Who, if anyone, signs their work? If so, how? Maybe a small engraving of your initials somewhere kinda hidden? I would imagine that with signs that would not be easy to do (and the customer may not want some letters on their plaque) but, with carvings, I see where it could be done. …Just curious
I would probably sign 3D work that I designed and created myself, but not on stuff where I downloaded images and just watched the machine do the work. i would sign the work on the back though for the reason you stated.
Right now I use a clear label with black printing from my label maker on either the back of a project or the bottom of a project. I then seal the label with clear coat. I plan to get an electric branding iron from Rockler eventually.
For that very reason, I do all my modeling from scratch.
In the very near future, I can see 3d printers being in every home. You won’t go to the store to buy a spatula; you’ll buy a file online and print it. Kind of Jetson’s-esque , but it is coming.
3D modeling of consumer product libraries is already in the works.
LOL, my 2d skills have barely evolved beyond “mommy look what I drew” refrigerator art. I have been exploring grayscale relief work.
I agree about the future and the “Jetson’s-esque” made me laugh, the sad part is the kids today may not even know what that means. They don’t share the same excitement we had for saturday morning cartoons.
I recently built a bookshelf with someone as his first woodworking project and wanted to do something nice to sign the work. So I used the X-Carve to carve a recess on the bottom of a shelf, then carved a fitting inlay piece out of a different (lighter colored) piece of wood. Then both of us signed our names on a piece of paper, I photographed that, cleaned it up a little in Gimp (Photoshop clone) and then used my cheap laser engraver to engrave the signatures on the inlay piece, then glued that into place under the shelf.
While I do have a branding iron with just my name on it that I’ve used for other projects, the method above made it easy to do the one off signature of a guest woodworker.
That gives me a few ideas, including using resin as a infil. Thank you!
Lol, I have one of those stories. It was acrylic displays.
makes me sick thinking about it.
But did you make the stamp?
Do you make the backs of your customers stamps? With a smaller stamp?
Yeah I made the stamp
Linoleum I believe it was labeled speedball or something. Amazon.ca had it it worked great.
Either I engrave my line into a piece or I also have a brass branding iron that my sister got me from Rockler about 20 years ago after a table I made wound up in Jesse Ventura’s house without any identifying marks. I recognized it and was able to get my ID on it in the end. Interestingly enough I have a project on the bench right now that has some of the same wood used in that table in it.
On the back of a sign I am working on:
Here is the front with the fish
+1 for Creative Commons attribution!
I know this is an old thread but I didn’t want to open a new one just for the question.
I know I got a stamp and I stamp only gifts and items I make for charity events etc…
But how many of you guy’s stamp the work you sell to customers? Is it right to toss your name on the back of a sign? I’ve always been hesitant to do it, as I was never sure how the customer would feel having paid money and having my logo on the back of it.
Actually you’ve got it a bit wrong, the customers don’t object to a signature, they practically insist on it!