Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Cork Pen Rest

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

This quick project is part2 of repurposing cork used in wine bottles.

I made a pen rest for dip pens. I need to be extra carefull with sharp nibs. I don't want pens rolling around on my desk or dropped on a floor with nibs broken. I got this idea from chopstick rest.

I cut a wine cork into halves. Please be carefull if you use a utility knife.

To make dents for the neck of pens, I used a micro power tool. You can use the pen body with wrapping a piece of sandpaper around as a sanding stick.

My pens rest nicely on the cork.

It could be this way as you prefer.

Cork lids for Inkwells

I bought a glass inkwell at a thrift shop. I am not sure how old it is. I really like the oval shape and the pen rest.

I noticed that the inkwell has no lids on. So I made those lids out of cork that used in wine bottles.

I just did little sanding with a pice of sandpaper wrapping around the cork to fit tightly with the inkwell.

I varnished only the surface facing the bottom.

As a material, I am suprised how easily cork can be cut or reshaped. I am curiously wondering what else I can make with cork used in wine bottles.

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