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    How would you go about this…?Are there any modern methods.

    possibly the Italian chap that made the grille back in 67 was given some old punches from his master that are very old…. You cannot get this style anymore.
    Last edited by Moving molecules .; 27-07-22, 10:22 AM.

  • #2
    Matt, there was a thread about old number punches on practical machinist forum a few months ago. There may be a few ideas here for you-


    • #3
      Thank you Cliff…. hope you are all okay.🇬🇧👍


      • #4
        Italic….font. Click image for larger version

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        • #5
          Makes me wonder if the punches can't be 3D printed.


          • #6
            Typical of Italian's , they need to make things difficult LOL ........ BUT ! it's unique

            Talking about Italians (off subject , ) my seller in Italy has one full handbuilt hammer set left that can be attached to the handbuilt frame so if anybody in Europe or the US has a handbuilt frame and needs a hammer set complete with , hoses ,hammer motor, fittings, hammer heads, and dies etc .Please let me know via email if you are interested .

            This is my email address [email protected]
            Peter T.


            • #7
              Finding a set would be nigh impossible. I would say getting them custom made is the only chance you have. Or find a good engraver. Any good engraver could replicate those marks.