I need to make a couple blanking dies for stamping parts out of
26g and 28g 14kt sheet. I seem to recall seeing “somewhere” a
table of angles and blade sizes for making these dies, but now I
can’t remember where, and haven’t found it yet in searching my
library. Can anybody give me a citation?
I found a post from the Orchid archives last year regarding a
graphical method of laying out the angle, but it doesn’t mention
the thickness of the material to be cut – or doesn’t that
Then, can I successfully hand-saw these dies, without buying a
saw-guide frame like the RT, Frie and Borel, or Bonneydoon
versions? I’m not sure I want to invest in the tooling, this not
being a frequent need.
And, finally, can I stamp parts by putting the die/metal
sandwich on my big anvil, covering it with a block of steel, and
giving it a good whack with a 3 pound hammer? Or, do I need a
Thanks for any and all help, I’m trying like heck to avoid
sawing out several hundred little bits of metal for this project.