View single post by Louis Luu
 Posted: Thu Dec 3rd, 2020 04:16 pm
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Louis Luu


Joined: Sat Oct 2nd, 2010
This is the overall design of the press plate...I think this will work.  the drill hole will need to move to the side instead of the top to facilitate air escape.  Also...a light oil around the two halves before pressing to aid in the pressing of the brass sheet.  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

My plan is to first do a casting of the badge itself without making the press.  I will send this to Rick for his approval and feedback.  If he is happy...skip all this nonesense.  Bronze will polish up like brass and when "aged" it is hard to tell anyway.  Bronze can also be nickel plated.  My J.Stone badge will hopefully be done this way...too much work.  The original is nickel plated.

Then...if casted badge does not work out...make the press...more trial and error.

Last edited on Thu Dec 3rd, 2020 04:18 pm by Louis Luu