“Behind The Scenes” (…Rabbit and ViperFish Update!)
Here’s a strange thing…
It doesn’t matter how many projects or products or such I do – I always, ALWAYS forget how quickly things tend to come together near the end.
A few days ago everything seemed so far away (although still coming together as planned – but perhaps a little behind schedule).
Then, as if by magic, I’m just days away from shipping the Rabbit™ for the Kickstarter project.
Not only that – but the ViperFish™ is almost ready to go too (available here: ViperFish™ ).
The good and bad thing is…
I still hold down a full-time job so everything is done in my spare time. Last night, for example, I came home at 6pm and was up until around 12am doing packing and such. It’s crazy how long it takes when there is more than a handful of any one thing to be done!
Oh, and importantly, I still went out for an hour-long walk during this time. Yeah, I know, it’s got nothing to do with anything (you just want Rabbit and ViperFish™ updates, right?) – but, I’m telling you this anyway…
Taking time out (especially when you “don’t have time”) for walking or some such relaxing activity really is like re-charging yourself. I used to hear people say things like this and always thought, “I’ll do it when I have time”.
The problem is… there will never be time.
I’ve been busier than ever these last few weeks …but I’ve also made sure (and by this I mean forced myself) to take a decent walk each night when I get home …even if I’m telling myself I just don’t have time.
I literally force myself to go for a walk. And, after each walk, I feel physically and mental “re-charged”. But, longer term, it’s helping with healthier eating and generally a better state of mind (if that doesn’t sound too “new age” 😛 ).
Okay, okay. Enough of this walking stuff!
Let’s get down to business…
Shipping of both the Rabbit and ViperFish™ is very soon (don’t have an exact day …but is just a few days away!).
So, here are some “behind the scenes” pictures for you:
The picture below is of around 190 Rabbit™ just finished the second stage of tumbling. I put cable-ties on each one to stop them both sticking to each other and sticking to the sides of the tumbler…
You may not believe this – but… I tumble the titanium-split rings for the Rabbit™ so they have the same finish and therefor look better together (yes, I know, it’s a ridiculous thing to do …but I just put it down to my obsessive and compulsive personality traits!).
(oh, and you’ll also notice the re-designed “figure-of-eights” for the Rabbit – I think they look pretty cool…)
Here are some ViperFish™ just back from getting the logos laser-engraved on them (man, I still get a kick out of this multi-tool design …because it took so much time, effort and frustration to get it to this stage!):
One last thing…
It’s a a very good time to order your ViperFish™ (as they are about to ship too):