News & Views Issue 93: Missing the MarkComments (0)
This article is from Issue 93 of Woodcraft Magazine.
My system was missing from the Maker’s Mark story in the Dec/Jan 2020 issue. Since the 1970s, I’ve marked my work by signing and dating freehand with a wood-burning tool. I recommend the Wall Lenk Woodburning Pen.
—Wes Demmon, DeWitt, IA
I stamp the back of my work after the final sanding and before applying a finish. A stamp can be easily made from a black and white drawing; the trick is to find a thicker ink that doesn’t run with the grain. I order from The Stampin’ Place (stampin.com) and use Versacraft ink.
—Chris Gilbertson, Houghton, MI
For signing your work, consider a self-contained ink stamp. Purchased at a local office supply store, you can design a graphic and pick a font style for under $25. The stamps work well directly on the project, but I sometimes use pre-cut self-adhesive labels.
—Dwayne Smyth, West Springfield, MA
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