What’s in the box?

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Project by crowie posted 05-24-2021 12:46 AM 1072 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch


What is in the box?

It’s an old wine bottle box from an old work colleague that I’ve repaired for a specific and special use!

A CROWE CREATIONS hot stamp logo.

For years I’ve signed and dated my toys ACC but never had my own logo.

A fellow woodworker who did the graphic artwork for me, a combination of Handy and Crow Cams.

CNC Creations did the stamp for me which has turned out awesome, if I do say myself.

This was my first attempt at hot stamping my new logo on the repaired wine box.

It takes 15 minutes to heat up with the 175 watt electric iron and I’ve worked out now, only 3 seconds to make the stamp.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 05-24-2021 01:01 AM

Very nice, Peter! I’ve got a branding iron too, but it takes so long to heat up that I almost never use it, which means it’s always at the bottom of some pile of stuff on the workbench.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 05-24-2021 01:13 AM

Nice stamp Peter, but why not a smurf on it.


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#3 posted 05-24-2021 01:23 AM

Very nice Peter, and a great way mark your builds.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 05-24-2021 01:57 AM

Sweet. A little Ford oval too. Everything you dreamed about all in one stamp.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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#5 posted 05-24-2021 03:47 AM


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#6 posted 05-24-2021 04:08 AM

That looks really great should put a professional finishing touch to your models.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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#7 posted 05-24-2021 04:44 AM

My favourite type of box,... Good job!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 05-24-2021 10:09 AM

good lookin stamp – I heat mine up with a propane torch, the electric one takes too long

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 05-24-2021 01:33 PM

Hi Crowie, my first guess was “Jack” in the box!!...good looking logo!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 05-24-2021 01:50 PM

Here’s an idea for those of you who don’t like the branding iron. I too have one still in the box, seldom used. A laser engraver is only like $50 – $75 more than a branding iron. You can change your logo anytime you want, add dates, symbols, etc. And you can make a LOT of things with it. They are super easy to use and you don’t have to worry about getting the temp correct, even pressure, or burning down the shop when you leave it plugged in and turned on.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#11 posted 05-25-2021 06:49 AM

Looks good and yes, adds a professional touch.

Thank you ladies and gents for the kind words of encouragement.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#12 posted 05-25-2021 02:26 PM

Nice stamp….

I have on that is heated with a torch… It takes a while to get the right temperature and some trial and error… So, I finally heated it up and burned the stamp many time in some veneer… Now I can cut off one when I need it and glue it to the project… Not quite as nice but it works.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#13 posted 05-26-2021 11:15 AM

Peter…It looks great…really adds a professional look…..WELL DONE!!!!


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#14 posted 05-30-2021 04:37 PM

Nice box crowie! That good looking stamp makes it even better!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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