Updates and Other Titanium Stuff
Let's talk about project Updates first...
The TiVault and PillPots are still on target to start shipping in September. I'm not sure which we're doing first (or if we're making them at the same time) - I will Update you on that once we get closer.
The Magnatron, Fliptility and Project ZERO knives are progressing a little fast now because I have managed to hand over most of production to Yngvar (one of our machinists). I have been struggling to produce them while at the same time run the rest of the business.
ALL the pens (Click, Pencil, Bolty and writing set) are just a few weeks away from shipping. The Bolty pen main bodies are done and we're starting the rest of the parts this coming week. All the parts of the Click pen and Pencil are done apart from the clips and buttons (we've just started the clips in the last two days ...and the buttons will be after this). So, pens are not far off.
One more thing... (and feel free to skip this if you're already totally fed-up with my lateness and excuses and don't want to hear any more!)
A couple of things I feel need to mention again (and yeah, you've already heard me talk about this before).
You will continue to see me offer other products for sale (here on the blog and through email) ...some we've made before and some new. If you've been waiting for a late project (or even more than one project), then this probably looks like a crappy thing to do on my part. And I totally understand!
We're late on projects because I screwed-up (in a variety of ways). Although we are still behind ...we've caught up significantly since the beginning of the year. So we are making progress.
But here's the problem:
If we ONLY produce products that are late (and nothing else), then we will cease to be a business (because rent, wages, insurance, etc. etc. will not get paid).
If you had told me a couple of years ago that I would be in this position of delivering late on multiple projects, then I would have said it was "impossible". I would never have thought I would be disappointing so many customers.
While we have refunded many people who could no longer wait (and that is absolutely justified!) ...I really appreciate those of you who are excercising patience and allowing us to work through this. Thank you!!
How To: Titanium Key Holder Assembly
We shipped the first run of the CoolKey™ - Titanium Key Holders a week or two ago ...and the feedback so far has been tremendous.
We've had a lot of people happy that there is now finally a high-end titanium key holder (to go with their other titanium gear). Many of these customers previously seemed to be making do with cheaper, aluminum versions because there was nothing better on the market.
Here's a video showing the assembly and how it works (it's a little different to other key holders on the market):
I'm just finishing up a few more of these (literally Sunday morning here as I do this) and so there MIGHT be some left available here:
CLICK HERE --> CoolKey™ - Titanium Key Holder
You know, it's nice to physically SEE progress (rather than just talk about it).
I talked about the pens above - but I thought I'd show you a couple of photos too.
Here's the Bolty™ Titanium Pen bodies:
(Oh, and yeah, that's the drill in the bottom of the photo that drills out the solid bar to create the tube for the pen)
It's nice to see rock-solid progress in finally getting these to you.
Back in Stock: Titanium HookUp™ Clips
The Titanium HookUp™ Clips are a funny one...
They are small and fiddly to make ...and we have tried many times to stop selling them.
However, every time we take them off the website, the emails start piling up asking when we're going to have them available again. I'm not complaining though. It's always nice to have people demand and pester you for particular products. 🙂
Anyway, we've just done another run of them and they're available again right now.
Titanium HookUp™ Clips