A die, proper

Well, it’s been some time since I’ve made a die. This is a relatively simple one for a customer. I had some problems with alignment and some mixed up number on my part, but it seems to work adequately. As always, some pics…

So, here is the unpunched pin.

The pin, un-flattened

The pin, un-flattened

And here it is flattened… all while maintaining the angular alignment of the reed and guard.

The pin punched flat

The pin punched flat

initially it was a pain because the material would mash in between the guard and the plate but I solved that. Here are some more pics anyways…

The die open

The die open

The die coming closed on the plate

The die coming closed on the plate

Valve reed and guard in the pockets

Valve reed and guard in the pockets

Well, there ya go. Fun fun.