A new Emperor

If you have one of these fantastic pens and wish to protect it then I guess this is the case for you. As you can see from the picture this is going to be a large case the 28 mm dowel in the middle is the form for this case. The process is quite straight forward heat the kydex with a hot air gun and roll it around the dowel using a scrap piece of leather. In this picture you can see the cylinder on the right ready to be trimmed to the correct size. After trimming and a little … Continue reading A new Emperor

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 flat backed pen case

I refer to this as a standard pen case the design was the first pen case I ever made although I hope I have┬ábecome a little better at it. To start I needed a mould to form the components around I do have an old one but I could not find it so I made a new one. This is made by laminating three pieces of marine plywood together the screws add extra support as the glue dries. The next step was to cut out the shape to create the pen tube it was followed by lots of sanding. I … Continue reading A flat backed pen case

A Travellers case

As the name suggests this case is for a fountain pen and a┬áVisconti 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

Leather carving

I have been practising leather carving for some time I am not sure I have improved that much but I enjoy it. Having acquired some suitable leather I decided to have a go my original plan was to make a pair of carvings and turn them in to boxes. I got caught up in the box making process and the result can be seen in the NASA box thread. Incidentally that box now lives on a desk in NASA cool eh ! The process is quite simple a special knife is used to cut part of the way through the … Continue reading Leather carving

Large pen prototype case

As you may have guessed I enjoy making pen cases and I am always looking for different ideas. I have been looking at pen wraps and experimenting with card strips to give support with a possibility of changing the card for kydex and mounting loops of kydex to protect pens. As I progressed this line of thought I wondered if larger panels would give better results. When folded the outer left and right pieces would overlap and rare earth magnets would provide closure. My original plan was for this to hold six large pens but a three pen version is … Continue reading Large pen prototype case