Pen Turning Accessories

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 324 days ago 1493 views 11 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t turn pens but I got a lesson how to do it from a fellow Lumberjock, Rustic, Tuesday. So I made him these accessories to drill the blanks in the drill press and to press the ends into the tubes in the drill press too.

The aluminum piece goes in the chuck to push in the parts

The little corner block with the punch is for centering the hole on 3/4 Square blanks. Just hit the punch with a hammer and there is good center mark to drill to.

The plywood angle plate holes it truly vertical to drill a hole straight in the blank.

Just made from pieces laying around the shop! finish on anything.
..........Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 324 days ago

Nice design

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#2 posted 324 days ago

Very well done. Great Idea

-- Ron Campbell

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#3 posted 324 days ago

Looks like it will work good.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 324 days ago

Looks well thought out, nicely designed and constructed—gotta love home made jigs! Why buy them when you can build them better.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 324 days ago

Nice jig! I have a couple boards with a “V”router groove I use in a vice to clamp pen blanks for drilling. I really like the idea of using the drill press to press the pen parts together. I’ll have to try this! I keep saying I’m done with pens though and then I end up making more.

-- Dick

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#6 posted 324 days ago

Hello Jim

This a very nice jig Simple and effective

I will make one this week

Thanks for sharing

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

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#7 posted 324 days ago

My kind of jigs

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#8 posted 324 days ago

Very nice Jim…great idea. Thanks for sharing

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#9 posted 324 days ago

I’m not a pen turner Jim, and really don’t understand most of this, but by reading the other comments you sure did something good. Nice that you help out others.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 324 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments. I made the angle plate like the one I use in my drill press all the time. Rick had to go in to work early today so he did not see it yet, but I think it will speed up the drilling process a lot.
This is the barter system- he helps me out all the time with computer problems and I support him with tools!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Jamie Speirs

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#11 posted 324 days ago

I like simple


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 324 days ago

Nice jig Jim, sure it will be appreciated.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#13 posted 323 days ago

I hope it will serve you well for a long time.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 323 days ago

I haven’t the slightest clue on this one but looks good :)

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#15 posted 323 days ago

Good jigs. I like the punch especially.


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

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