TiVault – Secure Titanium Storage
Do you remember the TiVault™ (Secure Titanium Storage Cache) I mentioned on the blog previously?
Well ...it's going to be made soon.
But, before I get into that, I'd like to take a minute to mention a Kickstarter project to you. My friend Steph from www.KohiPoint.com (she's the one who makes the various leather pouches for my products) ...has just launched another Kickstarter project.
It's a minimalist Slim Leather Wallet made from a single piece of leather (I think I might have given her the idea ...I honestly can't remember ...but I better not take credit in case it was actually her idea :-P).
I've been carrying this wallet for a couple of weeks now ...and it's been working damn well.
Althought, to be honest, I've not used the front pocket for paper-money because here in New Zealand not many people carry cash (it's pretty much all cards here). I've only used it for cards.
Titanium Spinner (Last Few Left!)
One more thing before we get to the TiVault™...
We have some (well, 9 to be precise) bead-blast finish Nerve™ Titanium Spinners available.
The reason we have them available is because they were colored either red, blue or black ...but the buttons were a slightly different tone ...which kind of bugged me to be honest.
So, long story short:
I've bead-blasted them so the bodies and buttons work well together in terms of looks.
Here's what they look like:
Like I said, I only have 9 available so I'm pretty sure they will sell fast (especially since I've knocked the price down to just $99).
Okay, so finally we can talk about the TiVault™!
The TiVault™ is 100% happening. The final prototype should be finished this coming Thursday/Friday.
We've almost finished the final "key" for the TiVault™. Just have the tumbling process to go and it's done (but I wanted to update you right now ...so I never waited until the tumbling was done :-D).
Here's some of the process of the making of the key...
The water-jet cut blank:
CNC milling of the water-jet blank into the part:
Before and after of the milling of the key.
The underside of the key (that triangle at the front "slots" into the the cap of the TiVault™).
The topside of the key:
So a couple of things about the "key:
#1 - I've designed it so it will fit onto your keychain along with your regular keys - it's 53mm (around 2") long.
#2 - I've given it a little bit more of a design "flair" than I typically do on products. Usually I keep things super-simple ...but, in this case, it's just come together really well.
Like I said, the final prototype of the main TiVault™ body + cap is being done right now ...and should be finished at the end of the week.
Now, the tricky bit...
I'm going to have to do a self-hosted crowdfund (or at least a pre-order) for the TiVault™ ...because, honestly, the material to make these is a tough one to carry in stock.
Not only is it fairly costly for the material ...but I don't make any other products with 2" diameter titanium bar - so I need to know exactly how much material to order to make these.
Luckily I have a couple of fairly fast and reliable suppliers for titanium round bar ...so, once the pre-order is done, then it only takes two to three weeks to get the bar (although, I think Christmas might extend this a bit).
One last (important) thing...
The window to order your TiVault™ will only be open for something like 48 or 72 hours - and then I will close it (probably until next year ...but, hey, maybe never again ...because that has happened with some products in the past).
The reason for limiting it is because I'm going to buy exactly the amount of 2" that is required - don't want to hold any extra in stock.
So, yeah, keep an eye out for an email in the next few days for the TiVault™. 🙂