On another discussion forum, visitors were asking how we hung our patterns. I thought I’d taken a picture of the tool we use when I did my entry on Tools and supplies but it wasn’t in there. So here it is:
This is what’s known as a pattern punch but often described as a bunny punch or just “bunny”. These are very heavy, solid cast iron with a round 3/4″ steel die. People will mistakenly stick a whole stack of patterns in there to try to punch them in one fell swoop but it will only cut a few layers readily. You can see a punched hole off to the side with a pattern hook threaded through it. If you need these, Southstar sells both of these items. The punch isn’t listed on their site but call them up. I think they cost about $70. The pattern hooks you can buy by the dozen or by the gross.