Pen Box

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-08-2013 01:27 PM 1648 views 1 time favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box that was ordered by a customer at the last craft show. She wanted it out of spalted wood and to hold a 30 Cal bolt action pen. This one is made from spalted beech. I did not have any spring loaded hinges so I put in a brass pin and bushing so it “snaps” shut and the pen won’t fall out if tipped. The lettering was done by Mike at Awards Pro. It is 1”x 2 1/8” x 6 1/4” and finished with clear satin lacquer.


Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 11-08-2013 01:43 PM

Beautiful, no…..very beautiful box. I like the closing mechanism.

Thanks for sharing Jim.


-- Jan, Free State Province, South Africa

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#2 posted 11-08-2013 01:46 PM

Elegant home for any pen! Very nicely done.

-- 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 11-08-2013 02:16 PM

Very nice!

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#4 posted 11-08-2013 02:17 PM


Nice Job! It looks like you made it out of one thick piece of spalted beech.


-- Mike

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#5 posted 11-08-2013 02:27 PM

My pens are not worthy to rest in such a home. :) Very nice!


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Dave Haynes

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#6 posted 11-08-2013 02:36 PM

I love spalted woods! And your box is a perfect example of why I do. Fantastic job.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#7 posted 11-08-2013 02:59 PM

very nice Jim.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#8 posted 11-08-2013 03:14 PM

Gotta love that spalted woods. Nice pen case.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#9 posted 11-08-2013 03:16 PM

Nice simple box

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 11-08-2013 03:18 PM

Dang Jim…thats a really nice box. Did you hand carve the insides or was it machined? Very nice job sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#11 posted 11-08-2013 03:24 PM

Really nice work Jim

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

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#12 posted 11-08-2013 03:26 PM

Nice to have a customer that knows what she wants. Looks like you delivered beautifully Jim. Well done(as usual) sir! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 11-08-2013 03:28 PM

Really great looking box. Love that wood grain. Tell us more about that pin latch you made.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#14 posted 11-08-2013 03:45 PM

Well done Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#15 posted 11-08-2013 04:21 PM

Very nice, Jim. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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