I recently completed a pen and mechanical pencil set as a gift, but before sending it off thought I would take the opportunity to try making an accompanying case to hold them. I wanted something with a smaller profile than the pencil boxes I’ve made before – something more along the lines of a hard eyeglasses case.
I grabbed a couple of pieces of small walnut off my shelf and got to work last night. Without any plan whatsoever, I was able to start and finish it in just a few short hours. I made a minor mistake or two, but I’m very happy with the results.
I used some small hinges on the back. They’re a little tricky to install
The lid is held closed with two pair of rare earth magnets. Opening it up revels space for two pens.
I intend to make a few more of these so I can get the finer tails nailed down.