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847 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: humor resource question tip woodburning carving

One of the aspects of woodworking that eludes me is the process or technique by which to label my work. Specifically, I’d like to design my own personal logo. I have sketched or doodled a few designs but nothing really hits home.

Thus, if you have come up with a personal logo that you brand or carve into your work, I’d like to see it.

What does it mean?
Why the design?
How do you apply it?

What ever I decide on for a logo, it has to be better than the one on this mallet.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali


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#1 posted 847 days ago

Once I come up with something, I’d like to give this thing a try. The Shapeways branding iron just attaches to a Bic lighter

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#2 posted 847 days ago

Thanks for starting this, Scott. Like I mentioned on the other thread, I don’t have my own logo yet, but here’s one I really like. Gustav Stickley’s:

I don’t necessarily like the signature part, but I really like the joiner’s compass.

Along these lines, Chris Schwarz has the layout square. Here it is engraved on his Stanley 5 (type 11):

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 847 days ago

I’ve always dug Mafe’s subtle little square as seen here. I know there are better pics but I couldn’t find one easily.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#4 posted 847 days ago

Here’s Mafe’s, which I edited slightly to make it appear a little clearer:

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 847 days ago

Also noticed you changed the thread title:

:-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 847 days ago

I’ve used this on pieces for my family. It’s a somewhat stylized drawing of my g-g-grandfathers cattle brand. I have the actual brand as well, but wouldn’t even try to brand with it – it’s in such bad shape that it might kill a calf. – lol

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#7 posted 846 days ago

I’ve never though of a logo, it would be cool but I’m not sure I could design something cool. I have thought about my signature being a secret compartment built into every project I make! But I never get around to incorporating it….

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#8 posted 846 days ago

My avatar is my brand, my initials.

-- what a long, strange trip it's been...

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#9 posted 846 days ago

Mauricio, I’d love to see a hidden compartment in a cutting board. ;-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#10 posted 846 days ago

I wonder when Big Bertha’s going to notice that picture..
Naughty but nice Scott !

;-)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#11 posted 846 days ago

I use a star in a circle, either by itself, along with my name, or as a replacement for the O in my last name, depending on the size of the piece and my mood. I have the star as a tatoo on my arm, a souvenir from my time in the navy!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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#12 posted 846 days ago

Good point Brandon, a bacteria harboring compartment in a cutting board wouldn’t work.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#13 posted 846 days ago

The first picture is my maker’s mark before sanding. Picture 2 is the brand I made from a square head bolt lots of years ago with only a hacksaw, file and dremel cutoff wheel. Picture 3 is a carving I did of my mark. I designed this mark back in 7th grade and have used it forever. My logo as you can see as my avatar I drew up about 30 years ago with what drafting tools I had at the time. Reciently I have thought about having it professionally redone.
MIKE

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#14 posted 846 days ago

Hairy and Mike T. – thats what I am talking about. I do note that you guys brand and not carve or stamp.

I thought about my stylized initials but am drawn more towards a graphic or symbol. As I write this I realize that I can also known as “the woodworker formerly known as Scott.”

Mike P – do you have a pic?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#15 posted 846 days ago

Every piece I’ve ever built has a few drops of my blood on it … somewhere.

So far … good enough for me :-)

-- -- Neil

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