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Posted 12/17/2016   4:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add mudrat.detector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
I have always been fascinated with the actual process of making stamps. Here is an example of a day at the office that could have gone better and really holds this interest for me:

If it is not right down the middle the first try, just try it again:



Similar, on cover:



The idea of having to join the strips to make the coils:



And getting alignment of the second run with the first run just to get two colors:



In this day of computerized robotic precision for just about everything, these are very effective reminders of what it used to take.

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Posted 08/31/2017   12:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DrewM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is great stuff. Thanks for posting this.
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