Also, running around stamping "FAIL" onto random papers is kinda fun.
Step 1: Stuff You Will Need
For supplies, we will be using...
- An eraser
- Scrap wood about the size of the eraser
- Glue (Preferably Hot glue)
For tools, there is a pretty simple list as well.
- Either a Dremel or an Exacto knife
- A pen
Step 2: Preparation of the Eraser
Yes, we will be leaving an imprint upon a paper using the very tool that would be used to remove an unwelcome mark. The photo shows a typical eraser, ready for slaughter. However, it shall not be slaughtered today. Instead, I cut it in half lengthwise in order get two stamps for the price of one! (One eraser, that is.)
Step 3: Preperation of the Stamp
When I had a idea of what I wanted to do, I traced out the outline of the eraser onto a piece of paper. I then wrote whatever I wanted onto the outline.
So, there is now 3 options to transfer the outline to stamp form.
To do it with the Dremel pointer I created This instructable, go to the next step.
Doing it with a handheld dremel or an exacto knife will require you to go to step 5.
Step 4: Cutting the Eraser Using the Dremel Pointer
Step 5: Preparing the Outline for Shaping Via Exacto Knife or Handheld Dremel
Now, you simply have to cut it all out. You can use an Exacto knife, being careful not to go through, in order to accomplish this task. An alternate method would be to use a Dremel, and by using larger bits to get the basic shape and then smaller bits to get the precise shape.
Step 6: Applying a Handle
This can be done by adding a handle. In order to allow the hot glue to stick to the stamp piece, I used a Dremel to add grooves along the back. This will create extra surface area, and it is outlined in pen because it would be difficult to see on camera. After it is hot-glued onto the handle, (Which I shaped and smoothed) the excess hot glue that was squeezed out was Dremeled off. I then used the Dremel some more to make the size and shape of the stamp to match the size and shape of the handle as closely as possible. As you can see in the second photo, I have made them both even to the point where the only reason why you can slightly see the handle from that angle is because the camera was not exactly above it.
Step 7: TaDa!
I hope you enjoyed this Instructable. Feel free to comment, as I would love to hear your ideas, suggestions, and thoughts. As always, Have a nice day!