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Old 08-21-2017, 10:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Looking for one in reasonable shape. Shipping would be to my US address


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I'm not really sure what you are looking for. If it is a pen press for assembling pens, there are loads of solutions for that. I used to use one that was purpose built, but the crank handle was so small, that it required a tremendous amount of effort to press fit a pen. I switched over to a Zyliss vise with jaw protectors to assemble my pens. It provides plenty of torque which makes assembly very easy. Here's an example of what I am referring to listed in Ebay Canada. ZYLISS SWISS MADE BENCH VISE CLAMP

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Google "horizontal toggle clamp for a pen press", then look at the images. Lots of plans Online and more ideas that you can think of. The toggle clamp will set you back about $20, the rest can be made with scrap lumber.
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This is what I use,

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealant-Gun...rd+sealant+gun

Simply remove the ring by drilling out the rivets on the end.

Replace the ring with a piece of stock 1" timber to suit the width of the arms.

Turn a wood stock timber ring for the disk and then you are good to go.. simple.

When I get back home I will post mine in tools and jigs..

Cost me around 6, less than $5.

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I'm not really sure what you are looking for. If it is a pen press for assembling pens, there are loads of solutions for that. I used to use one that was purpose built, but the crank handle was so small, that it required a tremendous amount of effort to press fit a pen. I switched over to a Zyliss vise with jaw protectors to assemble my pens. It provides plenty of torque which makes assembly very easy. Here's an example of what I am referring to listed in Ebay Canada. ZYLISS SWISS MADE BENCH VISE CLAMP

Just a thought...


I bought this Zyliss system 35 yrs ago, the tightening mechanism. Broke after 5 years, couldn't get the company to honour their warranty, trashed it about 10 yrs ago, paid like $250 back in the day


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Located a nice homemade press, thanks for the replies


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Very clever, thanks for sharing!
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