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    Signing Work

    Forgive me if this has been addressed recently (I looked but didn't see anything.) I'm interested to learn how people sign their work?

    Do you engrave/carve something?
    Burn something?
    Apply pre-made or pre-carved insignias/shop names?
    Other?

    Do you worry about it being removed?

    Thanks,
    cynthia
    AKA Young Grasshopper Woodworker
    AKA The Rookie

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    I brand mine
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    I made custom branding irons (3 sizes) for mine, just haven't used them yet

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    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    Yes to all But people get ticked off when i sign all the lumber going into a house.
    Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES..... NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS...............

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    Electric branding iron with my name and the year.
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member and Member of Mensa
    My Weather Underground station

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    Branding iron, when I do get something done.

    You can have one now for the low price of..............well it's on sale anyways.
    http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...randing%20iron

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    Branding iron for the wood creations. But, when I was building my house I would occasionally sign and date the back of a piece of trim or the wall behind a kitchen cabinet. I even signed the subfloor before I nailed down the hardwood flooring

    I got the idea of doing stuff like that when I lived in an old (built in 1798) house along the Ohio River. The plaster in the foyer had been signed and dated by the wallpaper hanger in 1868 IIRC. When our house was on a home tour one Christmas the great great granddaughter of the paper hanger wanted to see the signature, as she had read about it in a local museum.

    So, someday someone might uncover my name and I'll have my 15 minutes of fame and won't even be around to enjoy it.

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    brand the stuff that warrants it, and some have letters tot he new owner as to how and why they got it. in a hidden spot.
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    I have put my signiture on 1000's of homes i've built through out my life. Ofcorse no one will know who i am as it's just a big thumb(like Steve's avator) This is the truth. It started when i was hitchicking across the country, back in the 70's. I would but the thumb on the signs and the words saying going my way. I still put that thumb on all the homes i build.
    Steve

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