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    Did you hit browse and navigate to the file on your computer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_d View Post
    Very nice!! Functional & keeps the vintage handle in tact. Thanks to all for the wealth of info. Now if I could only figure out how to post pics. When I get the files ready and click upload files, nothing happens.
    How to upload files to the Cafe. Read all the way through this.
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    Way to go Sue. Wish I had one to do and show you the technique I was talking about. Looks good and should last a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pops1 View Post
    Way to go Sue. Wish I had one to do and show you the technique I was talking about. Looks good and should last a long time.
    Yeah, I figured it wasn't quite like what you described but it seemed to work and is pretty comfortable in the hand.

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    Let's try this... Success!! Before & after. Sue's is prettier. I'll try her method on my Snakehead case handle.

    Thanks for all the help uploading pics.
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    I like the variegated coloring!

    The mandolin inside the case looks cool, too.

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    It's a Regal. Several sources put it as an early 20's Presentation Model.

    I'll work on proper pic rotation next.....
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    I know this thread is a bit old but I just found this web page for doing a leather restoration to get it back to an original look.

    https://www.instructables.com/Repair...uggage-handle/

    I do like the paracord idea though and might try it on mine. I probably have at least three or four handles to do, though,. I would rather play.

    BTW my autocorrect wanted to change “paracord” to “paranoid.”
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    Jim, I will tell you that my paracord handle cover looked great when I finished it, but the loops have compressed, and a good bit of the inside cardboard part is showing again. Possibly it would have helped to put about 7 or 8 more loops on, but I'm not sure I could have fit them at the time. It's still functional, but doesn't look so awesome. I feel like I'm going to have to re-do it at some point, but like you, I'd rather spend time playing them.

    pops1 said he had a better approach but didn't have an example to show at the time.

    BTW, your case is great. I find I really like and appreciate cool old cases.
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    Sue, I don't have a pic to show, but I can tell you the technique. When you wrap you go under the rap so it locks each wrap, like a half hitch. Pull each one tight and it will make a cool spiral around the handle. It should stay tight. This technique is used for decorative use on boats. There is another way that is the same half hitch, but you rotate and do one over, one under and the spiral doesn't result.
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    I just looked on Steve Kirtley’s site and while there is a whole page on repairing cases, there is nothing about the handles. However, there are many posts on his Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vint...nstrumentcases

    Actually Mike Lettieri has the best success with wrapping with thinning leather and hand sewing. Steve K mentioned possibly using papier-mâché to fill any gaps in the under structure. After the original leather wastes away ther is nothing but paper that continues to dry out and flake off. Here’s Mike’s first attempt (looks pretty good to me.): https://m.facebook.com/groups/vintag...0099648085868/

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