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Offline WeldingRod

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Arbor press pin holder
« on: July 26, 2021, 11:21:09 PM »
Quicky project: arbor press pin holder!
I saw someone's arbor press with a drill chuck stuck to the side with a magnet, for holding pins...
I have a tiny press, so I hunted down this hilarious Zinc alloy chuck for $12.39 on Amazon...  actually well made!
I removed the draggy wave washers, turned a disc to fit where they were, superglue on magnets, and voila!  Pin holder!

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Offline spuddevans

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Re: Arbor press pin holder
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2021, 08:34:49 AM »
Neat project!! Thanks for sharing :thumbup:
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Re: Arbor press pin holder
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2021, 11:25:34 AM »
Welding Rod,
Brilliant! And your creative build has another application ... Metal Punching.

Let me elaborate. When metal punching numbers on a hobby part
one must hold carefully the punch on the metal as perpendicular
as possible, hit the top with a hammer, and keep from flinching
as hammer sometimes slips. :D

I have a 1 ton press and do not want to spend its purchase cost on a ram
with a cut-out to hold  a 3/8th punch. Your clever presentation will
now be used to hold the punch firmly and perpendicular, apply pressure
with the handle, and a thumping the top of the ram with a brass
hammer transferring  all the force in the Z-axis to the part being marked.

Thank you for letting us see this. It certainly has been gratefully received.


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Re: Arbor press pin holder
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2021, 11:54:51 AM »
I have a couple of alpha-numeric stamp sets with short dies that you assemble into a holder like the old John Bull printing sets and are supposed to tap with a hammer.

I find gently holding them under my hydraulic press and bringing the ram down slowly (it only goes slowly!) and applying about 1/4 ton gives a very good image in sheet steel and up to a ton for more solid things. It is quite possible to make the imprint too deep if you don't control it  (it's a 60 to press  :clap:)
Andrew Mawson
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