Single pen case colour experiement

Pen cases all start the same way with a piece of kydex formed into a tube to make the supersize case I made a smaller tube and then formed the larger tube over the top of it.

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Here you can see the dowel with the first and second tubes the largest one became the supersize case. I decided to use the smaller tube to make something different.

I cut the pieces of leather for the outer cover from 2 mm veg tanned leather

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I decided to try a different colour approach in an attempt to mimic some of my favourite Japanese fountain pens. I started by dying the case red and allowed it to soak in for a few minutes befors applying a very dilute black dye over the top.

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I gave it a quick polish and liked the result so I continued to make the rest of the case

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As I knew the lady who would be receiving this case likes pink I decided to use a pale pink for the interior colour.

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I formed the lid in the same manner as normal.

Here is the finished case with the pen that inspired it.

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The toggle is handmade from Oak which has been ebonised to turn it black.

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2 thoughts on “Single pen case colour experiement

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