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Project by Bricofleur posted 05-08-2011 05:30 PM 6819 views 37 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was wondering if I should make my own pen assembly press or if I should buy a fancy and adjustable one from tons of them available on the market. After thoughts and many drafts I came up with a pretty good design and I finally made my own. Best of all, I had everything needed already in my shop. A closer look at the pictures shows the adjustable stop that rides on an aluminum T-track and can be clamped anywhere according to the pens length.

I posted all details and photos of the making on these pages of my blog.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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WayneC

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#1 posted 05-08-2011 05:43 PM

Slick. It appears your doing the pen all at once. Will this work with Kits other than slimlines? You might want to put something solid on the tail block (or have the ability to).

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Diggerjacks

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#2 posted 05-08-2011 06:47 PM

Hello Serge

Another very good Jig

I’m interested with because I begun to work with my lathe and I would like to make some pens

With your permission I think I will make one like yours

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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woody57

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#3 posted 05-08-2011 07:05 PM

good idea!

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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Bricofleur

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#4 posted 05-08-2011 07:49 PM

Hey guys, thanks for the comments.

@WayneC: No I don’t press the whole pen all at once. I mounted a completed pen only to show off for the pictures. Even if I didn’t try any other types than slimlines, I have to doubt about the tail block to be solid enough. It is solid oad and the worst thing that could happen is that I would have to add another cam lever or any other type of start knob.

@Diggerjack: Didn’t you made one already before asking permission? ¦:-) Sharing, this is what this site is all about. And please, try to make one better than mine so my next one could be even better.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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WayneC

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#5 posted 05-08-2011 07:52 PM

I was thinking of a brass insert or item attached such as a furnature slider attached to the tail stock so the pen did not dig into the block.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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David Kirtley

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#6 posted 05-08-2011 07:54 PM

Hi Serge,

As always, a great job. I have been following the progress on your blog. I always pick up something new every time I read your work.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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Diggerjacks

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#7 posted 05-08-2011 08:01 PM

Hello Serge

No I haven’t making one like yours I’m in progress reflexion with my mind

The challenge is difficult but ….. why not ?

Thanks for all your ideas

Have a nice day et “bonne soirée “

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#8 posted 05-08-2011 08:36 PM

Another winning combination.
Thanks Serge!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#9 posted 05-08-2011 09:16 PM

Great job on this jig as well : ) Thank you for sharing your great projects once again !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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kiefer

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#10 posted 05-08-2011 10:13 PM

Hi Serge
great looking jig
I always look for your posts and you come up with some great jigs
I dont make pens but the idea is something in my memory now and I am sure I will use it sometime in the future

thanks

kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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Roger

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#11 posted 05-08-2011 10:26 PM

very slick idea Serge

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#12 posted 05-08-2011 10:49 PM

  • adds to to-do list * ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#13 posted 05-08-2011 11:49 PM

Serge thats cool and clever.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 05-09-2011 09:58 PM

Nice job! Great assembly jig—I may have to copy you on this one!

—Brian

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