Lettering on metal

I did a perfect circle using handwheels and turning them by precisely calculated amounts. It was, in fact, my first milling project.
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On Sat, 05 Apr 2008 03:54:13 GMT, with neither quill nor qualm, "Ivan Vegvary" quickly quoth:
What's HSP? High speed potmetal?
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Larry Jaques
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Ivan,
You mentioned *your* *stick* welding would be kind of crude. How about someone else's *tig* welding. Many tig welders can get pretty narrow and adjusting the current might give you just enough depth, etc. Have someone practice on a similar piece of material to demonstrate some adjustments. You just may find what you want in one of them.
I've heard of welding beer cans together with a tig rig....probably one that gets down in the 1 - 5 amp range. Some of the Lincoln Precision Tig rigs come down to 2 amps.
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One of the racing teams depends heavily on one of the Precision Tig models.
Al
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Al Patrick
HSP is bad typing. I meant HSS, high speed steel. I would still like to know what YOU know about special fonts and engraving tools.
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Ivan Vegvary
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Ivan Vegvary
I am still not sure about lead and solder through a mask. One method which I intend to try out in the near future is to mask as you do and *electroplate* the letters in copper. But that is a whole different set of skills.
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Michael Koblic

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