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Redden Rocker Jig

This steel rocker jig was designed and made by Dr. Redden to aid in rockering all types of shoes on your anvil.


View a video of Dr. Redden Rockering a Rail Shoe.

Also we have included a  Rocker Slideshow with tips below.

  • Put your shoe in the forge.
  • Start rockering at the heel.
  • Work the hammer towards the toe.
  • The heels automatically curl inward with the rocker.
  • Soften the heel.  Concentrate on the inside branch.
  • Make a smooth transition along the foot surface.
  • The toe naturally bows due to rocker.  Forge it out.
  • This forging move prevents sole pressure.
  • Check the balance of the shoe from heel to toe.  This is very important.
  • Set the shoe squarely on the anvil and very gently balance the shoe on four contact points.
  • Use a dead blow technique to balance the 4 points.
  • Polish the heel smooth.  Remove all hammer marks.
  • Shoe spreaders work greate to open the shoe.
  • Take a post x-ray to determine if your mechanics and placement are correct.

Redden Rocker Jig

SKU: RRJ - 6D4
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