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05-13-2008 10:21 PM

I want to be able to mark my work, and I was thinking about having a brand that I can heat up and apply to the piece in an out of the way section. Kind of like branding a cow.

Is such a thing available somewhere on the net? How would this be heated up? Is there one that I can just plug in? Will they do custom designs on the brand?

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#1 posted 05-13-2008 10:24 PM

yes,yes,yes,yes

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#2 posted 05-13-2008 10:25 PM

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Rockler may have the best deal on either torch or electric brands.

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#3 posted 05-13-2008 10:29 PM

lol…you might google woodworking branding…Rockler just might

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#4 posted 05-13-2008 10:39 PM

I agree with the Rockler comment. I have had one from there for a few years that you just plug in. Works great!

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#5 posted 05-14-2008 12:54 AM

Rockler has everything! Thanks…

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#6 posted 05-14-2008 05:57 AM

Lee Valley sells both electric and externally heated brands as well. I believe they will customize them also.

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#7 posted 05-14-2008 12:44 PM

Think about coming up with something that is more personalized to you to mark your work. Wood burning tool, sharpie or even a pencil under the finish will last longer than you will imagine.

Built especially for “customer” has a great impact on the buyer. Bury a coin someplace in the piece and tell the customer about it. I use a Maine nickel or on higher priced items I use a silver dollar. My little secret—- I drill out for the silver dollar with a fostner bit and then epoxy it in. Prior to adding the coin and epoxy I pencil in the word ”THIEF”! just in case somebody digs out the coin in 80 years. :))

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#8 posted 05-14-2008 01:50 PM

I recently saw, i guess it’s called, a die punch that leaves the signature raised from the surround field. I thought that was kind of cool. I’ll have to find out the source and let you know.

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#9 posted 05-14-2008 02:44 PM

Slacker,
I also have the brand from Rockler and it works great. Many people comment on it while looking at my pieces.
From what I have found Rockler has the best price….even though they act like they are the only wood working store in the business. If you can get past that you can save a few bucks. My expierence w/them has always been the same ….a bounch of self righteous people.
I do hate recommending them but in this case I have to do it.
Good luck,
Jim

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#10 posted 05-14-2008 09:35 PM

hahahahaha you speak of wood burning i am the master of that. just kidding cen tach is a good brand

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#11 posted 05-14-2008 10:40 PM

If you are looking for something different to the norm, then try Clem Wilks he produced this brand for me, amongst others.
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#12 posted 05-14-2008 10:48 PM

Tony… That’s a great reference…. Thanks!

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#13 posted 05-14-2008 11:59 PM

hey, Brian. A Maine nickel is five pennies right? The Maine quarter is two dimes and a nickel or three nickels and a dime?

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#14 posted 05-15-2008 12:22 AM

Tony, many thanks… that is exactly what I was looking for. I am thinking of a map highlighting where I am from.

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