This hardened steel bench block is the perfect surface for flattening or shaping your craft wire. Use it with our chasing hammer for flattening, layout or chasing. These blocks are constructed of tool steel; ground flat, polished and case-hardened. They come ready oiled (to prevent them from rusting), so you may find it useful to keep them in a plastic bag to protect your surfaces!
The block measures 102mm x 102mm x 15mm
To care for your bench block you can oil it with any type of light duty oil, 3 in 1 oils are fine. The oil will keep the oxygen from creating rust. It is necessary to keep the rust at a minimum as the rust will make tiny dimples on the surface of the block and can have a negative impression on metal as you hammer on it. Extremely fine emery cloth will take the rust right off, if and when the rust appears. It’s best to store the block after lightly oiling it and tightly wrapping cling film around it.
We also sell a Chasing Hammer, perfect to use with this!