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Posted 13 February 2005 - 03:32 PM
Just windering how much would it cost to tool up for 2 or 3 sizes of spoons and start a company. Paint ect just a guess would be fine. Were would I find a place to tool spoon what kind of place do you look for?
Posted 14 February 2005 - 04:17 AM
All you would really need to cut spoons yourself would be a (large) hyrdraulic press, preferably automatic (power) and a few dies to get you cutting spoons. You would also need a large quantity of plate in the thickness and metal you want to use (I like brass for spoons). Add paint and terminal tackle and you're done.
Posted 14 February 2005 - 10:05 PM
I am a Tool and die worker and can tell you tooling such as a stamping die can be costly.Prices have come down due to economy so now is a good time to do it.Try to find a smaller die shop,ussually lower overhead and cheaper prices.I would contact a spoon company and find out who builds their dies,such as Stinger,Dreamweaver,Northport etc.Good luck!
Sorry,I build molds not dies.
Posted 14 February 2005 - 11:11 PM
Hi Tom, What kind of molds do you make? Plaster of Paris
Posted 16 February 2005 - 10:24 AM
Plaster of Paris, we build mostly plastic injection molds for the auto industry.We do some molds for consumer or houshold products and we used to make toy molds.But mostly boring old car stuff!LOL
Posted 16 February 2005 - 05:38 PM
Just to let you know I just spent $100 on one single die to make one spoon at a time. I still have to make or get made the forming die. I also waited 4 months to get the thing made. It is not a simple thing to get made and then you have to find a place to plate the things if you go that way. The plating shop here have a min opening order. Just food for thought. Good luck hope all goes well.