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rherrell

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If it's 16 ozs. or less and will fit into a 6x9 poly mailer...$5

Small Flat Rate Box... $8

99% of my orders will fit into those two categories.

If you order a rest over 10" or if your order is too large to fit in a Small Flat Rate Box then a Medium Flat Rate Box will be $13





International shipping will be whatever it costs me.

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I want to THANK YOU for looking at my products, they're all made by me in my one man shop. All of these tools came about by my having a need for a custom tool and then making it for myself. I use these products every day and if they didn't work flawlessly I wouldn't offer them to you.



I don't have a website so if you want to place an order or if you have a question, PM me and we'll have a chat.


I also make "one off" tools so if you have an idea or a need for a "special" tool, give me a holler and we'll see what we can do.


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NEW PRODUCT!


TAILSTOCK/BANJO CLAMP

I've made quite a few of these lately so I decided to list them.


If you're having trouble with your tailstock or banjo slipping under pressure then this will most likely fix your problem.


They're made from 1/2" thick steel and are a lot stronger than the round ones, here are some pics of a typical one...



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If you would like one send me a PM and I'll explain what measurements I need.





The price is only $15-plus shipping... WHAT A DEAL!!!
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Custom threaded mandrels for fountain pens...ONLY $20 each

You'll need to send me the die you use and a drilled and tapped blank for each size, both will be returned unharmed.

Pen taps are varied and expensive so I can't afford to have them all, I need the drilled and tapped blank so I can custom fit the mandrel.




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1 1/2" die holder adapter that fits in the LMS 1" die holder...$25 each

The die holder adapter in these photos is made from steel, the one you'll get will be aluminum.

I can also make a custom sized holder for any size die you have.

This product is the 1 1/2" adapter ONLY, you will need the Little Machine Shop die holder in order to use my adapter. Here's the link...


https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=2314&category=


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OFFSET LATHE SANDING JIG


This tool, along with three other tools that you most likely already have, allows you to turn your lathe into a 5" disc sander.

We've all sanded on our lathe like this.....

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 The problem with this method is you only use the center of the paper and it still really doesn't work that well.

This tool allows you to OFFSET the blank, which allows you to use the WHOLE disc.

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It has 3 different positions that allow you to move to a new spot whenever you want. The V-groove holds a transfer punch and the handle tightens everything down. To use it you just hold even downward pressure on the blank and push it into the disc...REAL simple!

If you don't want to use transfer punches you can put a regular pen mandrel in it and use your tube sleeves to take up the slack.

You can even use my Sanding Mill if you already have one of those.:)

You'll get the jig and a 1/2" steel bar that fits in your tail stock drill chuck. The steel bar has a flat spot milled in it which allows you to tighten the set screw securely.


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The other three things you'll need are a disc, a set of transfer punches and a 1/2" drill chuck. If you purchased your lathe new it most likely came with a FACE PLATE which you can turn into the sanding disc, if not you can buy them just about anywhere for very little.

If you want a more precise method of holding the blank than transfer punches, how about using my PIN CHUCKS. They're an EXACT fit for your tube and can also be used for CLOSED END turning.
Two uses for the price of one!!


I DON'T SELL THESE THREE THINGS....YOU NEED TO PURCHASE THEM ELSEWHERE!

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I made my disc out of shelving material that has Formica on it. I needed the Formica because I use "sticky" discs, if you want to use the "hook and loop" discs you can make your disc from anything you can put some Velcro on.

Another option is to buy a spindle tap and make your own faceplates out of wood, Beall sells the taps in just about every spindle thread size.



The price for this jig is only $40




THANKS FOR LOOKING!

WAIT...LOOK AT THIS!

One of our fellow members, Mack Cameron (Mack C.) emailed me and asked if I could make an adapter that would fit the morse taper part of a standard pen mandrel. It sounded like a good idea so I made one to see if it would work...AND IT DOES!

This is what I came up with...

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What this does is eliminate the need for a drill chuck, so if you don't have a drill chuck then this might be just the ticket!

It has 1/4"-28 threads on it and the other end fits in the jig like the regular 1/2" rod does. It DOES NOT include the morse taper part, just the threaded rod.

Here's a link to the one from Bear Tooth Woods...Bear Tooth Woods - Precision MT#2 Driver


NOTE: Be sure your morse taper part has 1/4"x28tpi threads, some are METRIC!



