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Project by JohnMeeley posted 919 days ago 1798 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project post, however, I made this for one of my brothers some time ago. The ‘Cross’ pen in the photos belonged to my Father. Since my fathers passing in 2009, my brother has proudly displayed that pen on his desk. All of the parts came from one blank, which I think did a good job on the grain match. I didn’t invent this box, but I think I did a pretty good job of pulling off the finished product. For me it was a “one of” build to honor my Dad, and show a little love to one of my brothers.

Hard Maple… and 1/8” brass rod for the hinge. If my memory is correct, the finish is boiled linseed oil and several liberal coats of paste wax.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot





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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 919 days ago

This is VERY cool! I have never seen a self-displaying pen box before. How novel!

It takes a really great mind to think up something like this – you DO know this design will now be copied by a few dozen (at least) LJ’ers, right? ;-)

Oh yeah – I will most likely be one of them!

Thanks for posting this

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 919 days ago

A real special pen box ,very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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JohnMeeley

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#3 posted 919 days ago

knot Curser i don’t remember where I saw this box. But, it’s out ‘there’ somewhere. I do remember I built one prototype first which I still have squirreled away. I also remember adjusting dimensions a bit to suit me. One last point, I clearly remember my prototype becoming a projectile performing the plunge cut. Suggest drill press and clean it up with a chisel.

A1 Jim Thank you, sir. I admire all of your work.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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clarkey

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#4 posted 919 days ago

Looks Great ! There is nothing more rewarding than honouring your parents.

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Diggerjacks

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#5 posted 918 days ago

Hello JohnMeeley

A nicely idea

The pen are immediately seen when the box is open

I like this idea

In my favorite for the future

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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JohnMeeley

253 posts in 939 days


#6 posted 918 days ago

Thank you digger. I admire your pens and box style also. If I can find the ‘plan’ I’ll be sure to post it here. Lemme look now before I forget.

found it Wood Magazine book titled “Making great Boxes”. ISBN-13: 978-1-4027-0763-6. Page 144. Send me a PM and I’ll scan the pages and e-mail them to you.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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Roger

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#7 posted 915 days ago

this is a very clever and ingenious hinge/lift design. very very kool. thnx for sharin

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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stefang

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#8 posted 908 days ago

A unique design that I’ve never seen before. You did a great job on it John.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 901 days ago

That is a cool box with the hinge lifting the pen for display!! Thanks for sharing….......Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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