Inkwell stand from quartersawn beech , 1880s inkwells

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Project by cdnstudentwoodworker posted 02-17-2014 06:23 AM 1631 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had bought an old set of inkwells at a gunshow and had decided to make a solid base for them , found some scrap quartersawn beech. Used a router to create the 1/4” chamfer and a CNC to make the hollows for the 2 inkwells and the dappen dish. Just put the felt in today, but the block was made in june of 2013.

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#1 posted 02-17-2014 07:34 AM

nice inkwells, nice tray for them.

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 02-17-2014 07:38 AM

Nicely done. Boy, that brings back memories. When I was a young lad our school desks still had inkwells (there were no ball-point pens yet).

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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#3 posted 02-17-2014 08:36 PM

Very lovely project. Will this be used or just for display? Well done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 02-17-2014 09:21 PM

It gets near daily use , however some of the work i do in calligraphy requires use of corrosive ink and that doesn’t go near this particular inkwell set.

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