Converted Cigar Boxes For Pen And Ink Storage
Posted 13 May 2012 - 19:15
Last summer, a large cigar box that would hold both Noodler's ink bottles and pens on his web site (http://www.jehubbard...cigar_boxes.htm) caught my eye. After exchanging several emails I decided on an interior color for that box, and then BamaPen suggested these three little beauties. I was reluctant, since I was looking for something to use at work and wanted something that did not scream "TACKY". He gave me a great deal on the set and once they arrived, I was blown away at just how nice they were!
Real wood. No cigar smell. They hold about half dozen ink bottles including the tall Noodler ink bottles with a bit of room left for Diamine 30mL bottles or Goulet ink samples. The pen tray holds 6 pens and holds even my larger pens like the TWSBI and Ratnamson 302. Tray sits on top of the larger box and the light dark wood combination is a wonderful accent on my desk.
John (BamaPen) was in contact with me the entire time he worked on my boxes and made sure that I was happy the final product. If you are looking for a unique pen and ink storage box, check out John's boxes!
Posted 13 May 2012 - 19:19
Tell me about any of your new pens and help with fountain pen quality control research!
Posted 13 May 2012 - 20:22
Posted 13 May 2012 - 20:53
Somehow I think that the Perdomo boxes are a hair too small to hold Noodler's upright like that...
They don't completely close, but as you can see it doesn't impact the pen tray sitting on top.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 20:55
All my pen and ink storage boxes have been modified by John. He's got my taste pretty much down and let's me know when he thinks he has something I might like.
I was amazed how much I liked these boxes, since the initial pics I saw didn't impress me. John really knows how to get a customer's taste after just a few emails.
Posted 14 May 2012 - 23:07
The Permondo logo is pretty snazzy too.
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:43
Mr Hubbard certainly seem to do great work.
Thanks AtomicLeo for posting the link. They look great particularly the pen & ink combo's.
I just purchased two boxes on flea bay and am going to try a DIY job.
Posted 01 June 2012 - 13:48
I have placed my order for an ink and pen box.