Timothy Miller Posted October 4, 2011 Share Posted October 4, 2011 I did not come up with this idea it has been floating around for years as far as I know. I made this tool because I forge a lot of tapers that later get ground and polished so the smoother they come off the hammer the less work for me. it consists of a hot rolled steel plate the same size as the die with a piece of 1" hot rolled round welded to the bottom as a pivot. The pivot contained in a frame that slips over the bottom die. It pivots to the angle of the taper and produces a smooth finish. I used hot rolled because I don't want it to damage my dies. I have to rebuild it every few years but it is a very useful tool. Shown is a taper drawn out from 1 1/2" square steel 24" long down to 3/4". Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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