last year, my friends gave me a nickname "Humorist" because of some of my jokes nobody understand (I admit it's quite fair).
But I realised that I'm not the only one to make strange jokes and sometimes I want to approve some of those jokes!
So why not creating my own LABEL?
And I went with the idea of making my own STAMP!
Stamp somebody : IT'S HUMORIST APPROVED !!
This Instructable shows how to:
-Make the stamp itself ( of course )
-Make a very fine tool for engraving
-Make a nice inkwell for your Rubber Stamp
Step 1: Preparation.
We will need a plaster tile to engrave the stamp.
But plaster has tu cure and dry before being engraved.
so let's do it first.
All you need is a plaster tile in which your stamp can fit ( lets say 15cm X 15cm ),
with a thickness of 1cm (thicker will be too long to cure, and thinner too fragile).
To get a flat surface I poured the plaster in a cereal box cut in halves.
(if you're a bit impatient like I was, accelerate the drying process by putting the tile in your oven at 50°C)
finally you'll get this
Step 2: Design the Stamp
First of all, you have to decide what your stamp should look like.
Make a drawing with Inkscape.
DRAW the REAL drawing you want to see, NOT reversed.
-- Draw the contours
-- Fill with parallel lines the zones where ink should be present
-- Check that every path outlines closed zones.
Step 3: Create a path and G-code for engraving
Now you've drawn your future stamp,
use Inkscape's Gcode tool plugin
and create Gcode using "Path to G-code" function
(view full size picture to see the detail.)
Once you have your Gcode, check it with NCPlot. (look for free NCPlotV1.3)