|Project by Owlcroft||posted 12-06-2011 01:28 AM||2112 views||14 times favorited||3 comments|
I got the idea for this pen box from a friend. I was at his house looking at a commemorative pen he was given for retirement and was impressed with the design of the pen box. I took some pictures and spent a couple days figuring out how I could make my own.
The box turned out to be fairly easy to build once I took a good look at it. I took a couple minutes to determine exactly how It was made; then I was ready to start.
Basically the box consists of 4 major pieces glued together with brass brads for hinges. Good news for me is I have a bunch of brass brads I have had laying around. I also had some walnut and maple I purchased in bulk that would provide great contrast. Now it was time to do some measuring to determin the size of the slot needed to hold the pen and determine the overall length of the box.
The box will be approximately 7” long, 1” high and 1 3/”wide. The slot is 5 1/2” long and 3/8” deep for slimline pens. I adjusted the slot making it slightly large and slightly shorter for 2 Civil War pens. You will need to insure you take into account the different width and length of the pen when deciding the length and depth of the slot and overall length of the box.
The box on the left in the first picture shows two boxes. The box on the left is for a Civil War Commemorative pen and the one on the right is for a Slimline. The difference is the size of the box and the felt lining in the Slimline box. he size difference shows the flexibility to allow for different pen sizes. The felt lining is an addition I will use in all my future pen boxes.
Checkout my Blog for a complete description of the box and how I made it.