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If you ever need to send a letter, adding a wax seal is the undoubtedly the best way to show class. Cutting a seal is a simple but ...
Tools: -metal lathe(optional, highly recommended) -Dremel -precision Dremel bits (small bits with coarse teeth) -rat tail metal file -vise -400 grit sandpaper -600 grit sandpaper -jeweler's rouge(Flitz) -printer ...
I used Powerpoint to design my seal. Simply draw a circle, draw your design with the various shapes, and group everything together. Then resize everything to a 1" ...
The size of your chunk depends on how big you want your finished piece to be. I cut mine 2" longer to be safe.
The exact dimensions of the seal are not important. This is a custom job. Just remove the oxidation and turn a flat face. Then add a fillet to ...
Center your design on the face and glue it in place. Be sure it's dry before proceeding!
Use a towel to avoid scratching. You'll want the face to be perfectly flush with the surface of the vise. Confirm with a straightedge.
Chuck a pointed bit into your Dremel, and set the depth to about 1/32". Then carefully make a pass along your design. Go slow. Once you finish one ...
Chuck the rod back into your lathe and go over it with 400 and 600 grit sandpaper, followed by the jeweler's rouge. Polish the face too. That part ...
Turn a fillet in the chuck side and then use a parting tool (or in my case, a hacksaw) to cut off the raw end.
My seal was left with a nub on it, so I used a palm sander to flatten the surface. A flat metal file would also work. I then ...
That's about it. By now you should have a completed seal. To use it, drip a nickel-sized drop of molten wax onto a closed envelope, wait 5 seconds, ...
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