- Thanks for all the advise. I plan on getting a pyrometer some day, but
until then, I'll starting taking good notes. Thanks again.
I have anouther question. Where can I find small extruded letters to put on
my patterns? I've look all over, I didn't think they'd be so hard to find.
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- Terry, for very small letters to identify your patterns get a plastic punch
tape machine. For larger letters your stationary/office supply house will
have plastic letters. Glue them to your pattern with school glue which is
water soluble so as to retrieve your letters when done.
Best, Jerry/foundryman1940/ in Missouri
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- Kindt-Collins has pattern letters, but the smallest are half a buck each and after talking with them
today on the phone I don't think they want any business from us little guys. They have no price list
to go with their catalog. You have to call and ask about every little thing and they have a $50
minimum order... I wanted a few things, but they didn't make it easy so I will find another way.
At the bottom of the above page Steve Hoerner has pattern letters for sale.
You can also use a Dymo lablemaker if you don't care how they look. (date codes etc.)
Terry Alexander wrote:
> Thanks for all the advise. I plan on getting a pyrometer some day, but
> until then, I'll starting taking good notes. Thanks again.
> I have anouther question. Where can I find small extruded letters to put on
> my patterns? I've look all over, I didn't think they'd be so hard to find.
> Cloverdale, CA
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- those plastic ones are probably the same ones used in
restaurant signs. You can buy a whole alphabet for
about $5 at any sign shop. You know, the little white
letters whcih are pressed onto the black felt sign.
seen everywhere. I've used them and they've got good
why not just cut them out on a scroll saw and draft
them with plastic resin?
Or, etch them with acid?
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