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Forum topic by TungOil posted 07-30-2017 01:24 PM 741 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TungOil

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07-30-2017 01:24 PM

If so how and when during the construction process?

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 07-30-2017 01:31 PM

I put my brand in someplace inconspicuous just before finishing.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 07-30-2017 02:12 PM

I use a parchment label of sorts with my name and date of completion; glued on in an semi-inconspicuous place after BLO and just before shellac.
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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BurlyBob

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#3 posted 07-30-2017 03:01 PM

Just like Bondo.

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JackDuren

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#4 posted 07-30-2017 03:05 PM

No…...........

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Rich

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#5 posted 07-30-2017 03:51 PM

I use a brand. I got the kind you heat with a torch. I wish I’d gone with the electric kind, since getting the right temperature is hit or miss.


I use a parchment label of sorts with my name and date of completion; glued on in an semi-inconspicuous place after BLO and just before shellac.
 
- Ron Aylor

If you would be willing, please share the process for making that, Ron. It looks really nice.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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shipwright

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#6 posted 07-30-2017 03:53 PM

I use a small marquetry cypher of my initials.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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MrUnix

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#7 posted 07-30-2017 03:55 PM

See this recent thread: Branding/stamping wood projects?

Cheers,
Brad

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Andre

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#8 posted 07-30-2017 04:04 PM

Only the items of note, carved initials! (Krenov style)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Loren

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#9 posted 07-30-2017 04:07 PM

I’ve done it but I usually forget.

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Madmark2

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#10 posted 07-30-2017 04:37 PM

Laser engraver allows sizing and will lase any text & graphic. Usually lase just before finishing.

M

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AlaskaGuy

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#11 posted 07-30-2017 10:57 PM

Never have. For those who do….........why?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Desert_Woodworker

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#12 posted 07-31-2017 12:34 AM

Why? First, here is a link to an artist who can explain it. I like what he says,
http://emptyeasel.com/2007/09/10/3-reasons-to-sign-your-artwork-and-2-reasons-why-i-choose-not-to/
Also, consider- lets say, you make this for a grandchild; Years later, people come across it and see the year and maybe GrandPa’s signature….
Finally if you watch enough of “Antique’s Road Show” signatures add value. Also, wouldn’t you be proud to own a “piece” made by the Desert_Woodworker, made out of MDF, cut on a CNC and finished with a metallic coating?
On a serious note, I agree with the artist’s article- It is my “name” that approves this finished work.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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shipwright

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#13 posted 07-31-2017 01:26 AM



Never have. For those who do….........why?

- AlaskaGuy

If the piece has value, especially as art, not signing it depletes its value.
If it is a carpentry job …. no reason.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Greg Gimbel

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#14 posted 07-31-2017 01:49 AM

only if the client asks me to, which happens quite frequently.

-- Greg Gimbel, Rifle, Colorado, http://roaringforkcustombilliards.com

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jbay

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#15 posted 07-31-2017 01:53 AM

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