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A Simple Pen Box

comments (4) April 19th, 2013 in Reader's Gallery

OwenN OwenN, member
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This is a small project that I undertook after I had bought a pen turning kit. I could not make the pen until I had a nice place to keep it. Hence this project was born.

But the project started with an image of a ship, stuck in my mind for months; which is prominent on the lid. This is made up of various woods, pine, bloodwood, walnut, and others. The border around the picture is Thuya Burl. All this is inlaid into Mahogany. The lid border is Rosewood.

Moving on to the base, which is made of Mahogany, with Rosewood Corner posts.

In the interiour you can see Parduk and Mahogany, with brown leather for the ties.

I am happy with this project, even with all the mistakes I made. (My friend described me as having 13 lives in order to get this project done). This was a very valuable learning experience. So I present this to the wild wide world, and hope you appreciate this as I do.

PS. I am definitely not a professional photographer.

Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, box, inlay, marquetry

Comments (4)

OwenN OwenN writes: Sorry for the late reply. Lee Valley had these hinges, and I think you can find them on Rockler as well.
Posted: 6:05 am on May 13th

pittman34 pittman34 writes: I am curious regarding the source of the hinges. Would you share where you obtained them? I have a small project that could use such a hinge. What is the size of your box? Thanks.
The box is right for storing your pens!

Posted: 1:15 pm on May 10th

Diskmasher Diskmasher writes: Excellent management of lives. Doesn't hurt to have a few extra on hand. The word "serendipity" comes to mind, lol. Nice job!
Posted: 7:40 am on April 21st

chriscampbellmd chriscampbellmd writes: Nice work
Posted: 7:37 am on April 20th

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