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Old 08-18-2020, 07:07 AM
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Default Swage block.....looks easy to make (2) at one time

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/tls/d...179252789.html

So if you took some 2" thick plate (or what ever thickness you want)
and drill a line of holes in a row, bandsaw a line thru the middle.

Weld a flat plate to the bottom to keep it upright.

Heck use hardox for longer life.

Or am I missing something here ?
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Old 08-18-2020, 08:08 AM
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It would not have the word antique associated with it .
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Old 08-18-2020, 09:34 AM
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Hi,
There are different types of swage blocks.

Mine also has cone and round cut outs to make disk or spoons or ladles...

Which is why I bought it.

Don't use it everyday but when you need it, nothing else works as good!
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Old 08-18-2020, 01:55 PM
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No need for a band saw just tack two plates together and drill, then separate
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No need for a band saw just tack two plates together and drill, then separate
Hey Now !

Don't go making it too easy.....Let's try D-2
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Old 08-23-2020, 07:17 PM
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Today there are like 4 people making new swage blocks.. I know one personally and very nice blocks indeed.

The advantage they have today is cast steels.. Or cast irons which are tougher like ductle.

Most people won't ever use a swage block in their whole life time..

I mean larger blocks.. I own 4 of them..

At some point when the new shop is done I will make a video showing what the block was originally used for.. Kinda interesting really.
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