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Old 01-27-2018, 02:12 PM
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I saw something like this over at HSM. Every time I have to stamp numbers I have trouble lining them up. This will help using 1/4" stamps for ether flats or round.


1 cutting stock

2 squaring

3 after layout I am using pump center to find the punch marks

4 drilling a 5/8" hole (should have drilled and reamed)

5 also drilled for 1/4" tap
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Old 01-27-2018, 02:14 PM
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1 holes done

2 milling slot

3 cutting waste

4 milling flat

5 tapping holes
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Old 01-27-2018, 02:16 PM
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1 set up

2 done
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Old 01-27-2018, 02:30 PM
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Nice job. I could use that idea at work, stamping job #s on completed cylinders. Might have to steal that one.

Just an after thought though, do you have enough room to put a spring in place of one screw holding the stamps together. Would allow them to slide more easily as you hit them. Thinking you can only hit 2-3 at a time, unless you are really good with a very wide hammer.
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Old 01-27-2018, 02:39 PM
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Used to work with a bunch of toolmakers.....

Some would butcher the stamping pretty bad.
A couple used a straight edge, did nice.

One guy freehanded it beautifully ..

One day, I was in the office, working away at my desk.

Thru 2 closed doors, and about 100' away was one guy stamping.

THUNK !

Must have been using a 10lb hammer.

THUNK ! wait 10 seconds....THUNK ! another 10 seconds.....

This went on for at least 5 minutes, the even spacing of the hitting.
Even when he used the same letter in series, the same 10 seconds
in between.

I finally walked out to find him, and said:
"Are you in a race to see how slowly you can chop down a tree ?"....
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Nice job. I could use that idea at work, stamping job #s on completed cylinders. Might have to steal that one.

Just an after thought though, do you have enough room to put a spring in place of one screw holding the stamps together. Would allow them to slide more easily as you hit them. Thinking you can only hit 2-3 at a time, unless you are really good with a very wide hammer.
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The bolts have to be tight otherwise the stamps move around and I use a punch and stamp one at a time.
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Old 01-27-2018, 04:30 PM
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Very nice, Ted.
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Old 01-27-2018, 11:53 PM
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Something you may want to add/try.
Turn down a rod and match the radius of the slot, mill a flat along the rod (half moon about 1" long) so you can tighten the stamps against the long flat in place of one of the screws.
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The bolts have to be tight otherwise the stamps move around and I use a punch and stamp one at a time.
Did you modify a punch to put a convex on the tip so you can stay centered on the stamp?
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Old 01-28-2018, 09:57 AM
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What stamps are some of you using? I've been wanting to get a set that won't break the bank but at the same time not be junk
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