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Forum topic by rizay posted 1275 days ago 2341 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rizay

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1275 days ago

I just finished up a tutorial on a pen blank squaring jig used in conjunction with a bench top sander. Below is a picture of the project. To see my free plans click HERE.

-- Come visit me at WoodChux and see my work, get free woodworking plans, and find the lowest priced bottle stopper kits around.


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richgreer

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#1 posted 1275 days ago

You may want to know that I have tried to get to your website to see the plans 3 times (separated by at least an hour each time) and I cannot get there. It times out.

This is probably why you are not getting any replies to your topic.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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rizay

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#2 posted 1274 days ago

Thanks for the update Rich. I am not having any issue right now. Maybe something was up with the net?? Anyway, here is my site: http://rizaydog.webs.com/

Thanks again

-- Come visit me at WoodChux and see my work, get free woodworking plans, and find the lowest priced bottle stopper kits around.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1274 days ago

Why square it? Aren’t you just going to make it round?

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 1274 days ago

I can’t get there with the new link.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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rizay

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#5 posted 1274 days ago

The jig just squares the end of the pen blank to the inner tube. Then when you assemble the pen, the parts fit squarely. Sorry about the link. It still works for me. I’ll look into it. Try this ONE.

-- Come visit me at WoodChux and see my work, get free woodworking plans, and find the lowest priced bottle stopper kits around.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 1274 days ago

Nope, same thing, I’ll try to remember to come back a test it later.

I never thought about just squaring the ends to the axis ;-)) thx,

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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RetiredCoastie

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#7 posted 1274 days ago

I was able to get the plan. I’ve tried the metal jig that’s sold at retail locations and felt they were a bit flimsy and aren’t that accurate but yours looks more rigid. I turn a lot of pens that start with odd shaped blanks like deer antler and a jig like this makes it easy to square the blank to the tubes eliminating those tiny gaps that appear after assembly. Thanks for the plan. Great job and great website!

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rizay

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#8 posted 1273 days ago

Thanks Mike. I have never tried the metal version. But this one is pretty stable.

-- Come visit me at WoodChux and see my work, get free woodworking plans, and find the lowest priced bottle stopper kits around.

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rizay

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#9 posted 1267 days ago

I received a tip and thought I would share it. Add a second nut onto the bolt. Adjust the nut to press on the back of your blank to keep it from kicking back when it strikes the sanding disc. It works great.

-- Come visit me at WoodChux and see my work, get free woodworking plans, and find the lowest priced bottle stopper kits around.

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rizay

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#10 posted 1264 days ago

Ok guys, I have another project almost finished that you may be interested in. I will post when I get it done. Keep an eye out for my pen blank drilling jig…

-- Come visit me at WoodChux and see my work, get free woodworking plans, and find the lowest priced bottle stopper kits around.

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