Wooden dapping block is used to shape softer metals into half teardrops by hammering into the depressions. Unlike metal tools, wood tools are less likely to chip, scratch or mar precious and plated metals. Made from the Portia tree hard wood, this block has a smooth, non-marring finish and seven teardrop indentations with gradual slopes. The indentations range from 3/4 inch to 2 inches. Use with a rawhide hammer. To shape sterling silver, Argentium® silver and other metal noted as half-hard or hard, the metal will first need to be annealed.
Dapping Tools>H20-4033TL>Tools>Jewelers Tools>Dapping Toolshttp://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h204033tlH204033TLDapping block, wood, 3/4 to 2 inches, 6-1/4 x 4 inches overall. Sold individually.//image1.fmgstatic.com/images/p4033tlb.jpg28.7328.73As Low As $22.21 per block