loading

Step 13: Support Straps

In places where things may roll away (like the shaker) or may fall and break when the case opens it can be helpful to add a strap to hold things in place.  I used navy blue leather.  Vinyl would work and you could use a woven fabric but be sure to finish the edges in some way if you use a woven fabric.

After a lot of searching through craft stores and hardware stores, I settled on using skirt hooks and loops for the closure. 

The holes on the metal loop part are very close together - too close for drilling holes into wood.  I attach the metal loop piece to a square of leather and then attach the leather to the wood.  Drill holes in the wood that match the holes punched in the leather and sew the leather to the wood. 

Create strap of fabric long enough to be attached to the wooden case and hook to the loop.  At one end of the strap attach a metal hook with consideration taken to the angle, side of the leather, and overall positioning of the strap.  Attach the strap to the case.

For the straps that hold my glasses in place, I wrapped the dowels in leather and attached the hook to that piece of leather. 

To hold the tongs, I made a loop of leather.
<p>Nice idea well done</p>
<p>Nice job! The link to your blog entry is broken... removing the date from it will fix it.</p>
<p>The perfect gift for a lawyer or politician. Now, about building this laser cutter? I seem to have misplaced my neighbor's.</p>
Old Fashioneds.. yeah. :D Great work, way nicer than my Executair 100 (?).
You can't deny that the simplicity and straight-forwardness of the Executair 100 would make it a lot easier to serve your self after a few rounds...
<p>I have since acquired 6 more portable bars... one is leather exterior and wood/velvet interior... yours is still the nicest one, though. :D</p>
<p>This looks like the very expensive Item like 150$/&euro; great</p>
<p>Awesome Instructable.</p><p>A shame all my work travel is by plane, I wouldn't want to have to check this. I guess I could fill the bottles when I touch down, but that kind of negates being able to have exactly what I need in the travel bar.</p>
This design is well done. I like the Art Deco look (or maybe it's just a 1920's look) because that's when cocktails were king. <br> <br>How much does the full kit weigh when loaded up? Can it be carried with one hand, or it is more of a luggable?
Thanks, it was something I wanted to make to have around for forever and I really thought about how to design a functional object that will last. <br> <br>It is around 20lbs when fully loaded. It can be carried with one hand but 1) It is a second hand suitcase, I'm not exactly sure how abused it was before I bought it, 2) I don't want to put unnecessary pressure on it and risk breaking it, 3) It is a bit heavy for me to carry and any momentum that builds up when carrying/swinging it can pull me over pretty easily so I carry it with a careful lift.
<p>Then maybe better with a carry on luggage with pull out handle and wheels :)</p>
<p>I thought I was the only one who felt like this I also drink whiskey, scotch, cognac, and usually I have to bring my own bottle places but don't like drinking out of plastic cups or not having drinks to mix or chase. Thanks for this I will be attempting this myself. Nice job </p>
<p>Funny and useful ! </p>
<p>Wow, that's a great build. Impressive work. Nice detailed instructable with great photos, material list, and step-by-step instructions. Nice use of laser cut pieces! Great work!</p>
awesome
This is amazing! I concur with asandoval7
I will for sure be telling my mom about this she will use it a lot!!!!!!!
This is brilliant, so so classy!
Thanks a million pounds a bit like that and it will take a while now available on this product out the new one for me is a great deal on a daily rate for this transaction is an automated response free of viruses as the one you want a copy for the use the information in it to you soon
Very cool little drinking travel kit! Might need to add something to my site about drinking games www.halfnakeddrinkinggames.com.
This is very cool! I might need to add something to my &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.halfnakeddrinkinggames.com&quot; alt=&quot;Half Naked Drinking Games&quot;&gt;website about drinking games.&lt;/a&gt;
