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Pen, Tool, Cosmetics or whatever you want to put in it holder. These high density aluminum 3" cubes that were originally meant to be given away as tokens of appreciation at some big companies employee party have been re purposed! I have given them a new life and a more aesthetic appearance. I milled into it various circular grooves that are inspired by the lanes on printed circuit boards (something I see a lot of at work ;-P), and then drilled some holes in it.

This one has 1/2" wide 2" deep holes. Weighs almost 2.25 pounds, you could use it as a paper weight too!

I just made 2 more of these, that look very similar to this one. Similar milled helical recesses, and pen holes. The 2 photos with white background are of them. Just let me know which one you want, and if you would like more photos please contact me.

Care: Aluminum (Al) can scratch kind of easy, from sharp edges of other metal objects...however the scratches are easy rub out with some Scotch Brite. As far as the elements go, Al is kind of porous and can get a little grubby over a long period of time, and also, typically, develop a off white patina. Different Al alloys are going to do different things. Fortunately, this particular alloy seems pretty resistant to the elements, judging by the condition of the blocks that have been hanging around in the shop for the past few years. If it should need a clean up after a while, a little rub down with some Scotch Bright will do the trick, just be sure to go along with the grain!

Before making a purchase please check my public profile. I go out of town often, and will have the dates listed that I will be out.

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Desk / Cosmetics Organizer - Milled Aluminum Block -



  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Metal, Aluminum, Aluminum Billet
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 15 reviews
  • Favorited by: 32 people