View Full Version : I need or want wad punch advice

Alistair Hosie
10-14-2008, 02:12 PM
I have bought a nice little ditty of a sander air operated 50mm or 2" discs fit it velcro removable they call them hook and loop.Anyway |I have bought a pile of rolls of suitable hook and loop sanding paper Now I need to make a wad punch unless anyone can point me in the right direction to buy one reasonably cheap
A punch of this size ,well Axminster sell a complete set going up to this but there too expensive and I only need one.I figure on making my own anyone tried it here let me know.Alistair??

10-14-2008, 02:48 PM
Don't know what they charge for leather working tools on your side of the pound. But the leather punches will work and the side benefit of sharpening the punch tube. if you want to whack it by hand and hammer

If you want to make one I have made them up to 3" dia with a fitting and shank on the end to use in the drill press out of exhaust tubing, copper tube, brass tubing, electrical conduit (EMT our side of the pond). you sharpen one edge inside or outside. I prefer the outside easier to do, also clean up the seam if there is one or any of the curd on the ID.

I chuck em up in the drill press and slow speed as not to tear they material I have cut 100,000 leather disks,for the parrat play toys I manufacture. Along with paper disks and confetti out of mylar when I was making magic tricks and props.
Will hunt up and post a picture.
If you are going to do a bunch of layers at a time make a clamping fixture with the hole/ holes in it so you can drill/cut more than one set. It does help if you have a slot the length of the tube so you can stop the drill and use a screwdriver blade to push them out, springs and rubber plugs work but are a bigger pain in the a$$

Alistair Hosie
10-14-2008, 03:05 PM
Thanks PT many thanks I just need a piece of 2" pipe of whatever.regards Alistair

10-14-2008, 03:08 PM

Alistair Hosie
10-14-2008, 03:15 PM

john hobdeclipe
10-14-2008, 03:19 PM
Or you might try grinding the teeth off of an old hole saw, then sharpening the end.