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BenI

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03-03-2014 01:54 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood burning pen kit

Hi all,

I’m working on my first project for someone other than family or myself and would like to sign my name on it (in an inconspicuous place) once finished with it. On a couple previous projects, I’ve just used a Sharpie but clearly not a nice looking way to put your name on something.

So I’m looking into getting something to burn my signature onto projects but I can’t find one I like and feel confident getting. I found these two on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000302YM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

http://www.amazon.com/Walnut-Hollow-Creative-Versa-Temp-Temperature/dp/B005P1TRAS/ref=pd_cp_hi_0

but both seem like they are pretty cheap and the first one, that I was looking at more, has several reviews saying the tips break in the pen. So I’m calling on the my fellow Lumberjocks for advice to help me out. What do you use for your simple wood burning tasks??

FYI, I’ve seen Razertip and Detail Master kits but both seem like overkill considering for now I’m just using them for signing my name.

Thanks in advance for the assistance everyone!!

-- Ben from IL


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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 03-03-2014 02:19 AM

BenI,

The one had 75 reviews mostly positive? Are you making heirlooms or unique pieces? Are you feeling like you will be selling more of your work?

Monte Pitman asked a similar question but more of a LOGO question.

There are companies that do just this.

Check ths out

http://www.rockler.com/signature-branding-iron-torch-heated?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=pla&utm_campaign=PL&gclid=CO21g7im9bwCFYtDMgodmmgA5w

good luck with your decision.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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mikeevens45

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 02:30 AM

I have the walnut hollow from rockler 20 on sale works well…you have to let the tips cool before changing or they will snap off…don’t force them let em cool…

-- as technology progresses, wood workers seem to regress...all my power tools and my favorite is a chisel and a hand plane

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 02:31 AM

oh an im thinking about the branding iron from rockler it would be a nice touch

-- as technology progresses, wood workers seem to regress...all my power tools and my favorite is a chisel and a hand plane

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 02:53 AM

Several years ago my wife got me a branding iron, that you have to use a torch to heat up. It does a great job

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 09:16 AM

Doc I’ve seen those irons too but rather not spend that much plus I’d kind of like to sign the work and date it too. As others have said, it’s looking like a branding iron might be the way to go. Might try out the one Mike mentioned (my second link above)

-- Ben from IL

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#6 posted 03-03-2014 04:23 PM

Forgot to mention earlier, one reason I’m leaning towards a wood burning tool is so I can sign and date projects.

After looking at Woodcraft and Rockler though, I see they both offer date attachments but those add $50 or $80, respectively.

Does anyone have any experience with the date attachments?

-- Ben from IL

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#7 posted 03-03-2014 05:03 PM

Ben,

I think I still have an old soldering iron and a woodburning tool that is probably older than you. LOL! I looked at the amazon links and there is about 75 reviews on one tool? It is almost 5 stars. Your chances of it being usable are pretty good?

You may have a financial limitation right now and that is the least expensive route? If not maybe both? Dating after branding your name or logo?

It’s like woodworking itself “lots of choices” some not for you? Just have to screw up to find out?

I have been rehabbing a chair and screwing up every step of the way. Sigh! Learning some lessons that I have to learn? It was going to be a “quick project” LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 03-03-2014 05:03 PM

I bought the Everglades Patriot Pro 1000 w a bunch of pens.
But it might be a little cheaper to buy just the Patriot Pro 500 w two pens: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Patriot-PRO-500-Wd-burner-Everglades-Tool-2-pens-/251222651648?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7e097300

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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