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Box jaw tongs and short punch


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Very nice first tongs.. They are not,however,box jaw tongs. In box jaws one tong side goes THROUGH the other. Hence the "box" opening. they are quite difficult to make..
Keep hammering. Great job..
Old tire irons are what I use too for almost all my tools.

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I think that would be box hinge you refer to, if the sides of the bottom jaw wing up to box in lateraly, the material held, it's a box jaw in my view.
Nice job on the tongs and punch.

You could try pre marking with a center punch for consistency. Or make a simple spring fuller or edge of the anvil to isolate the parts of the tong, then draw out and shape, might give you neater transitions.

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