Sign Your Work
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Sign Your Work A few years ago I reworked a set of candle sticks for the local Masonic Lodge, stripping off the many layers of old paint and exposing the fine details.As I handled the hollow candle sticks I could hear something rattling around inside one of them.
I finally pried off the bottom (held on with square nails) and found a note inside that provided the name of the builder along with the date….1878….123 years earlier.Prior to this I had been signing most, but not all of my work.
My discovery inspired me to make sure I sign everything I make.Given the time that it takes to make a project and the care that goes into it, I strongly encourage you to do the same.I've asked the WWGOA Contributing Editors to provide their tools and techniques for signing their work.
Check them out, choose a couple approaches that work for you, and make it a point to sign everything that you proudly make in your shop.If you've got a unique approach of your own for signing your work let us know, in the Comments section below, what it is.
George Vondriska Early in my woodworking I developed a mark that...