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...
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. It is an entirely different endeavor to come up with a design a process that works reliably and consistently to make a bunch. This is.... I've come up with something that works, and that I am proud of.
I make everything by hand in my workshop in NE Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Now, after a long wait, our molds are in production and available for sale.