Ball-Jointed Doll Manufacturing/Production…Yea, we do that!

8 10 2010

A bit of self promotion here, but that’s what our blog is for.

Sorry, but due to a few inquiries, we feel it’s important to state this upfront that TORK doesn’t offer any sculpting services. What we can do here is production of your sculpted doll components. All of the information regarding that is listed below. Thanks.

If you’re an artist and you sculpt ball-jointed dolls, and would like to get your creation produced, we here at TORK have the experience and knowledge to get your ball-jointed doll produced in a timely manner, and at a fair price.  We can also do productions for resin kits, models, and garage kits. Here’s a bit if information about us.

> TORK has made molds and done casting for ball-jointed doll artists.

> TORK has over 18 years of combined experience in mold making techniques & knowledge of materials

>We are set up for short or long run production

>We have a state of the art injection machine, making the casting more efficient.

>Knowledge and experience to match or create most any color

>We work directly with you, the artist, to make the best product possible.

>The client’s privacy is a top priority.

> We handle all original ball-jointed doll components with the utmost care.

>We have competitive pricing on mold-making & casting

>Turn around is 6 – 8 weeks or quicker

>Your ball-jointed doll will be produced here in Columbus, Ohio USA.

> We’re easy to work and talk with….really, we wouldn’t just make this up.

If your serious or curious email or give us a call. We’ll be happy to help you, and answer your questions.

Contact either:

Tony Ball via tony@torkworks.com

Patrick via pat@torkworks.com

or you could give either of us a call at 614.492.1810

Thanks, we look forward to working with you.





Well, Well, Well, What Have We Here?

31 08 2010

June….June….of 09! That was the last time we posted anything here on our casting blog, sheesh! We hang our heads in shame. It’s not that we haven’t been busy, oh we have indeed been busy. We just haven’t taken the time to update and that will be remedied here in the nearest future, well, right now actually. I should say, that we’ll make a better effort to keep all of you interested friends and fans in the loop.

What has been happening that has kept us so busy? We’ll if you don’t follow the main blog, July 10th saw TORK’s exhibition at the Franklin Park Conservatory called Savage Gardens opened. That took most of our time, and our minds. It was an exhibition that we put our all into and it was well worth it. Peep these links for images > Savage &Gardens

We have also been casting (per order) reproductions of classic Pontiac Chieftain and Star Chief hood ornaments for Wheat Pontiac Vintage Parts out of Pittsburgh, PA. For most, we had copies, but in the case of the 1955 we had the original to work from and make molds.It was pretty cool to be holding a piece of automobile history, and a piece of early resin casting.  I think that they all lit up, at least than was the case with the 1954. Peep the images of our castings below.

1949 Pontiac Chieftain Hood Ornament

1949 Pontiac Chieftain Hood Ornament

1950 Pontiac Chieftain Hood Ornament

1952 Pontiac Chieftain Hood Ornament

1953 Pontiac Chieftain Hood Ornament

1954 Pontiac Chieftain Hood Ornament

1954 Pontiac Chieftain Hood Ornament

1954 Pontiac Chieftain Hood Ornament (Top View)

1955 Pontiac Star Chief Hood Ornament

1955 Pontiac Star Chief Hood Ornament (Top View)

Another project here in the casting division, will be Ohio State University Band figures for a local company. We will be molding, casting, assembling, and painting these. Lots-o-work, but that’s what we do, and we’re down. Images of the first figure will soon follow.

Well that’s it for now, thanks for stopping by, the TORK Casting Crew!





Inactive but not Inactive

18 06 2009

Hey, it’s been a few since we’ve posted anything, but fear not. We here at TORK are busy little bees and have many new, large, and exciting projects on the immediate horizon. From Hospitals to Restaurants to Conservatories , we are going to go mad with work…which of course is a good thing.
So, stay tuned for all of the craziness and the images that will be going along with it.

Thanks for viewing, The TORK Crew





Project : Elk Antler Chandelier

18 05 2009

Project: Antler Chandelier

Client: TORK, Inc

Material: Smooth-On Crystal Clear

Antlers were cast in Smooth-On Crystal Clear Resin

Antlers were cast in Smooth-On Crystal Clear Resin. We molded and cast an elk antler to use in the creation of a chandelier for a cabin. The stock chandelier unit was modified to accommodate the three full resin antlers and three partial resin antlers.

Thanks for viewing,  The TORK Crew





Project: Alumni Award

6 05 2009

Project: 2009 Joseph V. Canzani Alumni Award for Excellence

Client: Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD)

Material: Smooth-On Crystal Clear & machined aluminum insert

2009 Joseph V. Canzani Alumni Award for Execellence

2009 Joseph V. Canzani Alumni Award for Excellence

Thanks for viewing, The TORK crew





Project: Fashion Icon Award

6 05 2009

Project: 2009 Fashion Icon Award

Client: Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD)

Material: Base & Top of Pin Cushion – machined and polished aluminum

Pin Cushion & Pin Heads -Smooth-On Crystal Clear

Fashion Award for CCAD (Columbus COllege of Art & Design)

Fashion Award for CCAD (Columbus College of Art & Design)

Thanks for viewing, The Tork Crew





Project: Bee

4 05 2009

Project: Bee

Client: Private

Bee cast in resin

Bee cast in resin

The bee was cast in both Smooth-On 300 and Smooth-On Crystal Clear, then hand-painted by the artist.

Thanks for viewing, the TORK Crew





Project: Zombie *UPDATE*

28 04 2009

Project: Zombie

Run: 30 Pieces

Client: Independent Artist/Model Maker


*UPDATE* :Added a better selection of images  including blanks and two finished variations

The Zombie was cast in Smooth-On 300 resin for a local artist/model maker. The piece shown was framed and painted by the artist.

Thanks for viewing, The TORK Crew





Project: Resin Cast Dog Sculpture

23 04 2009

Client: Independent Artist

Project: Resin Cast Dog Sculpture

For this short run project, we are casting the artist’s dog sculpture in Smooth-On 300 resin. The piece will then later be painted by the artist and sold in a limited run.

Dog Sculpture cast in Smooth-On 300 resin

Dog Sculpture cast in Smooth-On 300 resin

Thanks for stopping by, The TORK Crew





Updates

21 04 2009

We’ve been dropping some new things into the blog. First, we’ve added  Services, Contact, and Portfolio pages.  The Services page has a good overview of what we do here, though other services will be added as we better define that page. The Contact page is…well…it’s how you contact us and all the various methods of doing so. The Portfolio page has images of past and current projects to give you an idea of what we can do for you, but just because you don’t see what you want there, it doesn’t mean we can’t help you. We’ll work with you to make your idea a reality, just contact us, we’re friendly folks here at TORK.

Thanks for stopping by, The TORK Crew