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As time passes and the things I make become more and more numerous, I began to think that I need some kind of "signature" on them (or under them) and so I would appreciate any ideas.
My idea is of sme kind of "branding iron" with my initials or a small phrase etc, which could be burnished on the wood. Suggestions anyone?

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Dimitri, here is a page to give you some ideas:
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Hi Greece

Because you are in Greece you may want to make your own, just weld them up and use a hand torch to get them hot, you can use a coat hanger to make your own logo.

You can get them from 1/8" to 1/2" tall just about anywhere, I made one a long time ago..

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As time passes and the things I make become more and more numerous, I began to think that I need some kind of "signature" on them (or under them) and so I would appreciate any ideas.
My idea is of sme kind of "branding iron" with my initials or a small phrase etc, which could be burnished on the wood. Suggestions anyone?

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Thank you, Mike and Bob, both ideas seem good; as an authentic amateur, I now got the idea to ask any of my friends old printers if they have any steel letters from old scrapped sets that I could weld together - alternatively, I might try to see what it would cost to have a whole graphic logo, say about 1.5x2", made into brass - that should be good enough to brand my things.

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if you can carve wood, you can 'carve' soft metals like aluminum or brass. if you don't want to spend the time hand tools would need, use a dremel or power carver...
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What kind of logo you need and for what purpose?
Tell some your basic requirements and also the text which you can use in the logo. The main thing about logo is that it must be too good because it represent the whole firm or company.

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Greeting, Robert and Adward...

I am not a company or firm, I just thought (and found) some sort of a "signature" for my "amateur" wooden things. Finally, I designed something both beautiful and characteristic of what I do, but it proved too complicated to draw by hand everytime, and it is beyond my scope to order it in metal form so it can be "branded" on the wood.

It has been a pleasant experience, looking through the internet and finding things, several people here gave me very good advice and ideas. I even tried to "sign" a couple of pieces.

In the end, I yielded to the centuries-old tradition of the anonymity of the carpenter, and found some beauty and profound philosophy on it. Have you ever thought who was the man who passed his fingers on the table you eat on, 10 or 50 years ago, to see if it was smooth enough or needed more sanding? When you saw an old and useless chair leg burning in a bonfire did you consider that some fellow many many years ago spent a lot of thought and energy to calculate angles and millimeters and now all his calculations and work are to vanish for ever? I find it very sweet, just as sweet as the necessity of death which transfers to some other organisms the means to give birth and carry on living, something in the circle of life. Whole civilisations vanished and nature has converted them to more life of all forms. I found it takes some courage to know that you can sign your makings like Picasso, but you decide to give them away anonymously on purpose, let the wood do the talking, and make this a tribute to the endless army of woodworkers that walked the Earth. I do not need a logo anymore.

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