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    Looking for wood burning kit to label bowls

    Could someone suggest a good set of wood burning stamps to label bowls on the bottom.
    I'd like to find one that I can stamp the date in large letters in the middle and to and from names above and below date.

    What's a good choice?

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    You seem to be looking more for a brand with changeable date characters. I imagine that will be quite a pile of green. Most area turners label with name or initials, species of wood and date made. What you desire makes sense. Might be pretty big though.

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    The custom ones are not cheap. https://brandingirons.com/products/c...branding-irons An electric on runs over $500. Lee valley offers a simple one at a more reasonable price. http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/pag...56,43462,32190 They also have a non-electric http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/pag...=1,43456,43462

    By the way, I first read your post to say "bowels" instead of "bowls." I thought, "gee, that's going to hurt!"

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    https://wolverinewoodcraft.com/collections/all

    This guy does great work from what I've seen. Around $200 for a custom iron....
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    These look nice. Jason does meticulous work.
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    Here's another place you can try. They've made a couple of irons for me.

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    Thank you, Yonak. And thank you all for responding.

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    I bought a branding iron that works great, but only if the bottom is perfectly flat. I rarely use it anymore. I use a Dremel engraver, it cost a lot less than the iron. You can write whatever you need on the bowl. Then, I put Valspar antiquing wax in the engraving to make it stand out. image.jpeg

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    I only use a branding iron for flat work. I always sign my name (not initials) for turning work. I use either a Dremel and then fill with a lacquer stick or a woodburner. to use the Dremel and fill the wood needs to be sealed so the lacquer sticks doesn't fill the wood pores.
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