Make Stamping Metal a Bit Easier
by Judy Larson
Here's a couple really easy ways to make stamping metal with letter or design stamps a bit easier.
Instructions
Words, letters, and/or designs on stamps can be pretty small-sometimes so small that it is difficult to tell what it is that will be stamped. If the stamp has a dark finish, the letter/design is even harder to see. It is hard enough to position stamps in the desired place on a piece of metal without the added pressure of making sure the stamp is facing the right way.
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Mistakes stamping on silver can get expensive. To help avoid mistakes, use nail polish or paint to mark the front shank of stamps. Use a Sharpie marker to denote the letter, number, word, or design on the front of the stamp shanks as well. If the shanks are dark, like the 1.5mm stamps above, use polish or paint under the Sharpie marking to make it easier to see.
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Some stamps need to be centered. Use an ultra fine point Sharpie to mark the center of both sides of the stamp.
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Materials

24 Gauge 0.020 Dead Soft Copper Sheet Metal - 6x12 Inch
MET-705.24M
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Tools

Designer Stamp Set--Greek Alphabet Stamp Set
PUN-207.90
  • PUN-207.90
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Designer Metal Stamps--Starburst
PUN-102.33
  • PUN-102.33
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Designer Metal Stamps--Square Labyrinth
PUN-106.27
  • PUN-106.27
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Brass Hammer - 1 Pound
HAM-456.10
  • HAM-456.10
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  • Category: Metalwork
  • Technique(s): Stamping