I recently decided to try out a customizable leather punch for sale on ebay. I’m thrilled with the results. Wuta Leather offers a customized leather punch at quite an affordable price. I ordered mine and provided the specifications after they contacted me. It took about three weeks to arrive. I added a walnut handle and gave it a test run. I’m very satisfied with the results.
A bridge stamp is a great addition for a violin maker, particularly if you take care in the setup of your instruments. The stamp goes on the side of the bridge facing the fingerboard, on the waist of the bridge. It’s typically done is an easy to read font, and sized so the text is 1.5mm high.
For best results, hold the stamp in the flame of a tallow candle. The purpose of the candle is to coat the stamp with soot, not to heat the stamp. Press with firm against the bridge adjusting the angle slightly without removing to ensure complete contact. The stamped name will not smudge. Comment if you’d like to order a stamp through me, or if you’d like more information.