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Project by Monty Queen posted 1323 days ago 1728 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Lumberjocks: My wife ask me if i would make her a pen and pencil set to give to a good friend of hers for christmas. I told her i would, she wanted it out of the zebra wood. After i was finished with the pens i said it needed a nice box for them to go in, so i made the box out of some scrap 1/2 inch african mahagony wood i had in the shop. I thought it turned out pretty good. Thanks for checking it out.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.





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guyos

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#1 posted 1323 days ago

That is a very nice box. Very original.

-- guyos

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imallchalkedup

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#2 posted 1323 days ago

I’ve got pens, but need to boxes. Anyway, this one turned out real nice for ya, I like the hinge on the front, really nice.

-- RStadler

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Cozmo35

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#3 posted 1323 days ago

Really nice. I especially like the case!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Mary Anne

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#4 posted 1323 days ago

Really nice! You did a classy job of it.
I’ll bet your wife is pleased with the gift and very proud of you.

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patron

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#5 posted 1323 days ago

whipped it right out
did you

great work

great gift

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 1323 days ago

Excellent, Monty… I really like the whole set.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 1323 days ago

Monty that is a wonderful gift and was very thoughtful of you. I can only imagine the joy that she had when she received that. :)

-- 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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grizzman

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#8 posted 1323 days ago

hey there monty..you did a great job…i love these custom pens..karson was so very kind and made me two and i love them, and use them every day..im sure your wifes friend will love hers too…the holder you made is very nice and the mahogany is just right …i did see where you posted the other day and told a certain person that they were your hero…geee monty…i always thought i was…lol…...thats ok…ive got two grand children , maybe ill be there hero…keep up the great work…....grizzman…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Maveric777

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#9 posted 1323 days ago

The case looks sweet! Very cool! Good stuff Monty & I’m sure you chocked yourself up some brownie points with the wife making this.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Dennisgrosen

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#10 posted 1323 days ago

nice set :-)
and your playing with the word is discovered
so now set them up in a poemform ….LOL

thank´s for sharing it
Dennis

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Karson

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#11 posted 1323 days ago

Nice set of pens and the box is great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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rickf16

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#12 posted 1323 days ago

Monty, Pen and boxes look great! The handmade box is a nice touch. Love the hardware. Would like to know how you went about making the box.

-- Rick

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Monty Queen

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#13 posted 1323 days ago

Thanks for all of your comments. Rick I took two pieces of 1/2 wood seven inches long 3 inches wide. I took a template and put a round on the corner then used a bandsaw to cut the corners round. Theni put the two pieces together with sticky side tape. Then i sand them so both pieces wood be the same. I took a cove bit for the inside. Put hinges on them and a little clasp on the front. I hope this answered your question.

Thanks
Monty

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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donjoe

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#14 posted 1323 days ago

The set is really nice. It looks great Monty. Well done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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lanwater

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#15 posted 1323 days ago

Looks great. I love the case. Elegant!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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