After making some pens, I needed a box for one of them. Using some wood from the old garage roof, I used the Japanese saws to chop it into rough shape
I then chopped it into two halves with the saws:
After a slot was router out on the woodrat, I connected the two pieces together with some small dollhouse hinges.
Then some stain to give it a black look...
and then some crushed velvet on the sides that will contact the pen and the base.
With a pen it looks like this
I now need to add a catch to the front and it's done.