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I use a few of my grandfather’s tools (early 1900’s) e.g. wooden planes, cramps, squares and mallet, which have his name stamped on them. The letters are approx 1/4″ (6mm) high and look as though they were stamped with a bespoke name stamp – not by stamping individual letters as they are so regular and lined up exactly. Looking at other wooden tools from the same era, it seems as though it was usual for craftsmen to identify their own tools in this manner.
I would like to get hold of a stamp for my own name that I could use on my various woodworking projects. Has anybody any idea where I could get one made?
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On 11/02/2021 18:55, petek wrote:
I use a few of my grandfather’s tools (early 1900’s) e.g. wooden planes, cramps, squares and mallet, which have his name stamped on them. The letters are approx 1/4″ (6mm) high and look as though they were stamped with a bespoke name stamp – not by stamping individual letters as they are so regular and lined up exactly. Looking at other wooden tools from the same era, it seems as though it was usual for craftsmen to identify their own tools in this manner.
I would like to get hold of a stamp for my own name that I could use on my various woodworking projects. Has anybody any idea where I could get one made?
Cheers
Pete


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On Thu, 11 Feb 2021 10:55:53 -0800 (PST), petek
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I use a few of my grandfathers tools (early 1900s) e.g. wooden planes, cramps, squares and mallet, which have his name stamped on them. The letters are approx 1/4? (6mm) high and look as though they were stamped with a bespoke name stamp not by stamping individual letters as they are so regular and lined up exactly. Looking at other wooden tools from the same era, it seems as though it was usual for craftsmen to identify their own tools in this manner.
I would like to get hold of a stamp for my own name that I could use on my various woodworking projects. Has anybody any idea where I could get one made?

By all means get a custom stamp made up but - unless the lettering on
your grandfather's tools are in a unique cursive script - don't be too
quick to dismiss the skill of people of that generation with a lowly
letter punch. 1/4" is a standard punch size. It would have been normal
to use a jig to guide the punch so that the letters and numbers were
evenly spaced. When we used to make electric guitars on a production
line, we used to stamp the serial numbers on the back using a jig and
individual punches and IMO the results were pretty good.

Nick
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On 11/02/2021 20:29, Nick Odell wrote:
On Thu, 11 Feb 2021 10:55:53 -0800 (PST), petek
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I use a few of my grandfather’s tools (early 1900’s) e.g. wooden planes, cramps, squares and mallet, which have his name stamped on them. The letters are approx 1/4? (6mm) high and look as though they were stamped with a bespoke name stamp – not by stamping individual letters as they are so regular and lined up exactly. Looking at other wooden tools from the same era, it seems as though it was usual for craftsmen to identify their own tools in this manner.
I would like to get hold of a stamp for my own name that I could use on my various woodworking projects. Has anybody any idea where I could get one made?

By all means get a custom stamp made up but - unless the lettering on
your grandfather's tools are in a unique cursive script - don't be too
quick to dismiss the skill of people of that generation with a lowly
letter punch. 1/4" is a standard punch size. It would have been normal
to use a jig to guide the punch so that the letters and numbers were
evenly spaced. When we used to make electric guitars on a production
line, we used to stamp the serial numbers on the back using a jig and
individual punches and IMO the results were pretty good.

My dad had a set of punches, and the results were as you describe.
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petek wrote:

I use a few of my grandfather’s tools (early 1900’s) e.g. wooden
planes, cramps, squares and mallet, which have his name stamped on
them.


I've got my grandad's branding iron that he used to burn his initials
into wooden bulb crates etc, never saw it while he was alive, found it
when clearing out his sheds/barns.


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On Thu, 11 Feb 2021 10:55:53 -0800 (PST), petek wrote:

I would like to get hold of a stamp for my own name that I could use on my various woodworking projects. Has anybody any idea where I could get one made?


Look for a "steak branding iron" or a "bbq branding iron" and see if that is
something you would like. Moveable letters and holder for 10 pounds or so.


Thomas Prufer


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