I thought someone may like to see how this stamp that I had made with my name on it, is applied.
I originally had the stamp made to mark the custom knife blades that I build, however I found that it was a excelent way of making builder's plates for my models. My name in full-scale on the stamp measures a 1/2 inch in length.
If you go down this road, a tip that I can give is to press your stamp in to the builders plate before the final shaping of the builders plate, as you can square the name off if you pressed it in a little off-kilter. Also, drill the rivet holes after the name is applied. When the plate is complete, It is as simple as marking and drilling the appropriate sized holes for the selected rivets, and then pressing the rivets in to place with a arbor-press such as my little arbor press.
A very handy rivet to have in your fastener selection in your shop, are the stainless-steel blind-rivets that I used to mount this stainless-steel builders plate with my name on this small drill-press that I built.
Click on the photo for a closer look.....