How does everyone do this?  Ink?  Pen?  Label?  How do you code information?

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I hand burn my double M logo on the head stock of my guitars and ukuleles with a wood burner. Same idea on my bamboo flutes. I paint the logo on the faceplates,or tapas, of the cajons I build then lacquer. Except for the flutes, I number and sign each project on the inside.
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I'm a newbie and have yet to finish first build (ballsy to post in the group, I know) but...

I have a vintage Kingsley Hot Stamp machine with several different boxes of lead type, and also a roll of gold foil. I will need to experiment but don't think I will use the gold foil. I was thinking about using a torch to burn black a spot, then use the Kingsley to press the burnt surface into the wood, then sand off the char from the top (leaving burnt black letter pressed into the wood).

I use a wood burner ,name date and build # ♫♫♫

I acid etch my logo into a hammered out 1 cent coin and affix it to my head plate.

I'm using a 1 inch headstock medallion, custom made by C.B.Gitty on their CNC lathe.

As for numbering, I rarely get 2 builds completed in the same day so I stamp it with YY/MM/DD 6 digit code, and add an "A, B, or C" for multiple builds completed that day.

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