I want to make some of these things:
These photographic mats are made of brass (I've been using .02-.04"). I can route the basic shapes out on my hobby CNC which works fine for the basic shapes but I can't really get the detailed engraving without it taking a great deal of time.
I assume that since the brass is so thin that I could make a tool/die setup and I could press out these suckers including all of the elaborate engraving that I want. So how do I DO that? What kind of equipment do I need to make the tool/die, etc.?