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Forum topic by jbay817 posted 12-04-2015 04:57 PM 1275 views 5 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jbay817

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12-04-2015 04:57 PM

Hello fellow woodworkers!

I’ve always had the dilemma of “branding” my work that I do for others. Sharpie markers sometimes smudge or bleed, stamps can wash off if not sealed, and a Dremel engraver on wood is basically like an artist using a fat marker…. And then there’s the question of reproducing it on EVERY project! My handwriting is inconsistent and messy at best, so trying to copy down my brand on every project turns out terribly.

But there’s an awesome solution! Hot branding irons! As you can see in some of the pictures, they are a great way of accurately marking your products with the recognition you deserve. You can have as little or as much detail (to an extent) as you want.

But where do we get these awesome accessories?! Custom branding iron companies charge well over $100-200 for them, and they are GREATLY limited to the amount of detail. Most only being able to make common monogrammed letters.

NOW TO THE GOOD PART! I have noticed that many are looking for an affordable alternative for wood brands, so I am offering my services as a woodworker and mechanical engineer to help you MAKE YOUR OWN for a fraction of the price. I can take YOUR logo, brand, name, design, etc. and turn them into a 3D rendered branding iron. I will charge a flat $20 to turn your 2D logo into a 3D brand. I have professional experience and access to 3DCAD software that can create virtually anything you can imagine. I am able to either make the brand be attachable to a soldering iron or woodburning pen, or to have a stump that can be threaded for use on a handle of your own making (and heated via a torch, lighter, fire, etc.).

With that 3D rendering you can take it to a website called Shapeways.com . They are a company solely devoted to 3D printed manufacturing. They can easily print in plastic, porcelain, wax, steel, platinum, and even solid gold! Using that link, you can see all of the materials and the pricing associated with them. From my experience, having a brand 3D printed in stainless steel will cost between $20 and $35, depending on the overall size of the image to be burned. (The smallest detail able to be created is about 2mm) I’m all about finding products for the best price and not overpaying for anything.

In summary, you can have a custom made hot branding iron for anywhere between $40 and $55! This is a great deal and I look forward to working with you! Please either post your interest or concerns/questions or message me and I will be in contact!

Moderators of the forums: if this post is out of line or misplaced, PLEASE let me know and I will move it.


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InstantSiv

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#1 posted 12-04-2015 06:41 PM

Where the mods at? This is clearly spam.

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jbay817

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#2 posted 12-04-2015 07:54 PM

What’s spam about it? I’m trying to sell a service that is unique. I see a very large market for this type of thing and see an opportunity to capitalize on it. Check out this blog post about a guy making these types of brands. He has over 30 comments asking to have him make a 3D model of their design.

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Tennessee

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#3 posted 12-04-2015 08:20 PM

jbay, this is the same thing as if Woodcraft, Rigid or any other tool manufacturer/retailer came on and put up an ad inside this forum for a product.
Not something we shine on.

You can talk about branding irons all you want – just don’t try to sell me one on here and list the path to buy it. Heavily frowned upon…

Cricket….where are you??

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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716

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#4 posted 12-04-2015 08:28 PM

Just take a piece of brass or copper. cover it with some lacquer, scratch out your logo ( you can get fancier and transfer the image from a printer) and immerse it into Ferric Chloride solution you can buy at your local Radioshack.
Cost you under $10 and lets you enjoy the fact you did it yourself.

-- It's nice!

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MrUnix

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#5 posted 12-04-2015 08:32 PM

First


Just take a piece of brass or copper. cover it with some lacquer, scratch out your logo ( you can get fancier and transfer the image from a printer) and immerse it into Ferric Chloride solution you can buy at your local Radioshack.
Cost you under $10 and lets you enjoy the fact you did it yourself.

- 716

Boy, that sure brings back flashbacks of the days I used to make my own printed circuit boards using those old Radio Shack kits :)

Cheers,
Brad

PS: I think I still have one or two of them still out in the shed somewhere!

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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jbay817

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#6 posted 12-04-2015 08:32 PM

I’m not listing a path to buy one of these brands. I’m giving people an option to work with me to help them create a custom branding iron. I am simply a fellow woodworker that also has expertise in 3D CAD software and then you can do as you wish with the models, whether you have them CNC engraved or 3D printed by Shapeways.

I just want people to have a much more affordable solution for a wood branding iron… and I can make my impact by sharing my software experience.

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jbay817

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#7 posted 12-04-2015 08:34 PM



Just take a piece of brass or copper. cover it with some lacquer, scratch out your logo ( you can get fancier and transfer the image from a printer) and immerse it into Ferric Chloride solution you can buy at your local Radioshack.
Cost you under $10 and lets you enjoy the fact you did it yourself.

- 716

That sounds like a great idea! But how detailed can you get with it?

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716

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#8 posted 12-04-2015 08:53 PM

Just take a piece of brass or copper. cover it with some lacquer, scratch out your logo ( you can get fancier and transfer the image from a printer) and immerse it into Ferric Chloride solution you can buy at your local Radioshack.
Cost you under $10 and lets you enjoy the fact you did it yourself.

- 716

That sounds like a great idea! But how detailed can you get with it?

- jbay817

Much more detailed than can be transferred to wood.

-- It's nice!

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AZWoody

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#9 posted 12-04-2015 09:02 PM

I don’t see what the problem is. You can either buy it or not.
I haven’t seen people get so twisted about guys selling router bits or custom-made hand planes on this site so why is everyone getting so out of shape over this?

If he did anything wrong, he just did not posted in the trade in swap forum but he also did ask the mods to move it if he did anything wrong in his original post.

I would actually be interested in something like this for myself.

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jbay817

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#10 posted 12-04-2015 11:11 PM



I don t see what the problem is. You can either buy it or not.
I haven t seen people get so twisted about guys selling router bits or custom-made hand planes on this site so why is everyone getting so out of shape over this?

If he did anything wrong, he just did not posted in the trade in swap forum but he also did ask the mods to move it if he did anything wrong in his original post.

I would actually be interested in something like this for myself.

- AZWoody

Thank you! I’m glad you see the validity of this service :)

If you are interested in having a model made for your brand, please message me and I will be in further contact.

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Rick M

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#11 posted 12-05-2015 04:30 AM

It’s because you’re new and didn’t post this in the trade and swap. You’ll meet that kind of resistance on any forum if people think you are only posting to sell a product.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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lateralus819

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#12 posted 12-05-2015 04:38 AM

Such whiny people on this forum. Let the guy be.

He’s clearly trying to help people out by saving them some dough. I spent about $100 on my iron and the head is bent on it. Doesn’t work quite right.

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Ted Ewen

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#13 posted 12-05-2015 07:42 AM

I think it’s kinda cool. A nice application of a diverse skillset to assist others and, perhaps, make a buck or two.
Product looks good, post was informative and not too in your face. I checked and he’s not spamming at all. I’ve seen plenty of Branding Iron Help? kinda threads here, so the reaction to one solution is “burn him”? Isn’t this the embodiment of the American Way?

Silly monkeys.

I’ll be in touch when I get our logo finalised.

-- Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass.

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jbay817

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#14 posted 12-20-2015 11:39 PM

Just finished a nice model for Jim! He gave me the specifications and I made it work! This simple but great little brand is about 3.5 inches wide by 1.5 inches tall and will cost roughly $35 to 3D print in stainless steel. He plans to weld a small (about 3/4inch diam.) male threaded connector onto the back that will screw into his electric iron. I am looking forward to hearing how the 3D printing process goes.

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#15 posted 12-20-2015 11:43 PM

2 cool

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