Bonny Doon offers a new spin on the classic metal-forming stake. Bonny Doon stakes are CNC-milled from hexagonal stock creating precise synclastic and anticlastic shapes with less flex than found in traditional stakes. The hexagonal center of this stake clamps securely into a bench vise, providing a more stable work surface compared to traditional forming stakes. This stake has six graduated anticlastic depressions on one end and four on the other end. The curves between the depressions can be used for small synclastic forming. When used with the Bonny Doon urethane hammer, this stake becomes a must-have for any metalsmith.
The stake can be secured in most standard bench vises; however, for the most secure hold, use with the Bonny Doon vertical vise--the points of the hex shape index into the grooves in the vise face, providing an uncompromising grip on the stake. Milled from 1" hexagonal steel stock.
2016-2017 Tools and Equipment Catalog p.190
Bonny Doon Metal Forming Tools Tour
Goldsmith Phil Poirier tours his Bonny Doon metal-forming stakes and revolutionary polyurethane hammer for jewelry-making.
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