Milling a large easy to use stamp
A large stamp with a curved surface is more easy to stamp in a fluid movement then a large stamp with a flat surface.
The profile for the stamp holder is made to be milled out of MDF by the Shopbot. It containes 1 profile that will be cut twice, and can be glued together for the appropriate width (in this case 40 mm = 2*20 mm MDF).
Our profile is 330mm wide and 80mm high.
The rubber has been engraved with the laser cutter. A special kind of rubber has been used to avoid bad smell while engraving the rubber. The final design for our stamp was a lettering logo for "Apps for Amsterdam". The design looks like this:
Make sure you have mirrored the design for your stamp, because it will be mirrored while stamping.
After milling out the two pieces of MDF and laser engraving the rubber, the stamp can be assembled. For putting the two pieces of MDF together I used regular wood glue, and for attaching the rubber stamp to the curved wooden surface we used special contact adhesive.