95% Mailed Out!!!!!
The first production run is in progress, and we received enough finger picks to package and send around the world!! The post office will have them all processed [except for those of you that have yet to send us a shipping address!] by tomorrow, so--unless foreign customs holds them up, EVERYONE should have them by Christmas!! Since these are your reward gifts, all foreign packages have been properly labelled as "gifts," so there should be no delays. For the record, 25% of all the backers came from distant lands other than the United States, and that is truly exciting stuff!!
We ask that you take the time to set up this "medium-sized" finger pick to work for YOU, no matter what are the thicknesses of your fingers. Like I showed in the short video update #21, I took the nail length down to about 1/8 of an inch, & buffed it up extremely smooth. A couple folks have even gone to the salon to have their finger pick nails honed by the professionals! :-) As far as the expansion slits, I used a wooden drumstick, slipped the pick over it, and put the small slits into the cot with a razor knife. Start with one 1/4" slit on the underside, opposite the nail, and then add side slits for more expansion.
Stay as close to the finger tip hole as you can, without splitting into the hole itself. If you add slits further down the cot, you'll find that they "buckle" when you bend your fingers at the first knuckle-joint. Also, talcum powder or string lubricant will help eliminate any friction.
HAPPY FINGER PICKING EVERYONE!! We haven't switched to retail quite yet, and really want to get the molds for the small & large sizes. For those that still want to help us achieve the next goal, CLICK HERE, and donate at the website. You'll receive a 3-pack of The Ultimate Fingerpicks to experiment with, as our reward to you for your $30 donation. [extra shipping & handling fees apply for international destinations outside the continental USA.