Branding - Maker's Mark

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Blog entry by DoctorDan posted 07-01-2010 12:39 AM 3933 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maker's Mark is small UK company specializing in small production runs of brass & stainless steal name plates specifically for custom made furniture and cabinetwork.

After giving up on my search for such a maker I came across the name in the back pages of Fine Woodworking. When I mentioned it on the Australian Woodwork Forums, people (including Mark Aylward from The Solid Wood & Furniture Company) were overall very positive.

The above design is an example from their site I liked the most. Modifying it to fit my own purposes we came up with the following four (25×1mm and 35×1.5.) In the end I decided to order 30 of the 25mm with capital letters at a cost of 64 pounds (delivered.)

Alternatives to namely your furniture are hot brands, custom punches, pyrography, and pens/pencils.

-- Daniel -

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#1 posted 07-01-2010 05:11 AM

That is a great brand. I think you chose wisely. Well done.

-- Brian Meeks,

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#2 posted 07-01-2010 05:18 AM

Thought we were going to make some Whiskey Barrels for a second there.LOL Those are real nice though.

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#3 posted 07-01-2010 05:19 AM

Interesting. I thought Makers Mark was just a Kentucky Bourbon.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#4 posted 07-01-2010 06:55 AM

As I am slowly bowing out of furniture and specialising in smaller item.. a hot brand works for me… but that said I like the Mark you have decided on…A bargain at about AU$5.00 each. will keep this in mind…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 07-01-2010 07:41 AM

I’ve noticed the brand on your pieces. Looks good. I think it’s the way to go with your production style. Would be more cost effective and perhaps suits your style better as well.

I had noticed the bourbon brand when I googled them. Small world. But alas, no bourbon here.

-- Daniel -

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#6 posted 10-28-2010 04:07 AM

4 months later the plates arrived and they look good.
See blog post and photos.

-- Daniel -

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