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    Has anyone used the Cooksongold nylon block and punches please?

    If so did you like it?

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    Doming punches are for life.

    Many years ago I bought a set of boxwood ones, and in conjunction with a brass cube, I can happily make shallow domes from textured disks without damage.

    However for making balls, it is necessary to raise disks into true half spheres. Only steel punches and a steel block, or cube will allow you to do that. Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    Doming punches are for life.

    Many years ago I bought a set of boxwood ones, and in conjunction with a brass cube, I can happily make shallow domes from textured disks without damage.

    However for making balls, it is necessary to raise disks into true half spheres. Only steel punches and a steel block, or cube will allow you to do that. Dennis
    Thank you both. This could be “the answer to the maidens prayer”! One item I like to make includes a hammer finished domed roundell of silver. I have to be so careful not to be too strong when doming this as it tends to take the crispness out of the hammered finish, even if I put a layer of thin gas cape leather on top of the silver. Maybe the nylon set could be the answer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruedeleglise View Post
    Thank you both. This could be “the answer to the maidens prayer”! One item I like to make includes a hammer finished domed roundell of silver. I have to be so careful not to be too strong when doming this as it tends to take the crispness out of the hammered finish, even if I put a layer of thin gas cape leather on top of the silver. Maybe the nylon set could be the answer?
    I would dome and then add the finish

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    Ah but the domed pieces are only 13 to 16 mm in diameter and the hammered finish is on the con cavity. I also found that when I attempted this the doming tended to become deformed.


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