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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 11-27-2013 at 12:48 AM 1253 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All pen turners have the problem of drilling the blanks all the way center to center. This simple, cheep and easy to make pen holder solves the problem. It so easy to make that the photos are enough to tell you how to make your own.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....





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TheTalkingGrape

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#1 posted 11-27-2013 at 01:07 AM

Hey Sam what a great idea! This is much better than buying the pen blank drill holder thingy worth $50 from Carba-tec. I think making your own useful contraptions makes you feel so happy because they work :D Great job (I am thinking of making one if thats ok with you :D)

-- Tim, Sydney Australia, http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTalkingGrape?feature=watch, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tims-Wooden-Wonders/1433591433543077?ref=hl

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Sam Shakouri

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#2 posted 11-27-2013 at 01:32 AM

No problem, Tim. Thank you for your comment.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 11-27-2013 at 01:54 AM

Nice idea and good to sae $$$$ for something better….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Bob Collins

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#4 posted 11-27-2013 at 02:29 AM

Well thought out Sam and well made. More satisfying to use your own gadgets. Easy to follow the pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#5 posted 11-27-2013 at 02:39 AM

What function does the center eye screws serve.

-- Its all about the jigs

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Sam Shakouri

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#6 posted 11-27-2013 at 02:54 AM

Thom, to pull the two parts away after drilling to release the blank, photo # 4. Thank you all for commenting.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 11-27-2013 at 05:35 AM

Nice going , Sam. You appreciate tools better if you make them your self,too!!!!!!!!Jim

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

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lew

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#8 posted 11-27-2013 at 06:15 AM

Great little jig, Sam!
I especially like the little “puller aparters”.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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MrFid

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#9 posted 11-27-2013 at 08:32 AM

Very nice! Favorited as I’ll be building something similar. Thanks for posting!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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ken_c

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#10 posted 11-27-2013 at 09:25 AM

what about a couple of springs set in mortices along the bolts to push the sides apart instead of jacking them apart with the eye screws?

But none the less – thanks for the post – nice job…

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SCOTSMAN

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#11 posted 11-27-2013 at 09:41 AM

I can’t quite get how this is held to the table when drilling the through hole.?Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 11-27-2013 at 12:31 PM

Great idea Sam. Will try it out.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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hunter71

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#13 posted 11-27-2013 at 04:15 PM

Your not afraid of using premium wood Sam

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Rick

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#14 posted 11-27-2013 at 07:32 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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