrarrrri

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    Nice case! GLWS
     
  5. FarmerDave

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    That's gorgeous.
     
  6. enzo thecat

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    Fhwoah. Thats friggin cool.
     
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  8. randomlambo

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    What is this for? I mean what would one carry in here? Valuable paperwork? Gun and wad of cash? Maybe a Ferrari SD2 or SD3 cable?

    Other?
     
  9. Drive550PFB

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    I like it. Can you make it about 100-125 mm thick instead of 50?
     
  10. thoke

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    #9 thoke, Mar 15, 2017
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    I’ve been using a similar sized Porsche Design case for the past twenty years. It’s finally falling apart and needed something to replace it, so I built a few of these.

    Top pic shows what’s usually in there on my business trips. Next two pics show a case used for carrying a MacBook Air 13-inch and MacBook Pro 15-inch. One of these cases was used on the Syfy program The Expanse, Season 2, Episode 5 for the atomic football.
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  11. thoke

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    The mold that the CF shells were made from is net height to minimize the NC trim operation. Increasing the case thickness will require a new mold. It can be done and would be a special build. At the moment I've no plans to make another mold.
     
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    Tom my compliments on the design and execution. Given the ultra low production and the number of custom parts in the assembly the price is actually quite good. If Ferrari made these they could command 5X the price for no reason other than the yellow box. For sure any buyer that appreciates quality over a fancy brand name will have for themselves a very exclusive part. I'd love to be a buyer but it is just out of my snack bracket. Best of luck with the sale. I'm sure any buyer will be very happy.
     
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    Very cool. Love it. And love The Expanse!
     
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    Laptop included ;-)
     
  16. thoke

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    Thank you.
     
  17. thoke

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    The air inside the case is included, but not the laptop.....
     
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    Thank you showing potential sizing/use...really fantastic bit of kit.
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    Great looking case. Looks like something that James Bond, would carry an array of weapons in!
     
  20. cheesey

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    add a Kevlar liner if it doesn't take up too much interior space... to turn it into a ballistic shield... actually it could be a great add on feature to any case
     
  21. darth550

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    That thing is bad ass! :D
     
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    Chas, You need to buy this so I can carry it to court once in a while.
     
  23. scudF1

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    That's a cool briefcase.
     
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    very cool :)
     
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    What a beautiful looking item.
     
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