Pen and Opener Holder

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-06-2021 06:43 PM 1922 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pen and letter opener stand I made for my desk. The Crown Royal pen and letter opener were gifts from LJ MJR ( thanks Michael ! ) and are made from certified white oak from the Crown Royal barrels in Canada. The stone is a piece of Zyamara Agate from Madagascar that I bought at the Gem Show in Tucson and polished in our park rock shop in Arizona.

These three pieces have been sitting on my desk for years and the rock finally said it wanted to be part of a pen holder!! The holder is 3/4” x 3” x 6” and is made from figured walnut. It is finished with Danish Oil and buffed and waxed.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 09-06-2021 06:51 PM

Super nice and creative work.

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#2 posted 09-06-2021 07:11 PM

Unique and artistic!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-06-2021 07:39 PM

Nice one Jim

-- James E McIntyre

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#4 posted 09-06-2021 07:47 PM


Nice work and got a story to go with it.

My wife and I will return to Tucson this fall. Want to meet your pistachio wood guy, think John Goodwin??

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#5 posted 09-06-2021 07:53 PM

Beautiful, I could have sent you some Crown Royal barrel wood to make it LOL But the walnut is a nice contrast

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#6 posted 09-06-2021 08:11 PM

really neat desk set

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 09-06-2021 08:14 PM

Dang Jim! I knew wood talked to you to explain what it wanted to be but now you are talking to or listening to rocks?

It looks great sir! Good job!

-- jstegall

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#8 posted 09-06-2021 08:31 PM

So you use the opener to press the “inbox” button on your email reader and you press the keys with the pen when you draft a message ? 8^)

Just kidding of course, beautiful design and work as always, that agate is really nice, great way to show off your gifts!

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#9 posted 09-06-2021 09:59 PM

I love it when rocks I have had laying around start talking to me. :-)

Nice job Jim, looks great.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 09-06-2021 11:00 PM

Love that set. The Zyamara Agate is really beautiful!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 09-06-2021 11:24 PM

Very nice Jim, great looking display.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#12 posted 09-07-2021 01:25 AM

wow just simply a beautiful pen and opener set,the rock really rocks !!! sorry i couldn’t resist.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#13 posted 09-07-2021 01:56 AM

Beautiful little set-up and the rock sets it off nicely. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#14 posted 09-07-2021 12:21 PM

It looks a lot better on your desk in this form than it did before. Nice work Jim. Somethings take longer to tell us what they want to be.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#15 posted 09-07-2021 01:11 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments.

Hi John, I think hearing the wood and the rocks talk comes with my old age!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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