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#1 Jaymack

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

http://www.bladeforu...highlight=hamon

I saw this thread on the Blade forum. I know that I could never line up the hexagon stamp evenly, but I thought some of you might like and try this idea.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

Torx bits are also quite handy. I've done several pieces using my domed rivet setter, but i like the honeycomb effect the maker did in that link.

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#3 Jaymack

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

Torx bits! I may try that one for a background. Do you have any examples you can post TwinOaks?

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:29 AM

Wow! Cool effect for sure. I love when people repurpose tools.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:57 AM

I don't have anything handy....but, yes, I used them as a backgrounder and the same way as a "foliage" stamp.
One of the things I love most about this trade is that there are few 'rules' cast in stone. If I have something I can hit and will leave a repeatable pattern......I've probably smacked it on leather. Not all of them worked out, mind you, but I've tried.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:08 AM

Good advice!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

Harbor Freight happens to have an amusing security bit set that has some nifty shapes one can do stamping with. I have this one and like the variety, and the price.
http://www.harborfre...-set-68457.html

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:24 PM

You could just use a bolt with the right size head. Just grind the head smooth.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 03:36 PM

That is a neat pattern. Great idea.
I enjoy using things around the shop to make unusual tools. I have experimented with bolts of different sizes, using the thread patterns on various items. Also used hex nuts held by fastening to bolt and from watchmaker size to very large, gives some great patterns. Great for steam punk items if anyone does them.
heads of carraige bolts make nice impressions as well. Old gears and miscellaneous junk can make unique items that look very good when completed.
Sockets also make some interesting designs. 6 point and 12 point both .
I also look around when I shop at the hardware store, just to see if they have an interesting item to try.

Oh well, sure that everyone has tried many different items. Just my .02

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