A dapping block and punch are used to form soft metals* into a dome shape. ImpressArt’s Dapping Kit has one curved depression that can easily add a domed effect to stamping blanks up to 1 ¼” in diameter. The depression provides a scratch-free, non-marring surface that produces an even, smooth curvature to pendants and more intricate designs.
Its multi-storage options allow the dapping block and punch to be stored upright on top of a workbench or flat inside a drawer.
To use, simply place stamped blank inside depression and hold punch in center of blank. Then strike punch with a metal stamping hammer until blank is domed.
*Rated for stamping on soft metals: Alkemé, aluminum, pewter, copper, brass, silver, and gold.