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Project by JTTHECLOCKMAN posted 03-02-2017 02:48 AM 1246 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Anyone for a cool game of billiards. Now the contests are over I would like to show off my 2017 Pen Box entry. This too happened to take first place. I had this idea in my head for over a year but was just not able to make it till I was able to return to my shop. I have to say I am sort of strutting my feathers on this one because it came out almost as nice as I envisioned it. I will say I had to make many jigs to pull this off because every detail needed a cut that is not normal. Doing all the compound angle cuts was challenging. Drilling the holes for the pockets needed a jig as well as cutting the rails and trim work. The rails and pockets are joined with mortise and tenon joints because end grain is not a very strong glue joint. I did have an oops when I tried flocking the table and rails. The paint/glue I used was too thick and the fibers did not stick well. I had another can of the stuff so I was able to sand back the old and add the new and it came out well. Was able to get it done in time too. Thanks for looking and any questions or comments are always welcomed. Hopefully I can get the pen I have designed for the box done, very soon.

I have included a full size billiard ball 2-1/4” that I make clocks out of, for size reference.

My replica pool table box is made from Birdseye Maple and Gabon Ebony. It’s measurements are 4-1/2” X 9” which is a scaled down version of a professional table. It was dipped in BLO and then top coated with 6 coats of satin lacquer. The table top has green flocking on the table as well as the bumpers.
The cues were turned from maple blanks and are also satin lacquered. The butt grips are wrapped with carbon fiber. The billiard balls are miniature replicas. The rail sites are round black Swarovski crystals.
All the materials used were cut and angled using various jigs. The table is an easy lift off to access the pen box compartment which has a green plush felt cushion for any size pen. The lid has guide blocks to properly seat it easily on the box.
This is a neat little box which will enhance that special pen for that special billiard fan.

-- John T.





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#1 posted 03-02-2017 03:12 AM

That’s just out of this world. Great job there.

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#2 posted 03-02-2017 03:19 AM

What a cool project! Congrats on your first place win! Well done!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 03-02-2017 03:34 AM

Very very nice. I’m pretty sure you have allot of fun building that. Thanks for sharing. So what award did you earn for it?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 03-02-2017 03:46 AM



Very very nice. I m pretty sure you have allot of fun building that. Thanks for sharing. So what award did you earn for it?

- Hawaiilad

It was a $100 worth of cool pen blanks. I donated them back to the site so they could raffle them off. Maybe someone would like them and can use them more than me. I have way too many pen blanks that I could never make enough pens to use them up. I was just in it to challenge myself. It felt so good to get back in my shop after 3 years of illness and family matters. It gave me a purpose to focus on something again. Thanks for the kind words.

-- John T.

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#5 posted 03-02-2017 05:09 AM

That is a fantastic build. I thought it was full size table by the first picture. You have a lot more patience than me. Great job and nice gesture to donate your winnings back. Real classy all the way around.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#6 posted 03-02-2017 05:14 AM



That is a fantastic build. I thought it was full size table by the first picture. You have a lot more patience than me. Great job and nice gesture to donate your winnings back. Real classy all the way around.

- Festus56

I was told that a few times and that is why I put the regulation size pool ball in the photo. Thanks for the kind words.

-- John T.

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#7 posted 03-02-2017 05:17 AM

As a lover of the game, I love this pen box and the little clock is fantastic.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 03-02-2017 05:31 AM

That is very creative and extremely well done!
Just got to love it!

Back in college I played a lot of pool, even got bitten by a shark, pool shark that is, lost about $200 that night!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 03-02-2017 11:11 AM

Really nice….You have amazing talent. GREAT Job!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#10 posted 03-02-2017 11:15 AM

This is just too awesome for words, John.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 03-02-2017 12:24 PM

Absolutely amazing John. Really cool piece.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#12 posted 03-02-2017 01:28 PM

Beautiful, you did an amazing work on this one. Congratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#13 posted 03-02-2017 01:39 PM

Amazing !!

-- Pat / Colorado

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#14 posted 03-02-2017 01:49 PM

Very, very cool.

-- trn2wud

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#15 posted 03-02-2017 03:44 PM

Well thought out & built. Congrats on first place.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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