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Old 06-21-2017, 07:01 PM   #31 (permalink)
 
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Hello Rick,
I'm wanting to give a go at a kitless pen and it looks like I'm going to need your die holder and threaded pen holder. Now, of course I also need taps and dies. Could you or someone here recommend what size I should start with and who I should buy from. Thanks for any input.
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:37 AM   #32 (permalink)
 
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Just wanted to let everyone who visits here know that Rick and I have exchanged several emails in the last few days and he is building me a custom post that will fit in the banjo on the outboard turning side of my lathe. He already has sent me his sanding jig and it took a couple times for me to get him the correct measurements for the post. I first just sent him what I thought were the correct measurements but he made a nice little drawing and I had to modify my thinking to fit his design. We got it all right this morning.

I intend to put this setup on the outboard side of my lathe and leave it there until I get good enough to start making some big bowls when I might need that side for that. I am really tired of messing up nice blanks, I screwed up two Amboyna blanks last week -- good thing they were short. After I get this all set up it should save me a bunch of time because changing setups is one thing that eats up a lot of my turning time. I intend to use it to square blanks before turning and I see no reason why I couldn't slide the blank back on it after turning to clean it up and get rid of the excess CA.

Hopefully I will be able to post a couple pics when its all working. Most importantly I want to thank Rick for taking the time to work with me on this, I'm anxious to get it running!

You're MORE than welcome Danny, I just hope it works!
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:38 AM   #33 (permalink)
 
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Hello Rick,
I'm wanting to give a go at a kitless pen and it looks like I'm going to need your die holder and threaded pen holder. Now, of course I also need taps and dies. Could you or someone here recommend what size I should start with and who I should buy from. Thanks for any input.

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Rick,

Got my Offset and Sanding mill 2.0 this week and was able to use them both this morning. The craftsmanship was as expected and the tools made quick work of my projects. Thanks for fast responses and equally fast shipping. Looking forward to many cleaner and quicker builds thanks to your tools.

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Old 07-01-2017, 12:09 PM   #35 (permalink)
 
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Got my Offset and Sanding mill 2.0 this week and was able to use them both this morning. The craftsmanship was as expected and the tools made quick work of my projects. Thanks for fast responses and equally fast shipping. Looking forward to many cleaner and quicker builds thanks to your tools.

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That's great Matt, thanks for the update and the kind words.

You know where to find me if I can help with anything else.
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Rick, I wanted to post a pic of my custom sanding jig but it appears that photobucket no longer allows folks like me to use their service to post pictures in forums. A lot of the stuff I have done on other forums has just up and disappeared and I'm not very happy about it as are many other folks as well.

The custom sanding jig is working real well and so far everything is AOK with it, I like it!
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Thanks Danny, I'm REALLY glad the sanding jig is working out for you! (but I knew it would)
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Old 07-16-2017, 04:23 PM   #38 (permalink)
 
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Anyone that isn't using Ricks pen truing jig is out of their mind. He designed this for me and I have not made a single pen without using it since. Makes the old pen mill obsolete. Awesome tool and a great design by Rick. I have the original proto-type Rick is an awesome machinist.
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Thanks Mike!!

Mike's correct, he's the one that started all of this.

As I remember, he contacted me and asked if I could make him something to sand blanks on his lathe because he didn't have a disc sander. I told him I would think about it and get back to him. Well, the idea for the design just sort of came to me out of nowhere and within 30 minutes I had a CAD (cartoon aided drawing) for him and as they say, the rest is history!
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I own 3. Love them! (the offset sanding type) and about 6 of his tool rest (flat and round).
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