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Project by Carrick_Bend posted 1349 days ago 1651 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gold WC Euro Kits, with Navy Chief pen clips, on walnut, with walnut single pen WC cases.

Made for made folks at work that were promoted this year. I’m only two months late in completing them….

The winestopper was my side project while waiting for the centerbands to dry once glued. Comments welcome. Photgraphy done with my iphone. My apologies. I don’t have a good camera right now.

-- Patrick, Virginia





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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 1349 days ago

great looking pens, I just started making a few last week..What does WC stand for if you don’t mind me asking.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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Carrick_Bend

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#2 posted 1349 days ago

Woodcraft…It’s the closest thing I have here and I haven’t broken down and started buying bulk online yet…

I forgot to mention that I used a mix of CA and Mylands 3-stage polish for finishing on the pens. The bottlestopper is Mylands on Cocobolo.

Thank you for the comments.

-- Patrick, Virginia

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CiscoKid

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#3 posted 1349 days ago

Very nice. Nice way to say thank you to the people receiving them. Did you make the pen cases as well?

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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Carrick_Bend

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#4 posted 1348 days ago

No, I purchased them from Woodcraft. I would do them, but I have no idea how to do the hinges or where to purchase the little buggers…

-- Patrick, Virginia

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scopemonkey

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#5 posted 1348 days ago

You’re wise to just buy the cases. I used to make mine and spent more time on the box than the pen (using 5 mm barrel hinges). While it is fun for one or two boxes, it is cheaper/faster to just buy them if you need more. Nice pens. Anchors Away!

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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Carrick_Bend

30 posts in 1449 days


#6 posted 1347 days ago

scopemonkey,

I haven’t made any boxes yet, so it’s gnawing at me until I do one or two…then the checkmark is placed in the box…and I’ll be good.

Another note I forgot to mention. The custom clips came from woodpenpro.com

-- Patrick, Virginia

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brianinpa

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#7 posted 1346 days ago

Better late than never: a very classy gift.

The day after I was pinned in 1998 my wife gave me a Cross pen/pencil set, not as classy as a hand-made pen but just as special to me. I still use the pen today: it is the only pen that carry and use. I am sure the recipients will cherish the pens.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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yarydoc

417 posts in 1743 days


#8 posted 1346 days ago

Nice job Patrick.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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Rob

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#9 posted 1344 days ago

Very nice Bro! I would have gotten one like that when I was still in.

Rob

AEC (ret)

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scopemonkey

182 posts in 2762 days


#10 posted 1309 days ago

I understand the need to check the “box”....

An easy hinge to use for these types of boxes are barrel hinges.
http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2003267/783/Miniature-Barrel-Hinges.aspx?refcode=05INFROO

You just mark out your locations and drill the holes. A dab of epoxy keeps them in place. The back edges of the top and bottom need to be relieved so the box opens—I use a chamfering bit on my router table raised in increments until the chamfer just hits the centerline of my hinge holes. Cut your blanks a bit longer than needed. Then with the hinges dry fitted in place and the pieces taped together , mark a cross cut line on each end an equal distance out from the hinges and cross cut the box on the lines to get perfectly flush sides. You can then rip the front edge to make it perfectly flush as well. I use a 1/2” or 3/4” core box bit (depending on the pen) to make the groove to hold the pen. I nice touch is to add some magnets in the front to keep it closed. Satisfying and fun to make, but not cost effective if you need a bunch of them.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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Carrick_Bend

30 posts in 1449 days


#11 posted 1306 days ago

GSY,

Thanks Brother for the info. I have copied it down to test out the winter. I’ll let you know how it goes for me.

Patrick

-- Patrick, Virginia

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usnret

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#12 posted 1092 days ago

Where did you get then pen kits from. I am retiring the end of the year and would love to make my own pen.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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Carrick_Bend

30 posts in 1449 days


#13 posted 1020 days ago

I got the pen kits from wood pen pro. They also carry the “patriot” pen clips in many different ranks. They have stuff for marines also.

-- Patrick, Virginia

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