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Calipers, Rule and Case designed and developed for creators, by creators. Check us out, we think you'll like what we've done.
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FLINT Studio Tools was created (or will soon be created, with your help) because of a desire to elevate the design and experience of the tools we use everyday. The caliper, its case, and a useful rule seemed like good candidates to start with. It's been a long road. We've iterated, and iterated again, and are finally ready to share our work with you.

We know you aren't here to read, so scroll down, and check out all the great pictures of our first tools. If the full set is more than you need right now, we'd love to send you any of our other rewards. We have some great ones that you'll really like. 

Stainless steel calipers created in partnership with Shahe Instruments. Shahe has provided product for companies like Cisco Systems, and Hitachi. This caliper has a tolerance of +/- .02mm.
Stainless steel calipers created in partnership with Shahe Instruments. Shahe has provided product for companies like Cisco Systems, and Hitachi. This caliper has a tolerance of +/- .02mm.
Our caliper is laser etched with clear markings and the comfortably legible Eurostile typeface.
Our caliper is laser etched with clear markings and the comfortably legible Eurostile typeface.
How do you know what's going to be 'right' unless you try them all? A sampling of some of the designs leading up to the final dial.
How do you know what's going to be 'right' unless you try them all? A sampling of some of the designs leading up to the final dial.
Our case is fully customized to house your FLINT Studio Tools calipers and rule. It has a high denier nylon exterior, a waterproof zipper, and 9 neodymium magnets beneath its internal shell to hold your tools in place.
Our case is fully customized to house your FLINT Studio Tools calipers and rule. It has a high denier nylon exterior, a waterproof zipper, and 9 neodymium magnets beneath its internal shell to hold your tools in place.
The case has a small internal pocket for stowing small items.
The case has a small internal pocket for stowing small items.
9 Neodymium magnets hold your tools in place- 6 behind the caliper and 3 behind the rule.
9 Neodymium magnets hold your tools in place- 6 behind the caliper and 3 behind the rule.
Communication of construction, material and design intent is key when developing a product, even one as seemingly straightforward as a case. For those who like to see process, these are a sampling of pages from our development pack.
Communication of construction, material and design intent is key when developing a product, even one as seemingly straightforward as a case. For those who like to see process, these are a sampling of pages from our development pack.
The case has a webbing loop for convenient carry or hanging.
The case has a webbing loop for convenient carry or hanging.
Our simple but useful stainless steel rule- 150mm / 6 inches.
Our simple but useful stainless steel rule- 150mm / 6 inches.
With only one set of numbers centrally located, this rule is beautifully simple.
With only one set of numbers centrally located, this rule is beautifully simple.
A simple rule can go through a lot of iterations to get just right.  These are some examples of that design process.
A simple rule can go through a lot of iterations to get just right. These are some examples of that design process.
Once we were settled on a few concepts we thought were strong, on to prototyping. Having the product in hand always helps make key decisions.
Once we were settled on a few concepts we thought were strong, on to prototyping. Having the product in hand always helps make key decisions.
FLINT Studio Tools Workshop Tee. Printed on the classic American Apparel cotton tee.
FLINT Studio Tools Workshop Tee. Printed on the classic American Apparel cotton tee.
FLINT Studio Tools Workshop Print.
FLINT Studio Tools Workshop Print.
The Workshop F was designed and illustrated by Spencer Nugent- Founder of Sketch-A-Day.
The Workshop F was designed and illustrated by Spencer Nugent- Founder of Sketch-A-Day.
Jonny Jensen, Tom Bender, and Spencer Nugent
Jonny Jensen, Tom Bender, and Spencer Nugent
Between the three of us, we've worked for a lot of great brands. All of this experience has been leveraged for our project.
Between the three of us, we've worked for a lot of great brands. All of this experience has been leveraged for our project.

Risks and challenges

Our experience in design, development, and manufacturing make us prepared for the unforeseen challenges we may encounter during the production process of these products. We have been diligent to establish a great relationship with our manufacturers and know - through many iterations and prototypes - that the products will be up to our quality standards.

