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Old 11-10-2018, 08:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I modified the Rockler drill jig to use as a press when gluing pen segments by adding a carriage to the framework. As soon as I find my sheet of sticky back Teflon I'll line the carriage with it to prevent the glue from sticking to it.


After cutting the segments I adhere them (Double faced tape) to a carrier and run them through my Byrnes thickness sander to smooth the surface then flip them over and run them through again. One of the nice things about the sander you can run two 3" wide sanding drums on the unit. One coarse and one fine grit side by side or one 6" wide drum with one grit.
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Sweet method for running the segments through the Sander (which I have). If you don't mind, what tape/carrier are you using?

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
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Sweet method for running the segments through the Sander (which I have). If you don't mind, what tape/carrier are you using?

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
I first used a double faced tape I purchased at Woodcraft however, there were times which a couple of pieces came loose. I’m now using a tape which I believe is sold as a carpet tape. It has a thin woven filament and, so far, I’ve had no issues. I think the key is to make sure your pieces are clean of any dust particles.

The carrier is just a piece of 1/4” wood.

Ron

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It looks like the Flooring tape I buy at Lowe's. I buy it in the 1.88 inch x 75 foot roll: ShurTape
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