Pen Display Box

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Project by Norman1 posted 05-24-2014 09:52 PM 1488 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The is a cherry and bubinga pen display box with two levels of pens. The top inside box is removable and allows access to the second level of pens. The box is finished with 5 very thin coats of shellac and then a light coat of wax. With the wax coating on top of the shellac the box is silky smooth and feels wonderful to the touch.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#1 posted 05-24-2014 10:04 PM

I was just looking for inspiration for a box, and I think I just found it. Its at very beautiful little box you made. thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 05-24-2014 10:25 PM

Looks great. From one who really likes pen and pencil boxes. LOL

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 05-24-2014 11:20 PM

Liked this box and was looking at some of you other projects, and read the one on the pen kits. Loved the look of the pens and working on a artist pencil box for my daughter…err still…. cannot seem to decide which way to go with it… Been looking around at a lot of different Cantilever style boxes.

Was thinking how I would display the pens, and with my daughters box in mind. Started wondering if you thought of doing a multi-tiered Cantilever style box. Something along the lines of the wood pencil artist box or the old multi-tiered cigarette boxes. Which would give you a box that allowed you to easily display them upon opening the box.

Pop’d into mind so figured I’d mention it.

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#4 posted 05-25-2014 12:04 AM


I didn’t consider a cantilever design for any other reason than I didn’t think of giving it a try. If you make your box with one drop me an email letting me know.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#5 posted 05-25-2014 01:21 AM

Great looking pen box. I have been toying with coming up with some pen cases that I can build in a production mode to sell on my Pen Site. Nice job on this case.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 05-25-2014 12:38 PM

A very nice way to display, and carry a load of pens. Nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 05-25-2014 03:13 PM

Great looking pen box. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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