Yeah I was looking on the net to buy a brand and they were way out of my budget so I went digging is my scrap bin dug the TIG out and stuck it all together I need to redo the "R" it is looking a little goofy. But it was not to bad took maybe 3 hrs or so to makeIs that really homemade? ......... Nice job! WOW!:thumbsup:
I was wanting to do it in the drill press idea but couldn't figure out what torches to use. Do mind saying what ones you use?Mine is set up with 2 torches aimed at the iron in a drill press. The table is set up with 3 stops for the boxes. Change boxes, pull the handle down for 3 seconds. I find this saves time, not by moving boxes instead of the iron, but because the time spent changing and locating boxes is automatically time heating the iron when the drill press handle is up and the head of the iron is in the flames.
My iron is also home-made, not one of those cool bronze cast ones from Mann Lake or the guys in Santa Barbara that have their own torch. They are better, just pull the trigger and brand whatever, wherever, whenever by hand.
I do the frames by hand in the frame stapling jig, as it's quicker than the above setup, keeping a propane burner like the one pictured above nearby to lay the torch in when it needs more heat.
Wear eye protection and long, leather, forging furnace gloves if you can find them. If you can't, welding gloves work well, even an oven mitt helps.
You can also drill a hole sideways like a nail hole, then put an ID tag into the side of a box side, hidden below a finger joint. Police can X-ray the box and determine its yours without destroying the box if it ever gets stolen and recovered, even if they sand off your brand and re-brand it. BUSTED!