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216 - Spiral Star Shot Plate


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216 - Spiral Star Shot Plate


This single design shot plate produces a spiral star in silver, gold, pewter or copper. At approximately 8.5mm, this design is suited to small pendants, charms and accents. There is a mini version of this star on our mini star shot plate.

See our other star shot plates and impression dies.

mini starsplain starspotty star

Product description

  • Specification

    The spiral star design measures approximately:
    Width: 8.5mm
    Height: 8.5mm
    Depth: 1.2mm

    This impression die is manufactured from mild steel and measures approximately 20mm thick and 40 mm in diameter. Made in England, UK.

  • Instructions

    Can I use this tool with a hammer and a punch?

    Yes - When using a hammer and punch, it's crucial to work over a solid and rigid surface such as a stump, anvil or a concrete floor. Without a solid surface, no amount of hammering will produce good results! The size of your hammer plays a big part too - a 4lb lump hammer is ideal. Always use a punch when hammering your metal. Be careful to avoid striking the hammer directly on the die or shot plate.

    Can I use this tool with a hydraulic press?

    Yes, all Gemina impression dies and shot plates can be used in a press. Ensure your metal is annealed regularly before you begin. Intermediate annealing may be required to achieve a full impression.

    How much silver do I use with this design?

    You can use approximately 1.5g of silver to achieve a solid impression.

    What shape of silver can I use?

    Round shot:

    Melt your metal into round shot. For best results, clean or pickle your metal before placing into the die. Use a hammer and punch (or press) to force the silver into the die. If hammering, anneal your metal after every 3 or 4 heavy blows.

    Flat sheet:

    Cut sheet to size so that it covers the design. Press (or hammer) until you have an outline of the design. Trim, anneal and repeat until you have a full depth impression. Remember to use sheet that is thicker than the impression depth of the die. Alternatively, you can use thinner sheet with urethane (or a soft metal pusher) to create a hollow impression.

    General instructions on how to use shot plates can be found here.

  • Additional Information

    Take a look at our other celestial and cosmic shot plates and impression dies.

    If you have a solid and rigid work surface, you could use our Punch (Force) tool with a 2-4lb lump hammer.If you need a pusher for your press, you can buy a flat or tapered pusher from our range of press tools.
    If you need a spacer for your press, you can buy one here.
    Gemina Punch (Force) ToolGemina Press PushersGemina Press Pushers
  • Shipping

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    UK delivery is free on orders over £30. A delivery charge of £6 applies to orders under £30.

    INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

    Free International Shipping on orders over £125GBP. Orders under £125GBP have flat rate shipping charge of £10-25 (depending on country) for all items in basket. We use UPS/DPD for all international deliveries. The buyer is solely responsible for understanding and complying with the import requirements of the destination country and any duty, VAT, taxes, or clearance charges that may be applicable outside of the UK. If you need to have your parcel delivered to a PO Box. Please contact us first.

    For more delivery information, please see our delivery policy.

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