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Old 11-28-2018, 08:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Woodpeckers Pen Mill for Christmas?

Well, it looks like Woodpeckers is getting into pen tool making.

Carbide Insert Pen Mill!


Even if I had one, I would probably still use my Rick Harrell Sanding Pen Mill 99% of the time. I have had too many bites with carbide pen mills on end grain. Still the whole list of pen mill bits looks very interesting. The only thing is that they come with Woodpeckers' cost. Some of you might enjoy this.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They make some chisels too. I also prefer Rick's jig.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmmm... the reamers do look like they could be handy, but as Hank said, there is that Woodpecker pricing.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Disc sander would work better.
Much cheaper too.

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Old 11-28-2018, 11:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I would say they have priced this item so high that they probably will not sell many at all. You wonder what amount the manufacturer got paid to produce it and how much is mark-up
In looking at it, all I see is a dead straight scraper. Why not angle the cutter to where it is almost to the bevel and then give it a few degrees of twist so it slices?....Hmmm.....probably cost prohibitive.

Yup, disc sander/ Rick’s sanding jig or sand radially on the lathe.
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Old 12-02-2018, 08:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have the pen turning size carbide tools. There awesome. I'd definitely have this on my Christmas list!

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Old 12-03-2018, 12:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
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As someone who has mangled many a pen blank tube from using a pen mill, I prefer Rick's sanding jig hands down.
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
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While I wonít be buying one since I have all the sizes I need I donít think that the price is high for what you get. If you price out the large set itís not much more than why you would pay for a generic set. Iím sure the quality of these are much better. Just my 2 cents

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Old 12-03-2018, 10:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Everything I have ever seen made by Woodpeckers is always of the highest quality and extremely precise. I wonder if the reamers would fit the poor quality foreign brass tubes, since they are rarely accurately sized.
Woodpeckers is very proud of their tools and their prices reflect that. Probably not going to be a very big seller, but I would love to have a set.
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I am in product development at Woodpeckers. I am the designer of this tool.

Any questions, please ask (via P/M if you prefer).

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