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02-19-2015 04:28 PM

Hi folks,
A few weeks back I contacted a businessman in Hong kong who makes hot stamps for leather and wood product. I used my excel program to design my logo and e-mailed it to him. Yesterday, I got the stamp and tried it on and all I can say it turned out AMAZING!
I will show some picture of it on various wood tomorrow. The whole thing plus shipping was less than $70.
Here is the logo I sent him:


Here is ””Sam’s””: e-mail addy if you are interested:


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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 02-19-2015 05:26 PM

Very cool Mr. Jinx!!! That should like nice on all your pieces. Is it small enough to go on your turnings as well?

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 02-19-2015 05:38 PM

What is the name of the company, I have been thinking of getting one for me shop. I do a lot of gifts for the family and would like to use it to ID my work for future generations. Thanks.

-- frosty

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#3 posted 02-19-2015 05:44 PM


Looks good and looking forward to seeing it on your projects Mr. Jinx007

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#4 posted 02-19-2015 06:09 PM

I’d like to see a photo of the actual metal stamp. Is it electric or do you heat it with propane torch, etc.?

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#5 posted 02-19-2015 06:14 PM

It is 5 centimeter by 3 centimeter. I think it will cover most of my bowls; it will be too big for rolling pins and such.

Frosty, It is earthartandfoods as the logo indicates. I left the center blank because I want to stamp the date the product was made.

Thanks waho… He normally asks for pictures but the excel deal worked out as the original was 7 X 5. So, all I had to do was to reduce the size. The picture above is the original picture I took of my screen. He then asked for the excel file.


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Ray Lewis

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#6 posted 02-19-2015 06:32 PM

Branding Irons Unlimited • 8577 Canoga Ave. Canoga Park, CA 91304, USA •
Phone: 818-576-1101 • Fax: 818-576-1166 • E-Mail:

I went through these guys for both of my branding irons (wood). Terrific! Check them out.


-- Ray, Oregon, Http://

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#7 posted 02-19-2015 06:41 PM

This would have cost me over $300 going through them.


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#8 posted 02-20-2015 12:52 AM

So, here it is:

The first on was done on cherry. I kept the iron too long (about 5 seconds) and it got to dark for my liking.

Held it little bit less on walnut and it looked better:

It came out perfect with about 3 seconds on oak:

Just want to disclose that I have absolutely no affiliation directly or indirectly with this business. Just happy costumer spreading the word knowing a lot of folks have shown interest in branding irons in past discussions.


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#9 posted 02-20-2015 01:36 AM

Very nice. Great looking logo.

-- Deep rooted Southern Boy and set in my ways!

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#10 posted 02-20-2015 01:39 AM

Those guys are in my back yard. But if it’s $300, I’ll make my own with a Dremel tool first. I don’t want to support the Pacific Rim, if I don’t have to.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#11 posted 02-20-2015 04:15 AM

Nice brand logo. I have one my Mother gave me years ago. Always a plus to put your mark on your work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#12 posted 02-20-2015 04:38 AM

Thanks Muzzy and Michael. What is curious is that the $300 place take the same amount of time to get you your branding iron. However, mine was made in 2 days and the other two weeks time was travel time. Is it possible that some of these places are nothing but middle men?? Just thinking out loud.


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#13 posted 02-20-2015 12:46 PM

Shucks, I just designed a stamp and the co. made it for me.
It goes on the back or underside of my stuff. With a finish over it, it’ll last forever.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#14 posted 02-20-2015 12:59 PM

Geezzz.. I just use a sharpie :)

I guess the real deal would be nice though!


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#15 posted 02-20-2015 01:41 PM

Here’s a guy in the USA who makes his own.

I bought a stock logo from him for my work. He was buried in work, and took a long time, so he sold me the electric, (normally $125), for $80. It is a nice unit, heavy, has held up well the last two years I’ve been using it.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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