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I took some fabric that I had lying around and decided to make a holdout for my cups and balls (loads). All I did was sew a large pocket around the three balls and made sure there was enough leeway. Then I attached some Velcro onto it, so that I can detach it whenever I want.

The holdout attached to the case.
When the case is closed
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A view from the inside (open case)
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The actual holdout.
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The Velcro inside the case.
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Nice...it's reall nice to see people making quality props, out of household materials.
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Have you used it? I would love to hear how it worked in practice.
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On 2008-10-03 00:09, MagicMatthews wrote:
Have you used it? I would love to hear how it worked in practice.


I am working with it currently, and so far it has been working well.
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That is a useful looking hold-out. Any problems with angles?
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Looks great
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On 2008-10-03 06:20, JamesTong wrote:
That is a useful looking hold-out. Any problems with angles?


Unfortunately, yes. People from left and right can see it, but head on and at 30 degrees to left or right it is pretty much invisible.
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I believe the name for what you made is a Servante.
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On 2008-10-05 00:26, Dan Watkins wrote:
I believe the name for what you made is a Servante.


I believe you are right!
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Thank you Dan!
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Can't you buy something like this off the shelf, and if so, where can I get one?

I'm sure I saw something like this at a convention but I don't remember what it was called or who made it. Anyone? Anyhow, its a fantastic idea, but I'd rather not try and make one myself.

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Dill sells a servante for about $15. his is adjustable and more than just a pocket. It attaches to a close up pad.
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This is one case of where reading can be of a lot of service. The servante is a concept that has been around for centuries. Check the Hoffmann books.
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On 2008-10-13 02:37, Bill Palmer wrote:
This is one case of where reading can be of a lot of service. The servante is a concept that has been around for centuries. Check the Hoffmann books.


I never claimed it was an original idea, just that I made my own.
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On 2008-10-13 02:37, Bill Palmer wrote:
This is one case of where reading can be of a lot of service. The servante is a concept that has been around for centuries. Check the Hoffmann books.


I never claimed it was an original idea, just that I made my own.


You are right, Here in the café always there are people that they search where bitting though if has not where .... Good work,
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You've got some ideas there that you would never find in Hoffmann, since Velcro hadn't been invented and none of the old servantes are appropriate for attaching to a briefcase. Making it so that the servante can be pulled loaded and ready to go out of the case as you open it up to remove the cups and balls and then at the end, when you put the cups away, back inside it goes... that's a great idea and not in Hoffmann's books or any other old books as far as I know. Congratulations!
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Thanks spellbinder!
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