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StephenSC

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03-29-2011 04:49 PM

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Hey, I saw Christopher Schwartz on Roy Underhill’s show, and he had a steel stamp with his name on it so that he could imprint his name on his tools/work. Does anyone know where to get one of these?

-- Stephen, Riverside. If it's worth building, it's worth making it real heavy.


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hairy

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 04:52 PM

I was looking around at Roy’s site yesterday. I saw this, but it’s a class on making it.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 05:00 PM

Lee Valley Tools offer both an electric branding iron and a non-electric (you supply the heat) version:

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?c=&p=43462&cat=1,43456

-- Lloyd Kerry; creator of the Kerry-All Pouch, http://www.kerrywoodworking.com

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#3 posted 03-30-2011 04:38 PM

http://www.steelhandstamps.com/

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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#4 posted 03-30-2011 05:18 PM

I’ve used one of these for years—not the electric one, but the propane torch heated one. It has developed into a satisfying ritual to head that thing up, try a practice scrap of the same species, and then press it on. Even works on plywood.

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#5 posted 03-30-2011 06:35 PM

I have looked at the brands, but they are brass and I want to hammer my name into wood, and am concerned that soft brass may not hold up.

-- Stephen, Riverside. If it's worth building, it's worth making it real heavy.

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#6 posted 03-30-2011 07:50 PM

Stephen
I am interested in the same type of stamp and called steelhandstamps and looked at the link above. They do make steel stamps for stamping everything from metal to wood with a hand stamp and hammer. I talked with Steve and he was very helpful and price for a large steel stamp seems fair relative to custom burning brands.

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Cindy Braunheim

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#7 posted 03-30-2011 08:02 PM

You can get a custom electric branding iron at www.rockler.com Just search for Branding Iron and there are 4 or 5 of them. I own one and love it!

-- Cindy in Seattle, http://visionationwoodworking.com

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#8 posted 03-30-2011 09:19 PM

I sign all my pieces by hand with a woodburning tool. Works well for me.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#9 posted 03-31-2011 01:01 AM

I sign all my pieces by hand with a woodburning tool. Works well for me also, Just my initials. some stuff are dated. Do have a press ink stamp I had made up as well ,Works for only flat stuff, just like the hot iron tool.

-- In His service ,Richard

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