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HallTree

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03-08-2008 04:38 PM

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During the month or so, that I heve been on this site, I have seen a lot of great projects. I was wondering, do people date their projects? Some write on the bottom or back. Some burn-in or some carve-in. One way that I have seen and used is, on an inconspicuous place drill a 3/4” hole the depth of a penny and glue a new bright penny with the present year. What do you do?

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon


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jeffthewoodwacker

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#1 posted 03-08-2008 10:15 PM

I dremel tool and engrave my initials and date on the bottom of all projects. On small items I sign with a very sharp marker.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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Mark E.

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#2 posted 03-09-2008 01:40 AM

My Wife doesn’t let me date.

And I have asked.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 03-09-2008 02:52 AM

Dang, Mark. You beat me by an hour.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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teenagewoodworker

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#4 posted 03-09-2008 02:55 AM

i use wood burning sometimes. other than that i don’t date my projects much.

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Betsy

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#5 posted 03-09-2008 03:49 AM

I sign and date only my best ones. Which I haven’t got to yet. But I’m working on it! I like the penny idea.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#6 posted 03-09-2008 03:53 AM

Ok, ok. In all seriousness. I do sign my work with a woodburner from Rockler. I haven’t dated anything, but, I would like to. It would be nice to look back some day and know when something I made was actually made. I’m sure at that point I will not remember.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 03-09-2008 04:31 AM

Yea Mark. Reminds me when I was dating in high school. There was this sweet ‘Butternut’ girl named ‘Holly’, always had a ‘Diamond’ in her ear, she was very ‘Poplar’, had a brother named ‘Burl’. And then there was ‘Laurel’, she was a real ‘Birch’. Oh yea, ‘Maple’, we called her ‘Curly’. I always liked ‘Cherry’, she was so ‘Robusta’ and was always on a ‘Benge’. There were others, and they all had a ‘Purpleheart’.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Sawdust2

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#8 posted 03-09-2008 03:07 PM

Is that midwest humor?

Dang. You beat me by 11 hours (and had far more than I had thought of)

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Dadoo

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#9 posted 03-09-2008 05:13 PM

I sign and date my stuff because I want to remember when I did that, or why I did that, or what I was drinking when I did that.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#10 posted 03-09-2008 05:57 PM

I have stamped furniture with date and initials using letter (and number) dies. Musical instruments I use a pencil to sign and put the year inside on the top near the neck block.

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Greg3G

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#11 posted 03-09-2008 06:03 PM

I brand each of my project with a stamp I picked up from Rockler it think. It includes a date stamp along the bottom. My problem is remembering to change the date (I think I still need to do that this year.)

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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IowaWoodcrafter

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#12 posted 03-09-2008 06:08 PM

I had a rather blue comment ready but remembered there are children present. So, I too have a branding iron from Rockler my wife bought me as a Christmas present. I’d like to get the add on date brands from Rockler.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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lew

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#13 posted 03-09-2008 07:28 PM

Doubt that any of my projects will be around for any great length of time, but I have started signing and dating the stuff I make. What got me started was not knowing the age and maker of a table that was handed down in our family and goes back to at least my great-great-grandmother. The gentleman that made it was a maker of “Stottlemyer” rocking chairs.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 03-09-2008 08:26 PM

I woo the wood as much as possible before it really understands what I plan to do with it

-- Pretzel L8agn

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#15 posted 03-09-2008 08:53 PM

Once, back in high school, I pined over a girl because she wooden let me date her. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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