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Shamrock key fob

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The only suitable material I had on hand was 1.5" 4140 round bar. I turned the shank to fit my press, and laid out the design with a prick punch. An assortment of files and some work on the belt grinder finished it up.

My blanks were around 3/16" thick and they cooled too quickly to obtain a good impression from the punch, so I set up my torch right next to the press and squished them as quickly as I could. 

12 tons is barely adequate for this shape and material. 



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