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these are a couple of pen holders i made for some wonderful friends who came to visit last week, these pen holders are ones i was shown by lumber jock RJ, he was kind enough to share the plans he made of these pen holders, and ive made a few here and there, these are made of walnut and red cedar and the sides are made of blood wood, they are hinged with a solid brass pin that goes all the way through, and they are finished with a heavy coat of BLO, ive made a jig so im able to make a lot of these parts with my router, there fun to make a they are a good gift to give to others, i want to thank RJ for sharing his plans and the hard work he did to come up with a re design of these, i hope you enjoy them and i thank you for taking the time to look. grizzman

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

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#1 posted 1049 days ago

These are awesome, Bob! So classy looking and nice! I am sure that they loved them. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 1049 days ago

You could adapt them to hold spectacles… or just about anything… nice…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 1049 days ago

Look good Grizz. Does 1/2 the pen slide down out of view?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 1049 days ago

Wow these are cool Grizz a totally unique design plus beautiful wood and great workmanship. Well done my friend

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#5 posted 1049 days ago

Nice job as usual grizz! A good design and a nice project for use of small pieces of wood.

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#6 posted 1049 days ago

Nice work, Grizz… lucky friends!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#7 posted 1049 days ago

Griz: A great looking set of pen cases. Nice build.

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

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#8 posted 1049 days ago

yes top, the pen slides down inside, there a great pen holder…

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

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#9 posted 1049 days ago

yea goose i had actually though of that some time back, and i think im going to adapt this design to do just that, instead of your glasses being out in the open, that could be protected by a nice box like these…great minds think a like buddy…lol…...

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

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#10 posted 1049 days ago

These look great.

Would you (or JR/RJ) be kind enough to share the plans? I make a lot of pens and would love to add some nice boxes to my offerings.

I would also love to see pictures of the jigs you made for these.



-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#11 posted 1049 days ago

Wow never seen one loke this before, greta idea Grizz :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 1049 days ago

hey there tim, as of right now i dont think i should share the plans as rj shared them with me and asked me to keep the plans confidential…i hope you understand, i dont want to go back on my word to him, however i might show you the jig i made, but i cant share the plans, i promised i would not do that…but if you really look at these, i think you can figure out a plan, thanks for asking though…grizz

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

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#13 posted 1049 days ago

Just last night a fellow woodworker showed me a few very simple and basic pen holders he made. These are far nicer. Nice job Grizz.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#14 posted 1049 days ago

Beautiful pen boxes.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#15 posted 1049 days ago

Nice work Griz – the pen boxes are really nice.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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