Now that I have a Glowforge and basically set up a small studio between it and my desk I realized that I needed something to put my tools (including the obligatory digital calipers and the founder ruler) in, so I went and made myself some pencil and pen cups.
These are both adapted from this thingiverse pencil cup pattern. The original pattern is 6 inches tall and I needed to make it shorter to fit my stuff… and may as well decorate them while I’m at it.
I decided to put my studio logo on the tool cup because when in doubt just slap a sheep on it I guess, and instead of painting it or even engraving it I just scored the logo and left the tape on to create a white on wood effect.
Originally I was going to just make a shorter one for pens, but then realized that I wanted something nicer for my fountain pens so I made a lid with holes in it (sized for Lamy Safaris of course). I saw how cool the patent drawings @jbmanning5 engraved on wood plaques (Soooooo Sharp) looked and so went and got some patent drawings on fountain pen nibs and feeds to slap on to the thing.
This is my first time working with living hinges and honestly I was like “is this even going to work?”. But the second I lifted the cut off the bed I was amazed at how flexible it was. Definitely going to try that again.