With Instructables you can share what you make with the world and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.
share step-by-step photos with text instructions
share one or more photos in one step quickly and easily
share your how-to video
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 laborious task, and...
Tools: -metal lathe(optional, highly recommended) -Dremel -precision Dremel bits (small bits with coarse teeth) -rat tail metal file -vise -400 grit s...
I used Powerpoint to design my seal. Simply draw a circle, draw your design with the various shapes, and group everything together. Then resize everyt...
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 taste. ...
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 pas...
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 nee...
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 polished it as I did wit...
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, a...
Tag files as:
Posted:Dec 3, 2010
JamesRPatrick Original Works
Homemade Rotary/Flat Engraver
The Wooden Bobcat Toy
Custom CRYOSHELL Pendant.
Replace Any Battery Cover
Drinking Glasses from Wine Bottles
Understanding Epilog Laser Cutting and Etching Lesson 2: Understanding the Computer Pri…
Easy way to Engrave on Glass
How to make corner notcher jigs using an Epilog laser cutter
Download our new apps for iOS and android!
PDF DownloadsAs a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format.
You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.