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Old 03-06-2018, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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This is my entry into the 2018 IAP Bash Pen Box Contest. It is a replica of a Grand Piano. It is a combination pen box and music box. The box was constructed using various tools and jigs. The interior is finished in a Cardinal Red flocking. The keys were cut from pieces of white and black acrylic pen blanks.There is a brass plate behind the keys. The top has a clear plexiglass insert in the center to show off both the pen and also the musical movement that plays Elvis' "Love Me Tender" theme. It plays when the box is open and shuts off when closed as most music boxes do. There are musical themed decals on the top of the glass to enhance it. The box was finished in black lacquer. This was a fun little box for that special pen.

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That was an awesome combination of imagination & craftsmanship, John. Well done!
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That's beyond great work.
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Outstanding! This one ranks right up there with your Pool Table box.
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Great box! The detailed work has your name all over it. I'm trying to imagine a pen that would be worthy of it.
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Truly something really special John. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing and setting the bar real high.
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JT....that is without doubt the coolest pen case I can recall. I was pretty sure it was yours when I saw it and it got my vote. The others were cool too but this is sub zero!!
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Great box! The detailed work has your name all over it. I'm trying to imagine a pen that would be worthy of it.
Thanks everyone for the kind words. Chris I have the pen idea in my head. I am working on a technique I have not done before that still needs some tweaking to pull it off. I will post when I have things worked out. I still need to make the pen for the Billiard Table box from last year too but that one will be somewhat simpler and still deciding between ideas on that one. I have next years box already in my head and in fact have the next 2 years in my head. I will start on them sometime in Dec. I jot some quick sketches so I do not forget. The mind is not what it once was. Just having some fun shop time once again.
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Outstanding !!!
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