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Project by OldGuysRule posted 11-27-2015 02:57 AM 1283 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built my first ever branding iron for a friend a couple of weeks ago and man did it start something! Now it seems everyone wants a branding iron. This one is for another woodworker that wanted it to be smaller then the first one, so he can use it as a makers mark. I wasn’t real happy with the way it turned out but, he seemed to like it. They really aren’t hard to build, just very time consuming. If you have a welder, grinder, hack saw, and a few basic hand tools your in business. I cut some small pieces of plywood in the general shape and then just muscled the metal around it. The thing is mostly made out of 1/8” thick 1/2” wide mild steel. It bends fairly easy. It just takes a lot of time to get the bends right and then weld it together.

The only reason I’m posting it here is because someone here may want to make their own Makers Mark! It really belongs on a metal smith type web site. I just don’t belong to one of those. Good luck and thanks for looking at it.

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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#1 posted 11-27-2015 03:02 AM

That is a good looking branding iron.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 11-27-2015 05:46 PM

A neat idea and looks nice!
I have sort of made one before! Mine was a Black-out type with the loogo removed to lave it on the eood with the burned area around it!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 11-28-2015 03:47 AM

Thanks guys!
Like I said I wasn’t real pleased with this one, I’ve been thinking about remaking it. If I ever have the time. Now the first Branding Iron I made I liked.

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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#4 posted 11-29-2015 10:17 AM


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#5 posted 11-29-2015 11:04 AM

Thank you Yuval !

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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