Kickstarter Project Update #3: The Early Bird Gets The Pen
After sorting out the work-holding problems with the tips we've made some good progress on the Early Bird pens. A bunch of the titanium and copper pens are now turned and ready for post-machine finishing. We've also cut and drilled a bunch of titanium blanks which are now ready for the lathe. Tips are coming along as well and thanks to some great feedback from friends on Instagram and Facebook we've got some additional ideas we're going to try for improving the work-holding further.
Due to popular demand, we've also added the Tumbled Copper as an available finish and threw a picture up on the main project page. I'm adding it to the update below in case you don't feel like clicking through:
Finally, there's another project you guys might want to take a look at, the Zelo Journal. I actually backed this project myself since a great pen needs something cool to write on and the pen in their picture looks so dinky.
Alright, I'll try to get more shop pics and videos in upcoming updates while I'm slingin' chips and makin' pens.
If there's something in particular you guys want to know / see about the shop or our process, let me know and I'll try to work it in.