I got started in machining and metalworking back in the early 2000's. The idea for these molds came to me around 2009-2010. I was shopping in large store with a buddy of mine. It was right after I saw some very badly made import molds. I just stood there thinking;
And so I did.
It took a while though...
I have many failed tries and prototypes to show for it. Here's one from 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa9jpSAqo00
And another from 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohpnajJD9Eg
With many more pictures and failures along the way.
It's easy to make one or two molds for personal use. I'm sure you have a buddy that's done it. It is an entirely different endeavor to come up with a design; a process; that works reliably and consistently to make thousands. And not just quantity, but Quality. I've come up with something that works, and that I am proud of. The mold you order today is the best made mold you'll have bought yet.
But not gonna lie to you, it might take a while. Over a thousand of you have placed an order so far in 2021. I am working through the backlog as fast as I can, I've even ordered several more machines, but there is still a bit of a waiting list at the moment.
Thank you for supporting American Made manufacturing!
I make everything by hand in my workshop in NE Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Using CNC machines and equipment supplied from another great American company, Tormach. They even made a video on me, check it out: