Before I continue - let's have a quick (but little late) Easter Sale:
Use this code at checkout and get 20% OFF EVERYTHING in the store right now: EASTER20
I'll pull this coupon down fairly soon - so you gotta be quick!
Now, onto today's blog post:
We've been making the CandyCan "XL" recently ...and they typically sell out within an hour whenever they go on sale.
But here's the thing...
I don't like having these limited numbers for sale to be honest (which is why I typically crowdfund ...so everyone has a chance).
The problem right now is that our cnc machine just can't make stuff fast enough. We're absolutely maxing it out. Long-term we're hoping to get another milling machine. But, short-term, all we can do is make what we can and offer it.
In saying that...
NEW Titanium CandyCan™
Here is a new design I've been playing with...
IMPORTANT: This design is not finished. There are some details not yet added - but this should give you the rough concept 🙂
I don't have final dimensions - but, roughly, it would be around 60 to 70mm (2.3 to 2.8") outside diameter ...and perhaps around 8 to 10mm (0.3 to 0.4") internal depth.
Truthfully, I really like the shape - but perhaps it's not for everyone. If you have any thoughts on it ...then fire away!
Back In Stock...
We've just recently made more PillPots™ and they are now all in stock on the website and ready for shipping (I've had a number of emails recently asking for these):
Original CandyCan™ Production
After the hugely successful Kickstarter crowdfunding project (over 900 CandyCans™ to be made!) - production has started!
My machinist was going to make these - but we've decided to make them in house ourselves. Part of the reason for this was that we totally blitzed the machining of the TiWallets™ over the last couple of weeks and all pre-orders have been shipped (note: we now have them in-stock and ready-to-ship right now).
In terms of the CandyCan™ production...
I spent this last Easter Weekend designing and making the fixtures for holding and machining the CandyCans™.
Here's what some of that looks like... (making three different fixtures in total)
Start with a chunk of aluminium:
Design and simulate the machining of one of the fixtures:
Put it in the vice and "clean up" the aluminium so I know it is dimensionally correct:
Nice clean pallets ready for turning into actual fixtures:
Time to drill some holes:
Test just one position on the fixture and mill a CandyCan™ base to make sure it's going to work:
Machine the rest of the pallet:
Did some filming of the process (which I will post later) - and this is how I do it:
Milling one of the other pallets:
First pallet loaded-up and ready for Op1 (that's short for "operation #1"):
...and that's all I have for the machining of the CandyCans™ right now.
More photos (and video) will come soon.
And that's all I have for you today - thank you!