Last edited by John Bartley; 11-26-2010 at 12:06 AM.
Nice Job! I've got to modify mine to use that toggle clamp type thing for the stop block.. That's a great idea....
(So I'm stealing it.....)
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Cool pen press and great idea.
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Nice job ! When you do the push block drill it deep enough so yo can add a nut on the rod. Being able to turn the nut a turn or two really helps to "inch" up when you need just a "hair" more.
Very nice, John. For the few pens I've turned, I've used one of my Gross Stabil parallel clamps, but if I was doing more than a few per year, I'd like to have a press like yours.
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Last edited by John Bartley; 11-26-2010 at 12:07 AM.
And, John, that toggle should be just fine. If you need great force to assemble a pen....sumptin' is wrong.
I have often thought an old fashioned walnut cracker or bottle capper might make a good pen press. Jest a thought...