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06-13-2017 11:51 PM

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I am looking for a source to purchase a range of these silver or pewter embellishments (?) for wood trays, cutting boards , bowls, etc. The cattle horn is just one example-interested in fish head/tails, shrimp, crab turtles. I don’t know what to call these type of items as a group-so that I could better search on the internet. You will be my hero if you can help me with this.

-- Eric in Texas

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#2 posted 06-14-2017 01:32 AM

I bet you can get them at Alibaba if you are doing mass production.


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#3 posted 07-02-2017 04:15 PM

Thank you for the link for pulls that do provide what I am looking for. Sometimes however these items are not pulls. Attached are a couple of pictures of fish head-tail. Not sure what these are called or how to find or search for them. Again appreciate your insights and suggestions!!

-- Eric in Texas

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#4 posted 07-02-2017 04:48 PM

Stuff like this is often proprietary. You can
have your own cast and polished pretty
affordably though. A friend of mine had
some horror-themed drawer handles cast
for only a few dollars per ounce. I think
the process was centrifugal casting.

It’s a business commitment to be sure to go
to such lengths, but I think you’ll have a
hard time finding the sort of thing you
want for sale.

I’ve searched on and off for affordable cast
metal furniture legs and things like that and
it’s really a bust with a few exceptions. Getting
into dealing with foundries may be intimidating
but I think you can find one that’s reasonably
priced if you look hard enough.

Be warned though that foundry operators are
known to rip-off people who don’t know
anything about metal casting costs. You’ll
just have to shop around.

You might call the guy who runs St. James
Bay Tool co. and pick his brain. He makes
metal planes and other tools.

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