Totally Over-Engineered? (You Decide…)
Here’s a sneaky little preview for you of a top-secret project I’m working on…
I was going to keep this a secret until it was ready – but I have a genuine reason for sharing it with YOU right now (which I’ll get to in just a minute).
Before I continue – I have a confession:
I’m going to make something out of a material other than titanium — *the crowd gasps in horror*. Now, you’re probably thinking, “Say it ain’t so, Magnus! Have you abandoned your principles and all sense of producing nothing but the BEST?!!”
It’s okay. Don’t worry. Because this “other material” is going to be that fancy-pants, space-age stuff: Carbon Fiber. 🙂
Here’s the thing…
Now, here’s where it gets REALLY interesting…
Since I launched the PillPots I’ve had loads and loads of people asking me to make them… BIGGER! And, well, because I’m such a helluva nice guy I couldn’t stand to disappoint.
Oh, and because I’m such an obsessive-compulsive-hellbent-on-quality-and-overall-a-fairly-flawed individual – I’m predictably going to the absolute extreme in engineering these things.
Truthfully, what I’m creating here is not all that similar to the PillPots. They are a lot bigger and not really modular or stack-able like the PillPots.
To be brutally honest:
I’m really making these for me if I’m honest with myself here. I’m sorry (well, I’m not really sorry :-D), but, I just want a set of ultra-high-end storage cans/caches that are unlike anything available on planet earth!
Here’s a “quick and dirty” mock-up of the initial concept:
So, as you can see, the “end caps” are going to be from Grade 5 Titanium.
The “body” is going to be from carbon fiber.
The plan is for only one end-cap to unscrew (I don’t think there is a need for both ends to unscrew — unless I’m missing something obvious – so please let me know!).
I’m currently working on the external design of the caps right now (the inside is 90% complete in terms of thread-choice and so on).
Now, here’s the thing:
I’m making one prototype initially just to get a feel for how they’re going to work. It’s going to be around 2″ (very roughly 50mm) in diameter.
After the first prototype is produced I’m going to make a range of diameters and lengths.
And here’s where YOU come in…
After the first prototype is made I’m going to make some variations of it in terms of diameter and length. I’ve still not decided on the thickness of the carbon fiber tube at this stage because I’ve got to do some testing.
So, can I ask of you….
What kind of sizes and length would YOU use?
The diameters available will be roughly 1″, 2″, 3″ and 4″ (or roughly 25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm) – but can go bigger if required.
In terms of length I can offer anything at all (but shipping could get problematic if it’s longer than 6-feet (or 2 metres). 🙂