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2 Making Punches

You can buy a limited range of suitable woodcarving punches but they are pretty straightforward to make with a few tools and you have the added advantage of making exactly what you want, when you want it.

In this lesson I'll show you how to make, pointed, triangular, acanthus 'eye' and circular (or ring) punches. Soft metal and don't worry about overheating the ends on your grinder


| 22 November 2016 16:50

Karen - The equipment you need to make the punches is a grinder, which you can see many times in the sharpening section of the site, a flat file and a hacksaw, of which I'm afraid there isn't much else to say!
You can see all the punches in use in the projects. For example, watch the acanthus videos and you'll see the eye punch; watch the waterleaf mouldings and you'll see the circular pointed in use. The pictures or cutaways in the video are to actual projects we've done here.

I decided we needed this short series to draw these little tools together. I wouldn't worry about making punches for the sake of making them but, when you tackle a project and you need to make a punch, you know where to come...

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