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Project by PurpLev posted 06-30-2013 03:00 AM 1240 views 9 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After getting bitten by the pen making phenomena my 6 y/o really loves making those (so far been making one a year for the past 3 years), so when I asked her if she would want to make one for her teacher for graduating kindergarten the answer was easy to guess.

I guided her as she made the pen, and then went on my own to make the box to hold and present it in. I must say this box took more effort and time than I had anticipated, but I’m glad with how it came out. This project is one of the few I simply winged it with whatever I could find, and however it would workout from one moment to the next. Made from a cutoff from an old project, I’m guessing purpleheart based on the dust from sanding it,but it browned real fast and makes for a very nice contrast to the brass hardware I turned for this and the pen and brass/gold colors as well.

finished with 3 coats of shellac an sanded to 600grit.

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





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 06-30-2013 03:07 AM

Very nice work my friend.
It is classy with a capital “C” !
You are right about it bringing out the brass in the pen.
Your daughter is very good at pen turning too.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#2 posted 06-30-2013 03:21 AM

Very nicely done and quite attractive!

-- 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 06-30-2013 04:01 AM

Wow! Fantastic collaborative effort, Sharon.

Nifty design on the box. I don’t recall seeing one like it before.

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

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bobasaurus

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#4 posted 06-30-2013 04:04 AM

That’s a really clever pen holder. I really like how it contains the pen and becomes a stand. The brass hardware looks great too.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#5 posted 06-30-2013 09:44 AM

Very nice wooden plane pen holder, love it

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#6 posted 06-30-2013 09:54 AM

Wow! That is a super joint project
I’m sure it is something her teacher is going to treasure it

Jamie

-- 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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aussiedave

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#7 posted 06-30-2013 10:42 AM

Cool pen keeper….I have not ever seen any thing like that before…but then I have lead a sheltered life…lol
great idea and project…

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#8 posted 06-30-2013 10:56 AM

Nicely done.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#9 posted 06-30-2013 11:10 AM

Rich beautiful colors, very pleasing to the eye! Great work!

Aaron

-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.

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#10 posted 06-30-2013 11:24 AM

Great idea, beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Lenny

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#11 posted 06-30-2013 11:33 AM

Beautiful pen, gorgeous holder and priceless family time!

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

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#12 posted 06-30-2013 11:56 AM

very nice collaboration. great pen box

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Karson

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#13 posted 06-30-2013 01:09 PM

Great looking combination.

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

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#14 posted 06-30-2013 02:49 PM

Very cool

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#15 posted 06-30-2013 03:04 PM

Nice design, good work.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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