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Topic: Wax seal stamp.
Message: Posted by: Silvertongue (Feb 19, 2008 09:44PM)
I was wondering if anyone had ever made a stamp for a letter wax seal? I am looking to make my own design. I have a dremel and that's about it. It only need be used once or twice, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Declan.
Message: Posted by: Father Photius (Feb 19, 2008 09:55PM)
There are a number of materials that might work. If you want a wood block, then any good tight grain wood would work. There are a number of artificial stone products, some soft enough to make a good seal out of, though natural stone will splinter too much on you. Be careful with stone that it doesn't get too hot when you're grinding on it. There are also some plastics, but again watch the heat or it will melt.
I never made wax seal, but I made a bread seal from wood with dremel tool, just pick your tools carefully and keep grinding speeds slow. Don't try to take too much material all at once. Careful of splintering when going cross grain.
Message: Posted by: Thomas Wayne (Feb 20, 2008 03:43AM)
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On 2008-02-19 22:44, Silvertongue wrote:
I was wondering if anyone had ever made a stamp for a letter wax seal? I am looking to make my own design. I have a dremel and that's about it. It only need be used once or twice, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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You're only going to use it once or twice? I have one word for you: Fimo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fimo

TW
Message: Posted by: EsnRedshirt (Feb 20, 2008 10:21AM)
Sculpey will work, too- Available at any crafts shop like Michael's.

You can also use it as a transfer to take impressions, or even transfer printed art to it, then grind away the negative space with the Dremel.

If you're using it as a mold and have no release agent, I find that Gold Bond powder works well in a pinch.
Message: Posted by: Silvertongue (Feb 20, 2008 10:23AM)
Thanks guys I was thinking about using resin??? and graphite paper to get my drawing onto the resin.

Dec