If you want this adapter add $5 to the price of the jig.

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TOOL RESTS



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These are made from W-1 precision ground tool steel, the shiny stuff, so your turning tools will just glide over the surface.

They are VERY high quality, anybody that's familiar with my products knows that. They all come with a money back guarantee. If FOR ANY REASON you're not happy with it, send it back and I'll return your money, plus shipping, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.


They all come with a brass trim ring and have flats ground in them so you can tighten it with a wrench. This makes for a "modular" system, if you wish you can buy several different length rests and interchange them on the same post.



These tool posts are made of W-1 tool steel which is rust "resistant" NOT rust "proof". If your shop is a high humidity environment then a light coat of wax will help prevent rust.




Post prices are.......

5/8" and smaller...$25

Larger than 5/8"...$35

I stock up to 1" material so we need to talk if you want a post larger than 1".






NOTICE: If you order a 1" post... PLEASE CHECK THE DIAMETER WITH CALIPERS! Some posts are 25mm which is REAL close, but a 1" post won't fit a 25mm banjo.




Rests, UP TO 12", will be $10ea. ADD $1 PER INCH to any rest over 12".

PLEASE NOTE: 9" is the longest length I recommend for a 5/8" post, 12" for a 25mm or 1" post. Having said that I WILL make you any length you want.





As you can see from the prices, this is not some get rich scheme. I'm doing this as a service to my fellow IAP members and frankly, it will give me something to do!!




I encourage you, before you order, to go out to your lathe and be sure of the length you want. I personally like 3.25" for turning one blank at a time between centers, I also sell quite a few 4". That's the beauty of this, it's not a "one size fits all" deal.


Besides the lengths of the rests you want, I'll need two measurements from you... the TOTAL height (post plus rest, just measure your factory rest from TOP to BOTTOM), and the diameter of the post.

Here's a sample of the "height" measurement I need...
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This one is 6 1/4", yours will probably be different


I take PayPal and personal checks. PM me and I'll send you my PayPal address.


THANK YOU!!!

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FLAT TOP TOOL RESTS


I had a customer request one of these to use with his carbide turning tool and he liked it so much I decided to add it to my inventory.

I don't have a carbide tool...YET!...but I'm told the flat top rest works well with the flat bottom of the tool, giving you more control.


I designed them to fit my standard tool posts so if you have one of mine then these will fit, the only difference is the diameter.

Since the threaded hole in my standard round tool rest is only .125" from the surface I made these "flat" ones .125" bigger. If you have a 5/8" round post then you need to order a 3/4" "flat top" rest, if you have a 1" or 25mm post you'll need to order a 7/8" "flat top" rest.


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Since I remove .125" of material to form the flat, THE HEIGHT WILL REMAIN THE SAME, it will just be a tad wider which isn't a problem.

The price for the 3/4" flat top rest is $20.

The price for the 7/8" flat top rest is $25.




PM me and I'll give you my PayPal address.

THANK YOU

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TOOL POST STOP COLLARS
These STOP COLLARS are designed to keep your tool post at the same height EVERY TIME you use it, no more fumbling around to get it set at the right height, with these you just set it and forget it!
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They're made from aluminum and have 3 NYLON set screws, the nylon screw won't ding up your post like a standard steel one will.

They hold tight and use a small slotted screwdriver so no Allen wrench is needed.

I can make them ANY size you want but I'm going to stock 5/8"and 1", those are by far the most common.

PLEASE check the diameter of your post with calipers before ordering.

Price is $10 ea.

The price is the same no matter what size you order.


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SHOPSMITH TOOL POSTS

Now all of you ShopSmith owners can use any of my custom rests when you
purchase one of these slick new posts...

This shows it with one of my Flat Top rests attached...NOT INCLUDED.


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Here it is by itself...

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You'll get the post and the brass trim ring for only $35, that's a STEAL considering how much machining is involved!:biggrin:

PM me with your order and I'll give you my PayPal address.

THANK YOU

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Dial Indicator Posts
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In my opinion, everyone who owns a lathe needs a dial indicator. They're invaluable for making sure WHATEVER you have chucked in your lathe is running true. Probably the most common use for penturners is to check the run out on a pen mandrel...


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Another one I use a lot is checking the run out on a pin chuck...


