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
- cnc router
- 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
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
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
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
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.