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    Signing your work

    LOML wants to get me a branding iron so I can mark my work.

    I'm happy that she thinks enough of the stuff that I make that she wants me to sign it more permanently than my usual marking pen notation.

    What do you use?

    Are the branding irons worth the price, they seem a bit expensive?


    Anyone using the "non electric" version?

    Thanks for the advice

    Jay
    Last edited by Frank Pellow; 01-03-2007 at 03:27 PM. Reason: change spelling in title

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    Are you going to be signing high-quality turnings or just lowly flatwork? lol

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    A year or so ago, Rockler had the electric irons on sale for about the same price as the torch-heated ones usually are.

    My wife bought me one, along with the date attachment, and I've found it to be pretty useful Takes about twenty minutes to heat fully, and gives a nice, even impression. I use it a lot on the boxes, etc. that I make .

    Unlike Travis, I do mostly (medium quality) flat work. Haven't gotten the lathe addiction - really don't understand what all the fuss is about...
    Jim D.

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    TRAVIS, TRAVIS,TRAVIS

    This is the Family Woodworking Forum

    A kinder gentler place

    We don't disparage our fellow posters efforts

    Even if they only work in Flatland

    And don't have those spinny things in their garages er shops!

    So with this information at hand, what is your answer

    Jay

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    Jim

    Thanks for the information, that is the one she is looking at

    Jay

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    jay, on the rare occasion a customer has me build something i`m proud enough of to sign i`ll grab a 1/8" die grinder with a fine burr and engrave it....tod
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    Sorry guys. I wasn't trying to be rude or arrogant. I have made a little flatwork but I like my lathe best.
    My suggestion is that if they are turnings (like bowls or game calls) you could have it laser engraved.

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    I like the pen, under the finish, or sometimes embed a small computer print-out in the finish. For spinny things, I include the type of wood (which wouldn't be in the iron). My flat things are made on commission so I put the customer's name in the signature "Custom Made for John Doe by Charlie Plesums, Austin Texas, January 2007"
    Charlie Plesums, Austin Texas
    (Retired early to become a custom furnituremaker)
    Lots of my free advice at www.solowoodworker.com

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    No Big Deal

    Travis

    I knew you were joking, hope my reply was in a similar tone.

    But hey, now not only do I have to buy a lathe to make those round things but I've got to get a laser to sign them?

    I think I'll stay in flatland for a bit longer!

    Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Knoll View Post
    But hey, now not only do I have to buy a lathe to make those round things but I've got to get a laser to sign them?
    Hey, once you buy a laser, the "turning abyss" doesn't look nearly as deep. DAMHIKT
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