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04-02-2001, 01:59 PM
my father is new at woodworking and when he finishes a piece he would like to put his name on it. What he wants is a type of chisel branding iron. With his name in chisel type letters, you would use a mallot to hit the other end causing the chisel lettering to embed his name into the wood. Has anyone heard of such a thing and if so please let me know where to get it. Thanks Cris
04-02-2001, 03:11 PM
Rockler has an assortment of branding irons:
04-03-2001, 11:33 PM
I concur with Mad Mark. I've been drooling over Rockler's branding irons for quite some time. A preacher's salary always gets in the way of this neat stuff.
You can get the branding iron totally customized, so you can have it read, as mine will, "Crafted with TLC by...
It's a great way to tell future generations who made that woodworking item. We have a few pieces that my wife's grandfather made back when my mother-in-law was a little girl. While I know where they are from, future generations will lose track without somekind of identifying mark.
No question about it! Go for the branding iron!
04-04-2001, 09:21 AM
Alternately you could use a simple rubber stamp. I found one with my initials in an ornate form and then I cross stamp with a regular black office dater. Looks good, is unique and clearly identifies and dates my work. Here's what my mark looks like:
When applied to the wood under the finish, it's a permanent mark.