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Postby Andyp » 15 Oct 2016, 19:48

The missus asked me to turn something for a friend at work.
This is what I did in maple. I thought I had some better photos than this, sorry.

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The recipient asked why I had not signed it. Something I had never thought of doing but perhaps I should.

So do you sign yours and if so how?
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Re: maple bowl

Postby Dalboy » 15 Oct 2016, 19:56

Nice little pot Andy. Not signed any of mine but many either use a pyrography machine or buy a branding iron with your own design which if memory serves me right was about £27-£30
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Re: maple bowl

Postby Andyp » 15 Oct 2016, 20:08

Thanks Derek, I'll try a low cost approach to signing first. Permanent pen between the sanding sealer and the final finish. Dunno if it will run though.
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Re: maple bowl

Postby DaveL » 15 Oct 2016, 20:20

Nicely done.

I have a branding of my initials, works OK but getting the heat right means I need to always test on a scrap of the same wood first.
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Re: maple bowl

Postby Malc2098 » 15 Oct 2016, 22:26

Nice.
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Re: maple bowl

Postby Rod » 15 Oct 2016, 22:37

I had these made

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Re: maple bowl

Postby Phil » 16 Oct 2016, 12:58

Nice work Andy. What will she put in it?

I sign everyting I make or repair with a fine point permanent marker.
Not had an issue with run-through at all.

On the T-Lights I usually write it in one of the holes. I have also drilled a smaller hole at the base below the candle and inserted a coin with the appropriate year.

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Re: maple bowl

Postby Doug » 16 Oct 2016, 13:31

Looks good Andy, lovely finish definitely want to start signing them :eusa-clap:
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Re: maple bowl

Postby Andyp » 16 Oct 2016, 14:26

Phil wrote:Nice work Andy. What will she put in it?


Thanks Phil, I dunno what she will use it for but the metal "lid" is sold as a pot pourri lid.
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Re: maple bowl

Postby Andyp » 16 Oct 2016, 14:29

DaveL wrote:Nicely done.

I have a branding of my initials, works OK but getting the heat right means I need to always test on a scrap of the same wood first.


Thanks Dave, I do not think that I will ever be prolific enough to justify the cost of one of those branding irons. On the next one I will try the pen approach.
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Re: maple bowl

Postby Andyp » 16 Oct 2016, 14:30

Rod wrote:I had these made

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They look costly Rod.
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Re: maple bowl

Postby Andyp » 16 Oct 2016, 14:30

Doug wrote:Looks good Andy, lovely finish definitely want to start signing them :eusa-clap:



Cheers Doug, I still struggle with the photos but I am please with the finish on that one.
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Re: maple bowl

Postby Pinch » 16 Oct 2016, 14:32

Lovely bowl Andy. Maple has always been one of my favourites.

Signing & dating work is an interesting topic. I've used name plates/stamps in my work over the years. I've also written all sorts of quirky notes/phrases in discreet places on previous work as well. These notes might never be found in the future, unless the work is dismantled. 8-)
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Re: maple bowl

Postby Andyp » 16 Oct 2016, 14:55

Thanks Paul, I bought a couple of pieces when from Turners Retreat with a few other bits and bobs.

I tend to associated signing things with artists which I am far from, or by commercial makers such as yourself, who would leave a name plate on a large piece. I do like the idea of writing the date and species as it tends to be the first thing people ask.
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Re: maple bowl

Postby Pinch » 16 Oct 2016, 15:20

I think any piece of creative work deserves a maker's/artist's name & date, whether it's been professionally made or not. I've always considered myself to be an artist, I just don't know which type - first letter is 'p' probably. :lol: I've also written poems to go with some of my work too.

I think, like you say, the species would be a great piece of information. A name and date is always going to give the work that personal touch.
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Re: maple bowl

Postby Jimmy Mack » 17 Oct 2016, 23:12

In the past I've discreetly pencil signed and dated between or after coats. If using a permanent marker...test your finish as solvents, especially cellulose thinners will...well... thin / diSolve your marker.

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Re: maple bowl

Postby Andyp » 18 Oct 2016, 06:28

Thanks Jim, I can see that pencil might be a better idea than ink.
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Re: maple bowl

Postby Phil » 18 Oct 2016, 16:16

Andyp wrote:Thanks Jim, I can see that pencil might be a better idea than ink.



Andy, my finishes have always been some sort of oil - danish, boiled linseed.

Not experienced any runny ink problems,
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