George Vondriska

Be Better at Branding

George Vondriska
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I’m a big fan of putting my name on the things I make. I like to think that sometime in the future people might look at it and say, “Cool, Vondriska made that.”

A popular way to get your name or initials on your work is by using a brand. You can order custom branding irons online. Branding your work is a one-shot deal. If you mess it up, you’ll have to do A LOT of sanding to remove the brand so you can start over. Here are some great tips that will help you get your brand right the first time, every time. And, with this approach, if you find that your first try didn’t give you as deep a brand as you want you can easily get back in exactly the same spot and get a do over.

In addition to simplifying positioning your brand, a cool tip (see what I did there?) will help reduce scorching the wood surrounding your brand.

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2 Responses to “Be Better at Branding”

  1. Jeff Brayton

    Where did you get the branding iron you were using? Thanks, Jeff

  2. Alan Bezanson

    Quel coincidence! I was planning to brand my latest project today! Fortunately, for me, you addressed the challenges I have faced with branding. Much appreciated, George. Al B

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