Jump to content
I Forge Iron

Show us your sign

Recommended Posts

I made this for Mike a few years back for Christmas. It is all 3/8" aluminum.

It is all cut out on a waterjet.
Anvil is Black anodized
Letters are Gold anodized

I ran a couple of waterjet machines, and did some editing for a sign company. I did all the cutting, anodizing, and finishing during lunch breaks for a week or so. It was a good experience...



Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't have a formal sign as yet. I did cut one out of plywood and painted it up real purty for a Christmas bazaar this past Christmas to hang hooks and ornaments on. I will have to get a picture.

Mr. Hoffmann, I noticed your initials and actually have a very similar mark. My initials are PAT and I started using mine in the 6th grade, back in 78-79 time frame.
If you look at the bottom of the knocker backing you will see my mark.
I cut and filed my stamp out of the end of an old cold chisel. The problem is I cut it out like I make my mark, and not in mirror view. So now all my marks are backwards.
My wife calls it my dyslexic mark:D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Paul, I started writing my initials this way around 74-75, then got the idea to incorperate them into a mark after I started my own business in 81. Similar minds? The only difference from the sign is my mark is in a square cartouche, (carved the initials into the end of a square punch.) Since the sign is a cut out, the horizontal line for the A stops short so that part does not fall out. My intials are JAH.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

bill and valentin - outstanding.

the following four pictures are the current sign i have, shaped like a thought bubble and salvaged from some old signalling equipment; a shot of the front of my building before i moved in, and some shots of the old galt knife plant. i intend to paint my signage on the front above the door in this style, extending all the way across, saying HOPE FORGE, HAMILTON, ONT. so take a look

note: the bulk uploader rearranged the order of these pictures, not sure why. my shop is on the far right. great thread topic Glenn!





Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...

Heat it beat it and keep the good mistakes. (I read something about that SOMEWHERE) ;)

We're all on the path and the end is when we quit or die so the destination isn't the important thing, it's the trip.

Enjoy the trip.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 years later...
  • 4 weeks later...

Last name is Stick.    SF = Stick Forge.    Made from some leftover scroll work... experiments and a left over piece of Mahogany.   Carving tools from a buddy of mine that died last summer.    Black comes from Sharpy Marker on the wood.  Lettering ment to match the band KISS.   Not a big kiss fan btw...   Also matches my homemade touchmark.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...