What I would like to make is a swage for studs used to hold brake drums onto the hubs. I have a 9" SB and know my dimensions, I just do not know what type of material I need other than 1" bar stock. Then what would be needed to fully harden the metal to take the pressure from a 25 ton, or a little more, press. The swage will have a .510 hole in the middle and the outside will be tapered to create a circular surface about .1" wide.
This is to make a the tooling so I can rebuild the brakes on my 1931 Model A Ford.