I'm not particularly following the PEP stuff, but this tickled me. My grandparents beach house in Australia has a branded sign on the gate. It is an old piece of drift wood.
It has had the branding renewed many times over the years by various people as it fades and weathers, but as far as I know it is the same piece of wood from 40+ years ago. I first branded it with my grandfather when I was about 5. Again when I visited with my wife on honeymoon, and again 18 months ago with my eldest son who was 5 at the time. When my grandfather passed away I was unable to attend his funeral, as we were in England, but each of the grandchildren chose an item to put out at the memorial service and a note explaining the connection with Tom. I chose the sign as was one of the first "projects" I remember doing with anyone.
I'll see if I can dig out a photo.
Last time I did it was with a huge magnifying glass. Previously it was with a hot poker, heated in a wood fire.
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I'm thinking that the woodburning of the book probably doesn't qualify on it's own for "- a small bit of art, story or significance," but the descriptions in your thread count for stories and significance.