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WHATEVER you turn will benefit from making sure that it's "running true".
With that in mind I designed an economical way to attach a dial indicator to one of my "Custom Tool Rests"...


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This shows the two most common sizes, the one on the left has 1/2" threads and fits a 1" post, the one on the right has 3/8" threads and fits on a 5/8" post.

 
Here it is with the DI installed but before it gets screwed onto the post...



Here it is screwed onto my 1" post...



All I need from you is the thread size of your post. The cap screw is INCLUDED and takes a 3/16" allen wrench.
As with all my custom made tools, these are economically priced to be affordable to everyone... $10 ea.
 
 

For those of you that don't have one of my tool rests or for those that would like a DEDICATED DI holder( which I highly recommend) I designed this...



I can make them any size, just measure the diameter of you factory rest. I'll also need the distance from the TOP of your banjo to the CENTER LINE of your lathe.

Here's a photo of the measurement I need, 4" on my lathe.

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As you can see in the photo, these are made from aluminum and have a "stop" on them. That stop enables you to SET IT AND FORGET IT! Every time you grab it it will be set to the correct height, that's a real nice feature. I need that banjo/center line dimension to make sure the stop is in the right position. It has about 1/2" of adjustment in it so when you get it you just set it once and...FORGET IT!





The stop is milled to the radius of the post to make it more functional and to give it a cleaner look.




All the screws are included, you'll need a 3/16" allen wrench for the DI and a 9/64" for the stop.

The dial indicator is NOT provided, that's something you will have to buy yourself.

I recommend a standard AGD GROUP 2 DI with a 2 1/4" dial and 1" of travel.

BE SURE TO ORDER THE INDICATOR WITH A LUG BACK, you need the lug to be able to bolt it to the holder.



Here's one at Amazon ...1" Dial Indicator


The price for my DEDICATED DI POST is only $20!

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PIN CHUCKS



Here's a video I made on how to use a PIN CHUCK...

These pin chucks are custom made for any size pen you want to make, most folks use them to make “closed end” pens but they can be used for ANYTHING with a hole in it that you want to turn on a lathe.

They're made from the same tool steel as my TOOL RESTS and will last forever....IF you take reasonable care of them!
They are approx. 4” long and have a 1/8” pin that fits in an 5/8” long slot. The turned down part that fits inside the tube is about 1/2” longer than the tube so you have some room to work on the end of your blank.

The little “dimple” you see is a reference mark so when you're done and want to remove the blank, you turn the chuck so the dimple is on top, that way the pin won't fall on the floor and roll under something........can you say ...” Murphy's Law”?

All my standard PIN CHUCKS are made from 1/2" material and will fit either a 1/2" or 13mm collet. My 7mm PIN CHUCKS fit a 1/4" or 7mm collet. If you need a PIN CHUCK larger than 1/2" I'll let you know what size collet you'll need.


I have a lot of different pen kits in stock but I don't have them all. If you want a pin chuck to fit something I don't have I'll either order that size tube OR you can send me the tubes and I'll return them with your order. Measuring the I.D. of tubes with calipers is fine for some applications but not for this, I like to have the tubes I'm fitting on hand so I can insure a perfect fit.

This is the pin chuck mounted in a collet chuck, ready to accept a blank.




This shows a sample that I turned down to a pen cap shape....works like a charm!



These little guys are only$17 ea. , no matter what size you want!
PM me and I'll give you my PayPal address.


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SANDING MILL 2.0

This is my new version of an old tool....
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I had some requests for a sanding mill that had TWO flat and true sides so folks could use the short side for smaller stuff.

I also wanted a simpler way to make them.......

The old way with wood, brass and glue took WAY too long to make, consequently I had to charge what I thought was a little too much. With this new design not only will you be getting a better product, you'll be paying LESS for it, how often does that happen?!

THIS TOOL DOES THE SAME JOB AS THE OLDER MODEL SO IF YOU ALREADY HAVE THE OLDER VERSION YOU DON'T NEED THIS ONE.
(Unless of course you really want one!:biggrin:)



This new version does NOT include sandpaper or punch!
To make the discs get some sticky backed sandpaper and cut it into small squares, I use the 5" round discs made for an orbital sander. A regular notebook paper punch will punch a perfectly sized hole for the shaft.
I use 100 grit for mine but experiment and see what's right FOR YOU!

