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The titanium spinner / carabiner: An idea so simple, so elegant and well executed... you'll wonder why you don't have one already.
59 backers pledged $6,827 to help bring this project to life.

Project Update #3: It's Alive! Alive!

Posted by Jack Roman (Collaborator)
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In case you're wondering, Louis and I did not abscond to some Caribbean non-extradition country with the Kickstarter funds. While the strong dollar makes this a viable option, the thought of leaving my precious CNC machines behind for a life of beer and beaches just doesn't appeal to me (I must be getting old). 

Instead, I've been busy dialing in the CNC programming and final work-holding for the AXIOS spinners.

Behold... the titanium AXIOS spinner!
Behold... the titanium AXIOS spinner!

The eagle eyed among you might have noticed a small design change; gone are the three small holes and in their place is a chamfered recesse on the carabiner arm. This is actually better looking, allows for a lighter arm with more weight at the ends for better spinning and it turns out to be a stronger design for the carabiner portion. I hope you like it because we're not voting on this one. It's the better way to go and it looks wicked cool so we're doing it. 

Wicked cool spinner.
Wicked cool spinner.

I've also spent today programming the lathe buttons in titanium. Some small changes there as well but mostly to the non-visible portion which fits into the bearing. The top chamfer is also now being done in OP1 on the lathe which makes for a perfectly concentric chamfer. It looks the same, it's just better.

Ooooh, titanium.
Ooooh, titanium.

As you can see, we're fit and thread checking every single one of these bad boys to make sure they're darn near perfect.

I've also ordered the C145 tellurium copper and will be acquiring the brass soon as well. This means that Louis and I will build out the surveys in the next week or so and get them headed your way so that we can finish the rewards to your satisfaction.

Thanks again for backing our project and helping Louis dip his toes into the Kickstarter pool. Also let me know if you want more behind the scenes photos or videos as the manufacturing of these bad boys is actually pretty awesome.

-jack

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