Knives, PillPots and Flashlights
Okay, let's get the shameless self-promotion out the way first...
3 Days Left (Titanium "SlideClick™" Knife)
The SlideClick™ - Utility Blade Knife project on Kickstarter continues to do VERY well.
It will be ending just two days from now - so I recommend you check out the project right now (most likely won't be available at the low Kickstarter price again).
Here's a quick video of one of the Updates I did for the project: (I show you how it works and one of the changes Backers have requested I make...)
Backers are really excited about the mechanism - which I'm excited about too! 😀
The above video shows the mechanism in action.
To check the project out, then click here right now:
PillPots™ (BIG DISCOUNT)
The Titanium PillPots™ -- particularly the larger ones -- have been selling like hotcakes in the last week since I offered them for sale.
If you've not yet checked them out, then click here to do so.
Oh, and these are on with a fairly BIG DISCOUNT as well ...which I'll be removing shortly (so make the most of it!).
Knife Blade (CNC Machining)
The Magnatron™ Flipper Knife is going well.
I've proven out almost everything - just wrestling with the blade surface finish.
I'm really against using a traditional knife-grinder. I believe CNC machining can do a superior job ...but, honestly, it is proving trickier than I thought.
Here's inside the machine I'm using:
Out of interest... this cnc is called a horizontal because -- as you can probably guess -- the spindle is positioned horizontally (as opposed to the more conventional vertical).
Here's the blade progress:
The clamping is a little rough - but it's just temporary while get this dialed-in.
The steel being used is RWL34 (I upgraded the steel for customers - I was going to go Nitro-V initially).
CLICK HERE to learn more about this knife.
Is It Time For a Titanium Flashlight?
A couple of years ago I briefly discussed on this blog doing a titanium flashlight.
Truthfully, I'm not sure what happened to that line of thought - likely just sidetracked with other projects.
But here's the thing...
I think it's time to re-visit this idea for three reasons:
#1 - We should (hopefully) be getting a CNC Lathe soon (a must-have machine for doing a flashlight for sure!)
#2 - We're finally getting into a better position in the business (I talked about the issues we've had over the last year or so - it's under the heading "Why I've Been Screwing Up So Much" ).
#3 - I want to make a titanium flashlight (yes, purely selfish as always - I just want one!)
I don't really know much about flashlights and so I'm going to start learning what goes into making one.
The mechanical/titanium bit should not pose any issues ...but it's building out the rest of it that's going to be all new territory.
Long story short:
If you're into flashlights, then I would love to hear any thoughts you have on what is good... bad... ridiculous... must-have... mustn't-have ...nice-to-have ...you get the idea. 🙂
And I think that's all I have for you today.