Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on January 26, 2012.

Update #1

January 2012 - Thank You KickStarter-Tool-Makers Backers

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Wow!  We would first of all and most importantly like to thank our backers for the belief and support of this project.

We are aware that this is certainly not exactly the mainstream type of project for KickStarter, however, it is very evident that a lot of people like it based on the comments & e-mails.

Our project is 16% funded with 24 days to go.  We have received a lot of e-mails with lots of great compliments and comments. the positive belief in Tool-Makers is overwhelming and the questions are great. The range of these comments, technical questions and much appreciated compliments on the Tool-Makers project has taught us one interesting fact. That is we have created a hit with our new designs which have simply caught most people by surprise. Questions about the tool function, materials, novelty and unique design have proven that this KickStarter backer crowd is a crafty and smart bunch.

Our original (and current goal) is to craft the "Greatest Tool In The World" both in operation and distinctive design. This has been accomplished.

We will succeed at get this great new idea to market one way or another, sooner or later. We will ask that you help spread the word and get the KickStarter momentum going in January.

With 24 days left and the holidays now behind, we are ready for an uninterrupted effort  to get the word out on a daily basis.

We will provide new updates on a consistent basis to answer all of the questions that have been asked along with all of the comments made. Please feel free to ask a question, comment or suggestion and we will post the answers ASAP. 

Our next update will address the explanation of the rewards and shipping. 

We will also update our progress with new license agreements and more importantly how this will enhance our designs portfolio.

We will post some images of our latest designs in the next update.

Thanks,

ToolMakers

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      Creator David Elliott on January 25, 2012

      I think people may have been put off by the huge goal. I also wonder if there is some "Kickstarter burnout" starting to affect projects with higher goals. There have been project failures (hanfree) and projects where the project managers have been completely uncommunicative (zioneyes), and those have some regular backers holding off until things get better.

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      Creator Ted Crawford on January 14, 2012

      Hello pocketscience, Thanks for your great positive comment! I have had a lot of feedback which has been very positive regarding this project. I guess we can go figure. We are not totally surprised, however, it seems like I have had a over 100 phone calls or e-mails with questions about the design & technology as opposed to others who have said they will definitely back the project. The good news is that we continue to get mail & calls regarding business funding, opportunities, manufacturing partners etc. Some of these will lead to a funding partner for sure. I have said it before that we will get this done one way or another.

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      Creator Gavin Maxwell on January 10, 2012

      I'm both saddened and amazed at the lack of support for this project. I've passed the word on to most everyone I know without blatant spamming (which I would never stoop to) - has everyone else helped spread the word?

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    Thank You Digital Package - A heartfelt Thank You for your interest and backing our project! You will receive a personal digital E-video, a printable custom Tool-Makers E-thank you card and access to project updates. Access to the digital online store with new product releases, updates and special gift package offers. You will also receive a pdf copy of the historical first patented socket/ratchet wrench from 1847. This will include a short story about patent 5009 - March 13, 1847 by inventor Z.W. Avery in New Berlin, N.Y.

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    Uniquely Awesome Digital Plus Package (Retail value $18) - This package includes all of the Thank You Digital Package plus a "Coolest Ever" toolbox / refrigerator magnet, a Tool-Makers stick on Decal and a Tool-Makers custom Thank You card mailed to you. Please look for future updates which will give you much more detail about our "Coolest Ever" toolbox magnets which will be available in left handed (Southpaw) or right handed (Yankee) configuration. Shipping within the USA is included. International shipping is extra. These items will be described in more detail in a soon to come update.

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    Kickin' It In Style Package (Retail value $40) - All of the items in the "Uniquely Awesome" Package and also your choice of Lady's or Men's distinctive Tool-Makers designs T-shirt in S-M-L-XL-XXL-XXXL. Please look for future updates which will give you much more detail about our new T-shirt designs. Shipping within the USA is included. International shipping is extra.

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    “Tool-Makers” Basic Package – (Retail value $52) This is the basic tool only in a custom designed Tool-Makers box with a choice of available crown/caps which can be selected from our library of designs. Ready to display or ready for work. Our library is growing daily and includes all of the designs from our project pages along with new continuous releases. A backer survey will offer a list of designs to choose from when the project is completed. This tool is a single 3/8” ratchet/socket wrench with a standard handle. Shipping within the USA is included. International shipping is extra.

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    “The American”. ‘THE GREATEST TOOL IN THE WORLD’ in its own patriotic custom printed box. (Retail value $57) This is a single 3/8” ratchet/socket wrench with the most distinctive American Flag decoration. Something for the ages. Hand picked root burl wooden handle grips just like the tools that were made in America 150 years ago. This is a single item reward for those who decide that a cool wrench is all they want. This is also the best value gift for the patriotic person or someone special who believes in America. The best in innovation, ergonomics & quality. Shipping within the USA is included. International shipping is extra.

