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Blog entry by Grumpy posted 08-06-2015 03:43 AM 1407 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Jocks. I am after a stamp for either burning or hammering my initials on finished projects.
Does anyone out there know where I can get a reasonable priced custom made stamp or even a kit to make one. Only needs to be 10-15mm diameter.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python



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woodworkerguyca

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#1 posted 08-06-2015 04:57 AM

Try here: http://www.shapeways.com/product/65KAUZQAF/branding-iron-for-a-bic-classic
this https://www.shapeways.com/product/PYV2K7WF8/name-branding-stef
or a more technical version http://www.thefrankes.com/wp/?p=1893 (also using Shapeways)

I have not tried this personally yet as I’m convinced I can make one that will fit a dollar general soldering iron…somehow.

There’s a good chance I’ll break down and just order one when I realize I am too ambitious.

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DKane

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#2 posted 08-06-2015 05:01 AM

Why not just use a wood burner, or soldering iron to burn your signature/logo into the project? Just curious, not judging.

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Grumpy

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#3 posted 08-06-2015 05:03 AM

Thanks Di but I don’t have the skills of an engraver.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Sam Shakouri

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#4 posted 08-06-2015 09:36 AM

Try this one. it may help you.
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/ArtisansOnline

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Roger

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#5 posted 08-06-2015 11:14 AM

Even the plain ones are a bit pricey. Good luck with whatever you find.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 08-06-2015 01:40 PM

Grumpy, another way that you could go about this would be to get someone with a laser engraver to engrave you some discs with your logo on it. Then all you would have to do is to mount them flush with a boring bit. The laser would cut these out for you. A trophy shop in your area could make these for you. Your logo could be very intricate if you liked.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 08-06-2015 11:04 PM

Some good tips there. Thanks Jocks.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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karbster

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#8 posted 08-10-2015 04:12 PM

They are not cheap but Rockler sells custom engraved branding irons both electrically heated and torch heated.

http://www.rockler.com/project-supplies/wood-branding-irons

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 08-16-2015 06:39 AM

Keep a lookout Jocks.
I have ordered a personalised one from China, made to my design for $35USD.
Will provide details when received.
The company has be very easy to deal with so I am expecting a good result.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 12-11-2015 03:05 AM

It is 6 months since I posted this topic and I have been a bit lax in updating it.
But the result is worth sharing.
I found a company in Hong Kong that would make me a personalised stamp for burning on wood.
I dealt with a man named Jensen who was extremely helpful.
The company is called ‘Etsy’
www.etsy.com/hk-en/shop/ArtisansOnline
I designed the stamp and emailed it through with the size I wanted and they made it to order. Very satisfactory result.
The cost of a 15mm stamp with my initials inside a circle was $35USD.
You get a threaded shaft (like a 1/8th” bolt shaft without the head) that screws into it.
You can also buy a special heating iron (looks like a soldering iron) for burning on to wood.
I just use the BBQ wok for heating.
Overall a good result for burning onto projects.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dark_Lightning

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#11 posted 12-11-2015 10:17 PM

Interesting. What sort of format did you give it to him in? .jpg?

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 12-12-2015 01:30 AM

No, they preferred pdf or .ai (whatever that is). I gave it to them in .pdf format and it came back exactly as I designed it.


.
This one is a bit over done on the burn. Should improve on it with practice

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dark_Lightning

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#13 posted 12-19-2015 03:14 AM

Makes sense. PDF stands for Portable Data Format and is readable by a lot of software. All it has to do is read black pixel/white pixel, in this case. Easy peasy. I have a shop logo, so it might cost a little more, since I want it a little bigger than 15 mm. .ai is an Adobe Illustrator format, so Adobe is their software of choice. Works for me!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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