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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 12-16-2012 02:45 PM

I use number stamps for the date.

I also have a propane torch heated brand, which has its place, as does a hand signature with Sharpie.

There are three reasons to sign your work: Your own feelings of completion, the respect you show to the owner/purchaser/client, and the ultimate questions of history: “How old is this and who made it?”

I think the species identification would be especially appropriate for the turners and boxmakers who do the multi-thing so dazzlingly.



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