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Old 05-16-2006, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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OK, I know Paul's pen vise is the best there is, but unfortunately I need one right away. I need to drill 60+ pieces of antler and it will take way to long to do that on my lathe. So, what's the second best pen vise?
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Get a cheap hinge, put two 2Xs side by side, attach hinge to one end, drill a hole large enough to accomodate the blanks, half on each side of the 2Xs, drill away. If you have the tools, rout or dado a 45 degree groove into either side instead the drilling bit.
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Sounds similar to the one BB sells and a good idea.
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I built a pen vise just like Frank described and its all I've ever used until recently when I began drilling on my lathe. I still use the homemade vise if my lathe tied up and don't want to take time to remove the chuck. It works well for me and it also serves to support your work on all sides when drilling with a larger bit making a blowout possible. The only thing I did differently was to add a second "cutout" of a smaller size to accommodate 5/8 blanks or some of the even smaller corian blanks(1/2)
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Any chance we could see some pictures of these home made devices?
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Bruce,
As Gerry mentioned, Bill Baumbeck sells this one:
http://www.arizonasilhouette.com/Pen_Kit_Finishing_Supplies_&_Tools_2.htm
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Or like this.


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Ron, I just love your shop. It looks like it is actually used. I am very suspicious of those shops that are cleaner and neater than a surgical operating room. Those are just for show while the owners eat cheezies and play video games. [:p]
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Okay, these are mine PEN BLANK VICES. While they're not quite on the Paul Hoffman scale they're pretty accurate and are all made from scrap lumber(maple) or odds 'n ends that I've scrounged in the maintenance shop. They are particularly useful to new penturners just starting out or anyone that is on a tight budget.
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Peter, tell me honestly, did you mess up the cuts on the clamp style? I noticed the insert at the jaws and it looks just like mine, that I cut on the wrong side of the line I marked when I cut the hold for the blank.

By the way, here is mine. The t-track & knobs make it so fast and easy to micro adjust. Plus I can loosen the knobs and it slides off in seconds to put my fence back on.


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