Your Own Branding Iron




About: Hello. My name is Thomas. I love spending time in my workshop. Please check my Youtube channel. I hope you enjoy :)

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

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.

Step 6: Heat and Burn - Finish

Your Branding Iron is completely finished :)

Just heat it and burn !

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



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    15 Discussions


    2 years ago

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

    1 reply
    Thomas WorkshopJohnF26

    Reply 2 years ago

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


    2 years ago

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

    1 reply
    Thomas Workshopnepcono

    Reply 2 years ago

    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.

    Maker Saga

    2 years ago

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

    Where did you get the aluminum stock from?

    1 reply