15 pen boxes with 15 pens

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Project by grizzman posted 05-14-2012 05:01 PM 2944 views 7 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are 15 pen boxes that are made from Antique Yellow Southern Heart Pine, and Black Walnut, and one box is Walnut with Maple sides. The pens are made from some woods that i gave Tim and he also used some of his wood, there made from Sassafras, Heart Pine, Walnut and Maple. I made the boxes and my good lumberjock buddy Tim Harvey made these beautiful pens for me, we made a trade for goods and i will ever be thankful to Tim for doing this for me. i wanted these made as they are very special gifts going to some very special people , they don’t know that these are coming and its a gift of love on my part . these boxes are really fun to make and i think a really great way to store your favorite pen and also use the same box for keeping your favorite pen on display, i finished these boxes off with BLO and then i put a coat of BRI wax on them and buffed them out with 0000 steel wool, they are very smooth and the feel of wood is in your hands. thank you for looking at my project and thank you for any comments made. Grizzman

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

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 05:09 PM

Brilliant display box design Grizz and so handsome looking too. Good to see that the trade worked out well for you both.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 05:13 PM

Grizz they are so nice

Candy for the eyes

Nice to do a joint project as well

I’m sure the recipients are going to be delighted


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 05:26 PM

Holy pen boxes, Grizzman!
These are great. I agree with Jamie… doing a project with another woodworker makes it twice the fun!

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

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#4 posted 05-14-2012 05:29 PM

vely intlesting

nice displays
and great pens

you both did good

-- 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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#5 posted 05-14-2012 05:45 PM

Great looking boxes, Grizz!!!

The heartpine is a beautiful choice and the walnut is a great accent. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

-- 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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#6 posted 05-14-2012 05:47 PM

oh wow. these are NICE!!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#7 posted 05-14-2012 05:47 PM

grizz these are great looking pens and boxes.

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#8 posted 05-14-2012 05:48 PM

They look great!

Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#9 posted 05-14-2012 05:50 PM

Busy weekend, eh Grizz? ;-) Nice work!

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

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#10 posted 05-14-2012 05:59 PM

Looks like tons of fun buddy, It’s great to do a little trading back and forth ,it’s easier on everyone’s wallet that way.
Very nice work from both of you.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 05-14-2012 06:32 PM

looking good Grizz.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 05-14-2012 06:38 PM

congrats to the both of you. The southern yellow pine grain is wonderful. You aligned the grains perfectly, and your case/display design works very well. You will make someone very happy.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#13 posted 05-14-2012 08:07 PM

WOW, Grizzmans been busy. I like the box style. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#14 posted 05-14-2012 08:16 PM

What a great afternoons work…
You have been seriously bizzy. Grizzy…hey it rhymes…

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

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#15 posted 05-14-2012 08:49 PM

Great display of the “power of two” Grizz, you guys did very well indeed, fabulous collection ;)

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

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