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I just wanted to share my homemade pen tray finished recently. It took me a couple of hours today to complete it with some wood, glue, grill sticks (as seperators), thick cardboard and a piece of velvety linen fabric. The wood is finished with a few coats of wood oil. I want to add a clear plexiglass lid with a pair of mini hinges. The pen collection is a modest one now. A few more P-51 and a MB-149 may fill in the empty slots in the near future.







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It looks great! I think that the minimalist design makes the pens stand out.


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Looks great. I always feel envious about people skilled enough to do these DIY cases. :wub:

Pelikan 140 EF | Pelikan 140 OBB | Pelikan M205 0.4mm stub | Pilot Custom Heritage 912 PO | Pilot Metropolitan M | TWSBI 580 EF | Waterman 52 1/2v

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Here is the final product. The lid is cut from clear polystyrene sheet of 3mm thickness. It extends 2mm off the front side eliminating the need for a handle to lift the lid. It turned out pretty handsome. Thanks to all for your kind comments.



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That's a great looking case. The neutral colors make the pens stand out, and at least to me the hinges accentuate the gold trim on the pens.

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I'm sorry---What's a grill stick?

Here it is. Wooden sticks for barbeque and kebab.


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