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    Center Punch with Forged Hex Shank

    This is just a simple center punch forged from automotive coil spring. I forged the round coil to hex, formed the taper for the punch and then heat treated it. This was my first time forging a hexagon. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. It's a longer video but still hope you enjoy.
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    I really need to start shaping my HC punches like that... so they don't roll off the workspace

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    Yes, it's very handy! And really, it wasn't as hard to do as I thought it would be. I can't believe I was so apprehensive about it.
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    Yeah, I am usually more focused on the business end, and I really forget that there is a whole canvas to work with... k may go hex bar with a twist... maybe

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    According to the guy that coaxed me into doing this hexagon shape, he's good friends with John Switzer, hexagons make a very good looking twist, so I'd be interested in seeing the result if you do try it. And I may give it a shot myself
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    Thanks Frontier Forge! We've added your Center Punch to our Forging and Casting category,
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