|Project by LarryDNJR||posted 04-02-2010 10:13 AM||6505 views||7 times favorited||7 comments|
Pen Blank Squaring Jig I made this week. Not sure totals hours put into it. Cost of materials actually spent less than $10. I scrounged up some miscellaneous parts from within my Dad’s shop supplies. There are a few things I want to do to polish this design up some. The 2 Steel Precision V-Blocks are probably the most expensive thing on here but I may create a similar design out of wood instead of using the metal v-blocks. Well the 2 Round Base 3 Holed Tee-Nuts are the 2nd most expensive items. Which I held in place with gorilla glue and 3 brads per unit. I think in the future I would use screws. I would also like to replace the knob with something similar to a crank wheel that extends a little further over the bolt that clamps to the drill press table. I think I may put wing nuts on the bottom instead of regular nuts. All the wood is glued with gorilla glue and fastened from the sides and bottom for strength and stability with bolts. The first blank I drilled with this turned out about as perfectly straight as it is going to be, so I’m happy.
I am going to try and draw up some plans and a materials list here soon and get that posted.
-- ~Larry Columbus, OH