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I got my start in metalsmithing with a work study job as a blacksmith at the University of Oregon. I was to, among other things, make tools for the jewelry studio, especially various punches. All things cycle back around, and I am once again making tools, though the tools I made back then look rather crude, when compared with those I am selling now.



Megan Corwin Tool Collection

These sets include 6 rather large repoussť punches, one liner, and 3 undercutting punches, all designed especially for the techniques Megan teaches in her Chasing andRepoussť workshops.  The linder and undercutting tools are heat treated and tempered, and the working ends have been polished.  Thee repoussť punches are work-hardened and ground to a satin finish to better grip the metal.  They can be polished, heat treated or both.  

Cost: $240.00 per set of 10.
Megan Corwin set 1 
Megan Corwin tool set 2

 

       

Single Tools For Sale

The table below lists some of the tools I have available for sale. More will be posted as I make them. I apologize for the quality of some of the thumbnails here; I will replace them either with better photographs or with diagrams as soon as I can. If there are tools you would like that you do not see here, contact me about whether I have such a tool for sale, or to make a custom order.
All the punch tools in this section are made from W1 tool steel, which has been hardened and tempered before finishing. The hammer end has been softened so as not to mark the hammer face. They are about 4 1/4” long, by 1/4” wide, and roughly octagonal in cross section.
Tool ImagesTool # Description of ToolPrices
punches #101, 102, 103These are tools 103, 102 and 101.  The working ends of these tools are not quite sharp, and flat across the tip, with rounded corners; I make them in a variety of widths. This kind of tool is sometimes called a tracer, a liner, or a lining punch.
punch #101101The working face of this tool is about 2mm across.$15.00
punch #102102

The working face of this tool is about 3mm across.

$15.00
punch #103103The working face of this tool is about 4mm across.$15.00
punches #114, 115, 116These are tools 116, 115 and 114.  The mark these tools make is a fine gently curved line. I make them in various widths with rounded corners and not quite sharp. Sometimes they are called curved tracers.
punch #114114The working face of this tool is about 6mm across, with a moderate to tight curve.$20.00
punch #115115

The working face of this tool is about 8mm across, with a moderate curve.

$20.00
punch #116116The working face of this tool is about 10mm across, with a moderate to gentle curve.
$20.00
punches #124, 125, 126These are tools 126, 125 and 124.  These tools are similar to tools 103, 102 and 101, but wider, and much blunter. They are sometimes called running punches.
punch #124124The working face of this tool is about 6mm across.$15.00
punch #125125

The working face of this tool is about 8mm across.

$15.00
punch #126126The working face of this tool is about 10mm across.$15.00
punch #133133

The working face of this tool is a teardrop shape, 3mm wide and 4mm long, with rounded edges.

$15.00
punch #155155

The working face of this punch is an oval, 4mm by 6mm, flat in the middle, with very rounded edges. It is the sort of tool which may be used for top down as well as bottom up work.

$15.00
punch #165165The working face of this tool is about 4mm by 6mm, blunt, but rounded on the edges.$15.00
punch #173173

This tool tapers to a slender waist and then flares to a working face that has a sort of top of a bread loaf shape, and is 5mm by 6mm.

$20.00
punch #178178

This tool also tapers to a slender waist, its working surface has an egg-like shape, 4mm by 6mm. The narrow end notches under a little to get into tight corners.

$20.00
punch #206206

The face of this tool is 10mm, round, flat in the middle and quite rounded around the edges. These are sometimes called a shallow dap, a pusher, a mushroom, and sometimes a puffer.

$20.00
punch #214214

This tool has a slight waist, and a round face, 5mm across. It is slightly rounded in the middle, and very rounded around the edges.

$20.00
punch #222222The working face of this tool is about 3mm across, round, blunt, but rounded on the edges.$15.00
punch #302302

The face of this punch is slightly rounded, rectangular, 3mm by 5mm, and has a medium crosshatched texture. Sometimes called a matting tool, it creates a lightly textured surface on soft metals.

$20.00
punch #402402

This tool has a working face that that is more or less rectangular, 3mm by 5mm, with a raked angle in one axis, and quite rounded in the other. The shaft has been cut away a bit behind the leading edge, which has been polished right back to the cut out.

$20.00
punch #410410This tool has one surface that is polished completely flat, and one that is curved, for undercutting on inside curves.
$15.00
punch #420420Both of the facets on the working end are polished completely flat, for undercutting outside curves. $15.00