Custom Leather Stamps

gelandangan

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Heres a hint for those non leather guys,when you use your stamp,lightly wet the leather until it just darkens abit then wait till it nearly comes back to its original colour then hit it with the stamp,you should then get that nice dark brown burnish colour in your impression.
Great advice! I never know this, and I made stamps :non sono stato io:
Well, now that I know hopefully I can make better impression :linguino:


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Just tested this.

It works real good!!
The impression creates very good contrast on the leather with this trick.

Thanks again for the tip!

Image on the left is the old method I use, ie. damp then press...
image on the RIGHT is the new method from silverback

Notice the differences in contrast!!
 
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myneckisred

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These are the ducks nuts. Now to just come up with a design and I'll put An order in will make a good edition to my stamp collection
 

Corin

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I Love my Niroc Stamp, it gives my leather work such a pro finish. Stoked!
 

gelandangan

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Did another one for the Dingo, now with "cleaner" patch..
I think this one is better.

 

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That's cool. I have to come up with a design now :)

Do you still have things you'd like to buy..?
 

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Great stuff going on here!!
I'm getting busy with a design tonight.
Would it be possible to use these stamps if heated up to burn the logo onto wood?

Thanks
 

gelandangan

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Would it be possible to use these stamps if heated up to burn the logo onto wood?
I am not sure, I never try it.
I doubt it tho, aluminum are not made to be heated up to such temperature to sear wood.

However, in the near future, after I get all my ducks in a row,
I may try to make stamps out of AISI H13 steel.
THAT, my friend, would be able to stamp steel, wood etc, burning it red hot or otherwise.
I got plenty of H13 steel so it will happen, eventually.. Don't hold your breath..
 

BjornJ

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Haha, beat me to it!
Just logging on to upload pretty much the same picture :)

I made the drawing inverted as well, wanting to try Corin's trick about etching it onto the blade.
Now need a catalogue page of that shiny paper, surely there must be some around the office somewhere..

BJ_logov11inverted.jpg

Done for Bjorn

 

gelandangan

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For those that are stamping their leather, here is a great words of wisdom from Silverback to get your stamped images work out good and with high contrast.

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1. Lightly wet the leather until it just darkens a bit,
2. wait till it comes back to its original colour (dried out),
3. as soon as it change to its original color, hit (or clamp on) it with the stamp.
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For those with large stamps, you would only need to clamp or press on for about 5 seconds.
For those with small stamp with stem, you only need to tap the stamp on with one firm tap.

Follow the above steps and you should then get that nice dark brown burnish colour in your impression.
 

gelandangan

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Howling Dingo's huge 3 inch stamp
:_fiu: 4.5 hours of machining!!

 

Dusty Miller

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Now need a catalogue page of that shiny paper, surely there must be some around the office somewhere..
Some glossy photopapers for printers work too. I believe some are better than others, so experiment on something less valuable first up.
 
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