This box is typical of those sold by Penn State Industries and other suppliers of materials to pen turners. It is rosewood colored (actual wood unknown) and measures 6 3/4″ long by 2 1/8″ wide by 7/8″ thick with rounded ends, sides, and corners. It is fitted with nice hidden hinges and would give outstanding protection as a carrying case for two pens.
Inside there are two routed pen slots, each 5 7/8″ long and just over 1/2″ diameter. The interior is finished exactly the same as the exterior.
This type of box is sold with no lining in the pen slots. I acquired this one in a lot of pen-related items but I do not like for my pens to rest directly on wood, so I lined the slots with soft burgundy felt for protection.
Because of the diameter of the slots, this carrying case will not handle large diameter pens, but it will accommodate the vast majority. The pens pictured are two Sheaffer pens from the 1940s, a Lifetime Triumph and a Lifetime Vigilant (military clip) and as you can see, they fit nicely.
The Two Pen Carrying Case with added soft felt lining is priced at just $17.50 plus actual mailing cost. If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code for a firm mailing cost quote.
I mail by Priority Mail in the USA and by International First Class Package outside the USA. I accept payment by PayPal or, if you request it, I can email an invoice which you can pay with a credit card.
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I have just purchased a collection of beautiful Davidoff boxes and will make them available for purchase in the near future. If you want to reserve one or more of these, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com Include your ZIP Code or location for a mailing cost quote.
The collection includes six of the Davidoff Club House Toro boxes. These are gloss white enamel on the exterior and can hold seven pens. The pictures below show an identical previous box with a white pen tray. I can also fit the box with a tray in red, burgundy, beige, hunter green, or royal blue – your choice. These boxes are quite thin and perfectly flat, so they stack nicely. The Club House Toro is $42.50 plus actual mailing cost.
Open with white interior
Also in the collection are five of the Davidoff White Collection boxes, one Belicoso and four Robusto Gordo.The Robusto Gordo, pictured below, will hold nine pens. It is priced at $45 plus actual mailing cost.
The third style of box in the collection is the Limited Edition Art Collection. I will have two of these available. This box features an abstract representation of a tobacco leaf on the lid. Again, I have pictures of one I sold some time ago. It holds nine pens. The Art Edition boxes are $60 plus actual mailing cost.
All of the pictures here are of previous boxes.
Recently a repeat customer asked me to make a writing box to hold pens, note cards, and accessories (stamps, etc.) in one handy package. After an exchange of emails, complete with sketches of ideas, we settled on a design and a suitable box for it. This specific box is not available, but if you are interested in something similar, I am sure that we can work out the details.
This box holds a stack of note cards and envelopes, has slots for two pens, and a general purpose compartment for stamps, paper clips, etc. The green lining is baize, an all wool material such as is used on billiard tables.
If you are interested in something similar, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com
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This is a vintage cigar box, perhaps 30 or more years old, made of Spanish Cedar, re-purposed to hold 25 pens.
The box was unfinished wood and showed many signs of use through the years. I cleaned the surface, smoothed it with 0000 steel wool, then applied Minwax “Gunstock” stain and Minwax polyurethane varnish inside and out. The old wood really soaked up the varnish, but after a couple of repeats it glows with a nice satin finish.
I created an “egg crate” array to hold the pens, with each slot lined with soft red felt. The inside and bottom of the box are lined with the same material so your pens never touch anything but the felt, and stand nib-up.
The box measures 4 1/2 inches square and 7 inches tall, so the 25 pens can be up to 6 1/2 inches long. The bottom of the box is fitted with a 2mm thick foam pad to prevent slipping or scratching.
NOTE: The box pictured here is sold, but I have another like it that I can fit out for you.
The 25 Pen El Producto Queens vertical pen box is priced at
$60 plus shipping. ALL SOLD If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your ZIP Code or location for an accurate mailing cost quote.
I mail by USPS Priority Mail in the US and by USPS International First Class Package outside the US. I take payment by PayPal or if you prefer I can email an invoice which you can pay with a credit card.
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Ten to fifteen years ago, CAO Cigars packaged their Criollo cigars in unusual boxes with multiple small drawers. Occasionally I find one of these and convert them to pen boxes. There were several slightly different sizes of the boxes; this one is a Conquistador, which held cigars that were 6 1/8 inches long and 52mm in diameter.
Like all these boxes, this one was completely unfinished wood inside and out, so I smoothed all the surfaces with fine sandpaper and 0000 steel wool, then varnished with Minwax polyurethane varnish, followed by another rub of the steel wool for a satin finish.
I fitted the four drawers with pen trays that hold four pens, with each pen up to six inches long, for a total of sixteen pens. In the pictures you will see my Montblanc 149 and a couple of even larger pens enjoying a comfortable fit in the drawer. I chose burgundy for the pen tray color to match the colors on the “pirate” map on top of the box.
The box measures 5 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches tall by 7 inches front to back.
I applied a 2mm thick foam pad to the bottom of the box for a non-marring finish.
The Sixteen Pen CAO Conquistador is priced at
$125 plus actual mailing cost. SOLD If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your ZIP Code or location for an accurate mailing cost quote.
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Here’s a lamp that incorporates a Diamond Creek ’92 Lake Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon bottle (empty) and its original wooden container. This was a 20th anniversary edition by Diamond Creek, and my wife and I enjoyed the wine years ago, but I just could not toss the attractive bottle and box. Finally I realized that it could become the basis for an interesting lamp, and this is the result.
As pictured the lamp stands 26 1/2 inches tall and the footprint is 8 x 8 inches.
The black lampshade is optional. I’ll be glad to sell the lamp without the shade so that you can add your shade of choice.
The Wine Bottle Lamp is priced at $100 plus shipping as shown with the shade, or $85 plus shipping without the shade. If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your address or ZIP Code for a shipping cost quote.
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The Bottle up close
The Diamond Creek Lamp
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This is just the thing for your man cave or billiard room, a lamp made from repurposed cigar boxes. In this case, two Oliva boxes and a Java Maduro form the base and it is topped with a drum style black shade.
The base of the lamp is 7″ by 10″ and it stands 23″ tall to the top of the shade.
The socket is a 3-way, so you can choose to use a 3-way bulb or a standard bulb, whatever you prefer. The cord is six feet long, ending in a standard polarized plug.
I can ship this lamp within the USA only. It is bulky, but not very heavy, so shipping cost within the USA should not be too high.
An option for the buyer: Since the lampshade is both bulky and fragile, I am quite willing to sell the lamp without a shade and let you provide your own shade. I will reduce the price by $15 if you choose this option.
The Oliva/Java Cigar Box Lamp is priced at $75 plus shipping ($60 plus shipping without the shade). If you are interested, please click here to email me for a shipping cost quote. Be sure to include your location or ZIP code.