I thought you may like to see how this name stamp that I had made by Bernard Stamp out of Toronto is applied.
I originally had the stamp made to mark the custom knife blades that I make, however I found that it was a excelent way of adding builder's plates to my various projects built in my workshop.
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 then square the name off if you pressed it in a little off-square.
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.....