Box for large pens

I enjoy making boxes this one is for large fountain pens by large I mean around 25 mm in diameter and up to 170 mm in length. This is the starting point four pieces of oak this is 15 mm x 40 mm Oak cut to size and mitred ready to be glued up. The pieces of oak are taped together in pairs. Once all four pieces were taped together I did a dry fit before adding glue and fixing the final piece of tape. I allowed the glue to dry for a few hours before fitting a top and … Continue reading Box for large pens

Pendragon Brief case

I have been looking for one of these case for a few years. I found this one on an auction site at a price I was happy with. I wonder if the thread on the handle may have been red originally. This is the inside with the writing pad in place the two strips down the sides are there to hold the blotting paper in place. The brass ware has tarnished and needs a few hours of tlc to bring it back. After a few hours Before applying any brass cleaner I applied a lot of leather care wax to … Continue reading Pendragon Brief case

A Switch case

My daughter asked me to make a case for her new Nintendo Switch the basic idea was a storage case that could be carried around. The colours are dark green and black green for the suede and black for the leather. We started with grey board. Which I wrapped in suede with a little padding. The controllers needed some space so I made little boxes for them with some padding and a step. I made these in two pieces an inner and outer I wrapped them individually before putting the two pieces together and gluing them in place. As we … Continue reading A Switch case