“Let us hope that the spirit of craftsmanship is strong enough in us to enable us to hand down to posterity things which will be considered worthy of the 20th century.”
— Charles Hayward, “Practical Veneering”
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