Foolproof jig for branding your work
I use a branding iron to place my maker’s mark on projects. To ensure that the mark ends up exactly where intended, I fashioned a simple jig with an opening sized to fit the head of the branding iron. I fasten the jig to the work with double-faced tape. And if the mark isn’t dark enough, I can precisely relocate the iron and re-burn the area.
—John Padgham, Franklin, Tenn.