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I wonder if it would work using a emblem? cross flags, name plate etc?
Absolutely. The technique is not limited to lettering. Anything you can cut out of a piece of sheet metal can be embossed into a panel.

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I'm thinking a water jet CNC machine will do a great job making dies for some of the more detailed stuff...
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Absolutely. The technique is not limited to lettering. Anything you can cut out of a piece of sheet metal can be embossed into a panel.

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I've given up trying to Post pictures on this site, but that is exactly what I did-I had a V8 emblem waterjetted, bought a piece of 90 durometer hardness urethane and two pieces of 1" thick plate, took it to work and put it in our 40 ton press-came out great-
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, bought a piece of 90 durometer hardness urethane and two pieces of 1" thick plate, took it to work and put it in our 40 ton press-came out great-
Where would one start to look for 90 durometer urethane?
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Where would one start to look for 90 durometer urethane?
Yeah ,and does it come in a sprayable clear???????
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/POLYURETHANE...item3cba9961fb

Doing it again, I'd probably go 70 durometer (I think on most embossing that it would show the finer details better)-look in my project journal, there is a picture there-
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Thanks, I know the price swing is pretty wild depending on what size your after. Price!, which leads me to my next question. Why not rubber?
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Thanks, I know the price swing is pretty wild depending on what size your after. Price!, which leads me to my next question. Why not rubber?

I think anything that will conform to the "die" will work fine-too soft and it won't transfer well, and squish out-too hard, it won't conform well-it has to be, as little red Riding Hood says-"just right"-
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I'm sure I'll be putting off things I should be getting done to try this idea this weekend.
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A 6" x 6" sheet of 1/8" of 90D polyurethane is about $12 from McMaster Carr. Natural rubber is not hard enough and neoprene is not resilient enough. It'll take a set the first time you use it. Also, anything softer than 90D, unless it's quite thin will squish out between the plates and not apply the force where it's needed. Urethane is quite common in tool and die work because of it's unique properties.

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What about the thickness of the sheetmetal vs the thickness of the urethane sheet? What would you suggest?

p.s. 35window, my grandson says that's Goldilock's quote.
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Pretty excited about this idea. Keep thinking about it one question I've come up with is, would it be something you could "wheel" as in use a urethane wheel on a track, like my old cast iron DeWalt RAW. Roll the wheel and adj. down roll again and so on. ??
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What about the thickness of the sheetmetal vs the thickness of the urethane sheet? What would you suggest?

p.s. 35window, my grandson says that's Goldilock's quote.

I did mine on .063 6061T6 Aluminum, but I would think that 20 Gauge CRS would work fine-

You are certainly correctamundo Art Deco-I'd better bone up on my Mother Goose!
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Pretty excited about this idea. Keep thinking about it one question I've come up with is, would it be something you could "wheel" as in use a urethane wheel on a track, like my old cast iron DeWalt RAW. Roll the wheel and adj. down roll again and so on. ??

There have been guys using an English Wheel with a Go Cart Slick (or a tipping wheel) mounted to emboss, and of course you have to consider the strength of the English Wheel versus the thickness of the material (and use a flat anvil), but it can (and has) been done with much success-

And, some have also used a Bead roller-

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Nonhog,

These might give you a few ideas-

http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6412


http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/showt...ghlight=emboss
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