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post #1 of 7 Old 05-30-2011, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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Pen Blank Drilling Jig

I designed and built this jig to help hold a pen blank for drill. It's cheap, easy to build, and stronger then the manufactured equivalent. If you would like to build this, I have free plans on my site HERE. Enjoy.


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Your pen drilling jig looks great, but I think the Rockler pen vise has greater capacity for other projects. I use mine for game calls, bottle stoppers, pens etc.
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I bought one from WoodCraft to add to the other one I bought from them a while back. I really like the new one. I didn't want to spend time making one so I just bought one when I was in the store one day. It kind of looks like the one in your picture.

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/208...ling-Vise.aspx

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I just use a wood screw.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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QUOTE=Bob Willing;218050]Your pen drilling jig looks great, but I think the Rockler pen vise has greater capacity for other projects. I use mine for game calls, bottle stoppers, pens etc.[/QUOTE]

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This is what I mean about being more versatile. Here is a 4 5/8 dia teak that I drilled a 3/4" hole with room to spare.
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This is what Ive been using lately. Bought it at WoodCraft. I also have the older one they sell but I like this one much better. It is self centering.

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/208...ling-Vise.aspx
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Pen Blank Drilling Jig

Looks like a nice little setup that should serve you well.I made one,but my drill press came up about 1/8 short from going all the way thru,so I saw where a fellow made one for the lathe and Soooooo I made one and love it.clamp the blank and push it on the bit and It will go the whole length of the bit.

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