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Old 01-26-2015, 12:46 AM
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Thanks for sharing this, threepiece. I used to do a lot of prototype work such as this, at my last job. I thoroughly enjoyed it.


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Very interesting.. How many of these have you made over the years?

You must have an amazing set of dies and such from the previous ones made.. I am imagining this speeds up the process for you?

Nicely posted by the way..
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Very interesting.. How many of these have you made over the years?

You must have an amazing set of dies and such from the previous ones made.. I am imagining this speeds up the process for you?

Nicely posted by the way..
I can't say how many parts I have made in this way over the past twenty five years, possibly more than 1000. There are times that I am asked to make as many as 50 of the same part.

The tooling for these parts is, for the most part specialized. I do keep some radiused straight forms and many of the corking tools but that's all. After about 15 months these tools get scraped. I do keep samples of some of the more interesting parts as examples of what can be made using hammer form and hybrid tooling.
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