LumberJocks

New Pen Display/Transportation Chest

  • Advertise with us
Project by Brady posted 08-29-2016 02:48 PM 1163 views 14 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the most time-consuming tasks at weekly markets and shows is setup and tear down. This is particularly true for pens that take time to place on a display individually.

The goals over the hot summer months in Houston were to simplify our setup so that every item type was in its own box with a self-contained display.

This is what I came up with for my pens. Constructed of solid white oak, it has a lid that opens for ample storage for pen boxes and spare parts. In the front is easily accessible storage for each of my pen boxes. It also features a pull-out shelf that doubles as a display stand. Each pen box is its own display case once the top slides off.

Finished with boiled linseed oil and a high quality paste wax.

Finding the right hardware was the biggest challenge. I knew that I wanted a vintage feel to it but it is very difficult to find hardware sets with similar finishes. After I found out about Van Dyke’s, this problem was easily solved. All of the outside hardware came from Van Dyke’s Restorers.

While I was building this, I was still selling pens. Now I have a pen inventory problem that I need to solve!

Comments and critiques most welcome.

Brady…

-- Brady, Texas, http://www.MonicaCharlesDesigns.com





14 comments so far

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

9153 posts in 2333 days


#1 posted 08-29-2016 03:10 PM

WOW! Awesome trunk. You realy improved your pen presentation here. I like the hardware.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Brady's profile

Brady

45 posts in 1045 days


#2 posted 08-29-2016 03:14 PM

Thank you very much. I appreciate it.

-- Brady, Texas, http://www.MonicaCharlesDesigns.com

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

23181 posts in 2332 days


#3 posted 08-29-2016 04:51 PM

Brady, that is a wonderful piece and so useful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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

View DaleMaley's profile

DaleMaley

289 posts in 1701 days


#4 posted 08-29-2016 05:08 PM

beautiful job!

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

View drbyte's profile

drbyte

728 posts in 3527 days


#5 posted 08-29-2016 05:12 PM

Great idea and great work too! Beats my old plastic tool box and acrylic stands!

-- Dennis, WV

View Gary's profile

Gary

1215 posts in 3789 days


#6 posted 08-29-2016 10:58 PM

Good looking case and good looking pens.

-- Gary, Florida

View MrFid's profile

MrFid

805 posts in 1369 days


#7 posted 08-30-2016 12:43 AM

Superb work. Very nicely done. A great collection displayed very handsomely. I hope you sell out!!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

View Woodwrecker's profile

Woodwrecker

3927 posts in 3041 days


#8 posted 08-30-2016 02:07 PM

That is a beautiful case my friend.
It displays your wonderful pens splendidly.
Very nice work indeed.

-- Eric, central Florida

View GR8HUNTER's profile

GR8HUNTER

1145 posts in 178 days


#9 posted 08-30-2016 02:14 PM

very good idea ….... I bet you set up very quickly now …......GREAT JOB

GRTAZ TOP 3

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

View Brady's profile

Brady

45 posts in 1045 days


#10 posted 08-30-2016 02:23 PM

I set up VERY quickly now. Ticks my wife off. She use to be waiting on me to finish up, now its the other way around.

Hehehehe.

-- Brady, Texas, http://www.MonicaCharlesDesigns.com

View clieb91's profile

clieb91

3494 posts in 3400 days


#11 posted 08-30-2016 11:37 PM

That is a really great looking display. Hope you will be able to fill it up and empty it several time during the coming shows.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

View WistysWoodWorkingWonders's profile

WistysWoodWorkingWonders

12676 posts in 2622 days


#12 posted 09-02-2016 03:11 AM

wow, cool display cabinet for the pens, great work!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

View JPJ's profile

JPJ

814 posts in 2085 days


#13 posted 09-07-2016 04:07 AM

Nice job!

View BeachBum68's profile

BeachBum68

4 posts in 96 days


#14 posted 09-15-2016 01:54 AM

Beautiful work!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com