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04-14-2017 01:55 AM

Not sure if I have this in the right place but I’m wondering if there is any way to brand a logo into into your wood projects without a branding iron? I don’t want to burn it into the wood I want some sort of a stamp that I can hammer the logo into the wood with kind of like a leather stamp but I don’t know of anything or where to get one. Can anyone give some feedback??


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#1 posted 04-14-2017 02:01 AM

Don’t know about stamping with a hammer, but I do heat transfers which are similar to a stamp. Just print out the logo/design on a laserjet and heat transfer with a soldering iron or other similar heat source. No burning – just transfers the image to the wood. Unlike a rubber stamp, you can make the image as big or small as you need and use different ones for different projects… like adding a date, material used, whatever you want – it’s up to your imagination.

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 04-14-2017 02:42 PM

The only thing off the top of my head that could work would be something like and auto-punch.

Get the logo you want and use the auto-punch to apply the strike. It’s less jarring than a hammer.

I don’t know all the sizes they come in but it’s worth a look.

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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#3 posted 04-14-2017 03:05 PM



Don t know about stamping with a hammer, but I do heat transfers which are similar to a stamp. Just print out the logo/design on a laserjet and heat transfer with a soldering iron or other similar heat source. No burning – just transfers the image to the wood. Unlike a rubber stamp, you can make the image as big or small as you need and use different ones for different projects… like adding a date, material used, whatever you want – it s up to your imagination.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

I think I’ve seen you mention that before; heat transfer. Can you provide a little more info on exactly how that works?

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#4 posted 04-14-2017 03:29 PM


Don t know about stamping with a hammer, but I do heat transfers which are similar to a stamp. Just print out the logo/design on a laserjet and heat transfer with a soldering iron or other similar heat source. No burning – just transfers the image to the wood. Unlike a rubber stamp, you can make the image as big or small as you need and use different ones for different projects… like adding a date, material used, whatever you want – it s up to your imagination.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

I think I ve seen you mention that before; heat transfer. Can you provide a little more info on exactly how that works?

- ScottM

https://youtu.be/cEdmQRduUww

-- "But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” ~ Dr. Seuss

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#5 posted 04-14-2017 03:59 PM

https://youtu.be/cEdmQRduUww
- BillyDoubleU

Good video showing the process… just a couple of notes. First, I had an old soldering iron laying around, which had a threaded tip. I just put a flat headed carriage bolt in it’s place, filed slightly convex and smooth, to give it more surface area similar to what is shown in the video with the wood burning kit. And secondly, he says that wiping it with poly or other type finish might smear the image – it doesn’t. The toner used by laser printers is mixed with a polymer, and it gets melted in the process of transferring the image to the paper. The heat transfer to wood does the same thing – melts the toner/polymer, which then hardens when cooled. I typically use a homemade wipe-on poly as a finish, which is just a 50/50 mix of poly and mineral spirits. I have never had one smear yet.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#6 posted 04-14-2017 04:20 PM

The transfer technique is the same as the one used for applying the mask to copper-clad printed circuit board prior to etching. For that I just use an old steam iron we had laying around (without any steam!). The quality of the transfer depends to a degree on the paper used. Smooth hard surfaced paper works best. Many have found that pages from a magazine work great.

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#7 posted 04-14-2017 04:25 PM

You can go really old school and get a set of letter and number punches from Harbor Freight. Less than 10 bucks IIRC. Tap out your desired phrase and fill in with wax pencil before finishing.

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#8 posted 04-14-2017 04:28 PM

I like the idea of doing something to mark the product, without the branding iron. Happy to see this thread.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#9 posted 04-14-2017 04:49 PM

Cheap <$200 laser:
Link

M

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#10 posted 04-14-2017 05:34 PM

If you don’t want to burn it in, Take your logo and info to Staple or Office Depot and they can make a rubber stamp for you and just stamp it with ink on anything.

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#11 posted 04-14-2017 10:25 PM


Cheap <$200 laser …
M
- Madmark2

Maybe be cheap for a laser, but not what I’d call cheap for a mark on my shop products.
,

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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shipwright

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#12 posted 04-14-2017 11:52 PM

There’s always marquetry.

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#13 posted 04-15-2017 01:41 PM

Infinity Stamps make stamps for marking wood. Haven’t bought from them, but someone mentioned them to me.

I’m buying a $70 Chinese laser engraver from eBay that I’m going to experiment with for marking items, but if that doesn’t work, the stamp will be next on my list.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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