Alpha Pen Base Station



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Home base for your Alpha pen collection...

...Or any pen with a 1/2" (or less) diameter 

This is a pet project that has been on the books for ages. I finally got around to producing a small batch because I was tired of pens piling up on my desk! The Base Station is a worthy home for your precision writing instruments. The Base Station is machined in-house from 6061-T6 domestic aluminum, stone washed, and electroless nickel plated. 

The bottom of the Base Station is fitted with a pad of Brown Chromexcel Horween leather that is die cut in-house and hand embossed with the Prometheus Logo. The holes are 1/2" in diameter and will fit any pen that has a diameter less than that measurement. Bear in mind, this is specifically designed for the Alpha pen, but most pens machined the the US are cut from 1/2" stock (like ours) and the final measurement is about .490" for a perfect fit in a .50" hole.   

The entire top surface is slightly domed. The dome and edge of the holes are "3D" machined, where the CNC is moving in the X, Y, and Z axis at the same time while performing the cut. This type of tool path takes a long time, but it sure is awesome! This design is partly an exercise in taking advantage of the crazy things a modern CNC can do. It also creates a beautiful pattern and a smooth rounded edge to each pocket. 


The design is actually inspired by glass "frogs" used in flower arranging. Over the years I've picked up a few at antique shows, and that is exactly what I've been using at home. However, glass frogs are hard to find and the pens never fit quite properly...not being a flower stem and all. So, I decided to make my own interpretation! #fixedit 

Dimensions3"W x 2"H (1/2" holes)
Material6061 Aluminum with Type II Black Anodize
Leather PadBrown Chromexcel Horween Leather
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