We made the first mold today for our new tile press. The original tile is 4″ x 10″ plus shrinkage allowance and the pressed tiles will be 4″ x 8″ and 4″ x 10″.
We are going to make 6 tiles from this mold once it dries out a bit and make a new mold from each of them so we can do a small run of 30 of this little beauties. We made the original by using a scraping template for the thick bead section the flat and the long narrow bead. Then we made the scalloped detail and applied it along with all the half balls. Here is the finished mold after just a bit of cleaning and removing some of the unwanted undercuts.