Anticlastic Mandrel & Die Set, Durston
Anticlastic forming jewellery is a craft that has been used for at least over 100 years. This method provides many ideas for jewellery artists to create fascinating and profitable works of art for their customers.
Bangle making is taken to another level with the Durston bangle anticlastic forming six piece die set. This tool gives one simple method to form bangles in various shapes.
- Anticlastic forming is a technique of metal forming whereby sheet metal is formed directly with a hammer on a surface that is curved or rounded inward, creating a bowl effect on a bracelet, bangle or ring.
- Speedy change tooling allows one to slide bangle dies on and off in seconds
- Mount onto our bench vice (code V33153) or will fit standard 4” vices. It is also recommended to use some vice jaws so that the mandrel remains perfect and mark free (code FDASJ35).
- The dies and holder are precision ground, high polished and hardened ensuring if used properly will last a life time
- Special shape Durston nylon forming hammer included
- Durston 1181
- Made in UK
The set includes:
- 1 x Durston special made convex nylon hammer
- 1 x Mounting die vice bar: Ø20mm x 200mm
- 1 x large flat round die: Ø60mm x length 55mm
- 1 x Small flat round die: Ø40mm x length 55mm
- 1 x Large shallow concave die: Ø60mm x length 55mm x concaving central point Ø50mm
- 1 x Small shallow concave die: Ø40mm x length 55mm x concaving central point Ø30mm
- 1 x Large double concave shallow die: Ø60mm x length 55mm, consisting of two concave forms:
- Large concave width 30mm x concaving central point Ø50mm
- Small concave width 15mm x concaving central point Ø30mm
- 1 x Small twin concave shallow die: Ø40mm x length of face 55mm, consisting of two concave forms:
- Small concave width 15mm x concaving central point Ø25mm
How to use:
1. Secure the mounting die vice bar into your bench vice and chose a die required for forming your shape.
2. Push the die onto the die bar holder and see how you can also turn the die a full 360°, giving a wide flexibility for forming a bangle
3. For anticlastic forming, place your metal into the concave shape and tap with the forming hammer provided, constantly around the metal. Notice now how the bangle develops a concave anticlastic shape
4. With your plain dies, place the metal over the chosen die and tap evenly so the piece wraps its self over die. This will give you a perfect round bangle form.