Making Stainless Cookware advise needed

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask about this. A friend approached me the other day asking if I could help him find a way to have a couple of pieces manufactured for id restaurants. He has about

5 locations and is looking to standardize the processes in the kitchen so he can easily expand to new locations. He wants to have some specific pieces made so that is further simplifies the process of making certain dishes. One of the pieces he wants made is a stainless steel measuring pitcher. I need to make 4 different sizes ranging from about a pint to a quart and a half. I assumed that these would have to be a deep drawn stamping, but I really don't know much about the processes or techniques for making this sort of thing. To get a better idea of what I am talking about, you can see a picture of something similar (but not quite right) here:
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steel is .05"-.064" (pretty heavy) or we though maybe Aluminum of the same guage might work. I need to know more about how these things are made and need to find a company who can make them for us. Initially we need to order about 20- 30 pieces just to make sure they work in his restaurants. Then we will be ordering hundreds as his chain expands. Any and all advise or thoughts on this subject will be greatly appreciated.



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If you are in the USA, see

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They make a line of restaurant-ware and do custom stampings.

-- Regards, Carl Ijames carl.ijames at

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The steel is .05"-.064" (pretty heavy) or we though maybe Aluminum of

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Carl Ijames

Speaking of stainless, and of cookware, does anyone have any idea how to make a custom fork? I don't want a fancy forged fork that looks like it was made in the Civil War, rather I want something rather like a heavy dinner fork only with at least 6 tines closely spaced and ground flat at the ends. It isn't for eating, it's for specialized cooking techniques I learned in Provence. I don't have the first idea how to make a dinner fork. Anyone?

Grant Erwin Kirkland, Washington

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Grant Erwin

Laser cut it from 17-4PH SS , bend and heat treat

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Ernie Leimkuhler

We have some beautiful bronze ware that I bought for my love - the handles look like and feel like branches. There are leave / branch look - crooked and all. They were poured and then ground to shape.

Really, the fork is shaped for the function it is used for. The four forks used in formal dinning all have their place while the serving forks are much wider.

Early flatware was just from flat that was pressed into shape.


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Martin H. Eastburn

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The steel is .05"-.064" (pretty heavy) or we though maybe

I think your best bet for this is metal spinning. You might want to contact Toledo Metal Spinning (

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). I'm sure they can provide you with a product made to your specs.


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