Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies


Registration on the Fountain Pen Network

Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.

Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team






Photo

New Cigar Box Pen Case Review

pen case cigar box custom case

  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 OmegaMountain

OmegaMountain

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 507 posts
  • Location:West Virginia
  • Flag:

Posted 09 January 2017 - 19:41

Hello, all -

 

I recently found and contacted John Hubbard about making me a custom cigar box pen case. He did a wonderful job so I thought I would do a quick review. Please excuse my crappy photos.

 

32065286862_b9b1e7ae29_z.jpgIMG_20170109_141248 by Infinite_Day1, on Flickr

 

This is the box that I chose as I wanted something in the range of 10 pens and John stated he had another of this type that he could make such a box from. This box is a beautiful lacquered burgundy color. John nicely applies a piece of foam to the bottom of the box to help prevent slipping and scratching on whatever surface you are keeping it on.

 

I requested that John do some sort of antique map of Scotland in the lid (I'm infatuated with the place) and he chose a beautiful, vibrant map to print out and lay into the lid. It matches the color and style of the whole box well.

 

32095394971_13ca66846c_z.jpgIMG_20170109_141219 by Infinite_Day1, on Flickr

 

I was assuming he would do a black pen tray, but he contacted me and asked what I thought about red because he thought it looked even nicer. Honestly, in photos I preferred black, but I trusted John and wanted to make the work easiest on him and facilitate the fastest turn-around time so I told him I wouldn't complain about the red because it looked nice too. Once I had the case in hand, I realize John was probably right - the red really pops and looks very nice. It goes well with the map and the burgundy exterior. Also, the black felt he inserted at the bottom of the tray blends with the black stained wood on the interior to provide a nice contrast with the red. It's a beautiful case, in my opinion and a nice cozy place for my growing collection to rest.

 

31372696904_46d0c0589e_z.jpgIMG_20170109_141228 by Infinite_Day1, on Flickr

 

I think John does great work and his prices are reasonable. I payed $50 plus shipping for a custom case made of a solid wood re-purposed cigar box (I like the idea of up-cycling instead of buying a lesser built laminated tray new). This box is unique to me and suits my style perfectly. If you're looking for a nice case for pen or ink, you may be interested in getting in touch with John. He has a wordpress page which is how I found him and I think he may post here too. I'm not sure if I can put a direct link to his page here, so if you google "cigar box pen storage" you should be able to find him easily enough. I know some others here have purchased cases and reviewed them from John before. I think from purchase to receipt of the case it was around a week and a half. 


"Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts." - Patrick Rothfuss


Sponsored Content

#2 AGxM

AGxM

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 262 posts
  • Location:Singapore
  • Flag:

Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:27

Really nice looking case - thanks for sharing



#3 fly_us

fly_us

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 692 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:18

The red interior is striking.

 

Now you need pens to fill it :)



#4 OmegaMountain

OmegaMountain

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 507 posts
  • Location:West Virginia
  • Flag:

Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:15

The red interior is striking.
 
Now you need pens to fill it :)


I'm working on it. I figured a 10 pen case would give me room to expand!

"Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts." - Patrick Rothfuss


#5 Flippy

Flippy

    Recycled Feeds

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 613 posts
  • Location:It's rainy
  • Flag:

Posted 03 February 2017 - 14:05

Late comment, but that is really beautiful! :D



#6 my63

my63

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,726 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 03 February 2017 - 19:21

Very nice well done


For more details on my current projects please visit my blog.

http://my63leather.wordpress.com/


#7 mmg122

mmg122

    Mary Garavaglia

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,754 posts
  • Location:Detroit, MI
  • Flag:

Posted 06 February 2017 - 21:25

Beautiful pen chest!

I have a pen chest John made for me a couple years ago and I love it. He also customized one for my brother as a Christmas gift which was very well received. Can't recommend John enough...he does outstanding work and will bend over backwards to design a case that is meaningful to you.

#8 OmegaMountain

OmegaMountain

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 507 posts
  • Location:West Virginia
  • Flag:

Posted 06 February 2017 - 23:47

Beautiful pen chest!

I have a pen chest John made for me a couple years ago and I love it. He also customized one for my brother as a Christmas gift which was very well received. Can't recommend John enough...he does outstanding work and will bend over backwards to design a case that is meaningful to you.


He does do very nice work and he's a nice guy too - very accommodating and easy to work with.

"Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts." - Patrick Rothfuss


#9 Bobje

Bobje

    We're all bozos on this bus.

  • FPN Super Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,951 posts
  • Location:North Carolina
  • Flag:

Posted 07 February 2017 - 00:08

Enjoyed the review and photographs, Omega. Thank you for reviewing an item that isn't written about enough.


Reviews and articles on Fountain Pen Network

 

CHINA, JAPAN, AND INDIA

Hua Hong Blue Belter Penbbs 456 | Stationery | ASA Nauka in Dartmoor and Ebonite | ASA Azaadi | ASA Bheeshma | ASA Halwa | Ranga Model 8 and 8b | Ranga Emperor

ITALY AND THE UK

FILCAO Roxi | FILCAO Atlantica | Italix Churchman's Prescriptor

USA, INK, AND EXPERIMENTS

Bexley Prometheus | Route 54 Motor Oil | Black Swan in Icelandic Minty Bathwater | Robert Oster Aqua | Diamine Emerald Green | Mr. Pen Radiant Blue | Three Oysters Giwa | Flex Nib Modifications | Rollstoppers


#10 Runnin_Ute

Runnin_Ute

    Super Pinks member:

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,826 posts
  • Location:Sandy, Utah - Elevation 4509'
  • Flag:

Posted 12 February 2017 - 04:45

Very nice. The red tray was a good decision.

I picked up a not nearly as nice but perfectly using cigar box with 8 slots today. Now to get a couple more with similar capacity. ...

Brad
 
"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind" - Rudyard Kipling
"None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain
 


#11 richofthetower

richofthetower

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 114 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:33

How beautiful - thank you for sharing!







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: pen case, cigar box, custom case



Sponsored Content




|