Possible Maker Marks

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Blog entry by IantheTinker posted 03-07-2018 01:41 AM 574 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I asked my 3 oldest kids, along with my niece, to come up with maker marks for me to choose from. They each filled a sheet of paper with ideas based around these criteria: my initials (I.J.) and possibly Bad Back Wood Working (I developed some lower back issues sometime ago), it also had to be around a couple inches square. I noticed that a few of them include the current year or the year I started woodworking, I thought that was a nice idea, which they came up with on their own.

I chose a top 3 from each child’s sheet of designs, those are marked by the stars. I have some tough choices ahead of me, some of their ideas are mighty pleasing to the eye!

I figure I will get my favorite design turned into a stamp, which I will apply to my projects and then lacquer over to protect the ink.

Feel free to tell me what you think!

-- “How you feeling, Roy?”... “a little unappreciated, Al...” - Die Hard

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#1 posted 03-07-2018 03:06 AM

Pretty cool idea. You have me thinking….....I like them all. Your kids did a GREAT job!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 03-07-2018 03:11 AM

Pretty cool idea. You have me thinking….....I like them all. Your kids did a GREAT job!

- Kelster58

Thanks! They had a lot of fun making them, the pictures don’t do them justice. I wish I had managed to get better photos of them.

-- “How you feeling, Roy?”... “a little unappreciated, Al...” - Die Hard

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#3 posted 03-07-2018 11:21 AM

Ian, I like the IJ inside the saw blade … very first photo! Pretty cool!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#4 posted 03-07-2018 06:07 PM

I think “Mister Fancy Pants” (pic #4) would be great, especially if you could frame it with an outline of overall or something.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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