After a few of my tools ended up in other people’s tool chests (by accident) during classes, I decided to mark all my tools and the projects I build with a “pair of compasses,” which is the Lost Art Press logo.
I did a lot of research into the different makers of steel stamps a few years ago, and I settled on InfinityStamps.com. And I have nothing but praise for the company, the customer service, the quick turnaround and the final product.
You can send them anything to make your logo – I sent them a scan of the compasses from Joseph Moxon’s “Mechanick Exercises.” They took that .jpg and converted it into a rasterized image that could be scaled and turned into a steel stamp.
A couple days after submitting my scan, the customer service rep sent me a proof of what my stamp would look like.
I was completely skeptical because of the high amount of detail in the proof. I called the guy and he insisted that the stamp would look like the proof he sent.
So I gave it the green light (yes, I paid full price and blah, blah, blah).
The stamp arrived a couple weeks later, and I went mad stamping everything – everything – in the house (241-KIDS never found out, whew).
If you are looking for a good maker’s stamp, I recommend InfinityStamps.com without reservation.
— Christopher Schwarz