How to make a dog's chew toy?
June 29, 2011 3:01 PM   Subscribe

How do I create a chew toy for a dog?

I have an idea for a dog's chew toy that I would like to see come to fruition. But I'm a little fuzzy on where to start. I'm looking into taking a plastics class, but still wouldn't know if plastic would be the right material, if it would be safe for dogs, etc. I'd ideally like to make a small run, see if I can sell them, then, if successful, perhaps have many more made and look into distribution. But again, can't get there from here.
posted by hellbient to Pets & Animals (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Prototyping is the word you're looking for, I think. There are people and places who exist to help you through that part.
posted by Lyn Never at 4:07 PM on June 29, 2011

Drop in on a casting-moldmaking course at a local art school or community college.

The instructor could teach you how to build a model of it, teach you how to make a mold from it,
and how to use that mold to make copies.

Or could point you at a colleague who can do up a mold from a concept sketch.
posted by sebastienbailard at 4:34 PM on June 29, 2011

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