Wooden pen holder

Learn how to make this creative desk pen holder with the help of our template and instructions. 
All the materials we used are available at Trotec www.engraving-supplies.ca


Preparation

Required material:

  • 1 sheet Solid Wood Maple 11.75" x 3.9", 3/16"
  • Material to cover the engraving table (e.g. paper)
  • Pens and business cards

Machine used:

For this sample you can use any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.

Important:

Check the thickness of the material before you start and adapt the kerf if necessary.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template

To make this desk holder you can either create your own design or use our template. (Feel free to adjust our template to meet your requirements.)

Tip:

You can adapt the diameter of the holes depending on the pens you want to insert.

Send the job to the laser using the following print settings:

Process mode Resolution Cut line
Standard 500 dpi none
Halftone Others
color enhanced geometries, inner geometries first

Step 2: Laser Process

Adjust the parameter settings in your laser software. The suggested parameters can differ depending on the machine used and the laser power:

Laser Parameters:

Color Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Creasing: red cut CO2 7 1 1000
Cutting: red cut CO2 100 1.6 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -
1 on - -

Info:

We used the standard parameters from JobControl® for 5 mm solid maple.


Step 3: Cleaning and assembly

Take your wood pieces from the laser and clean it with a damp cloth. To assemble it, simply put together the two parts.

There you have it, a great desk accessory that is ready to be sold to customers! 


Inspirations

  • Let your creativity flow and make this pen holder out of different materials or use different shapes.
  • You can produce the pen holder in advance and add the individualized engraving for your customers when needed.

Downloads

Download template


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