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Maker's mark

by lysdexic
posted 03-30-2012 02:57 AM


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#1 posted 03-30-2012 03:09 AM

Once I come up with something, I’d like to give this thing a try. The Shapeways branding iron just attaches to a Bic lighter

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#2 posted 03-30-2012 03:10 AM

Thanks for starting this, Scott. Like I mentioned on the other thread, I don’t have my own logo yet, but here’s one I really like. Gustav Stickley’s:

I don’t necessarily like the signature part, but I really like the joiner’s compass.

Along these lines, Chris Schwarz has the layout square. Here it is engraved on his Stanley 5 (type 11):

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 03-30-2012 03:19 AM

I’ve always dug Mafe’s subtle little square as seen here. I know there are better pics but I couldn’t find one easily.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#4 posted 03-30-2012 03:30 AM

Here’s Mafe’s, which I edited slightly to make it appear a little clearer:

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 03-30-2012 03:31 AM

Also noticed you changed the thread title:

:-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 03-30-2012 03:51 AM

I’ve used this on pieces for my family. It’s a somewhat stylized drawing of my g-g-grandfathers cattle brand. I have the actual brand as well, but wouldn’t even try to brand with it – it’s in such bad shape that it might kill a calf. – lol

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#7 posted 03-30-2012 01:33 PM

I’ve never though of a logo, it would be cool but I’m not sure I could design something cool. I have thought about my signature being a secret compartment built into every project I make! But I never get around to incorporating it….

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#8 posted 03-30-2012 01:45 PM

My avatar is my brand, my initials.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#9 posted 03-30-2012 02:11 PM

Mauricio, I’d love to see a hidden compartment in a cutting board. ;-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#10 posted 03-30-2012 02:20 PM

I wonder when Big Bertha’s going to notice that picture..
Naughty but nice Scott !

;-)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#11 posted 03-30-2012 02:25 PM

I use a star in a circle, either by itself, along with my name, or as a replacement for the O in my last name, depending on the size of the piece and my mood. I have the star as a tatoo on my arm, a souvenir from my time in the navy!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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#12 posted 03-30-2012 02:25 PM

Good point Brandon, a bacteria harboring compartment in a cutting board wouldn’t work.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#13 posted 03-30-2012 02:28 PM

The first picture is my maker’s mark before sanding. Picture 2 is the brand I made from a square head bolt lots of years ago with only a hacksaw, file and dremel cutoff wheel. Picture 3 is a carving I did of my mark. I designed this mark back in 7th grade and have used it forever. My logo as you can see as my avatar I drew up about 30 years ago with what drafting tools I had at the time. Reciently I have thought about having it professionally redone.
MIKE

-- See pictures on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/44216106@N07/ And visit my Facebook page - facebook.com/MTEnterprises

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#14 posted 03-30-2012 04:55 PM

Hairy and Mike T. – thats what I am talking about. I do note that you guys brand and not carve or stamp.

I thought about my stylized initials but am drawn more towards a graphic or symbol. As I write this I realize that I can also known as “the woodworker formerly known as Scott.”

Mike P – do you have a pic?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#15 posted 03-30-2012 05:10 PM

Every piece I’ve ever built has a few drops of my blood on it … somewhere.

So far … good enough for me :-)

-- -- Neil

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#16 posted 03-30-2012 06:03 PM

I bought mine from BRANDNEW.NET

They did an excellent job for me, have been using it since 1998.

I spent a little more and bought the model that fits in the drill press, since I don’t smoke and have no Bic.

Only had one issue with it when I reached to turn the light on at the drill press I pushed the ON button and it wrapped the cord up pretty tight, luckily pulling it out of the wall.

I now have the safety on the drill press removed, so light comes on but not power. :(

Mine has Jus’ Fine Designs and the phone number on it.

As an added touch, I always sink a Canadian penny just below the surface with the year that I made it.

And that way the client also cannot say it isn’t worth anything…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#17 posted 03-30-2012 06:14 PM

Randy, what do you mean by “sink a penny”. I’d like to see a pic sans phone number.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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