Keep in mind there are always issues that can arise, but we look to keep our supporters up to date with our process and any delays that might arise.

Despite all of this, our target delivery date is by August 2015. We would love to ship earlier and we will do everything we can to make this happen. We are committed to making the best measurement instruments on the market for all Creators.

We have our suppliers ready to go and with your support we can make this product a reality.

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    FLINT Studio Tools Stainless Steel Rule!

    You'll receive one of our simple but useful 150mm/6in stainless steel rules.

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    FLINT Workshop Letterpress Print and Rule!

    You'll receive a signed limited edition 8" x 8" letterpress print of our FLINT Workshop Illustration. This is illustrated by world renown designer and Sketch-A-Day sketcher Spencer Nugent. You'll also receive the 6"rule (mm/in).

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    FLINT Workshop Illustrated Tee Shirt and Rule!

    You'll receive our white FLINT Workshop Tee printed on a classic American Apparel T-Shirt. Graphic illustrated by world renown designer and Sketch-A-Day sketcher Spencer Nugent. You'll also receive the 6"rule (mm/in).

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - The Complete FLINT Studio Tools Measurement Kit!

    As an early backer you will receive the complete Measurement Kit at a significantly discounted price. This includes our precision caliper, 6"rule (mm/in) and compression molded case for protection and transport.

    MSRP of kit will be $99.99 once launched.

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    The complete FLINT Studio Tools Measurement Kit!

    You'll receive our complete FLINT Studio Tools Measurement kit. This includes our precision caliper, 6"rule (mm/in) and compression molded case for protection and transport.

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    EARLY BIRD INTERNATIONAL: The complete FLINT Studio Tools Measurement Kit!

    As an early backer you will receive the complete Measurement Kit at a significantly discounted price. This includes our precision caliper, 6"rule (mm/in) and compression molded case for protection and transport.

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    The FLINT Studio Tools Measurement Kit and Workshop Letterpress Print!

    You'll receive our complete FLINT Studio Tools Measurement kit. This includes the precision caliper, 6"rule (mm/in) and compression molded case for protection and transport.

    In addition you'll receive the signed Workshop Letterpress Print illustrated by world renown designer and Sketch-A-Day sketcher Spencer Nugent!

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    The FLINT Studio Tools Measurement Kit and Workshop Letterpress Print!

    You'll receive our complete FLINT Studio Tools Measurement kit. This includes the precision caliper, 6"rule (mm/in) and compression molded case for protection and transport.

    In addition you'll receive the signed Workshop Letterpress Print illustrated by world renown designer and Sketch-A-Day sketcher Spencer Nugent!

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    The complete FLINT Studio Tools Measurement Kit- INTERNATIONAL!

    You'll receive our complete FLINT Studio Tools Measurement kit. This includes the precision caliper, 6"rule (mm/in) and compression molded case for protection and transport. This is our only pledge level for international backers.

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    The FLINT Studio Tools Measurement Kit and White Workshop Tee!

    You'll receive our complete FLINT Studio Tools Measurement kit. This includes the precision caliper, 6"rule (mm/in) and compression molded case for protection and transport.

    In addition you'll receive the white FLINT Workshop Tee illustrated by world renown designer and Sketch-A-Day sketcher Spencer Nugent!

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    The FLINT Studio Tools Measurement Kit, White Workshop Tee, and Workshop Letterpress Print!

    You'll receive our complete FLINT Studio Tools Measurement kit. This includes the precision caliper, 6"rule (mm/in) and compression molded case for protection and transport.

    In addition you'll receive the white FLINT Workshop Tee, and signed Workshops Letterpress Print illustrated by world renown designer and Sketch-A-Day sketcher Spencer Nugent!

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    LIMITED EDITION.

    You'll receive our complete FLINT Studio Tools Measurement kit. This includes the precision caliper, 6"rule (mm/in) and compression molded case for protection and transport.

    In addition you'll receive the BLACK FLINT Workshop Tee printed with gold ink AND a signed 8" x 8" letterpress print on BLACK paper with gold ink. This graphic was illustrated by world renown designer and Sketch-A-Day sketcher Spencer Nugent!

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