The thing I think the rest of the guy's are offering is investment to market. If you had an established outlet with about a thousand dollars in parts to sell. The market demand might make it more realistic to spend the effort making punch style tooling. Spending a thousand dollars of your free time as a hip shot on your first punching die attempt might gain you nothing further to promote, cept more time and money to get it right the second or third try without anything sold.Originally Posted by MBG
It is good advise, but not what you may wish to hear. This economics of business is as valuable a lesson as your time learning to create the tooling. You can make both pay off down the road.