Over the weekend, Hugh found himself in posession of a wood pile, a sharp object, a little time and a Museum of London book. Always a dangerous combination. He’s turned into a stamp making machine.
Hugh has done his own write-up with a stack of photos on his group’s forum here.
Click on either photo or here to go to the full set of stamp photos.
Hugh and I both use Australian hardwood for our stamps, Europeans and Americans can use a close-grained hardwood like ash. I’ve found American Oak to be too open and ended up with the imprint of the end-grain on the leather.
Give it a go, it doesn’t take long and you may enjoy it.