R&D as slow as molasses
What happens when you don't have any leverage? = R&D as slow as molasses. We finally got to see all three colors, but still haven't received a foamed out part... Read more
Foam fixture is in the house
This is just a really short update about the status of the first article that we are waiting for.
The foam fixture arrived last Tuesday at our manufacturer... Read more
Waiting for the foam fixture
Today was the earliest that our foam fixture could have been finished but unfortunately the tool shop hasn't been able to complete it because of other jobs and... Read more
what happened at last weeks meeting......
I just wanted to update everybody on last weeks meeting.
We got to sit down and discuss the first parts out of the new mold and besides a... Read more
Light at the end of the tunnel. (...and it's not a train)
Why is this Kickstarter project taking so long...
Over the last couple of month we have received countless e-mails and questions. Some of you are asking us "why is this... Read more
It's about quality and refusing to make it cheaper.
The new manufacturer is in full effect right now and we are happy to say that their vision for the DaHÄNGER is in line with ours. We never wanted to... Read more
Over promised and under delivered again – plan B in full effect – a new MANUFACTURER.
GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS.
You can read the update (below) or watch this video:
(what doesn't kill us makes us stronger)
I don’t make any of... Read more
video update - material tests and tooling adjustments
I was trying to write an update but it just got too long, so I made a video instead.
Mini - update: Material testing has begun.
This week was pretty successful and we are in the middle of testing different materials. I will let you guys know as soon as we have a conclusion.
stay tuned... Read more
It's in "THE MACHINE"
The mold got fitted into the injection-molding machine last week. This was a pretty big job since our tool requires water, air, electric and hydraulic oil. Basically every possible variable... Read more
The tool is here !!! Welcome to New York.
After loosing an additional 10 days in customs it finally happened. Our mold/tooling got delivered and is sitting in our factory in New York. Now they have to make a... Read more
Good things come to those who wait
Apparently nothing happens in a straight line. There are curves, turns and bumps everywhere. The latest minor detour is brought to you by our US-customs office that has... Read more
We got a date of arrival for our tooling.
This might be the shortest of all updates since not much has happened while we are waiting for our tooling to cross the ocean.
I just received an e-mail that... Read more
DaHÄNGER tool is crossing the ocean right now.
Just a quick update. Our tool officially got crated and shipped out.
The whole kitten-caboodle weighed in at 9000 lbs. (the hot runner and gate valves system made... Read more
It's ALIVE !!!
I have finally received the news that I have been waiting for. Our tooling partner tested the mold successfully. This is what they told me: "the tool is running well... Read more
mold testing - third time will be the charm
Our manufacturer and tooling partner from New York took a trip overseas to check on the progress for the redesign of the mold. He is very happy with... Read more
Thank you and happy Holidays.
I want to wish all of you a merry Christmas (happy Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or Festivus) and a happy new year. 2014 has been an amazing year and all of you... Read more
DaHÄNGER - New name and tooling update.
Well, it took a little longer than expected but we officially have a new name. From now on “the bike shelf formerly know as Shelfie” (poking a little fun at... Read more
I couldn’t decide on a headline, so I am using them all: -Why I don’t sleep at night. -Free #Shelfie. -Welcome to corporate America. -Create vs. destroy. -Money solves everything.
I have been worried about doing an update like this for a long time. I don’t remember the last time that I slept thru a whole night without waking up... Read more
Tooling update – mold testing next week.
The new core is hardcore.
We are getting really close now. The new core is almost complete and we have been informed that our tooling partner is going to test... Read more
Only good news :)
Super short and sweet update. Pictures of our new core being milled out of solid steel. The complete tool is going to weight in at 7000 lbs.
we are getting... Read more
It's a full time deal
Hi everyone, here are the newest developments in the Shelfie world. I just got off the phone after speaking to our manufacturer in New York and this is where we... Read more
Tooling and manufacturing update:
Hi everyone, it’s been three weeks since my last update and a lot has happened. I am going to give you all the long version of this story, because as... Read more
What a tool. (and I mean that in a good way)
Here is the first look at our massive mold.
According to our tooling manufacturer the EDM process is taking a little longer than planned and will cost us a two... Read more
Keep on keeping on. We are still on track for October delivery.
The four weeks since my last update have been pretty event full. We have finally gotten permission (variance for twelve month) from the Town Board to use our own barn... Read more
Working hard on making it easy.
Instructions manual and hardware kit are almost done.
After being a contractor for the last fifteen years there is one thing I hate more than a splinter or a stripped... Read more
The Shelfie meets his maker
Made not far from here. The Shelfie will be made in the USA.
The last couple of weeks have been very busy and productive. Our Kickstarter sticker rewards have been... Read more
Thanks to all of you, we met and exceeded our Kickstarter goal! We're excited to get started on the next phase and get the Shelfie made!
Our Next Steps:
1)... Read more
Shelfie Kickstarter project is in the home stretch!!!
Because of the success of the campaign we can choose the best manufacturing the US has to offer.
Over the last two weeks we visited two more manufacturers (Chicago and... Read more
Shelfie roadtrip for me - my(shelf) and I.
Tooling & Manufacturing
It's been another busy week at the Shelfie HQ. We keep receiving more quotes for tooling & manufacturing and also visited one molder in Pennsylvania. Everybody seems... Read more
Hitting the ground running !!!
Yeah, we are funded !!!
Thanks for making this a reality.
Since we reached our funding goal we have made a lot of progress. We are getting more quotes for... Read more
GO Shelfie GO !!!
A BIG thank you for all the amazing feedback and support. Couldn't do it without you !!!
We have broken thru the $ 20,000.- mark and are on... Read more