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Project by Jimthecarver posted 02-21-2012 06:51 PM 2091 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mr Spoony….as a dear friend calls him,
Had needed a way to brand his spoons. I also need the same thing, so I shuffeled to the shop and dug through a bunch of good ole junk and found an old soldiering iron. It was used in the metal shop classes at a high school we remodeled, after the classes were closed due to lack of funding most of the old tools were thrown away.
Being the junk hound I am saw them and snatched up a couple of these and found they are perfect for this project. Martin- I hope this qualifies as I did add a handle and it was turned on my lathe. :)
I started by flattening the tip, then drew my brand on the end. (see my mistake yet?)
I felt stupid …but hey w/e. Yes it was suppose to be draw in the reverse state so as to brand in the correct direction.
After I realized it was wrong I ground it down yet again and started over. I used the 360,000 rpm Shofu dental tool to remove the unwanted copper and there ya have it ….. a home made brand for the small projects.
Thanks for viewing

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#1 posted 02-21-2012 09:14 PM

I have to admit, I have made that same mistake myself.
I like it.
Now I just need one of those 360k rpm dental tools and a soldering iron…
coincidentally, my brother in law has nearly the same looking brand for his livestock, his initials are JML.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#2 posted 02-21-2012 09:24 PM

Very innovative ,good job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 02-21-2012 10:15 PM

Sweet idea, I like it.

-- Grant - N Dakota

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#4 posted 02-21-2012 11:04 PM

What a smart guy. My initials are CS. ;)

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#5 posted 02-22-2012 12:21 AM

wow that is so cool ..i want one =)

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#6 posted 02-22-2012 12:26 AM

Shazaam Jim ~ Just how resourceful are you? That was very clever (not the reverse part) and a great use of what you had on hand.

But now the truth comes out… I knew you were cheating with those ‘free’ knots. 360,000 RPM?! That is only about 345,000 RPM faster than mine. grin

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#7 posted 02-22-2012 12:58 AM

very kool. thnx fer sharin the process. those branding irons are too expensive to buy. very good. I’ve gotta make one.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 02-22-2012 01:49 AM

Thanks everyone…. I thought it maybe of some interest.
Terry- the knots were carved before I got the Shofu….;-P

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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