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Pen Assembly Press

When we make pens using pen kits, they often require assembly most notably pressing together parts. There are many ways to press the parts together and we look at different tools that you can make to do that here!


Building a pen assembly pressBuilding a pen assembly press
By: Al Faul
In this photo tutorial, Al shows us how to make a pen assembly press. Anyone that is making pens or planning to make pens should make one of these.

With the detailed photo's anyone can make this valuable tool. It replaces the difficulty in assembling pens when using clamps, drill presses, vises and other not suitable tools. It's easy to make one in less than an hour!


Pen Assembly Press - ImprovementPen Assembly Press - Improvement
By: Jim Duxbury
In this brief article, Jim shows us how he made a quick and easy yet significant improvement to his lathe-turned pen press. It's really worth checking this out to make sure that you also make this improvement!


Pen Assembly PressPen Assembly Press
By: Jim Duxbury
In this article, Jim shows us how to turn a set of tools which we can use with our lathe to press pen kits together. The turned pieces fit the headstock and tailstock so that we can use the tailstock feed as our pen press mechanism.

This is a very clever technique and one that will work well for most of us!


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