Here's a photo of the sanding mill....


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The price for the new model is ONLY $20!





This part shows my old style mill but the process is the same with the new one....

Here's a photo with one of my sleeves installed. The rod on the mill is the same size as your standard "A" penturners mandrel so you can make sleeves from a slimline tube if you like.
The one in the photo is made out of Delrin to fit a Sierra style pen tube...



Here it is with the Sierra barrel attached and ready to go...


I use mine at about 1,000 rpm and just push real lightly, it's really easy to use and you'll get the hang of it right away!😉

If you don't want to make your own sleeves I charge $5 each for sleeves that are an exact fit for the tube.







PLEASE note that this is a FINISHING tool, it's meant to be used on already turned barrels and really excels at removing CA and squaring things up prior to assembly. You'll be amazed at how much better everything fits after using this tool.


See my OFFSET LATHE SANDING JIG if you need a more aggressive tool.


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17pc. SET of TUBE SLEEVES

These sleeves are NOT an exact fit like the ones I offer above, these are the same sizes as a set of transfer punches.



These are used the same way the transfer punches are used for my OFFSET SANDING JIG, you need to use a slight downward pressure when using them. While they are not an exact fit there is only .015" between sleeves so the one you choose will be REAL close.






The price for 17 sleeves AND this nifty little stand made from MDF is only $50. That's a $35 savings on the sleeves and the stand is FREE!





BUT WAIT..........CHECK OUT THIS DEAL!!!!!!


For only $60 I'll include one of my SANDING MILLS!!





That means you get the SANDING MILL for ONLY $10, WHAT A DEAL!!!!


Thanks for looking!


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Straight Shank Dead Centers


I made one of these for Mike (navycop) who has a Shopsmith and he wanted to turn between centers with custom bushings. The Shopsmith doesn't have a Morse taper so he needed a center with NO taper that he could mount in his drill chuck.

Afterwards I got to thinking...I'll bet these would work great for those of us with Beall or other brands of collet chucks who are tired of removing the chuck so we can insert our Morse taper dead center into our headstock and turn between centers.




The one in the photo is 1/2" X 3" but I can make them ANY diameter and ANY length you want. They are STRAIGHT, i.e. NO TAPER, and have a standard 60 degree end. They're made from the same high quality tool steel as my Custom Tool Rests.

I harden them by heating the tip to a cherry red and quickly plunging it into cold water, I tried to turn one on my metal lathe AFTER it was hardened and I dulled my HSS cutter so I know it's hard enough for TBC. The photos show one right after hardening and then after it's been polished, you'll receive the polished variety!
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I'm asking $12 each...ANY DIAMETER, ANY LENGTH UP TO 6", $1 per inch after that.


PM me and we'll discuss your needs and I'll give you my PayPal address for payment.

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Lathe Sanding Table

NOTICE : This table is NOT for squaring blanks to the tube, see my OFFSET LATHE SANDING JIG for that.

This is the answer for all of you who would like a disc sander but don't have the room or the budget for a stand alone model. I designed it to screw on to my tool posts so if you already have one you're all set, if not then you will need to order a post to make it work.

It's made from 1/2" MDF for flatness and stability and is covered with authentic Formica for a smooth surface and a lifetime of use. It also has a 1/4" x 1/4" channel routed on two sides so you can make your own fences.
The mounting block is made from 5/8" thick solid aluminum.
If you need a post I'll discount it
$5 if you buy the post and table together.



The price for the table only is
$25-plus shipping.

Table plus 5/8" post...$45-plus shipping

Table plus 1" post...$55- plus shipping.











You need to make your own fences, I won't be offering them for sale. I just used scrap wood and CA glued it together.

 
 

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thewishman

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Rick, after years of wanting one, I bought your offset sanding jig. I cannot believe I waited so long. The tool works wonderfully and is so much faster and better than even my coveted Nolan carbide pen mill.

One of my favorite parts is I don't have to stop and pull the blank out and see if it is close to the brass tube. When the brass touches the sandpaper it makes a very distinctive sound, when I hear that sound I know it is done.

You will save money by buying this sanding jig! Think of the blanks you have ruined with a pen mill.
 

napagibb

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Rick
I would like a 5/8'' post 5-1/4'' for the height
also a 4'' and 6'' round rest and a 4'' flat rest
Please PM me total and I will pay by paypal
Thanks
Steve
 

rvanbeek

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Right angle tool rest.

