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Jun 13, 2017
Round Lake, Illinois
A retired friend of mine was cleaning out his house/shop before moving from Illinois to Colorado to be closer to his daughter and grandkids. He offered me a vintage Tap&Die case that he had laying around - the case is from the 1950s. He thought I might be able to make it into a pen display case (in the event I ever decide to try selling pens at a show). He gave me the case in February, and I just now got around to thinking about how to modify it. Since I am currently without a lathe (a story for a different post), I have time on my hands, so I gave it a shot. The first photo is an overhead shot of the case with the original Tap & Die inserts. I removed them and replaced them with foam inserts I cut by hand. Each foam sheet has a 1/4" underlayment sheet glued to it to provide rigidity. There is a small "trapdoor" on the back that I can slide in a couple smaller pen sheets. The last photo is the small rack I built a year ago to hold my pens. I ran out of spots :confused: .

If anyone would be interested in the Tap & Die inserts I removed, let me know. Otherwise, I will likely toss them, as I have no use for them.

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