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post #21 of 26 Old 02-25-2012, 12:01 PM
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I'll do a pen tutorial later today. Just gotta run a few errands first.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I'll do a pen tutorial later today. Just gotta run a few errands first.
Nice!!
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This is what I bought today I also order the 60* live center and hopefully that is it to start turning pens it seems like I'll never have all the necessary tools for the job I've spent more than I thought.
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Looks like your gettin there, at least for slimlines. When you want to turn something besides a slimline, you'll need to buy the drill bit, bushings and rod for your end mill again.

Okay, heres the pics of my home made pen making gadgets.

This is my pen press. The lower piece is just a piece of scrap oak plywood maybe 3" in diameter with a 1/4" thick piece of HDPE plastic epoxied to it. The upper press portion is an elevator bolt that I picked up at the local hardware for less than a dollar. I epoxied a sleeve over the threads because I didnt know if the threads would damage my drill chuck or not and epoxied a piece of HDPE plastic on it as well. The plastic isnt neccissary if you dont have any but at least put a piece of wood on the elevator bolt so you dont damage your pen parts.



This is my center drilling vice. Its just two small pieces of 2X4 with a 45* V-notch cut in both sides and then two carriage bolts with wing nuts. I think I might have a dollar in this.


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That's a nice little pen press you made -- I took your idea and made it even simpler ... tightened the chuck around a stubby X-point screwdriver (plastic handle), and rested a piece of UHMW polythene on the drill-press table.

For the drilling vice, I started out by cutting V notches in the faces of a wooden (two-screw) clamp. Since upgraded to a fence made from 2x3, with a couple of 45* cut-off pieces of screwed in place.

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Never thought of the screwdriver. Thats a great idea!!!

My point with these pics is just to show that you can get to the same place without spending a bunch of money. I have just a few bucks in the above tools where buying a pen press and a center drilling vice will cost you 100 bucks or more. Sure, mine arnt made of pretty blue aluminum with pretty gold handles and what not but the money I saved allowed me to buy more pen kits which in the end was the whole idea to begin with!!

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