Saturday, 11 April 2009
Punch from Spring
One of my neighbor's kids was out on a walk when he came across a coil spring of some kind. He brought it to me as he know i could make some strange thing from it, Its is good steel and it hardens well. I was asked by a British Blades member http://www.britishblades.com to make him a couple of punches for him to emboss some thin copper he was going to make into some fishing lures. I cut off some small sections of the spring and annealed them then got to work on them with some hand files and shaped the tip to be like fish scales. I oil quenched them and gave them a good clean and tested them some some old copper pipe. The customer was very pleased with them.