Pen Cases/ stands

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Project by Rj posted 12-20-2009 08:59 PM 5713 views 69 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some pen cases I made that when opened they serve as a pen holder/display and when closed serve as a case their hinged on one end with brass pins.

woods used- Maple sides with Padauk – Redheart – Bubinga – walnut/burl – Spalted maple…. bodies

I would like to claim the whole idea but I modified this design from one I saw online ….It did take some head scratching to figure out how it was made!!!

The pens in the cases are not the ones that go with the cases …I just used them for taking the pictures , The cases were made before the pens =I did make pens to match each case and each was made to order!

Most of these were givin as gifts and sold the rest!!! I’m getting Alot of requests for more and will be selling them with the option to have them engraved…

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#1 posted 12-20-2009 09:09 PM

OK let me in on the secret.. When I get around to making pens these will come in handy… very nice job…. the finish is excellent and choice of timbers sublime…

-- Be safe.

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#2 posted 12-20-2009 09:13 PM

I think the boxes are even nicer then the pens , not to say you pens aren’t nice . You pick some beautiful woods for the boxes . Do you sell the boxes with the pens or are these gifts ? I would think if you were selling them they would be almost if not more then the pens . Care to share how you did the boxes , if not that’s cool, nice job all around .

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#3 posted 12-20-2009 09:23 PM

Great job, nice work on the finish, the wood looks great.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#4 posted 12-20-2009 10:02 PM

Beautiful boxes and clever too. Do you have to include an instruction sheet on how to open them?

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#5 posted 12-20-2009 10:09 PM

Very interesting and great job. Yep, We need to know how you pulled them boxes off.

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

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#6 posted 12-20-2009 10:14 PM

Rj they look great my friend and if you want to do a how to blog i’m sure we would all like that …..

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#7 posted 12-20-2009 10:25 PM

These are sooo cool, They’d work for knife gift boxes too. Really good looking. Cool pens too….........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 12-20-2009 11:08 PM

I especially like the choice of woods you made. Burls are always a favorite.

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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#9 posted 12-20-2009 11:12 PM

Beeeeuuuutiful RJ, really like the design and the choice of woods…........... I will get on the same train as the others and wait for a blog …..............!!!!! Hint Hint lol.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#10 posted 12-21-2009 12:13 AM

Ron ,,,you just amaze me,,,hard to wait to see what your next project will be
thanks fritz

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#11 posted 12-21-2009 12:29 AM

what great looking pen boxes to compliment your pens.
...going to have to keep this design in mind for the future.

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#12 posted 12-21-2009 12:37 AM

Hi Rj

You have out done yourself this time my friend and that is hard to do. Great design and beautiful wood choices. These should increase your pen sales if that is what you want to do. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 12-21-2009 12:49 AM

Very nice indeed. Great choice of woods and finish.

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#14 posted 12-21-2009 02:07 AM

yup.. SOMEBODY has to write a blog to show how to make something like this.
Very nice!!!
Since everyone in my family received/is receiving a pen this year for their birthday—next year I could give them each a case. That would be nice…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#15 posted 12-21-2009 04:16 AM

yes please share your technique and design for the beautiful boxes

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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