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09-27-2017 12:28 PM

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I want to know how its made (clock dial copper hammered )thanks


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#1 posted 09-27-2017 12:39 PM

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#2 posted 09-27-2017 12:52 PM

thanks john

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#3 posted 09-27-2017 01:21 PM

the number on the dial has a technique to make them

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#4 posted 09-27-2017 03:12 PM

I’m curious about this as well. Your picture appears to show a domed dial. I assume that there is a domed piece of wood underneath that was turned on a lathe and the copper hammered to it. As far as the numbers go, I haven’t a clue, but would love to learn how ir was done.

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#5 posted 09-27-2017 03:29 PM

Hard to tell from such a small low resolution pic but my guess is the numbers were punched with a die set.

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#6 posted 09-27-2017 05:26 PM



Hard to tell from such a small low resolution pic but my guess is the numbers were punched with a die set.

- Ripper70

Where would you get a hold of a die set like that?

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#7 posted 09-27-2017 05:29 PM

I posted a blog on etching the numerals onto some copper printed circuit board material some time ago that covers the requirements for one method of etching designs.
I have used the same technique with thicker copper sheets (16 gauge works well), you just need to monitor the depth of the etching.

The numbers are filled with black paint and the texturing is done by hand with varying hammer techniques.

A lot of fun to experiment with!

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#8 posted 09-27-2017 05:38 PM


Where would you get a hold of a die set like that?

- bondogaposis

Maybe here.

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#9 posted 09-27-2017 06:45 PM

thank you very much for all your advice and your participation

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