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Pen Holster

Basically a covert pen holder
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At work (like many others), I'm constantly having my pens nicked, occasionaly I've taped a couple to the underside of my desk as backups...

and i thought some adhesive clips or plastic moulded containers that could be applied to the underside of the desk for that easy to reach stash...

brett, Mar 03 2003

Multipurpose Stylus http://www.halfbake...ltipurpose_20Stylus
Baked. [8th of 7, Oct 04 2004]

Pen Holster Glove http://www.halfbake...s_20Holster_20Glove
Shameless self-promotion [yamahito, Oct 04 2004]


       I stash pens, too, and for much the same reason.   

       As this is now written it's not a particularly original invention. Maybe you could re-cast as a real original invention?
bristolz, Mar 03 2003

       I keep my pen, pencil and rubber in the safe behind the money.
Helium, Mar 03 2003

       I use the black "holster" made for AA maglites, threaded through my belt; I keep my pens in it. One of them is my PDA stylus multipen (link).
8th of 7, Mar 03 2003

       Not a bad idea, but I don't need it. When a pen goes missing I always know where to find it... my boss's office.
madradish, Mar 03 2003

       I had a boss like that once, but we cured him. I made an exploding pen, using a tilt switch, a ligher battery, and a tiny theatrical maroon. When he picked the pen up, it exploded.   

       His pen stealing habit ended on that day and never recurred. And no, he wasn't hurt. And yes, I tested it on myself first.
8th of 7, Mar 03 2003

       I just visit my manager's desk every couple of days and retrieve all the pencils he's walked off with. He never notices.
angel, Mar 03 2003

       Chew the ends. I mean really deform them, with lots of teeth marks. No-one will want to use it.
egbert, Mar 03 2003

       8th of 7: can you amke me some of those exploding pens?
dalek, Mar 03 2003

       No, but it's fairly easy to do. Use a penlight casing - it already has some useful wiring inside, and use a pyrotechnic electric fuse - available from theatrical and film suppliers, or model shops (used in toy rocketry) and about as powerful as a big toy pistol cap. Don't be tempted to use "bullet hit" type dets unless you are prepared to spend a lot of money on doing safety tests; remember, if you cause any actual injury to the victim the prank will quickly cease to be funny. Don't say you weren't warned.
8th of 7, Mar 03 2003

       8th, I confess I cannot make the connection between your link and this idea, particularly where the word 'baked' comes into play.
waugsqueke, Mar 03 2003

       I solved the problem of losing pens..... I have a box of 64 Crayolas beside my desk. Whenever something is important.... I use the red color.....Whenever I have to sign something.... I use Blue....It seems to be a relaxing color. Pink is used for Memos and those "While you were out" pink slips...I particularly enjoy looks I get when I give them to the person and the look at me with a blank stare............
theThinker, Mar 20 2003

       when someone nicks my pen i nick somone elses, so the pens circulate and stimulate the economy
0_owaffleo_0, Mar 28 2003


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