I just got back from the local Woodcraft store, where I bought a "37
in 1 Professional Quality Stamping Tool Set" for $20. 26 letters,
...."AND 9 NUMBERS, 0 - 8".
I guess "9" isn't important anymore. But it's my own fault, it said
so right on the packaging.
Otherwise, the tool works well enough.
I've been toying with the idea of using those to brand the date into
my projects, when I get around to ordering a branding iron with my
name on it, but I'm not sure how many sets I'd have to buy so I could
do it in just one stab. I think the most use of one digit would be
something like 1/11/2011 or 2/22/2012. Five sets.
How about where it clearly states,
"*Picture displayed may not represent the actual product."
As to the OP, I also saw this, "Sets of letters consist of 27
characters, including period. Sets of figures consist of nine characters
from 0 to 8, the 6 also being used for the 9."
Hey, we've all had brain farts.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
Yeah, well.... this brain fart left a skid mark, a little bit, anyway.
BUT, on their behalf, they did include the letter "O" as well as the
number "0" (exactly the same stamp). That's what threw me off
momentarily. At least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
And I take back my original/premature review. Some of the stamps
don't fit well in the press, esecially the "I". I have to use a
big-ass plier to remove the stamp from the tool once I get it in
there. And the force adjustment doesn't really adjust much. And
there's no way to orient the stamps, I hadda' resort to orienting each
stamp with a Sharpie. I'd not recommend this tool if precision is a
All that said, I'm satisfied with the tool for the price (I'm using it
to stamp plant names and lethal temps on those aluminum tags to
identify my cactus plants from all over the World).
That's my life and I'm stickin' to it.
On Sun, 21 Mar 2010 16:37:28 -0500, the infamous -MIKE-
In a brownish sort of way, huh?
But, for Crom's Sake, don't turn it _sideways_!
If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we
shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.
-- Samuel Butler
I just stamp the letters or numbers one at a time. Held against a clamped
straight-edge they usually don't look too bad. I found when using them held
together the kerning put the numbers/letters too far apart. I got one of
those branding irons for Christmas, it's nice.
While the O may still be correct, many of the programming languages I'm
familiar with use 0. http://www.cplusplus.com/doc/hex /
Hex is usually denoted by 0x. (Sometimes a trailing h is used, but that
seems to be falling out of favor.)
Binary patterns usually are 0b.
Never teach your apprentice everything you know.
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