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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 12-25-2013 06:00 AM 2227 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the fourth pens holder that I made for myself without intention to sell. But, while we were in demo, people showed interested in buying them without any pen and attracted me with the money they offered. I am not sure what they want to use them for.
This holder takes 20 pens instead of 18 with 250 mm diameter and bigger storage and, like the others, rotates around itself to display all the pens in attractive way. The drawer nob and the handle that helps rotating the pens are from left over from another projects and made out of plywood. They are all my own design.
Merry X-mas and happy New Year.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#1 posted 12-25-2013 06:12 AM

Nice Sam!

The plywood really makes some interesting designs!

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

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#2 posted 12-25-2013 06:22 AM

Very attractive … as I think the money would be… keep up the great work…

-- Be safe.

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#3 posted 12-25-2013 06:41 AM

Really nice Sam and should be a great seller. Love the way you have used the plywood to make it the feature.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and family.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 12-25-2013 11:12 AM

Nice Sam, You must do a LOT of writing.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 12-25-2013 01:39 PM

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Is the drawer just a friction fit? And what are you using for a bearing on your lazy suzan? Just it just rest in a hole, or is it captured in some way?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#6 posted 12-25-2013 01:43 PM

Beautiful pen rack, Sam. I love those plywood knobs and center support!!!!
Funny you should say that about selling your display. At my last show, someone bought my wine bottle stopper rack right out from under all my stoppers!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family, Sam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.............................Jim

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

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#7 posted 12-25-2013 04:27 PM

Looks good Sam. Somthing similar to what I make. If the money is right go ahead and sell them. Maybe you found something that can translate to a bit of cash flow. Good luck.

-- John T.

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#8 posted 12-25-2013 07:27 PM

Wonderful display for some wonderful pens Sam. I can see why people want to buy them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 12-25-2013 11:19 PM

Excellent idea Sam and well designed & made. You could use that idea for lots of things around the house like small spice bottles.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Sam Shakouri

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#10 posted 12-25-2013 11:32 PM

Thank you all for your comments.
Underdog: I used 135 mm bearing to fit the lazy Suzan as shown in photo 1.
and you need to drill 2 holes in the box to fit it, as shown in photo 2
and that is how it looks without pens.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#11 posted 12-25-2013 11:33 PM

Well designed and implemented. Your pen holder is quite nice. It amazes me how something as simple as Plywood can become an artistic beauty when turned. Nice job.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 12-26-2013 02:41 AM

A Pen Merry Go Round… with out horses!


Very COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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Sam Shakouri

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#13 posted 12-26-2013 09:07 AM

Thank you, Bill and Joe for your comments. Bill, I visited your L J home page and I liked all your projects. Wish you good luck in your pens business.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#14 posted 12-26-2013 03:29 PM

That is awesome. Do you have a template for the top?

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