Ok guys Round Ball group buy is started. I will start cutting them when I get back to the shop on Monday.
Don't pay any attention to my quote below, this design was way back befor I settled on a mold block design. These round ball molds are in out standard 3" blocks that you can see on my website.
You most likely have heard the rumors that I am going to start cutting molds. Well it's time to confirm the rumors and let you in. Right now I'm getting my toes wet with round ball molds. There does not seem to be much selection in this department. And after being asked by many friends if I could make custom round ball molds I decided to bite the boolit and go for it. The name of the company is Heavy metal molds. the web site will be up and running soon, I'm tweaking the Cart before I post it. but for now it's just the logo as a place holder.
this is the web address.
I'm not taking orders right now, but I will be soon. I'm still sorting out mold block sizes and perfecting my duel supported sprue plate design. The new high speed CNC mill will be here very soon.
I am wondering how many people are interested in custom size round ball molds. I can do sizes from bird shot to cannon balls. Single cav to 12 cav double sided. I have proofed the program that I will use to cut the molds and it works flawless. The good thing is that it requires no special sized cherries to cut the molds. So making one offs is much easier. I will be offering Aluminum "7075", Iron "durabar" and brass. I will also offer the aluminum mold in a hard "black" anodize coating to prevent scratches and sprue plate gulling. The iron molds will be blued or parked. The sprue plates will be thick, I have not settled on a thickness yet but thy will be between .125 and .250.
I'm not asking for order commitments. I just want to see how many people would be interested, and what sizes people are looking for. Thank you
Here is what I have been working on these last few weeks. The mold is ready for a sprue plate and cavs. This is just the prototype as all the work went into the programing. Tonight I ran this block from start to finish using all 4 programs and its smooth as glass. Production will start very soon once the block is tested for proof of concept.
Heavy Metal Molds