I have for sale *made to order* a really fancy and over-engineered cork handle presses. Im just starting out making bamboo fly rods and started to make my own equipment in the process. I am a journeyman machinist of 15 years so I thought I would put my skills to good use.
The press itself is made out of aluminum for the press bars and spacers with white delrin inserts, stainless steel for the rods and tightening knobs with threaded brass inserts. This press is made to last, actually you will probably never ever need another press again.
If anybody is interested and willing to pay the price I can make one for you or several if you want. Because it is a pricey item I will wait to see how many people are interested, I would like at least 4 people wanting one before I produce them to make it worth my time. I am asking $150.00 CAN + shipping+ 3% Paypal fee. The stats on this press is that it can open up from 6 5/8(6.625)in up to 8 3/4(8.750)in, simple as that, if you are interested please email me, thanks for your time.
I have had a number of guys wanting a custom set up, e.g. longer rods, multiple rods for multiple length grips etc. I can do this, but it is at an extra cost.