This hardwood block with two punches is for shaping thin, soft metal and wax or for removing dents. Â Â
The block has different depth depressions on each face and measures 2-1/4" on an edge. Â It is not for forming heavy gauge metal, but great for dapping thin metal (24ga or thinner).
No marring or scratching. Â Use a plastic mallet to strike wood punches. Â Impressions tend to be shallower than on steel blocks. Â Wood can become marked or nicked by metal pieces.
It's more portable because it's light weight. Â
Stamped impressions may become distorted if they are later dapped. Â You have more choices when it comes to the depth of the impression curvatures. Â The thickness of your metal will determine if you use a plastic mallet or heavy hammer.Â