Alternative to Electric Branding Irons

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Blog entry by LewH posted 05-14-2011 05:24 PM 1851 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been thinking about getting a custom branding iron to mark my projects for “posterity”, but frankly the relatively high cost has been a hurdle.

Today I came across an alternative method using a chemical solution of ammonium chloride and heat to create a similar effect. I haven’t tried it yet but when I do I will blog more about the results.

Here are the links with more information:

If anyone has any experence with this please share.


-- Smile!

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#1 posted 05-14-2011 08:22 PM

Really interesting.
Just ordered a branding iron…
But I guess this can be used for many purposes.
Best thoughts and thank you,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 05-15-2011 06:24 AM

Interesting, but where do you get the chemical ?

-- Tom D

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