This rendering shows the raw state of the blank that will be Laser Cut. After that we will hand finish them in my workshop. This will include grinding the edges, making the cord cutter, tumbling them and giving them a unique artistic ground surface to each one.
I updated the design last night and added a S.T.G.T. A Shark Tooth Grip Tip to the gripping edge of the bottle opener for a sure fire cap retention. Also added back the cord cutter for added value and adjusted the spacing of the teeth on the saw to a 1/8th pitch. This allows you to use it as a small measuring device. We created this rendering to clearly show the features of the Tool.
TIGER SHARK TOOTH MULTI TOOL AVAILABLE IN STAINLESS STEEL AND TITANIUM
BREAKING NEWS! WE ARE OPENING UP ANOTHER MULTI-TOOL
AVAILABLE IN LIMITED QUANITY- THE GREAT WHITE SHARK
Please note this photo was a early prototype and production model will be like the 3d model with features highlighted above.
Plastic prototype shown. In the rendering below you can see I beefed of the body slightly for more strength.
Our FINAL versions made in TITANIUM are here and so is our Anodizing equipment. I Teamed up with DOZER GEAR to test our set up and we are happy to now offer SIX versions of Anodizing options along with the original raw tumbled finish.
ADD THE ANODIZING FOR FREE, A $6 VALUE UPGRADE!
Just note in the survey when the campaign is done that you want a color option.
Titanium is 30% stronger than steel, but is nearly 50% lighter. Titanium is 60% heavier than aluminum, but twice as strong. Titanium has excellent strength retention to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Titanium is alloyed with aluminum, manganese, iron, molybdenum and other metals to increase strength, to withstand high temperatures, and to lighten the resultant alloy. Titanium’s high corrosion resistance is also a valuable characteristic; as when exposed to the atmosphere, titanium forms a tight, tenacious oxide film that resists many corrosive materials, particularly salt water. Titanium metal is used in the aerospace industry, which uses it to manufacture airframe structural components and skin, aircraft hydraulic systems, air engine components, rockets, missiles, and spacecraft, where these properties are invaluable. The military also uses titanium in its guided missiles and in artillery. It is also used in submarines, in ship’s propellers, shafts, rigging, and other highly corrosive parts. Titanium is being increasingly utilized for medical applications due to its lightweight, its strength, and its hypoallergenic properties, as titanium is also nickel free. Titanium products are becoming increasingly utilized in other industries as well, from petrochemical applications to sporting goods.
Tiger Shark Multi-Tool Keychain
Thank you for your interest in my first KickStarter project. For the last five years I have been focusing my attention almost exclusively on Tools and Tool Design. I have literally designed, created and seen to fruition hundreds of tools, fixtures and devises. I have been also been designing, creating and selling my artwork for over twenty years. During these years I have developed a personal first name basis relationship with my suppliers, machine shops and Laser cutting facilities. I have also built up quite a collection of tools in my studio including manual mills, lathes, MIG and TIG welding equipment, sanders, metal shaping machines etc. Between my personal workshop and my preferred partners in the industry, I have the flexibility and cost effectiveness to try out short production runs of my designs to keep them unique, and limited in quantity. I have been working with a Laser cutting facility for over ten years and he has agreed to cut my work at a set rate and time frame. My plan is to by a small sheet of aircraft grade Titanium if the orders are low, and a full 4' x 8' sheet if the orders are good. This material is very, very expensive and hard to source locally. Stainless is not a problem and I will begin cutting and finishing as soon as the minimum goal is met. This will allow me to ship as soon as possible once the funds are released. My goal is to have all orders cut, hand finished and shipped by the end of April. If the demand is there I will add Stretch Goals and maybe even another design option that had been tested. All of my designs are original artwork, designed by myself and will be hand finished in my personal workshop. Copyright @spiraldesignworks 2014
Risks and challenges
This will be about the hundredth time I have had a part I have designed laser cut for me, so I am very familiar with the parties involved and the time frames involved. It will take about a week to have the titanium shipped in. Cutting time should be less than one week and another week I have allocated for the hand finish work. This could move into another week or two if orders are tremendous but that will be handled accordingly and I will do my best to get out the orders in a timely manner. I do not see any real problems arising from this project but I am very good at dealing with adversity and a great problem solver.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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