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Thread: Minimalist Dot Peen Marking

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    Minimalist Dot Peen Marking

    Given the almost unlimited capabilities of Computer Numerical Control, it should be no surprise that just about any artwork can be machined into a surface. I donít see any challenge there. Being a minimalist, I wanted to mark letters and numbers using the lowest tech possible. I might be close with this one. It uses the output of any printer and a marking punch. The key ingredient is patience.

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    Your comments are welcome. All of us are smarter than any one of us.


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    Thanks rgsparber! We've added your Dot Peen Marking Method to our Measuring and Marking category,
    as well as to your builder page: rgsparber's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Why would I want to write your name on my stuff?


    Thanks for the share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_H View Post
    Why would I want to write your name on my stuff?


    Thanks for the share.
    So you remember who loaned it to you?
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    I think making some tools like these, https://tandyleather.com/collections...iamond-chisels and a curved one for S and p etc. Break your letters into shapes you can make punches for... Should be able to make all the shapes with 4 or 5 tools to cover all the alpha numeric characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleykin View Post
    I think making some tools like these, https://tandyleather.com/collections...iamond-chisels and a curved one for S and p etc. Break your letters into shapes you can make punches for... Should be able to make all the shapes with 4 or 5 tools to cover all the alpha numeric characters.
    It would greatly speed up the work but getting all peens the same depth would be tricky.

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    3D printing a plate with holes in it for the same purpose would guide the punch and keep it square against the workpiece(making each punch-mark as symmetrical as possible) and would also allow for using much smaller and thinner homemade punches(even square or rectangular ones..).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterMaker View Post
    3D printing a plate with holes in it for the same purpose would guide the punch and keep it square against the workpiece(making each punch-mark as symmetrical as possible) and would also allow for using much smaller and thinner homemade punches(even square or rectangular ones..).
    If the user has a 3D printer, why not just print the entire tag?

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    Go back and look at the Title of the original post - "Minimalist ..."

    The more we try to improve on the process, the further we get from "minimalist."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_H View Post
    Go back and look at the Title of the original post - "Minimalist ..."

    The more we try to improve on the process, the further we get from "minimalist."
    Elaborate designs are easy. Minimalist designs can be very hard. It has taken me over 10 years
    to arrive at my minimalist electronic edge finder.

    Mark Twain said “I didn’t have time to write you a short letter so
    wrote you a long one.”
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