The plastic wrap is now thoroughly stuck to the thermo plastic -
I thought it would easily peel off, but I guess the heat bonded the
two plastics together.
I make my specialized punches and hammer heads with Jett-Sett, just
placing it over any hammer or punch, wooden or metal. Much easier
than trying to keep a boatload of specialized tools I only need to
use occasionally. To keep it smooth, while still warm, I roll it
around, or shape the form, on either a piece ( or two) of glass or
plastic. To make an impression from a high relief pattern, you might
try coating it with petroleum jelly thinned out with a little
mineral spirits (turpentine) to prevent it from sticking.
I have a wide and shallow hard-wood dapping die that needs a
Not a problem with Jett-Sett. Just stick a good-sized glob that is
warmed up on the end of a punch (a hardwood dowel works very well),
and just wait for it to stiffen up as it cools off. If necessary,
use a drill press or a clamp on a sturdy support to hold it in
position until it’s firm. It doesn’t stick easily to wood or metal,
unless it’s wrapped around it a good bit.