Ok, have read thread after thread till my eyes have gone crossed, and have not found all of what Im looking for, and I did use the search function,
got thinking about making a core swage die for my corbin 224 R die set, since reading about everyone making thier own dies on here
on the core die its self, what hardness I should try for on heat treat and then draw it back to what Rc ?, die will more than likely be out of D2 or A2 , also for heat treat we do have access to a vacume furnace at another shop
and the punches what material would you recommend ?,along with heat treat
how loose of a fit between the die and punches?
also how fine of a finish do I need to be concerned with on the bore of the core swage die? do you polish the bleed holes ?
have a friend with a well equipped shop, who said, find out the specs , and we will give it a try