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  • #591641
    Ed
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    Does anyone know a source for maker’s stamps that is in the US or ships to the US? I’d like a stamp with a name, like you’d use on a plane, and a simple set of numbers. I know nothing about these things, so anything you’d like to share will be useful.

    #591651
    Ron Kyles
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    Rockler makes a customizable branding iron. They are in US.
    They make a plug in version that takes a long time to heat up for hardwood.

    Branding Iron

    Hope that helps.
    Nap

    #591658
    Ed
    Participant

    Thanks. I was thinking more of one that is hit with a mallet, rather than heated branding, but I’ll have a look at the link.

    #591675
    Selva
    Participant

    If hammering letter by letter would do take a look here:
    stamp set
    Quiet economical and infinitely customizable 🙂

    Selva

    #591678
    Craig
    Participant

    Ed,
    This is what you’re looking for.
    https://mazzagliatools.com/BlumStamp.html

    These are struck with a 2 lb sledge on the end grain. Leaves a recessed background with raised lettering.
    Best,
    Craig

    SW Pennsylvania

    #591936
    Ed
    Participant

    These look what I’m seeking. @craig, what happens if you try to use one of those on face grain? Thanks!

    #591968
    Craig
    Participant

    Ed,
    These tend to crush the surronding grain if used on face grain. Makers marks are typically used on end grain such as in marking wooden planes.
    Owners marks tend to produce recessed imprints on face grain such as saw handles.I haven’t found a good supplier for those that wasn’t pricy.
    You might try “Infinity Stamps” for those.
    Best,
    Craig

    SW Pennsylvania

    #592081
    Ed
    Participant

    I’m finding some other names, too, which I’ll jot down in case it helps someone. I know nothing about these places and you’ll need to see if they are maker’s marks or owners marks:

    Buckeye Engraving, USA
    Chalco Stamp & Die Co., UK
    Brand-First, USA

    On a different direction, some are selling quarter-sized medallions that I suppose you would inlay or stick/apply. It looks like they are laser engraved, 25 for $15. That could be handy for some purposes, but isn’t what I was after just now. https://www.lasnc.com/products/woodworking-makers-mark-medallions-set-of-25

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