Saturday, December 26, 2009

Makin' Buttons

I think I got this idea from Joe Hudson. It's crude, it destroyed a drill bit, but it's a huge time saver. Considering the amount of buttons on each figure, it helps to have a time saving device as this. I basically taped a couple pieces of plastic card to a block of wood. With a hammer, I make a few taps on the drill bit into the lead foil. The two sheets acts a cushion when tapping out the buttons and prevents them from being driven into the block of wood. This is all trial and error. Out of three punched, I'll get one decent button.



4 comments:

Gary Dombrowski said...

Jason, Nice buttons AND nice tunes. ~Gary

Jason said...

Gary, thanks! Yeah, my music "taste" range pretty much everywhere. lol!

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reddog said...

Hello Jason when i make buttons for masters i normally use a thick block of hard rubber lay the pewter sheet on top and put the required dia drill into a hand chuck and just press away its quicker you can even use brass filrd to any button or popper type shape ,look forward to how this vignette progresses regards Tony