Rick, I am looking for a right angle tool rest on a 1" post. The outside dimension of each side should be 5" and the post connected at the intersection of each direction. (at the bend) I would like to have this using your round stock.

PM me if that is possible to do. Rich
 

Cmiles1985

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I've ordered stuff from Rick several times, and I must say that the tools he makes are fantastic! This year, as I'm diving into kitless work, I've realized that I needed shorter tool rests. The two that I bought from Rick showed up very quickly, and they are exactly what I needed!
Thanks Rick for what you do for the IAP!


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rherrell

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I've ordered stuff from Rick several times, and I must say that the tools he makes are fantastic! This year, as I'm diving into kitless work, I've realized that I needed shorter tool rests. The two that I bought from Rick showed up very quickly, and they are exactly what I needed!
Thanks Rick for what you do for the IAP!


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Thanks Clark...You're VERY welcome!
 

StumpyThumb

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Both my sanding mill and offset jig arrived incredibly quickly, and after using them both today, can't say enough good words about them. They definitely streamlined my work flow! Thanks!

Eric

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BrianW

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I ordered a tool rest a few weeks ago and I cannot say enough good things about it. My tools slide effortlessly across the rest and it has made my turning so much easier and more efficient than with the stock rest.

I wouldn't hesitate if you're thinking about ordering one. They're top-notch quality and well worth the price.

Thanks Rick!
 

rherrell

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Both my sanding mill and offset jig arrived incredibly quickly, and after using them both today, can't say enough good words about them. They definitely streamlined my work flow! Thanks!

Eric

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You're welcome Eric!!
 

rherrell

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I ordered a tool rest a few weeks ago and I cannot say enough good things about it. My tools slide effortlessly across the rest and it has made my turning so much easier and more efficient than with the stock rest.

I wouldn't hesitate if you're thinking about ordering one. They're top-notch quality and well worth the price.

Thanks Rick!

You're welcome Brian!!
 

olsenla

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Rick,
Thanks for the terrific job on the tool rests you made for my lathe. They are a work of art, it seems almost a shame to use them, but I will :) Turn around time was extremely fast and I really appreciate that.

Thanks again,
Larry
 

luvtofish

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I have a question about your flat top tool rests. Are they a specific length, or do we select a length? I didn't see that info on that section.

Thanks,

Dennis
 

rherrell

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You're welcome Larry!:biggrin:



Rick,
Thanks for the terrific job on the tool rests you made for my lathe. They are a work of art, it seems almost a shame to use them, but I will :) Turn around time was extremely fast and I really appreciate that.

Thanks again,
Larry
 

LoneOak

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Hi Rick, I saw your tools for the first time today and have to have one of the Offset Lathe Sanding Jigs. I sent you a nice long PM and would like to get this in the works and heading my way soon. This stuff looks like some real quality work and you have a great reputation floating around on here and FaceBook. I hope to be able to add some nice comments to that reputation real soon.

One thing I just thought of and didn't include in my PM is, my lathe has an outboard turning spot that was originally used to make bowls. It has a threaded end and I still have the tool rest and stuff that the original owner put on it. I haven't gotten good enough yet to have had to need it all. I wonder if there is some way to adapt your sanding jig to be mounted on this side of the lathe and left there to be used when needed. I will try and take a pic of what I have and hopefully we can discuss it later.
 

David Gill

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Hello Rick - I would like to order one of your DEDICATED DI holders. I have a Jet 1642 and the measurement from the top of the banjo to the center line on the head stock is just under 6 inches.

I will be using Paypal so please let me know the total charges.

Thanks - Dave
 

LoneOak

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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!:smile:
 

Treebiker

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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.
 

rherrell

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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!:smile:

You're MORE than welcome Danny, I just hope it works!:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
 

rherrell

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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.

PM sent Kelland.
 

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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.

Matt


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rherrell

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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.

Matt


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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.:biggrin:
 

LoneOak

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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!
 

rherrell

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Thanks Danny, I'm REALLY glad the sanding jig is working out for you! (but I knew it would:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:)
 

mikespenturningz

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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.
 

rherrell

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Thanks Mike!!

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

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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