Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Lace hook punch

I got a bag of lacehooks from a dealer, who sold them for almost nothing because he did not have the punch to crimp them. These punches goes for thousands of rand so not a lot of people have them. I decided to make a set of punches and anvil plate to achieve the same result as the official punch. to be clear, the official punch is a one shot deal, you put the hook in, leather over that press down and the hook is punched.
Here is mine:
The lace hook

The punches and anvil. The anvil is a piece of angle iron with a slot grind into it.

First punch, flare the back open

Second punch, wrap it around

And we are done

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