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Old 04-15-2018, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I'm starting to make clips and when I drew up clip for my latest pen I thought a jig would help keep things symmetrical.

The jig consists of a piece of rigid foam with a channel milled in it to hold 1/4" wide brass stock. clamping the stock in the channel allows you to bend the tang and then drill it. I milled a radius in it to form the rounded clip portion. I formed the clip part by hitting a transfer punch into the brass. One edge is cut on an angle the make the tapered portion of the clip. It holds it securely while I take the material off with a PSA sanding disc mounted on a face plate.

It worked pretty well. Next jig will be from a denser plastic.

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Great idea and I like your jig. I have been contemplating making my own clips also. Thanks for posting this.
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Nice Jig. I just made my first clip. No mill so getting the outside diameter by hand filing. Not easy!
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I noticed your clip when I looked at your pen in SOYP. I wondered how you made it. Great idea!
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Hi everyone.
Thanks for the nice comments. I'm hooked on making my own clips. So many pen ideas so little time.


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