That's cool I might make one for my dad
So here I am online looking for <a href="http://www.cardboardboxes4u.com/shop/cardboard-boxes/stock-boxes.html" rel="nofollow">stock boxes</a> and I am brought to this page. This is so creative, and intriguing! Thanks for sharing.
I hope you win! Good luck.
<a href="http://www.adcvietnam.net" rel="nofollow" title="cong ty thiet ke webiste"> cong ty thiet ke webiste </a> | <a href="http://www.adcvietnam.net/thiet-ke-website.htm" rel="nofollow" title=" thiet ke webiste "> thiet ke webiste </a>
<a href="http://www.adcvietnam.net" rel="nofollow" title="cong ty thiet ke webiste"> cong ty thiet ke webiste </a> | <a href="http://www.adcvietnam.net/thiet-ke-website.htm" rel="nofollow" title=" thiet ke webiste "> thiet ke webiste </a>
<a href="http://www.adcvietnam.net" rel="nofollow" title="cong ty thiet ke webiste"> cong ty thiet ke webiste </a> | <a href="http://www.adcvietnam.net/thiet-ke-website.htm" rel="nofollow" title=" thiet ke webiste "> thiet ke webiste </a>
<a href="http://www.adcvietnam.net" rel="nofollow" title="cong ty thiet ke webiste"> cong ty thiet ke webiste </a> | <a href="http://www.adcvietnam.net/thiet-ke-website.htm" rel="nofollow" title=" thiet ke webiste "> thiet ke webiste </a>
Ahhhhhh beyond cool. Now to incorporate a record player or an app that notifies your friends of the location of the suitcase bar when its opened.
QR code with the 'subscribe' link stuck on the side of the case.
Thanks! I need to become friends with someone who owns a suitcase record player and we will be a traveling party duo! Wherever we are there will be a party. ;)
Will carry one with me in my travel car. Thank you. <br>http://shanaihaku.naturum.ne.jp/e1554121.html
<u><strong>WOW<br> what a good job !!! </strong></u>
I just saw this idea today selling at World Market. Original price was $600+, marked down to $350. So to make this yourself is a HUGE savings and a very cool item to have. Thanks for posting it. Here's the world market link where they're selling one: <br> <br>http://www.worldmarket.com/product/clyde-steamer-trunk-bar.do?&amp;from=fn
you are my idol!!
very good good job
Congratulations on being a winner in the digital fabrication contest!
Thanks! I wish I had won the CNC router but I'm sure I can do lots of fun things with the goodies at Inventables.
Congratulations on being a finalist in the be prepare contest! (Look at you go ya little contest ninja!)
Beautiful and practical. I love this!
Thank you!
Now it just needs a Fuller Brushes advertising logo on the outside of the case. Awesome.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Suitcase-Picnic-Table-and-Speaker-System/ <br> <br>this travel bar reminds me of this other instructable that made a picnic table out of a suitcase. couple the travel bar with this picnic table and you can have a good party anywhere. I could also use this set up for organizing all of my gadgets too. add some foam to protect everything.
I love this, especially all your finishing touches. It has given me a great idea for my sewing machine and all it's paraphernalia. Think I'd rather a bar though...
Making a beautiful compartmental box exactly to fit your sewing machine parts would be awesome, too. Maybe add a compartment or two to your sewing box to hold a few bar-like items. ;)
Ingenious! Love the idea of a bar &quot;to go&quot;!
Thank you! You have everything you need all tidy and in one place. :)
My wife loves a classic Manhattan!
Your wife sounds like a fantastic person.
That is great; a winner for sure.<br> <br> You might get on well with this guy. (1 minute and 20 secs in.)<br> <br> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQmEKOS55RA" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQmEKOS55RA</a><br> <br> from the film Bunny and the Bull.

About This Instructable

368,592 views

1,720 favorites

License:

Bio: I'm a visual artist and fashion designer. I make pretty things. I post pictures of what I make on my website: http://theantibromide.com
More by antibromide: The Makeup Box Zebra Cookie Cake Christmas Cookie Forest
Add instructable to: