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Project by Notw posted 09-30-2016 02:35 PM 1405 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this pen box and pen for my boss at work who has taken a promotion and is moving on. The box is based off the the scrap wood jewelry box design the Wood Whisperer just did. The box is made out of Walnut and Padauk with black felt lining and brass rods for the hinge, it is finished with 4 coats of semi gloss polyurethane. The pen is a Stratus kit with Redwood burl for the wood, it is finished with around 10 coats of CA glue and polished with micro mesh. Thanks for looking





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Brady

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#1 posted 09-30-2016 03:00 PM

I tried to make one of these but it didn’t come out as nice as yours. Yours seems to be much better proportioned that my attempt.

What joinery did you use for the left and right sides into the base?

Brady…

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

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#2 posted 09-30-2016 03:40 PM

Very well crafted and beautiful.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 09-30-2016 05:31 PM

I am with Brady—I just finished the same project, but yours looks much better than mine.

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#4 posted 09-30-2016 08:46 PM

Good lookin’ pen and gift box.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#5 posted 09-30-2016 10:14 PM

Great looking pen box—I like the simple and sleek look of it!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 10-01-2016 07:53 AM

Nice and simple, very beautiful colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 10-01-2016 05:37 PM

Very cool and well done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 10-02-2016 11:41 AM

Very simple and beautiful for a writing tool

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#9 posted 10-03-2016 01:18 PM



I tried to make one of these but it didn t come out as nice as yours. Yours seems to be much better proportioned that my attempt.

What joinery did you use for the left and right sides into the base?

Brady…

- Brady

For the purpose of this box (to hold a pen) I saw no need for any joinery so the sides are held in place with glue, keeping it simple.

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Brady

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


I tried to make one of these but it didn t come out as nice as yours. Yours seems to be much better proportioned that my attempt.

What joinery did you use for the left and right sides into the base?

Brady…

- Brady

For the purpose of this box (to hold a pen) I saw no need for any joinery so the sides are held in place with glue, keeping it simple.

- Notw

Thanks for the response. I’m always leery of butt joints but I see your point. I over-engineered the one that I tried to make.

I’m going to try it again and keep it simple.

Thanks!

Brady…

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

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