|Project by RetiredCoastie||posted 10-18-2009 11:36 PM||8815 views||6 times favorited||11 comments|
I got the idea for this pen press from USCJeff’s project http://lumberjocks.com/projects/20873 I hope you don’t mind Jeff.
I used synthetic material used for cutting boards from Tap plastics in Portland OR. for $3.00 for a 8”x8”x1” piece.
I turned both to a #2 morse taper with a tapered hole for pressing the pen nibs. They fit and work great. I prefer this over the lever type press that I own. I have a Buddie that I’m slowly bringing to the dark side of pen turning, I’m trying to help him with some tooling and I plan to loan him my lever press but I needed a press also so I made this version.
Sorry for the out of focus pics but you get the idea.
Thanks again Jeff for the idea.
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