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    Default Re: Let's see your cigar box pen cases

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
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    I don't smoke cigars (shades of GI Jane going through my head at the thought), but like the idea and found a good selection of boxes on Etsy. Now to source a liner!
    I did manage to find my source and ascertain she is still doing business. Michell St. Claire, dba Pendora Pens, has stopped all her other pen stuff but still provides the liners, which you can see and order right here.
    Michelle's pen trays are excellent and she is really nice to do business with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
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    I don't smoke cigars (shades of GI Jane going through my head at the thought), but like the idea and found a good selection of boxes on Etsy. Now to source a liner!
    I did manage to find my source and ascertain she is still doing business. Michell St. Claire, dba Pendora Pens, has stopped all her other pen stuff but still provides the liners, which you can see and order right here.
    Everything is now in the mail, just a matter of time! Many thanks!
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    Default Re: Let's see your cigar box pen cases

    Okay, now I need to purchase a box of cigars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
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    I don't smoke cigars (shades of GI Jane going through my head at the thought), but like the idea and found a good selection of boxes on Etsy. Now to source a liner!
    I did manage to find my source and ascertain she is still doing business. Michell St. Claire, dba Pendora Pens, has stopped all her other pen stuff but still provides the liners, which you can see and order right here.
    Thank you, Jon!

    I see a few burgundy ones in the near future. I like red, but unless you play with the RAW image and do a lot of post-processing, red and digital photography are not best buddies.
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    Default Re: Let's see your cigar box pen cases

    Does anyone know someone who can do something similarly beautiful on *this* side of the pond?

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    My first attempt at cigar box pen holder!

    I picked up the box on Ebay and 2 other boxes in poor condition for the wood. I am not a woodworker, metal is my game so this was fun. I am going to make another one as I have learned a few things doing this little project.

    NEW>>> I am putting many coats of tung oil on and gently sanding with fine crocus cloth.. LOOKING BETTER.. Now I have 3 more cool vertical boxes I am tung oiling and making sections for. I bought 1/16 thick cedar and cherry to make dividers with. Making bronze and brass "pens and ink" as surface decoration. Will post when they are done.. This is fun!
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    Default Re: Let's see your cigar box pen cases

    This one holds my mechanical pencils, but still...



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    I started working on this box last year after finding this thread. I made a two layered box. The top tray is for my pens and their cases, which are in rotation (the tray is made of oak lined with leather). The bottom is a custom pen tray made of leather lined oak pen slots.


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    Default Re: Let's see your cigar box pen cases

    Nice

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    The liner on the right came with the white box on the left. By getting trays from gopens.com I increased the capacity on that box to 13. The middle one holds 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfo View Post
    I started working on this box last year after finding this thread. I made a two layered box. The top tray is for my pens and their cases, which are in rotation (the tray is made of oak lined with leather). The bottom is a custom pen tray made of leather lined oak pen slots.


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    Let me get this straight. So you found a cigar box that is deep enough to make a two-tray pen and case storage?

    That is very cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post

    Let me get this straight. So you found a cigar box that is deep enough to make a two-tray pen and case storage?

    That is very cool!
    Yes and thank you. Your thread inspired me.

    I also love Perdomo cigars. If I only could have found a maduro box...mmmmmm
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    And I finally have an honest-to-goodness real pen case designed for transporting pens.



    Got this with a box of pens that I need to sell, but I love the design of this pen case. See, the padded section at the top of each row would end up holding the opposite row's pens in place when the case is closed. Very clever design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfo View Post
    Okay, now I need to purchase a box of cigars.
    I'm definitely not going to do that in order to get a cigar box to make into a pen case.

    One would be really nice though. Maybe I could get rid of the cigars somehow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Maybe I could get rid of the cigars somehow?
    Apparently they burn well

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    You can buy empty cigar boxes at cigar stores or on eBay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
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    Okay, now I need to purchase a box of cigars.
    I'm definitely not going to do that in order to get a cigar box to make into a pen case.

    One would be really nice though. Maybe I could get rid of the cigars somehow?
    I'm should think that this applies in UK also, but here in the US, you could pretty much just walk into a cigar store and ask for boxes that they are going to get rid of anyway.
    Some of them would sell you for $1.50 - 3.00, and some of them are quite fancy and well-made.
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    Default Re: Let's see your cigar box pen cases

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
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    Okay, now I need to purchase a box of cigars.
    I'm definitely not going to do that in order to get a cigar box to make into a pen case.

    One would be really nice though. Maybe I could get rid of the cigars somehow?
    Loads of empty boxes here Chrissy, from £4 to £40.

    https://www.cgarsltd.co.uk/accessori...c-319_546.html

    As Penwash suggested, you might find them at any local tobacconist you might have too.

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    Default Re: Let's see your cigar box pen cases

    Haven't made a cigar box pen case yet, but I did make a three-string "guitar" out of one a couple of years ago. Sounded pretty good, too.

    Here's a photo of it:

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    Default Re: Let's see your cigar box pen cases

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dfo View Post
    Okay, now I need to purchase a box of cigars.
    I'm definitely not going to do that in order to get a cigar box to make into a pen case.

    One would be really nice though. Maybe I could get rid of the cigars somehow?
    I have just usually walked in and asked if they have any empty boxes. So far I haven't had to pay for one. I don't smoke, so it's about the only way....

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