Hank Rearden
I was wondering how many Smiths have a touchmark or makers mark? This is something that interest me. I can think of several reason to have one right off the bat. Identification, Branding (on both levels), Pride and future Posterity.  Anyway I have a few design ideas for my touchmark. What are yours?

Checkout this video and website touchmark gallery. (unrelated) http://www.incandescent-iron.com/toga.html



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Hank Rearden
ggf copy.gif   This is what I've come up with for my touch mark.

I've decided to name my smitty Galt's Glutch Forge as a tribute to the fictional destination in Ayn Rands Novel "Atlas Shrugged" Galt's Glutch. Those people who have read the novel will know everything about how I approach my work and why I choose this name.

Now I need to make the touch mark. I'll scale it down about 50 or sixty percent

 

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jmccustomknives
I just electro-etch them cause I'm lazy and junk.  2017-02-25 14.33.36.jpg 

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Skarzs the Cave Troll
I don't have a legal name for my forge, but what I want it to be called is Troll Forge.
The design would be a shape like this.
    
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Pretty simple, just a T and F mushed together.
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Hank Rearden
Skars,
I have a photo of a train car that got tagged. "Skars the Troll slayer"
If I can find the photo I'll post it just for you!

This photo was another at the rail yard, Couldn't find the other. I think it was the same tagger.

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theengel
I think I'll get one that says 

DOM

for 

Dumb
Old
Man
Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?
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Hank Rearden
You'll have a lot of alimony request! DAD! lol
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Metalmelt

This has been my little moniker since I can remember. JAM2.jpg  JAM.jpg 
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