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McAdams Co is a men's accessory company that has a patent pending on the first all wooden tie bar.
McAdams Co is a men's accessory company that has a patent pending on the first all wooden tie bar.
163 backers pledged $5,776 to help bring this project to life.

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My name is Austin McAdams. I am the sole founder and designer for McAdams Co. I have my education in furniture design and wood work. I have designed and made the only tie bar made exclusively from wood. Design Patent Pending. McAdams Co's products will remain, whenever possible, manufactured in house. I want to keep a business that respects the made locally mentality. Each product available is made with American hardwoods which are more sustainable than their exotic wood counterparts. 

Funding Needs:

-first order of custom packaging.

-funds to move from shop at school and set up at local wood shop.

-small tool and machine needs.

-begin paying a staff to help with the making of these items. 

Break Down of Product Description for Rewards

Cherry wood tie bar. Available in 2 sizes, the skinny tie, 1-5/8" and the wide tie (as seen in the above photo), 2" Each with McAdams Co laser etched on the back.
Cherry wood tie bar. Available in 2 sizes, the skinny tie, 1-5/8" and the wide tie (as seen in the above photo), 2" Each with McAdams Co laser etched on the back.
Walnut tie bar. Available in 2 sizes. The skinny tie, 1-5/8" and the wide tie (as seen in the above photo) 2" Each with McAdams Co laser etched on the back.
Walnut tie bar. Available in 2 sizes. The skinny tie, 1-5/8" and the wide tie (as seen in the above photo) 2" Each with McAdams Co laser etched on the back.
Wood collar stays. Laminated with Walnut and Maple. Each with McADams Co laser etched on the Maple side. A great alternative to the plastic and metal collar stays on the market
Wood collar stays. Laminated with Walnut and Maple. Each with McADams Co laser etched on the Maple side. A great alternative to the plastic and metal collar stays on the market

Tie bars and men's accessories are just the beginning. As McAdams Co grows, I will be growing the product line into other areas of design. Products ranging from and not limited to, house and office goods, lifestyle products, and eventually furniture. I want McAdams Co to be a household name associated with responsible, well-designed hand crafted goods.

Wedding ideas

As I have been selling under my old brand almost half of my sales were for groomsmen. These tie bars are a great twist on a classic gift for your groomsmen. When you order in multiples special care is taken to assure that your tie bars will be cut from the same tree. I like to think that it adds a extra bond between groomsmen knowing they share a piece from the same tree.

Keep in touch as I launch my site and begin adding more products.

I can not thank you all enough for any support to help me achieve my goal. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Risks and challenges

As well as designing the tie bar I have used the help of a 3D modeling program to engineer the clamping mechanism to press the veneer to facilitate the process. These clamps are made by me and I have made a several, so even now I can produce a good size quantity. I have already started stocking up to get ready for this Kickstarter campaign to make sure I can fulfill these orders as quickly as possible. I have also assembled a small team of makers that are excited about what I am doing. They have been helping me recently get ready and have accepted free lunches as payment. I plan to hire them as employees as soon as the Kickstarter campaign is coming to a close. With these clamps and the extra man power we can make several hundred in a week. I am confident I will get my product to you in a timely manner. I appreciate you time and patience, Thank You.

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    If you can spare a buck, I will greatly appreciate every one. I will send you a personalized email thanking you for your help. It is the thought that counts

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    2 pairs of McAdams Co collar stays. Walnut and Maple with "McAdams Co" laser engraving.

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    1 Walnut (darker brown wood) "skinny" tie bar. 1-5/8 inch long by 1/4 inch wide.

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    1 Cherry (lighter reddish brown wood) "skinny" tie bar. 1-5/8 inch long by 1/4 inch wide.

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    1 Walnut (darker brown wood) "wide" tie bar. 2 inches by 1/4 inch wide.

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    1 Cherry (lighter reddish brown wood) "wide" tie bar. 2 inches long by 1/4 inch wide.

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    One tie bar and 2 pair of collar stays- Just indicate via message which tie bar you want and I will throw in 2 pair of elegant wooden collar stays.
    -Walnut 2" wide tie bar -Walnut 1-5/8" skinny tie bar -Cherry 2" wide tie bar -Cherry 1-5/8" skinny tie bar

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    2 "skinny" tie bars. One Cherry and one walnut.
    1-5/8 inch long by 1/4 inch wide.

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    2 "wide" tie bars. One Cherry and one walnut. 2 inches by 1/4 inch wide.

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    NEW REWARD. from popular demand just choose any two of the four tie bars and indicate which ones via message with your pledge.
    -Walnut 2" wide tie bar
    -Walnut 1-5/8" skinny tie bar
    -Cherry 2" wide tie bar
    -Cherry 1-5/8" skinny tie bar

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    2 tie bars and 2 pairs of collar stays. Just indicate which 2 tie bars you would prefer via message. Walnut/Cherry and skinny/wide.

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    All four tie bars.
    2" (wide) Walnut
    1-5/8" (skinny) Walnut
    2" (wide) Cherry
    1-5/8" (skinny) Cherry

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    The Wedding package. I have sold a lot of these tie bars for weddings and the average number has been 6 bars. So I will give out 6 tie bars for $100. This reward will include 6 "skinny" cherry.

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    The Wedding package. I have sold a lot of these tie bars for weddings and the average number has been 6 bars. So I will give out 6 tie bars for $100. This reward will include 6 "skinny" walnut.

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    The Wedding package. I have sold a lot of these tie bars for weddings and the average number has been 6 bars. So I will give out 6 tie bars for $100. This reward will include 6 "wide" cherry

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    The Wedding package. I have sold a lot of these tie bars for weddings and the average number has been 6 bars. So I will give out 6 tie bars for $100. This reward will include 6 "wide" walnut.

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Funding period

- (38 days)