I recently broke down and bought an electric powered wood brander for my handplanes. Expensive little buggers. I've wanted one since I started making handplanes, but, could never rationalize the purchase, or was too busy to get the artwork done. Plus, there is definately a difference of opinion of what people like. Some really like the hand signed version, where others really like the finished look of the brand. There is a pretty major shop that will be announced soon, that is going to be stocking Brownfish Handplanes. They were for the branded look, and it put me over the top. Not sure which is better, maybe do both. What do you Think?
Here are some practice runs, these are pretty raw, and I didn't clean them up, I'm sure they will only get better with time:
Versus the signed look: