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#1 penmanila

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:48

some of you might find this interesting (and doable!).

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.

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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.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:00

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:01

Oh, how wonderful! Beautiful little project. It turned out amazingly well. You'll be proud to bring that to pen meets, I'm sure. And you'll get lots of attention for your custom-made box. Well done!
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:28

I'm BLOWN away.....very well done!!!!
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 15:14

Very, very nice! Thank you for sharing your photos and showing us how you made this excellent carrying case. :thumbup:

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 16:24

thanks, folks! i'm looking at this as a prototype, thinking how the same space/s might be put to other or better uses, such as a compartment for basic tools... or maybe i should just think of another project, a pen repair toolbox ;)
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 17:29

Very handsome pen case! Nice work.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 17:36

I like it a lot! Very innovative!

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 17:39

Impressive and inspirational. Thanks. :yikes:
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 22:48

Thanks again!
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 16:49

some of you might find this interesting (and doable!).

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.

Posted Image

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now all i need is a little brass nameplate, and this baby will be good to go.

Sweet 'DIY'! Gotta make me one of those!
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 22:14

Thanks! I'm going to have that nameplate done this week and will update the pics.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 15:43

Very nice work; good job!
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 23:07

Very lovely. Awesome job. Makes me wish I had tools to fashion something similar myself. Can't wait to see the name plate. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:13

thanks--that danged nameplate is taking longer than it took to put this whole thing together ;) meanwhile, i had another couple of cases made, still using the gopens trays (they're really nifty--you could cut them up yourself and put them in cigar boxes and such). these other trays will stay at home and house the bulk of my collection, while the wooden box with the handle will be for the road.

here are my best vacs in the other new case:

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:30

here are my best vacs in the other new case:



Jeeeesssus man... Now I know why I can't find a vac. :blink:


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:26

You have done some terrific work there. Very nice.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 21:06

Absolutely astonishing! Great work. Congrats!

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 13:07

Very nice! I had a similar idea but with a different execution. I just posted it, take a look at

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I must say, I do like better yours!

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:52

finally--the brass plate is up on my DIY pen box. project complete!

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Edited by penmanila, 25 February 2013 - 02:53.

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