The tricky issue of the ‘maker’s mark’ has led to much amusement with my fellow carvers. The maker’s mark traditionally takes a few minutes to complete, not a major project in itself. My first attempt on Acupuncture took almost as long as the piece itself – an afternoon.
After that I gave up and just carved my signature, though that’s still not exactly swift.
Then I started experimenting with glyphs. Quicker, but still tricky to carve.
And finally I think I’ve got there! Takes about 10minutes.