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Stump IndustriesBy Stump Industries
First created
Stump IndustriesBy Stump Industries
First created
$1,047
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 11 2016 3:06 AM UTC +00:00

About

What is the Timber Tap and how does it work?

The Timber Tap is a durable, customizable, hardwood tap handle that will work on any standard beverage faucet. Each handle comes with a built-in rare earth magnet which securely holds an interchangeable faceplate. This allows you to swap the faceplates in and out each time you change what's on tap, all while never removing the base handle. For the Kickstarter campaign we've designed a range of stock faceplates; everything from IPA and stout, to cold brew coffee and kombucha.  After the the campaign is over we plan to offer personalized plates as well, so if you have your own home brewing operation, and you want a faceplate to reflect your personal pilsner recipe, we'll be able to work with you to make that happen. With this wide range of customizability in mind we hope that The Timber Tap will be the last tap handle that you'll ever have to buy!

The Timber Tap & The Timber Tap XL

We've designed two versions of our product, at two different sizes, and at two different price points. The Timber Tap is the smaller of the two and was designed with the kegerator owner in mind.  It has a single interchangeable faceplate and the whole handle is designed to fit nicely in your hand.  The Timber Tap XL is notably larger, with two face plates; the lower one is not interchangeable and is intended to showcase the name and logo of your brewery, pub, coffee shop, tea shop, etc, while the upper faceplate is interchangeable and is intended to display the current beverage on tap (much like the regular Timber Tap). 

 

 What are the options for faceplates?

Glad you asked.  To start we're going to offer 10 stock faceplates for both the Timber Tap and the Timber Tap XL.  All are made out of solid maple and have an inset washer on the back that securely connects it to the magnet built into the handle itself.  Don't see a faceplate for your favorite beverage?  Send us a message and we'll consider adding it to the list!

 

What are you raising funds for?

The funds raised via Kickstarter will allow us to do several things. First, it will allow us to purchase materials in larger quantities, at lower costs.  Second, it will enable us to purchase additional equipment which will result in a higher quality finished product, delivered to you faster.

A special thanks to:

  • Sarah Moore for designing Stump's awesome new logo.
  • Phil Gerke for his countless hours spent planning, shooting, and editing our Kickstarter video. I owe you big!
  • Connor at Hollywood Theatre, Anna at The Magnolia, and Orlo and Kay at Bikram Yoga St. Johns for allowing us to shoot at your beautiful establishments.  Also Jean-Pierre at SOMA Kombucha for being kind enough to allow his products to show up in a few shots.
  • All of my friends and family who have supported Stump over the years, either directly or indirectly. Stump wouldn't be what it is without your encouragement. I love you all!
  • Taylor Brown...because I said I'd thank him. I guess he gave some advice...kind of.

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Luckily the risks and challenges for this project are minimal. Unlike many physical products funded on Kickstarter, which often rely on manufacturing in Southeast Asia, we plan to make all of the Timber Taps here in our small facility in Portland, Oregon. We don't need to rely on outside companies to machine tooling for injection molding, or have components shipped to us from other countries. Our tap handles are going to be made by us, right here.

With that said, if we are fortunate enough to reach our funding goal, we will be challenged with building a large number of tap handles (which are largely assembled, sanded, and finished by hand) in a relatively short amount of time. We believe we're up to the challenge, but there are always unforeseeable obstacles in the manufacturing process. When we hit those obstacles we'll figure out how to overcome them as quickly and as efficiently as possible!

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    Thank you for your support! You'll keep you posted on our project's progress.

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    Stump Industries Fridge Magnet

    Don't want a Timber Tap but still want to help? Pledge at this level and receive a three inch walnut fridge magnet with our super cool logo!

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    Timber Tap - Early Bird

    1 Timber Tap
    2 Stock faceplates

    This early bird batch we're going to try to ship before Christmas!

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    Timber Tap XL - Early Bird

    1 Timber Tap XL
    2 Stock faceplates (interchangeable top plates)
    1 Personalized faceplate (fixed lower plate)

    This early bird batch we're going to try to ship before Christmas!

    We'll work with you to personalize the lower faceplate with your logo.

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    Timber Tap XL

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    1 Personalized faceplate (fixed lower plate)

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    Timber Tap XL - Pub Package

    3 Timber Tap XL
    8 Stock faceplates (interchangeable top plates)
    3 Personalized faceplates (fixed lower plate)

    We'll work with you to personalize the lower faceplate with your logo.

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Funding period

- (30 days)