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    Default Re: Pen Storage (BIG and cheap)

    I got my inserts at Pentime I believe. They are grey felt and cuttable with scissors.
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    Default Re: Pen Storage (BIG and cheap)

    Where abouts do you store the box when it's not in use? Is it Discreet when closed up? I'm thinking of one for myself but trying to think figure out where I could keep it myself. I'm slowly running out of space. My parents have a bureau I could use but it is too big in our apartment so this box could be a good alternative.

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    See the last picture of it closed up with the front closed. It isn't small, the table it is sitting on is an old drop leaf kitchen table that we use as a side table to give you an idea of size. It isn't inconspicuous. But it isn't ugly either. Eventually I'd like to refinish it a darker red/mahogany to match the rest of the wood in our living room. And I'd like to replace the hardware with brass, but it's fine even as is.
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    Default Re: Pen Storage (BIG and cheap)

    Quote Originally Posted by carlos.q View Post
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    that is far more beautiful than my industrial looking Husky tool box drawer-thingy.
    Oh, so you got one looking something like this:
    pretty close:








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    Definitely Tandaina's pen box is a lot prettier than ours!

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    Default Re: Pen Storage (BIG and cheap)

    Quote Originally Posted by carlos.q View Post
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    Source for the inserts?
    PLASTIS ice cube tray. Errr... the one on the left
    99 cents at IKEA (Not affiliated at all, not an IKEA stock holder and I'm definitely not Swedish!!!)

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    Found inserts at GoPens site! But those IKEA ice trays look good!
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    Default Re: Pen Storage (BIG and cheap)

    Quote Originally Posted by tandaina View Post
    I got my inserts at Pentime I believe. They are grey felt and cuttable with scissors.
    How many inserts (of what size) did you need for the harbor tool chest?

    You people are really a bad influence!
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    Oops, sorry, was not from Pentime. Was from GoPens.com

    These:
    https://www.gopens.com/Vintage_Pen_P...12X16Trays.php

    I used two full trays (the big drawers are a bit wider than the drawers so used another insert to add the two slots need to the drawer.

    So that'd be 3 minimum if you just want to use the big drawers. Another tray or two would probably cut down to fit the small drawers easily, but I haven't done that yet.
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    Default Re: Pen Storage (BIG and cheap)

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomdeplume View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tandaina View Post
    I got my inserts at Pentime I believe. They are grey felt and cuttable with scissors.
    How many inserts (of what size) did you need for the harbor tool chest?

    You people are really a bad influence!
    I think the word you are looking for is "enablers".
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    Default Re: Pen Storage (BIG and cheap)

    I was thinking co-dependent. It isn't a one-way street with pen people...
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    Default Re: Pen Storage (BIG and cheap)

    tandaina,

    What is your total capacity on the two larger drawers?
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    Each big drawer can take 26 pens. So that's 52 pens just in the big drawers.The little drawers will take 11 pens each.

    And the drawers are deep enough even for long pens. I've got a long desk pen style calligraphy pen which fits in the small drawer perfectly.
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    Default Re: Pen Storage (BIG and cheap)

    This one.... http://www.harborfreight.com/eight-d...est-94538.html

    Looks like it's $80 and 7 or so shipping in the US.

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    I saw a 20% off coupon for Harbor Freight at RetailMeNot. I cannot vouch for its validity. Sometimes RetailMeNot is a little twitchy.
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    I'm seeing a sudden PROFUSION of orders for this thing. We had to go to two stores to find it, it is apparently popular, I'm guessing with the ladies for crafting and such.
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    Default Re: Pen Storage (BIG and cheap)

    I have one of these: http://www.shopnbc.com/Invicta_Three...20dive%20boxes

    and one of these:
    http://www.shopnbc.com/Invicta_Eight...20dive%20boxes

    for some of my watches. They could easily be configured to handle pens and inks.

    A bit oversized for my current needs, but that Harbor Freight box is real nice...
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    Default Re: Pen Storage (BIG and cheap)

    I ordered the chest from Harbor Freight. Used a twenty-five percent off coupon code. Total shipped: $72.00.
    Good for one item. Code: 65002072

    You can get a Gerstner chest in solid Oak, from Garret Wade

    Gerstner Eight Drawer Chest $328

    A really BIG chest for a lot more!
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    Looks like that's just the for drawer top, you also have to add the bottom stand and it comes to a whopping $500+. But nice looking!
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    Default Re: Pen Storage (BIG and cheap)

    that's amazing! and Harbor Freight is amazing.

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    Default Re: Pen Storage (BIG and cheap)

    Quote Originally Posted by tandaina View Post
    I'm seeing a sudden PROFUSION of orders for this thing. We had to go to two stores to find it, it is apparently popular, I'm guessing with the ladies for crafting and such.
    None of the local Harbor Freight Stores (4) had them in stock. Online order placed. Shipment expected later this week!
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