Three Emperors (sold)

I know it should have been kings but this case is for Emperor sized pens. I usually make plain cases that are very strong for some time I have thought about making a case with some sort of design on it. I love to make things but sometimes I struggle to be creative in this case the chance to buy a pair of hand made shoes at cost price meant I just had to look at my feet. I cannot just steal some ones design but I can take inspiration from it. First I worked out a basic shape. I … Continue reading Three Emperors (sold)

Box for large pens (for sale)

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 (for sale)

Cigar style case in turquoise and black (commission)

  Normally these cases are for supersized pens, this one however is for what I call large pens in the range of 20 mm in diameter including the clip. The colours chosen are two of my favourites turquoise and black. The starting … Continue reading Cigar style case in turquoise and black (commission)

Pen case with a belt loop

This week I was asked if I could make a pen case to attach to a belt. I have a couple of options this is my first it is based on a two pen case made from 1.8 mm shoulder with a kydex liner wrapped in suede. Pictures will help to explain as we go. Two kydex pen tubes formed over a medium sized form I think they may be a little larger than I wanted but one lined the internal size will alter Wrapped in suede I folded and glued a strip of suede to allow pens to be … Continue reading Pen case with a belt loop

A Travellers case

As the name suggests this case is for a fountain pen and a Visconti traveling inkwell. The starting point is a pair of Kydex tubes which I formed from a flat sheet. (yes I know there are three in this picture) The next step is to wrap them in suede orange for these tubes. Preparing to join the two tubes together. After dying the leather I marked out the stitching holes ready for err stitching. At this point I wrapped the pen tubes in black film before enclosing the pen tubes in the outer leather cover and applying the clamps. After … Continue reading A Travellers case