Conid kingsize pen case

An Instagram follower asked if I could make a case for two Conid Kingsize fountain pens. The case is to be a cigar style case which is one of the most complex cases I make in effect it is two cases in one. Like any case it starts with flat materials like Kydex sheet. After applying some heat and with careful use of a wooden dowel I formed the sheet into cylinders. After welding and rounding over one end they have become tubes Once the tubes were cool I cut two strips of suede and stitched one end leaving about … Continue reading Conid kingsize pen case

Danitrio triple pen case

My latest commission is to make a three pen case to carry Danitrio Genkai fountain pens. Starting with flat sheet Kydex I made a new wooden form to produce the Kydex for the pen slots. After forming the Kydex I needed a new form for the leather outer I found a length of oak from the last large pen box I made. Which was exactly the right dimensions I only needed to round over the corners and sand it a little. This is the perfect size. Regular readers will know that wet veg tanned leather will form around a mould … Continue reading Danitrio triple pen case

Montblanc Mozart case

I was recently asked if it would be possible to make a case for a Montblanc Mozart fountain pen 113 mm long and 9 mm wide with additional 3 mm for the clip. My little finger will not fit past the first knuckle so it is small. This is one of my largest cases designed for three Emperor size pens. This case is for the Montblanc 149 fountain pen. The white item in these pictures is the moulded Kydex which gives the case its strength. As this case is not an order more a proof of concept for myself I … Continue reading Montblanc Mozart case

Triple Emperor brogue style

This commission is for a triple emperor fountain pen case with a brogue pattern I have made such a case previously so I decided to make a new brogue design. I started with a piece of grey board drawing out a pattern inspired by a different pair of shoes. I used my circle tool to form the shape with guide lines. The circle tool has marks on it to help line it up. When I was happy with the design I transferred the layout lines to the mould to allow me to position the template accurately in later stages. I … Continue reading Triple Emperor brogue style

Long Nakaya case

I love Japanese hand made pens I have made a number of cases for the supersize pens but I make cases for all sizes pen. This is where I start three pieces of flat kydex this is a plastic that can be heated and formed originally from the aircraft industry but also used in the making of gun holsters. I have a two part wooden form which I made to the shape I wanted for the pen slots. I heat the kydex with a hot air gun until it is soft enough to form. I made this form with a … Continue reading Long Nakaya case

Three pen case with pen rest

I am making a pen case to carry three standard size pens, it will also carry a custom pen rest and have an additional loop to allow a tracking device to be attached. I started by making the pen slots from flat kydex sheet that I heated and moulded over a custom form. After forming and trimming I wrapped the kydex pieces in suede From the dimensions of these pieces I was able to work out the size of the pen rest that could be accommodated. I made a sample from plywood which seemed to work quite well. The test … Continue reading Three pen case with pen rest

DSLR Camera sling

I enjoy photography and have an older Cannon 40D so when I was asked to make a camera sling I jumped at the chance. I decided to use a dyed through veg tanned shoulder. There are a few challenges making a sling strong enough to hold the weight of the camera and a large lens. I copied and modified an existing sling to work in leather creating a template and a test piece in leather. I chose a thinner leather for this project as I don’t want any unfinished edges to show so all pieces are finished leather on both … Continue reading DSLR Camera sling