Makers Marks

I’m in the process of sourcing some makers marks to be added to my projects.  I haven’t covered the whole gamut as yet – sometimes getting information is incredibly difficult, even from the sales sector when it could result in sales! (Go figure)

However, I have been talking closely with one company who do produce makers marks, and in their case they are (from the images) very nice indeed.

Makers Marks over in the UK produce a very nice, traditional looking engraved brass (or stainless steel) makers mark

makersAnd at the time I was getting a quote, they had a special offer of either free shipping, or a wall plaque that was a large version of your mark. I don’t know about you, but that sounded very cool!  Like the makers plates that used to be affixed to steamship engines etc.

So the design we came up with looks like this: (there are massive number of designs that are possible, including images). Not sure how long it will take to get them – I don’t think it will be in time for the Melbourne Wood Show (but I live in hope!).

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(Obviously the black is etched away).  Vidi is very accommodating too, sending draft images back and forth until the customer is happy.  He runs this business as a way to support himself while continuing his main concern – working with autistic boys.  So if you are looking for a way of adding a makers mark to your project, these are certainly one option, and a very traditional looking one as well (and seeing as the whole concept of a makers mark is traditional, I was happy to stick with a simple design (and one I thought would look good as the wall plaque as well!)

On http://www.makers-marks.co.uk/ you can choose designs, sizes, numbers etc, then send off for a quote, no minimum order size either fwiw.

A roaming we will go

I’m currently sitting in a cafe in Melbourne, with a German Beer beside me, and eating a Greek Fetta Pizza.  There is a parcel coming on a boat from China, I am writing an entry on my blog which is hosted in the USA, reading the latest news from the BBC in the UK, watching the cricket currently being played in Brisbane, reading emails from Sydney and comments from Russia, talking to my wife on the phone who’s shopping in Southland, and sending an instant text message to my brother in Malaysia for his birthday.

When did the world become so weird?

Selamat hari jadi (Happy Birthday) Bro btw.

(I hope that is Malay for H/B!)

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