My 2019 Pen box and stand entries

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Thought I would post my entries for this year here to archieve with a little write-up about them.

My pen box this year was based on the IAP theme. It is constructed in a diamond shape with birdseye maple and blue acrylic strips. The logo on the lid is cut with a scrollsaw from thin blue, black, and white acrylic and inlaid in the lid. In side the box the pen holder was tapered and shaped and then flocked with a med. blue flocking material as well as the underside of the lid. It can accommodate any size pen. The lid is a friction fit, lift off design. The box was finished with 10 coats of clear gloss lacquer. A sure keepsake for that special pen. Hope you like it and thanks for looking.



My 2019 pen stand entry was also based on the IAP theme. It was constructed from curly maple and black acrylic strips for accents. A clock insert was added along with a base that is filled with blue coral acrylic pieces and encased with Liquid Diamonds casting resin. It was hard to photograph but if looking down on the top of this you see the nice design the pieces make as I also tinted the resin a translucent blue. On top of this sits the pen holders in the shape of a fountain pen nib, made from polished brass and maple. It too can hold any size pen. The background of the clock holder was cut out using a scrollsaw and then back painted black. The entire stnd was finished with 10 coats of clear gloss lacquer. Another fun project and hope you like it.


Just want to also take a second and say this is my last entry into this contest and hopefully I have provided a few likes of my projects over the years. I thank all that voted for me in this year and pasts and to those who donated the prizes. I hope the contest continues with many new talented projects. Always love looking at a good hand made pen box/ stand.:):):)
 

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Talltim

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John

I liked your entries very much. I especially like the stand with the clock. The first time I saw it I told my son, “I bet JTtheclockman did that one.” You always do precision work.

Don’t give up on us now. We want to see more next year.


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Hey John, don't quit now. These are great entries...bring on more and build on your successes in the years ahead.

I had to lay low this past year, and this (2019) Bash due to family responsibilities, health issues, etc., but look forward to competing (including with you) in years ahead.:biggrin::biggrin:
 

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Thanks everyone for the kind words. My style as mentioned is recognizable probably works against me in contests but I had fun designing and making the projects especially the last 3 years where I took it to a different level. I will continue to do special projects like this in the future and in fact I am working on one for my brother right now along with a pen to go in his. I will post to my album when done. Thanks again.:):):)
 

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Thanks everyone for the kind words. My style as mentioned is recognizable probably works against me in contests but I had fun designing and making the projects especially the last 3 years where I took it to a different level. I will continue to do special projects like this in the future and in fact I am working on one for my brother right now along with a pen to go in his. I will post to my album when done. Thanks again.:):):)

JT, I vote based on the project to be judged rather than the "personality" of the individual who creates the work. In some ways, I understand what you are saying but would hope that you reconsider and continue to enter the contests on the IAP as you are very talented. Do whatever you must do.:)
 
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