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swever

Show Your Letter Stamped Enclosures
« on: August 28, 2017, 11:28:20 AM »
Here's my first attempt. Cyrillic letters ftw :)



Then I added a name. This word is a goofy, inappropriate in this context translation of the word "compressor" that sounds like machine translation.





I have to say I'm really liking the result. In fact, this is my first successful attempt at applying text/graphics and "finishing" an enclosure. Neither etching, spray painting nor toner transfer have ever worked for me.

I used a steel block anvil so the enclosure does not get bent when stamped. After stamping I painted the letters with a black paint marker, and then lightly sanded the whole surface with a fine sanding sponge pad. I think I will not even bother to clear coat it and let it oxidize and get scratched. I am sure it is only going to add to the character.

thermionix

Re: Show Your Letter Stamped Enclosures
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 03:24:05 PM »
I guess Gro is volume?

swever

Re: Show Your Letter Stamped Enclosures
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 02:10:08 AM »
Correct! Гро is Громкость which literally means Loudness. :)

duck_arse

Re: Show Your Letter Stamped Enclosures
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 10:59:04 AM »
it's a good looking thing. are you going to have a single double-stamped letter on each build? (would have been extra points if that one read "CNC".)
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swever

Re: Show Your Letter Stamped Enclosures
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 11:25:06 PM »
Heh. Well, there is a nonzero chance I get more double stamped letters in future builds if I decide to do stamping after having a few beers. Not sure how many beers that should be to make CNC in place of one letter, though!   :icon_biggrin:

Plexi

Re: Show Your Letter Stamped Enclosures
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 04:28:21 AM »
Good looking job..!
Tell more about the method, I'm curious!
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swever

Re: Show Your Letter Stamped Enclosures
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 05:35:16 AM »
Thanks! There is only so much to tell, really. It's actually pretty simple. I mean, if I can do it...  :icon_lol:

You want to make sure you have something heavy and flat under the enclose - directly under the wall that gets stamped. Otherwise the whole thing gets bent badly (a mistake I made when I first tried stamping - on my test enclosure lid). I was lucky to be able to get a piece of stainless steel cut to my custom dimensions in the company where I work. I made it 30x50x80 mm so that it is suitable for 1590a, b and bb.

I am yet to find the best surface to work on. My first guess was that it has to be something heavy and stable under that piece of steel. I used the concrete floor on my balcony but there was a lot of recoil. Maybe something a bit more ductile will work better. But it still has to be stable - a jumpy table will not be a good option I guess. For the same reason they say it's best to use a brass hammer as it reduces recoil. I used a 450g steel hammer. Too small/lightweight hammer will not work very well, obviously.

I didn't manage to make each imprint with just one good hit - took me 4-6 for each letter. It's actually not too hard to keep the stamp in position once you have at least a shallow imprint after the first hit just have to make sure it locked in the previous imprint before hitting again. I obviously did not do that well enough when I was doing the first С.

I started with the knob names. I knew each one was going to be three letters long so I started with the center letter and the moved outwards from there. The same with СВЕВЕР except that it has an even number of letters, so I positioned the two center letters accordingly. I did not do any real planning before I started did not draw or tape any lines or individual letter positions. Maybe I will try that next time.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2017, 05:38:50 AM by swever »

EBK

Re: Show Your Letter Stamped Enclosures
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017, 06:34:24 AM »
Maybe put a mouse pad under the piece of steel.  Might absorb just enough of the shock without affecting the result.
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pruttelherrie

Re: Show Your Letter Stamped Enclosures
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2017, 01:19:10 PM »
Tight Mettol clone:


Zeke clone:


Barbershop clone:


As you can see, I made a mistake on the "HANDMADE" and just kept it that way, adds a bit of handmade charm  ;)

« Last Edit: August 31, 2017, 01:21:03 PM by pruttelherrie »

swever

Re: Show Your Letter Stamped Enclosures
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2017, 05:45:53 PM »
My second letter stamped thing. A ROG Splitter-Blend with true bypass I just finished building for a friend who plays bass.


Fancy Lime

Re: Show Your Letter Stamped Enclosures
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 05:24:48 AM »
Hey Alexander,

that looks fantastic! Gotta get me some of them letter punches.

Andy
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Plexi

Re: Show Your Letter Stamped Enclosures
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2017, 07:44:56 PM »
Love it..!
I'll looking for some stamp letters.

Any advise, than firm base under the stamp area?
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swever

Re: Show Your Letter Stamped Enclosures
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2017, 06:33:57 AM »
Thanks guys!  :)

Plexi, I'd check forge equipment suppliers. They may have something that may work.
Other than that, I'd just look for some company that can cut you a steel block of your size.