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#1 omarcenaro

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 18:50

I was tired of having my pens in different boxes all over the house. So dedicde to convert an unused drawer on my desk. image.jpeg
I found GoPens through FPN and ordered two tan trays (2nd one was in case I messed up) www.gopens.com/Vintage_Pen_Parts/vintage_pens_12X16Trays.php
Received them quickly image.jpeg
Placed the drawer upside down and traced around it.image.jpeg
After cutting, it perfectly fit 18 slots for pens.image.jpeg
I did not want the tray all the way at the bottom of the drawer so I decided to cut some 2 inch foam I had.image.jpeg
The foam made a nice tight fit in the drawer and then placed the tray on top. Raising the tray perfectly.image.jpeg
Now it was time to load the display drawer with pens. image.jpeg
I added these small felt bumper so the pens will not bump against the drawer. image.jpeg image.jpeg
Here it is in use.

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#2 colormind

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 18:54

Very nice work and decent solution. Great place for your collection.



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Posted 21 January 2018 - 19:04

Good work. Now get to filling those empty slots!

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 20:03

...ordered two tan trays (2nd one was in case I messed up) 

 

- or need to add a second layer  :) 


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 21:07

Great job!  And pretty easy to add a second layer to that drawer when you need more room...and you will.


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 21:30

That's sweet! I want something like that to build a pen case out of solid wood, I am delaying this project because of the tray itself.

 

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#7 omarcenaro

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 21:48

Oh Lord, don't tell the wife I can add more. Actually I have 2 fountain pens a Picasso 902 at the NibSmith https://nibsmith.com getting tunedimage.jpeg and a Wind Sung. The middle space in the drawer is for the 149 OBB I told the wife I want her to give me. I know somewhere in my house are 2 MB's from my father, but haven't found where yet.

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 18:31

Great work! I think that was a smart idea.



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 04:14

You've created a beautiful pen storage solution.  You've also inspired me to try something similar with a drawer - thank you!!



#10 omarcenaro

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:25

You've created a beautiful pen storage solution.  You've also inspired me to try something similar with a drawer - thank you!!


Thank you sir, Glad I could help. Post some pictures after you get it done.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 17:00

Thank you sir, Glad I could help. Post some pictures after you get it done.

Haha!  I am thinking of something more utilitarian than a work of art.  Yours is gorgeous.  Mine will be foam + tray in the drawer of an old, well-used desk.



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 18:41

Thats amazing! Love the desk and the project turned out brilliant

#13 omarcenaro

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 15:30

Update to collection: Added my fathers Bordeaux lever action ballpoint that I tracked down in a box with some old pictures. You guys were right, I am filling in those slots.

 

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 20:54

Thank you for sharing, it's a wonderful solution - the little felt bumpers are genius - I'm trying to build something myself so they will be in the mix.

 

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 03:19

A neat way to spend an afternoon! 



#16 omarcenaro

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 03:31

Received circa 1980's 144R today. Here it is loaded in the displayimage.jpeg

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:47

Nice work. I might suggest adding the small felt bumpers on the inner top of the drawer too?


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#18 omarcenaro

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 04:09

Just finished polishing my dark green MontBlanc 320 fountain pen. On Left hand side, loaded into the display. It's hard to capture the green with the lighting.image.jpeg

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#19 omarcenaro

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 04:23

Finally all filled up.
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Posted 16 March 2019 - 10:15

Nice result! Enjoy the pens!


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