Turning Archive 2004
Fred in NC
>I have been using a homemade pen press made from an old hand drill stand, the kind that you put a hand drill on, and it works like a drill press.
Recently I ordered a close-out item from Grizzly, their item G9839, Hand Punch Press. It came in today (4 days UPS regular !). Cost $13.95 + $5.95 shipping.
This item seems to be more adaptable to the needs of a pen maker than anything I have seen before, even a regular arbor press. It has bolts that can be adjusted to limit the travel, a hole with set screw for a ram, and threaded holes to locate the poly or wood base for the pen barrel.
I am going to make a 'ram' from UHMW poly, and a base with a little hole in it for the pen tip. I will post some pics later on.
Grizzly told me this morning that they have a FEW more units available.