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Old 02-10-2019, 06:38 PM   #31 (permalink)
 
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Also, any of you who live in or near any of the cities Mark mentioned, keep the local pen turning project in mind if you are planning to upgrade equipment, have duplicate or unused tools, etc. Our bandsaw, drill press, and chop saw were all donated. So were many of our hand tools and even our shop vac. The projects can use anything that can be used to cut, drill, sand or prep blanks.

And if you can spare a few hours a week, volunteer to teach a blind person to turn. It is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do in your life.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:46 PM   #32 (permalink)
 
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It's great what both of you guys are doing!

THANKS!
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Lever Pen press. I have a PSI (with the 3 plastic spacers) Iím
not using. Will provide model number later. If it can be used Ill gladly send to you.
Thank you so much for the offer, but we have changed to using the lathe pen presses because they have so much more control, especially for pressing in the transmission in a slimline. They can give it a couple of turns, try the refill to see if it is far enough, press it in a little bit more, until it is just right. With the lever, they usually go too far and then I have to take it apart and start over.

Talk to Mark. One of the other blind turning projects might need one. He is in contact with all five of them.
The Lever press is horrible for Slimlines but good for other 3/8" up. It's on a shelf if you ever find the need. I'll always try to contribute in other ways.
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Have used a lever press for many Slimline pens. Never had a problem.
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Have used a lever press for many Slimline pens. Never had a problem.

But you can see......
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Have used a lever press for many Slimline pens. Never had a problem.

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I still hate it for SlimLines. Have "over pressed" many times.
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Your box went out today Sharon. Due on Wednesday - 30 Gatsby - 15 tubed/prepped, 15 complete kits, 2 bushing sets and some figured blanks - all from the group buy and Estate Blanks Stock.
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Low case people, what about video cameras ?
Poor girl
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Unfortunately, I don't see Gwen every week, so this happened several weeks ago and I just found out about it, or I would have reported it to the police and had them check the video. Walmart has really good security cameras. She just told me about it when she came in for her scheduled turning class.
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Thank you Mark...PM sent.
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