Carved Pen Box

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Project by MyChipCarving posted 03-01-2016 11:54 PM 1183 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Chip Carved Pen Box
Basswood box with pen. I did not make the pen.
Finish is universal sanding sealer, gel stain, lacquer

Here’s a video showing this carving.

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#1 posted 03-02-2016 12:41 AM

Very nice! Those are very deep cuts for the chips!



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#2 posted 03-02-2016 04:25 AM

Such a master, Marty. You make it look so easy.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 03-02-2016 11:10 AM

VERY NICE. I love it.

Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 03-02-2016 05:18 PM


-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 03-02-2016 06:03 PM

Realy beautiful carving, you are very skilled.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 03-02-2016 06:13 PM

man i wish i had the patience to carve,you do some very nice work great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 03-02-2016 06:42 PM

Marty, this box is so beautiful. You’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 03-02-2016 10:35 PM

That is a beautiful presentation box … but after the pen goes into the shirt pocket, what happens to that finely carved box? Is there a secondary use for it??

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#9 posted 03-02-2016 11:39 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments.
Grumpymike – it is a pen box meant to sit on a desk to keep the pen. I can’t think of a secondary use? Single cigar box? :-)

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#10 posted 03-03-2016 12:49 AM

Hey thanks for that explanation, My wife and I will sleep better now. ... So the pen lives in this box and not in the shirt pocket … I get it now. (duh)

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#11 posted 03-09-2016 11:14 AM

Very slick Marty.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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