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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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Woodcraft Specials
Prices good from:
November 29 - December 24


Nova G3 Chuck Package

On Sale for only $149.99

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Price normally $299.99

This is a great little geared-action chuck, with powerful performance for its size and built to the same standards as the Super Nova and Titan Chucks. Designed for mini, midi and smaller lathes with up to a 14" diameter swing, this chuck’s small size and weight minimizes the load on smaller spindles and bearings and provides powerful performance for its size. The G3 accepts all of the Teknatool’s accessory jaws, although only those designed for smaller work are recommended.

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Nova 1624 II Lathe

On Sale for only $849.99

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Price normally $999.99

Teknatool’s newest lathe is packed with features and quality that you’d expect from a much more expensive lathe! Well designed, with high quality components and great capacity, this lathe has the ability to meet the needs of any turner for a lifetime. With 16" of inboard capacity and 29" of outboard capacity (using the Outboard Tool Rest Assembly), coupled with a 1-1/2 HP custom designed motor, large diameter turnings are not a problem. Capacity between centers is 24" and can be extended in 20" increments with additional bed segments.

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7pc Boxed Forstner Bit Set

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Price normally $34.99

An exceptional value for the hobbyist or occasional user. Set includes 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", and 1" bits. Bits are 3-1/2" long with 3/8" shank.

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100-Piece Combo Brad Point And Twist Drill Bit Box

On Sale for only $24.99

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Price normally $49.99

This 100-piece drill bit set includes six to ten each of 14 sizes ranging from 1/16" to 5/16". A metal storage case with an insert to organize bits by size is included.

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Sorby Sandmaster

On Sale for only $49.99

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Price normally $75.99

An extremely handy addition to any turner's armory, the Sandmaster is used in conjunction with a lathe to put a fine finish on turned pieces. It eliminates the unsightly lines often associated with traditional hand sanding.

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Rikon 8in Slow Speed Grinder

On Sale for only $99.99

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Price normally $139.99

The Rikon model 80-805 Slow Speed Grinder features a smooth starting, powerful ½ HP motor. The grinder operates at 1,750 RPM, which is ideal for sharpening operations because it reduces heat build-up and minimizes the possibility for “bluing.” This grinder comes equipped with two 1" x 8" white aluminum oxide grinding wheels: one 120-grit wheel and one 60-grit wheel.

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