Pen Press / Drill jig for blanks

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Project by QuickWay posted 02-21-2012 10:42 PM 3902 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this out of need. I am trying to learn turning on a mini lathe. Pens seemed a place to start. Pen making tools however $$$$$$$ I have to make what I can.

-- Bill Native Texan

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#1 posted 02-21-2012 10:48 PM

Looking pretty good! Necessity is the mother of all invention!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 02-21-2012 11:12 PM

Everything you do has to start somewhere, nice jig

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 02-22-2012 01:29 AM

Looks pretty darn slick nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 02-22-2012 03:05 AM

Very nicely done. How’s that pipe clamp pen press work?

-- Craig, Waterloo,IA

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#5 posted 02-22-2012 03:43 PM

Craig and all….Thanks for the nice comments. Place the parts in and turn the handle slowly. It works so well it gets the most use. It will press the parts very easy so you really have to pay close attention.

-- Bill Native Texan

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#6 posted 02-22-2012 05:48 PM

Great Solutions.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#7 posted 05-28-2012 12:55 PM

You should enter this into our jig contest! Email photos along with your LJ name to You might win!

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