Art Deco Pen Box

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Project by ruddy posted 06-12-2012 10:36 AM 3885 views 49 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In November last year I posted a project showing an Art Deco style box made from Australian Rosewood. An old Lawyer friend of mine asked if I would make a pen box in this style to house his collection of pens. I had some small pieces of Australian Cedar left over from some earlier projects and with this style of box you dont need large boards.The first four pictures show a curved lid box made from some old dark cedar and the trays in this box are lined with a green leather seude.
The last two pictures show a flat lid box that I made from the left over cranky cedar I used in the document box posted last month.
When finished, this simple style of box with the curved ends has a lovely “feel” when handled. As mentioned in my earlier post, this is not my design.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#1 posted 06-12-2012 10:50 AM

Nice work and an interesting design. The wood looks great.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#2 posted 06-12-2012 11:54 AM

Very nice—in all aspects.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 06-12-2012 12:50 PM

Very slick. I like the way it opens up. Very nice grain. Beautiful way to house some nicely turned writing tools.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 06-12-2012 12:50 PM

Great job, I love the angles on the lid! The shapeand the wood are also really nice….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 06-12-2012 01:11 PM

Right in my favorite box. Well done!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 06-12-2012 02:08 PM

This is a very appealing and well executed box plan! Well done. Favorited.

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#7 posted 06-12-2012 02:13 PM

That’s a really nice box! Great work!


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#8 posted 06-12-2012 02:36 PM

Very cool box!

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#9 posted 06-12-2012 02:39 PM

beautiful job ruddy, its very elegant and i love the wood choice, ive got some mahogany that would look like this, i might try my hand at this superb little box..thanks for sharing it with us, your craftsmanship is outstanding…

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

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#10 posted 06-12-2012 03:15 PM

Well Done!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#11 posted 06-12-2012 03:55 PM

Very nice. I also would like to try something similar.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#12 posted 06-12-2012 05:04 PM

Hello Ruddy

Beatiful job

The wood is very nice and the design also

A gift we all want to have

Thanks for sharing

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

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#13 posted 06-12-2012 05:19 PM

That is one sweet looking box. I really like the design. Very well done.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#14 posted 06-12-2012 07:55 PM

I love the design, and the materials and execution are great.

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

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#15 posted 06-12-2012 09:22 PM

The rosewood is outstanding.. and the way the lid hinges is fabluous…

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

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