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    The Greatest Tool in the World / Makers Basic Pack - (Retail value $83.95) Do it yourself and become the artist! You will be able to create your very own unique creation. This will be the ultimate gift to display your own talent. You will receive a complete, fully functional Tool-Makers 3/8" ratchet wrench with the Tool-Makers cap/crown. You will be receiving a survey which will allow you to pick a wrench crown design from our growing library and a wrench handle configuration. You will receive the Kickin It In Style Package and in addition, you will also receive an additional blank cap/crown on which to make your own design to create your own customized tool. You could design it with pinstripes, a distinct image; match your car colors, or whatever you can imagine. Your Car club, your company logo, or your race car number could also be on your customized cap. We will have an artist’s wall on our website where you can send us a picture of your unique design and we can display it for all to envy. We will provide you with a link to download a practice template ( in an update) that you can design on before you create it on the cap. The link will provide you printable PDF worksheet and you can practice your design as much as you like. This also includes the Kickin' It In Style Package which included the Coolest Ever tool box/refrigerator magnet, Tool-Makers custom stick on decal, a custom Tool-Makers thank you card mailed to you, Tool-Makers custom design t-shirt. Shipping within USA is included. International shipping is extra.

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    The Worlds Most Distinctive Gift Set (Retail Value $ 134) - You will be receiving everything mentioned in the "Greatest Tool In The World" package plus the 11 piece 3/8" fractional socket set (shallow length), 4" extension and tool box. You will be receiving a survey which will allow you to pick a wrench crown design, wrench handle design and one of the available tool box colors. The configuration choices will be covered in an update. International shipping is extra.

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    Builders Package - This package includes everything in the "World’s Most Distinctive Gift Set" plus an additional custom designed T-shirt, and a metric socket set (shallow length) with an additional 6" extension and cap/crown with custom logo design of your choice, and a matched printed toolbox. You will also have your name and/or design laser engraved on the socket wrench. This is a beautiful tool set to be treasured, make the perfect gift, or reward for someone special. You will be receiving a survey which will allow you to pick a wrench crown design, a wrench handle design and one of the available tool box colors. The configuration choices will be covered in an update. International shipping is extra.

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    Makers Custom Package - You will receive all of the previous "Builders Package" items which include: 1) Thank You Digital Package. 2) "Coolest Ever" toolbox / refrigerator magnet, a Tool-Makers stick on Decal and a Tool-Makers custom mailed Thank You card. 3) Distinctive Tool-Makers designs T-shirt 4) One Tool-Makers 3/8" ratcheting socket wrench. 5) An 11 piece 3/8" fractional socket set (shallow length), 4" extension and tool box. 6) A metric socket set (shallow length) with an additional 6" extension and custom logo design of your choice and matched printed toolbox with your name and/or design laser engraved on the socket wrench handle. This will be a completely custom built tool set with your selected art work or original art work with a tool box individually painted to your color choice with stainless trim. All the custom art work can be designed and developed by you to fit in the guidelines that will be explained in a special backer update. International shipping is extra.

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    Iconic Backer Package - You will get everything in the "Makers Custom Package" with burled wood wrench handle the with the tool box and cap/crown constructed from carbon fiber. We will create a truly unique tool set which will be made from the finest materials, precise CNC manufacturing, CAD/CAM/CAE engineering to the highest level. This will be the world's greatest tool set which will be totally one of a kind. International shipping is extra.

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    Iconic Corporate Backer Package - A complete company gift & reward package that includes the Digital Package, 24 Tool-Makers Thank You cards, 24 distinctive Tool-Makers "The Greatest Tool Ever" 3/8" socket wrenches, 24 toolboxes with a one of a kind custom designed artwork for your company. There will also be 24 11 piece 3/8” fractional socket sets and 24 4” extensions. These are 24 individual gift sets which are ready to present to company employees, vendors & suppliers, retirement, achievement and holiday gifts. Each tool is individually laser engraved for every lasting memories, includes 24 tool box/ refrigerator magnets and 24 decals with your same corporate artwork. This package also includes 24 one of a kind custom designed Tool-Makers t-shirts (ladies & men's all sizes) that include your corporate art work. Don't forget these are the finest tools in the world which can be used to work on anything mechanical. Our reward survey will have all custom configurations ordering information

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    Benefactor/Patron Level -Offer your pledge and background to help us get this epic project launched. We know we have an innovative and exciting new company ready for showtime. Be a part of our success. (This is not a partner offer) You will become a member of the advisers board & steering committee. We have 4 members now and would like to have at least 7. We will be involved in such amazingly cool venues such as NASCAR, NHRA, AMA & motorcycle racing, trade shows etc. Join the fun. You will not be disappointed.

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