My new branding iron

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Review by BurlyBob posted 12-01-2016 01:40 AM 3656 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’d kicked this around for a while and after the wife gave me the green light I ordered a branding iron from Terry Desilets, Custom Branding irons. I’ve played with it a little and tonight gave it a work out. I really like the looks of my brand. After reading his instructions about the branding surface I’ll be doing a better job in the future. First off, flat smooth and clean, that means no varnish. One of the issues I ran into tonight. I branded a bunch of projects that had already been varnished. It did the job, although the difference between branding plain lumber and varnished is really obvious. Brand first then varnish.
The branding iron. Now that is one beefy piece of equipment. Nothing like a simple wood burning kit. I’m sure this thing is going to last a long time.
This brand is really going to be a great addition to my projects. Also Terry is a great guy to visit with and went out of his way to help me design a brand to my liking. I couldn’t be happier with it.

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#1 posted 12-01-2016 01:42 AM

NIICE!!! I’m jealous…

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#2 posted 12-01-2016 01:55 AM

That’s a nice looking brand, BBob. Looks official. Very cool,indeed!

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#3 posted 12-01-2016 02:13 AM

Very professional logo, Bob!

Thanks for the review and usage tips.

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#4 posted 12-01-2016 03:06 AM

Many thanks! It was a great project to work on. It looks like you picked up in it quickly, let me know if we can help you in the future.

Terry Desilets
Custom Branding Irons, Inc.

-- IN REMEMBRANCE OF MY NEPHEW: Cpl. Ben Desilets - USMC KIA 22 May 2007 Anbar Iraq

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#5 posted 12-01-2016 03:10 AM

One thing I did notice that a decent 7 count was about all it took to get a nice brand after it was heated fully. Anything much more would burn and char excessively. I live in a fairly dry area and wonder if there would any difference in a more humid area like the deep south. Also I didn’t notice a great difference between wood species. I’m going to talk my neighbor into helping me build a stand for it. The cord seems to have a tendency to drag it to close to the edge of the work table. I’m thinking a piece of rolled steel bar bent to cradle it, drilled into a board that is clamped to the work table would do the job.

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#6 posted 12-01-2016 03:16 AM


No one is going to rustle that brand!

Very nice…

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#7 posted 12-01-2016 03:21 AM

Great looking brand, adds to your already great work.

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#8 posted 12-01-2016 03:52 AM

I considered buying a branding iron, but for the same $$$ I bought a laser engraver. Does the same thing, and more.


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#9 posted 12-01-2016 12:40 PM

Very nice Bob. Do you have a link from where you ordered it? Thnx in advance.

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#10 posted 12-01-2016 02:36 PM

Looks great Bob. Something I have been thinking for over a year now. I’m always afraid I get one and it won’t work very well. Will have to look into this.

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#11 posted 12-12-2016 08:38 AM



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