I always enjoy reading thru the tech week posts, there is always such a wide display of talent and ingenuity. This is the first time I had a solution that I thought worthy of, most likely not winning anything but at least sharing. This post is for those of you, who like me have limited space and power for tools and need to make a one off complex shaped patch with a somewhat disposable tool. One day I hope to have more room, but until that time you have to make do with what you do have. So this is what I came up with... Problem: 52 Studebaker truck passenger side inner step to cab floor threshold was rusted out in the most unfortunate of places. Solution: Make a plywood die to stamp out a piece that can then be finished by hand. First I made a paper pattern of the desired shape. Then I trimmed the existing threshold of the rusted and whole filled metal, to leave only a solid edge which will be overlapped by the new piece. With the pattern I cut the plywood shapes and sanded the desired radius on opposite corners of the two pieces. I then attached each of them to a piece that was the size of them fitted together to make a top and bottom die. To press the dies together I drilled two holes to the outsides of the desired size finished piece for all-thread. I finished off with some steel flat stock to help stiffen the dies. (If I ever need to do this process again I would put all-thread at each corner with steel plates that covered the full size of the plywood.) I then placed the dies in my bench vise and started tightening the three compression points until the dies bottomed out. With the starter piece stamped out I worked it with a slap hammer and various mandrels until it fit. It still needs a little grinding finish work, but I believe it was a success.