This light weight Delrin bench block with a unique riveting pin has been invented by American jeweller Deb Karash and is an essential tools for anyone who travels to workshops or classes. It’s also a great tool for your studio, especially if you work in your own home. It is available in the UK exclusively from CSACJ!
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This tool has been invented by Deb Karash and here are the details about it from her website. Available in the UK exclusively from us!
This is the bench block reinvented. Made from Delrin, it is much lighter weight than a steel block but you can use it in nearly all the same ways and several new ones. At 3″ x 4″ x 1″ this versatile tool is especially handy for beginners or students travelling to workshops because it does a lot of jobs in a small space.
The Little Black Block was designed mainly for riveting but then Deb thought: why not make it multi-functional. It has a V-groove and 2 swage spots and 2 dapping depressions. 2 edges are rolled for forming and the bottom is flat for stamping or flattening your metal. It’s a non marring surface. The steel pin is removable and it has a slight dap in the tip to hold a rivet head in place. It holds the rivet without allowing the rest of the piece to touch the surface of the block, thus protecting the finished surface. It is much lighter weight than a steel block, at 10.5 ounces, and it won’t rust. It’s black so it’s stylish and because it’s Delrin you can easily modify it for any special needs that might come up.
It’s Deb Karash’s own design and it’s made in Asheville, North Carolina, not far from her studio, in a locally owned facility where they reuse and recycle just about everything.
You can watch Deb talking about how to use the Little Black Block here.