Introduction: Your Own Branding Iron

Picture of Your Own Branding Iron

Hello everyone, in this project I wanna show you how to make a Branding Iron. I made a video and step by step instruction how to make it.

So, let's get started :)


- chunk of aluminium or brass
- screw and nut
- handle

- cnc router
- sandpaper
- belt sander
- dril bitl
- thread tap

Step 1: Watch the Video

Video will give you a good overview on how to create a Branding Iron. But the following steps will still contain some extra useful information.

Step 2: Prepare Template and Aluminium

Picture of Prepare Template and Aluminium

First you have to make a gcode of your stamp. To make my stamp I used ArtCam software. Next, find good material and start milling. Dimensions of my aluminium block: 20x40x70 mm.

Step 3: Milling

Picture of Milling

First, I made a perfect flat surface (6mm 2 Flute End Mill). Next, 2mm End Mill and V Bit 60 degree to finish stamp. When stemp was ready, I rotated the aluminium block to cut out stamp. Afterwards, 3mm drill bit to make hole and 6mm End Mill to make pockets.

Step 4: Improving Stamp

Picture of Improving Stamp

I removed excess of aluminium on the belt sander and cut the metric M8 thread. Additionally you can use sandpaper to improve edges and surfaces.

Step 5: Handle

Picture of Handle

I used file handle to my branding iron and long screw to connect handle with stamp. Just cut a head of the screw and connect all together.

Step 6: Heat and Burn - Finish

Picture of Heat and Burn - Finish

Your Branding Iron is completely finished :)

Just heat it and burn !

If you enjoy please subscribe my Youtube channel for more projects.

Thomas Workshop Youtube Channe

l If you have any questions, please leave a comment below :)


JohnF26 (author)2017-03-19

Do you have speeds and feeds when cutting aluminum on your mill for this project?

Thomas Workshop (author)JohnF262017-03-20

If I remember correctly:
6mm - 8500 RPM, 500mm/min
2mm - 13000 RPM, 500mm/min

Eh Lie Us! (author)2017-03-20

Wow, that is so neat. Great work!

Thanks :)

nepcono (author)2017-03-19

Nice you got my vote. Do you have a instructable of your cnc

Thomas Workshop (author)nepcono2017-03-19

Thank you:) No, I don't. But I think about a movie, because lot of people ask about this machine. But I have no idea when, because now I'm working on a some big project.

yogagnon (author)2017-03-19

what type of CNC do you have?

Thomas Workshop (author)yogagnon2017-03-19

It's diy cnc machine

TheWoodfather (author)2017-03-19

Very nicely made video and project, I need to get me a cnc!

Thanks :)

Maker Saga (author)2017-03-16

Neat! I've been wanting to make something like this.

Where did you get the aluminum stock from?

I bought it online, but you can buy it in steel store.

Great video!

About This Instructable




Bio: Hello. My name is Thomas. I love to spend time in my workshop. Please check my Youtube channel. I hope you enjoy :)
More by Thomas Workshop:Fidget Spinner - Wrench Spinner Fidget Spinner - Wrench SpinnerWooden Wolf Paw Pendant, Keychain or Wall Decoration
Add instructable to: