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Casting house recommendations?


#1

I should start by saying that I have friends that participate in
historical reenactment. So there is a market for items that look
correct for a certain era for the costumes they wear. Especially the
buckes and chapes for sword frogs (hangers).

I have been thinking about making some replicas of sword frog
hardware to sell as there is a definite market for these. By the
time I make each set to mold and have them cast in brass, I can sell
a set of about 8 to 10 items for a couple of hundred and still make
a profit. But I am running into big one problem. You can buy from
the internet a set of sword frog hardware for about $30 to $60. Yes,
the quality is lower then what I would produce, but where are they
casting these? To be competitive, I need to be able to sell these
sets of hardware for less then my casting cost right now.

Does anyone have a contact they can share for casting houses that
can cast multiple brass items and do it less expensively so I can at
least try to be competitive?

Thanks in advance for the advice

Gerald A. Livings
Livingston Jewelers


#2

Hi George,

Try these guys… http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep81wp
…they work with Bronze or other metals as well.

Russ


#3

My #1 choice is Daniel Grandi at RaceCar Jewelry in Rhode Island.
19 Mendon Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02861
(401) 475-5701

Daniel is a big Orchid supporter and friend to many of us.

Hugs,
Terrie
Teresa Masters


#4

Dan Grandi at RaceCar Jewelry in Rhode Island is THE best.

MA