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Old 03-13-2017, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Very, very simple and inexpensive pen stands

I have had several requests for inexpensive but functional pen stands and this is what I came up with. It's definitely not my design I saw it at a local Woodcraft and just kept it in my memory bank. Theirs was an unfinished pen blank that did not work for me so some finishing was needed. People who buy a $25-$35 pen are not interested in spending $50 for an elegant pen stand, but they might spend $10. I just delivered a dozen assorted stands to the GallerynGifts store using walnut, maple, red cedar, Padauk, purpleheart and bloodwood. Some are 3/4"x3/4"x5" and others like these are from smaller cutoffs.



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I love this! Very simple and very clean!
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Great idea mate.
Thanks for sharing.

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Nice. My memory bank is overdrawn.
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Outstanding in its simplicity. If you made a box for a pen, you could provide a spot in the box to include these stands. Could make from the same wood as the pen. Could even segment them to match a segmented pen. Of course, I just stepped away from simplicity, didn't I. I hate it when I do that!
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I love the simple design. In my opinion a pen stand ought to put the attention on the pen rather then draw attention to the stand. This simple stand does just that. Thank you for sharing it.
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Limited to the pens that can be used though. It is an idea for sure. Good luck with it. Could make for a nice stand to take photos with when presenting here.
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