Posted by Find a on July 16, 2003 at 20:01:01:
In Reply to: Help! Flight Cases posted by MB on July 16, 2003 at 15:34:53:
good cabinet maker*. Round up some 3/16" plywood, dense (charcoal gray) foam rubber, and some heavy duty hinges, latches, and edge/corner brackets.
*...maybe a retired one or talented amateur woodworker who might offer you a "friend" price.
Have you considered using a LOT of bubble wrap and good cardboard cartons? This is just as protective as a "flight" case. Also, what about "surface" shipping way ahead of time - and with one or two cardboard cartons?
Walt Johnson is NOT hard to "get ahold" of...Try PHONE instead of emails. They don't seem to check emails as often. Sometimes, they have fiberglass "shells" all ready-to-go, except for the interior.
Enjoy your adventure!