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Show me your touchmark

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Stick it in a search engine and see what you get.  If all the hits point to you it's great!

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good by me.  At least it appears distinctive which is hard to  find these days.

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The issue being if someone *loves* a piece with your touchmark on it and wants to buy a gadzillion others how do they find you from it?

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Stick it in a search engine and see what you get.  If all the hits point to you it's great!

Not a single hit, although it does offer (as its top suggestion) the symbol for the Euro. Apparently, I'm going to do well in the Eurozone.

Thanks, folks!

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Exactly the opposite, your mark will be overwhelmed by Euro hits and be invisible over there as your hit will be on page 44000 or so.

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would an H13 rod be a good metal for making a touchmark?

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Exactly the opposite, your mark will be overwhelmed by Euro hits and be invisible over there as your hit will be on page 44000 or so.

Well, I guess that's the risk we take.

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On Fri Aug 21 2015 04:06:12 GMT+0530, senstrom said:

would an H13 rod be a good metal for making a touchmark?

Yes H13 is quite good

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Well, here it is, filed into the end of a hex wrench. I may try to deepen the interior bits a little more, but it looks pretty good when tested in a wad of damp paper.

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Thus:

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Think I should try to harden it?

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On 3/9/2016 at 3:30 PM, JHCC said:

Well, here it is, filed into the end of a hex wrench. I may try to deepen the interior bits a little more, but it looks pretty good when tested in a wad of damp paper.

Think I should try to harden it?

Not a bad idea, using a hex key

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2 hours ago, Forging Carver said:

Not a bad idea, using a hex key

Actually, the cute thing is that I did an electrolytic etch of the pattern onto the end of the hex key first. It was a great guide for the subsequent filing.

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Just got my new stamp today. Very happy with the quality! It's a lot better than my older self made ones. I'm not much for meticulous so sending out for it was well worth it. 

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And here's how mine looks in steel:

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Hi,

Here is my selfmade thingy. It wants to be an ironing icon as you can see it in the washing instructions of clothing. The reason for that is the name "Ujravasalo" which means re-ironer in Hungarian. It's supposed to be a pun as it means 1. the one who re-uses iron 2. the one who irons clothes again 3. the horse has turned into iron again.

Made of ~3/4" dia SDS chisel bit, hot punched and chiseled to shape. Applied mostly under powerhammer but sometimes by handhammer, too.

Bests:

Gergely

2016 03 ujravasalo beütő.jpg

2016 03 ujravasalo beütő teszt.jpg

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