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Stamping Brass Bolts

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I had an Idea of making a press similair ti a reloading press or an upolstery button press. The idea would be to hold some threaded or unthreaded brass rod
then pull down the lever and a die peens over the rod to for a head which could be filed square. I'm thinking 1-72 and 0-80 size rod, Making the press would be easy enough but holding the rod so it does not slip is beyond me. Any idea?
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Maybe save yourself some trouble and check the McMaster Carr book. Or website. Check this link:


They have the sizes your after as well as many others in several different head styles.

MicroMark has a good selection as well:


I've found them to be a bit more expensive than McMaster Carr but they carry some items the other doesn't.

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