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« on: February 10, 2018, 10:36:04 AM »

How is everyone stamping their number in the buoy’s? Is there a special tool?
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 11:02:43 AM »

Black magic marker.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 11:11:22 AM »

Was looking for something to permanently put the number in the buoy
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 12:17:13 PM »

Mike Keller LTD sells an electric brander which burns the numbers in, about $150. 
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 01:31:47 PM »

Do you have a number or way I can get ahold of him?
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 01:51:48 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2018, 05:29:25 PM »

go to a craft store and get a stained glass brander, for about 30$ it'll burn the float to imprint your tag # permanently.
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 08:08:25 AM »


 
I did not have the fancy electric brander . just a branding iron made for me by a local welder.

I used to hot brand them but found a dremmel tool with a small rounded bit to be much easier & quicker
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 08:38:33 AM »

i have also heard of using a soldiering iron to burn in the numbers.
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 09:58:56 AM »

 
I did not have the fancy electric brander . just a branding iron made for me by a local welder.

I used to hot brand them but found a dremmel tool with a small rounded bit to be much easier & quicker


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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 10:04:42 AM »

i have also heard of using a soldiering iron to burn in the numbers.

I also tried the soldering iron & it did work  , but for me, I liked the dremel tool better
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 10:43:10 AM »

I think a burning tool would work better, turning the numbers black as you carve them out, making them easier to see. A Dremel will just cut them out and leave them the same color I would think.
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2018, 11:37:08 AM »

The color on the outside of the bouy will not be the same as the inside and an hour in the water would stain and contrast the coloring anyway. The only person that needs to see my numbers is me and I already know em so I don't care.

I think your over thinking this but to each their own
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2018, 11:41:07 AM »

Although, sitting around a camp fire with a branding rod, drinking some beer and branding a few hundred floats with some obnoxious friends doesn't sound like a bad idea either.

However, I foresee someone getting branded before the nights over
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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2018, 01:51:21 PM »

Although, sitting around a camp fire with a branding rod, drinking some beer and branding a few hundred floats with some obnoxious friends doesn't sound like a bad idea either.

However, I foresee someone getting branded before the nights over
At least you would have proof they are yours. laugh
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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2018, 02:00:55 PM »

caution to all, IF you do brand SOMEONE make sure you use pam cooking spray on both the iron and the part you plan to brand.  If it sticks it will be harder to read Roll Eyes laugh
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2018, 04:14:07 PM »

The color on the outside of the bouy will not be the same as the inside and an hour in the water would stain and contrast the coloring anyway. The only person that needs to see my numbers is me and I already know em so I don't care.

I think your over thinking this but to each their own
Actually, I really don't care how he does it, I use a magic marker anyway. Inside of all my orange floats is orange as well, so I don't know what you use for floats. I just know that burning tools will permanently blacken it for you as well. I didn't really have to "think" about that at all.
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2018, 04:28:15 PM »

I understand
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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2018, 09:26:59 PM »

 
I did not have the fancy electric brander . just a branding iron made for me by a local welder.

I used to hot brand them but found a dremmel tool with a small rounded bit to be much easier & quicker

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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2018, 02:57:18 PM »

I also just used a magic marker for the Maryland topless crab trap buoys.
For the Lobster traps in CT I needed something more permanent and just used a Wen soldering gun and burned it into each buoy. It worked fine. You can get used soldering guns at tag sales cheap.
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