Homemade branding iron…

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Homemade branding iron…

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MAKE Flickr photo pool member Mleak made homemade human branding irons, she couldn’t find someone to test them on, so branded some paper – Link.

18 thoughts on “Homemade branding iron…

  1. paulsw says:

    Hahaha ‘branding’

  2. kaden says:

    No offense to a Maker, but those aren’t actually suitable for marking living flesh…there’s too much closely confined surface area, which means excessive concentration of heat and ensuing loss of definition in the image. The physiological ramifications include large scale damage to nerves, muscles and blod vessels.

    Not the intended effect.

    Brands are made with very thin burn lines, which then scarify and expand during the healing process.

    I have a 13 strike brand on my left shoulder done by Damon Rowanchild in Toronto about 15 years ago…it’s a very carthartic experience if performed by a knowledgable practitioner.

  3. PainSlut says:

    If MLeak wants a human ‘guinea pig’ to test her toys on, I am willing. She should send E-mail contact to

  4. PainSlut says:

    If MLeak wants a human ‘guinea pig’ to test her new toys on, I am willing to be the guinea pig. She will
    need to send an E-mail contact to Trumpy_67@Yahoo.com

  5. mleak says:

    Hi, kaden, thanks for the comment. I appreciate the information, though fortunately I’m not *really* intending to use these on flesh. They obviously don’t follow regulations. It was really more about the object and the idea. Sorry to the previous commenter.

  6. cheesy says:

    I’m sure there’s plent of Apple fans who would get an Apple logo brand. Hell, I may have a few years ago back in my fan boy days.

  7. vincent says:

    omg this is fun any idea where i can get one in malaysia??

  8. For KADEN says:


    Does Damon Rowanchild in Toronto still peform branding? How can I contact you about this? This is important to me, I hope you get this message.

  9. Web Traveller says:

    Wow, they look really great. Could you let me know how to make them. What material. How to form the shape?

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