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I was going to see if I could find other bearings that would work, and not wobble. I have several others I can try out.
Hm... I think I see what you mean. The bearing itself should be slip-fit but with fairly tight tolerance. The o-ring should also put pressure on it but if there's too much room and the bearing has wiggle room I see what you mean.
If you want, send it in and let me take a look at it.
I’ve tightened and retightened a few times. There seems to be a little movement when tilted. I’ve removed and reinserted the bearing, but it still has a little play around it. If it is spinning, then you rotate it, it will begin to wobble, because of that slight spacing between the titanium and the bearing. Wondering if Teflon tape would help to make it a tighter fit, so that it doesn’t wobble.
Xeon, the buttons might just need to be screwed tightened.
Also, the bearing now is held in by the o-ring, You can move push on the bearing to make sure it is centered up and down in the spinner. I spun them when assembled so they should spin well.
Received mine. Product is great, finish is great. Spin is wobbly, as the center pieces don’t fit snug and tight into the bearing, causing it to rock and wobble if you don’t keep it center always.
I got mine yesterday - the titanium. It's terrific to hold and spins great.
I'd be curious about any extras you have as well, especially a rebuild kit to keep on hand just in case.
Either way - excellent work! Thanks guys.
I actually ran the spare stock yesterday so I do have a few extras (not many though).
I got my titanium model today. It looks and spins great. You guys did a great job.
I was wondering if you made any extra in copper? Now that I feel it, the titanium is a bit too light for me, so I might be interested in picking one up in a heavier metal. Thanks.
BTW, most of the AXIOS shipped this weekend. Will post full update this week.
Keyseat cutter for Ti finally came in.
Alright, progress was slowed a bit due to 1) the shop air-dryer taking a dump and 2) the shop tumbler going tango-uniform. That said, both are operational again and we're moving along. Will post an update next week but rest assured we're moving on these.
Ok, we've got most of the survey responses back (a few straglers is normal) so we're going to start on the OP2 for the buttons and then finishing the spinners this week. This is what I call progress.. awesome!
FYI, posted and update on progress. We are making spinners, they are awesome, stay tuned.
Just three days to go... guess we need to start getting ready to machine these puppies!
Hm.. I'll model up some versions and see what looks / feels cool.
I would vote yes, for concave buttons. Personally, I prefer deep, angular buttons like the ones on the Mechforce Hurricane. http://i.imgur.com/dB3fByN.png
Weights of the AXIOS Carabiner Spinner
Brass.... 2.9 oz
Copper..... 3.0 oz
Louis Krudo here commenting for the first time ever on Kickstarter.
THANK YOU to all the backers and supporters of our project.
Without you we would not get this happening.
Just got a call from Jack asking " Dude why the heck are you not posting "
So he gently walked me through the process of how to comment. ( no, he was not gentle : ) )
KICK ASS !!!
Charles, you had me at "hello". Seriously though, thanks for the vote of confidence.
Postie, Krudo has the prototypes so I'm going to get him to weight them and post the weight. They're pretty beefy.
Allen, Yeah.. Louis asked me if we should have done the concave button too. I like the flat design but think that maybe a center recess would not only look and feel cool but also allow someone to finger spin it.
Anybody else like the idea of adding a concave center recess to the buttons?
Many spinners have a concave button... is that a design you've considered? It might possibly have some functional aspects (spinning on one finger, slightly more comfortable to hold), but maybe not, heh.
I just wanted to take a minute to share my knowledge of one of the companies involved here (Tuff Writer).
For the sake of full disclosure, I will note that Jack is the friend some relatives, but I'll quickly point out this is not a close relationship and nobody asked me to do this in any way shape or form. I can vouch for the fact that this company is completely dedicated to building the best products. I have had a Tuff Writer pen for about 1.5 years and am still totally impressed with the quality. I'm don't doubt that it will last forever.
I can also confirm that this is a Made in America company that cares about their employees.
I just love finding great products on Kickstarter and I hope this comment helps others understand my confidence in this being one such product.
Can you give us the weight of each version in grams? Thanks.
Jack and Louis, this is a very cool project. I like everything about it. I already use a double carabiner so this will become it's 'worthy' replacement. I can hardly wait to receive my Ti version.
Awesome. Thanks Jack!
Mark, two ways to do it: Just like you did simply add the cost of the spinners you want. You'll then have a survey when the project closes that will allow you to let us know exactly what you backed for.
Hi guys! I just placed a larger dollar amount on the titanium flame version for much more than the price because I want more than 1 of them along with another part and doubled the shipping amount also. I'm in the USA. Did I do it correctly? How will you know what I want exactly and how many with my pledge amount I placed?
Joe, we're looking at .750 gate clearance on the carabiner. Should be plenty for most uses.
Michael, great question. The gate is heat treated spring steel from Utah Spring Works. I've used them for years and have only had one failure so far (ever). That said, if it were to ever break (it won't) we'll have spares on hand so shouldn't be an issue.
It's the spring mechanism for the titanium version, also titanium? And how resilient is it? I've backed titanium carabineers where the gates have broken within a month.
Joe, great question. I'll get the exact dimensions when we get back to the shop on Tuesday.
How much gate clearance is there? Obviously enough for a key ring or belt loop, how about a camelbak water bottle?
Welcome to the project everyone. Krudo and I are at the BLADE Show in Atlanta this weekend.