How can I creatively but discreetly sign my woodworking projects?

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Bill Krier burns his name into the back or bottom of the workpiece with a custom, heated branding iron.

Q:

How can I creatively but discreetly sign my woodworking projects?
—William Lewis, Philadelphia

A:

Attaboy, William! Take pride in—and credit for—the hard work you put into that project. Here are a few ways that WOOD Magazine editors mark their projects.

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Projects editor Craig Ruegsegger signs and dates his projects in an inconspicuous spot with a felt-tip permanent marker before applying the final coat of finish.
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Deputy editor Dave Campbell forgoes a signature, opting to epoxy a newly minted penny in a shallow Forstner-bit hole.