Articles by Farriers
Concave Stamp Demonstration ~
Adam Fox, DipWCF, is well known for his excellent tool-making ability. In this article he shares his method for making a concave stamp in simple, easy to follow steps.
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|Essential tools to make the stamp. The steel used is inch round, S7.|
Forge the steel into a rectangle shape.
|The shape you are looking for.|
|Form the stamp to the desired shape.|
|Punch the eye hole three quarters of the way down through the steel.|
|Drop a little bit of steel filings into the hole and re-punch the eye hole a second time which is a good indicator where to punch through from the other side.|
|Punch through from other side.|
|Mark three and a half inches.|
|Proceed to cut all the way around the marked steel.|
|Forge in the 'head' of the stamp.|
|Rasp the head to a dome shape.|
|Finish the tip of the stamp.|
|Image indicating a good shape and size.|
|Leave to air cool.|
Shafted and finished - ready to use