5 Cool Titanium Things I WANT To Make…
Here’s something weird…
A couple of years ago I had never even seen titanium in real life… and had certainly never heard of Kickstarter.
And yet, I’m now running my eighth titanium-based Kickstarter project: The HangKey – Ultimate Titanium Pocket-Clip.
Not only that, but…
I have more ideas for crazy titanium (and even non-titanium) products than I don’t have even near enough capacity for (in terms of time and actual machines).
And so here’s a few things for you to think about (and perhaps tell me in the comments below if you’d be interested in them).
Oh, wait, before I get into that. I must tell you this damn frustrating thing first…
I’m not sure if you know this – but I always seem to have car trouble (regardless of the car). I’m serious.
In the last few months I’ve had an overheating engine (twice!). A puncture. Lost the “key” for my lock-nut wheels – so they were going to have to destroyed the wheels nuts so the wheel could be removed (but they couldn’t because the nuts had been put on squint by the garage!). Another slow-leak on a brand new tyre (which is being fixed right now as I type this. I’m in a cafe). The list go on and on and on.
Anyway, here’s what this is about…
The recent slow-leaking tyre problem caused me to buy one of those small pumps that you plug into your cigarette lighter. You know, it’s like a mini air compressor.
I knew I was buying a little cheapo thing. It was just until I got my tyre fixed. But dear Lord!
This little thing was so rubbish it got up to about three quarters of what the tyre needed to be pumped up to… and just wouldn’t pump any higher. I left the thing for about 10 minutes pumping away… but no more air would go in.
But, here’s the funny thing:
Very occasionally I wonder why I go to extreme length to produce high-quality titanium products. Most of which could be regarded as “overkill” and perhaps even “over-engineered”.
But then, I’ll experience something like this disgustingly and shockingly cheap air compressor… and then feel like it’s my duty to keep making mad titanium products. And that’s what has inspired this post. 😀
So I’d like to run some begging-to-be-over-engineered product ideas past you.
A titanium letter-opener.
Now, admittedly, this may not sound too exciting. But I have a letter opener (it’s actually this one) and I use it every day. I just want to make my own one with my own take on it.
A “quick release” titanium gear tie.
I don’t like knots. My Father was a Fisherman for a while and so he knows knots. I should know knots. But I don’t.
What I want to be able to do is have a bunch of rope or paracord and be able to confidently (and quickly) tie down whatever I need to without a bunch of laughable knots barely holding everything together!
Insider Secret: I’ve been working on this for a long time and it’s one of the most difficult products I’ve attempted. Still persevering though!
(This is not titanium at all, but…)
An ultra-high-quality bomber-style bag.
Recently I received a Kickstarter Reward for a bomber-style bag project I supported.
To be fair it did look the same as it did in the project photos. The quality was okay (not great though). But, overall, it was just very thin and small and not quite what I was expecting.
My immediate reaction was, “Damn it. I’m going to make my own one of these. And it’s going to be totally over-engineered and people are going to say… ‘what the hell?!'” 😀
Hardcore carbon-fiber and titanium cases.
This is something I really, really, REALLY want to make.
I’m talking about rock-solid, drive-a-truck-over-them-if-you-want storage cases made from carbon-fiber and titanium.
They could hold anything you like… camera or medical equipment… laptops… toothbrush and toothpaste for travelling… whatever you want!
So, yeah, there’s my little bunch of ideas I’d like to do.
If there is anything I’ve missed then I’d love to hear your thoughts below…. 🙂