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Issue # 163 August 2004


Accurately placing impressions on the edge of stock can be difficult when using a punch freehand. One solution is a punch that slides into your anvil or treadle hammer hardy hole. It is easier to place and keep in the impression when striking more than one time. Issue 163 shows how to make and use one.

This spatula fatures a handle made with an edge punch and a riveted blade that can be made of staineless steel. Plans and step by step illustrations show how to make one.

These rail hooks are all designed to stop in notches along a double rail. They can be used as coat hooks, pot hooks or wherever sliding hook is needed. Eight variations appear in this months issue.

Issue 163 showcases a series of sculptures that use abstract compositions that contrast the steelís sping tension in visual form. There are two illustrated conceptual pieces and one completed piece (shown here).