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Monte Pittman

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106 days ago

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I am ready to put the finish on a hope chest for a customer. They want to put the family brand on it with a hot iron. Myquestion is, do I put any ffinish on before they brand or just wait till after?

Thanks for reading.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability


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TheDane

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#1 posted 106 days ago

I would get it sanded, then brand it and do a light sanding of the area around the brand before finishing.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Thewoodman2000

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#2 posted 106 days ago

Monte,
I would wait until it was branded just to be safe. I would hate to have to re-due any of it because the heat did something to the finish.

Give us a pic when its done with what you ended up doing.

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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Hammerthumb

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#3 posted 106 days ago

Agree – brand first, finish last.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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mrjinx007

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#4 posted 106 days ago

Unless it is an oil finish, I would brand first then finish it. There is always a sacrificial board to try it on.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 106 days ago

Monte,
Where is the brand going? I agree with previous recommendations. You use serious finishes like epoxies? it would probably look terrible.

You might need to take the time to determine brands and where to put them as well. I’ve always figured my signature/brand would be on the bottom?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 106 days ago

It’s not my brand, it’s the customers brand.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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OldWrangler

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#7 posted 106 days ago

I agree with the other men. I usually sign all my work with initials and the date. Definitely works better to brand first then finish. It will even make the brand stand out more.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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BilltheDiver

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#8 posted 106 days ago

I always brand first. Then if something about the brand didn’t turn out, you simply sand it out and brand again. Sanding and refinishing is no fun.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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grizzman

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#9 posted 106 days ago

i really dont know why people cant read and understand, im shaking my head…its a brand the customer wants on the piece, i say put there brand on first, then do the finish work, otherwise your going to literally burn the finish off and have to do it over .

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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jaykaypur

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#10 posted 106 days ago

I agree with grizzman

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 106 days ago

I think you have to brand before finishing. The hot brand will cook/bubble the finish otherwise.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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scoobydooo9r

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#12 posted 103 days ago

I’m not going to beat a dead horse with when to brand it, but I did want to comment and say that I think it’s pretty cool that they have their own brand and asked for it to be a part of their furniture. You got cool clients :)

-- I don't make mistakes, I make design challenges!

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Roger

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#13 posted 86 days ago

I’ve done it both ways, but, I think it’s better to brand, then finish

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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