MEGA Update and Products (IN STOCK)
It's been a while since the last blog update.
These are the three things we're going to talk about:
- Current (and late) projects
- Some NEW surface finishes I experimented with over the holiday season
- Products IN STOCK (which we've not had in stock for a while) -- we found them after having a bit of a New Year tidy-up
(IMPORTANT: you might want to skip down to the products-in-stock part of this blog post right now ...because they're going to sell fast (only a handful of each available). You can come back and read the rest of the blog post later.)
Okay, so first thing to discuss current (late) projects:
The good news is we've caught up on a number of projects since the last blog post.
The click pens, pencils, writing sets and Bolty (bolt action) pens we mostly shipped just before Christmas (with a few stragglers being shipped just after the Christmas/New Year holidays).
The Fliptility knife we were actually working on before Christmas (where we finalised the scales). This week we should have the final production blade finished.
The PillPots will be what we work on next after the TiVaults are finished.
We have three (smaller) projects that were meant to be shipping in January (i.e. this week or next week) - but they are going to be delayed. There are the Titanium dominoes, CandyCans and ClickShift pens with Titanium Damascus Clip. I'm just planning how best to get these done and will do an update on these soon.
Here are some photos of the progress of the TiVaults™...
It was taking 30 minutes to cut each blank billet for each TiVault™ from the round bar when we were using the band saw.
So we made a dedicated fixture for the water-jet cutter to cut the bar ...and managed to get it down to 2 minutes per piece. Here's the fixture:
Here's some of the titanium blanks:
And here's the main body of the TiVault™ after the first CNC operation:
NEW Surface Finish (Experiments)
I have been experimenting with what I'm calling the FireAcid™ surface finish.
It's called fire acid because it's a magical combination of heating titanium with a flame (that's the "Fire" part) ...and then dipping the heated part in Ferric Acid (that's the "Acid" part).
It's not a complicated process. I'm not the originator of it either (you can find people dipping heated titanium parts in acid on YouTube).
FireAcid™ is simply my in house name for the process (because, let's be honest, it's more catchy than calling it: "blowtorch-heated-titanium-then-dunked-in-ferric-acid" surface finish).
Anyway, enough talk, here's some examples of the results you can get (oh, and by the way, it's a form of anodizing - and I've found it to be fairly well wearing for general use):
IN STOCK Products
We've been having a bit of a tidy-up since coming back from the holidays and we've found a handful of each of a few products.
There are not any of each - but if you can add them to your Cart then you can buy them (otherwise it will likely be a long time until they become available again).
Here's what is available:
4-Card Titanium Wallets (4 x of these)
Titanium Folding Tweezers (7 x of these)
Titanium SlideClick™ Utility Blade Knives (11 x of these in Right-Hand Version)
'The One™' - Titanium Capped Pen (5 x Matte, plus 1 x Black)
And that's all I have for you today!