tired of lugging several small leather cases around to our regular pen club meets here in manila, i decided to repurpose a wooden carrying case meant for artists' tools--paints, brushes, and palette--into a pen case. the only other big thing i needed was a pen tray from gopens.com (not bad at $7 per tray, good for 48 pens cut horizontally); all the wood used here came from the dividers in the original box. also some glue and varnish.
here's the full sequence of pics of the case in the making (stupid me forgot to take a pic of the artists' case with the original layout inside, but you can imagine that):
wish i could say that i did this all myself, but i had some help from a handyman-friend, so this wasn't exactly DIY i can resac vacumatics but am a klutz with a saw
at any rate, am very happy with the results--especially the little box in the middle that serendipitously proved a perfect fit for two pelikan TG-1 ink bottles.
now all i need is a little brass nameplate, and this baby will be good to go.
Edited by penmanila, 04 February 2013 - 12:52.