- 20 July 2019 at 12:06 am #591641
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.20 July 2019 at 1:02 am #591651Ron KylesParticipant
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.
Hope that helps.
Nap20 July 2019 at 1:45 am #591658
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.20 July 2019 at 2:43 am #591675SelvaParticipant
If hammering letter by letter would do take a look here:
Quiet economical and infinitely customizable 🙂
Selva20 July 2019 at 3:14 am #591678CraigParticipant
This is what you’re looking for.
These are struck with a 2 lb sledge on the end grain. Leaves a recessed background with raised lettering.
SW Pennsylvania21 July 2019 at 12:23 am #591936
These look what I’m seeking. @craig, what happens if you try to use one of those on face grain? Thanks!21 July 2019 at 2:30 am #591968CraigParticipant
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.
SW Pennsylvania21 July 2019 at 2:27 pm #592081
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
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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