Kreg Jig Pen Press

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Blog entry by Chris McDowell posted 12-19-2015 01:39 PM 2588 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been using a combination of a quick clamp and the drill press to press pen kits together. Both the quick clamp and the drill press are awkward to use doing this. I was looking at pictures of pen presses recently and it dawned on me that I could probably use my Kreg jig. It was way easier than using the clamp and drill press. The only thing is that there is just barely enough space to press the transmission, but I found if I angled it at first I could just press a little, then change the angle, then press a little more, then change the angle again, and keep doing that until the pen was straight. Still much less of a hassle than using the drill press. Someone commented on the video and suggested removing the nut to make more room, which is a good idea. I make more pens than I use the Kreg jig, so it may just become a dedicated pen press until the random time I need it for pocket holes.

Anyway, thought it would be helpful, so I made this quick video.

Watch the video here:

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#1 posted 12-19-2015 04:20 PM

Wow, that is very creative. I’ll have to try that on my next pen as I have K4 also.

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#2 posted 12-19-2015 06:11 PM

Love it when I’m in the shop puzzling on how I’m going to do something, looking, looking and then there it is just what the doctor ordered to get re done. lol

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#3 posted 12-20-2015 02:28 AM

Great idea, multi purpose tools and jigs, thank you for sharing this idea

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#4 posted 12-20-2015 02:35 AM

Thank you all for the comments! I’m glad it was of some help.

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#5 posted 12-27-2015 01:27 PM

Purdee good idea

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