I wanted a way to brand some of my projects. I know you can order custom branding irons that fit on the end of a wood burner. Well, I don't have a wood burner, and the custom irons can be fairly pricey, so I decided to do it myself. This can also be used to brand or emboss leather. Here's my journey to make my own on the cheap. Of course, if you like this, please vote.
You're going to need a few things to do this, but it's all pretty basic stuff.
- dremel style tool with small carving/engraving bits
- a file or sandpaper
- locking pliers
- computer and printer
- scissors, utility knife, x-acto knife, etc
- a source of heat (camp fire, stove burner, propane torch)
- spray adhesive
- brass cabinet knob