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Ian MillettBy Ian Millett
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Ian MillettBy Ian Millett
First created
$513
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
29
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, May 11 2013 7:37 AM UTC +00:00

About

Our Project is to make a billet aluminum bottle opener that is manufactured in the good ol' USA! The real thing we aim to provide with our project is the customization factor and level of quality that is unmatched. We know there have been many bottle openers to come and go, ones you use once and then get thrown in the back of your junk drawer.

We want ours to stand out from the rest by making them using the most up to date CNC machining technology. By doing this you will have a product that is just nice to look at, especially if you have a appreciation for machining and what these machines are capable of. I just think the look of a machined part is unmatched!

We also want to add even more to the cool factor by adding your personal touch to your very own bottle opener. It can be as simple as your initials engraved, your business name and number, our Merica design bottle opener, or available in a limited supply your own custom logo cut into the part!

We feel that these features we strive to offer will set us apart from the rest. And this is just the start for us! We have so many more ideas we would love to bring to you, so help us get this journey started and follow everything we hope we get the chance to offer!

Thanks for visiting our vision!

Get your initials engraved onto your Merica Made bottle opener!
Get your initials engraved onto your Merica Made bottle opener!
Get your name engraved onto your Merica Made bottle opener!
Get your name engraved onto your Merica Made bottle opener!
Merica made logo, front and back.
Merica made logo, front and back.

Our stretchmark goal is to offer more standard designs and more anodized colors. It is not cheap to manufacture these bottle openers when each piece requires custom attention, but this is what we strive to offer since no one else does. If we can achieve a stretch mark goal of $15,000 then we will provide green, purple, orange, and gold to our colors, and also add 3 more standard design logos. And for a long shot stretchmark, a possibility to even offer the option to have some dipped in chrome, for that long lasting mirror like finish that cant be beat!

Risks and challenges

To complete this project we have a few challenges, but that's what makes it worth while and will give us a feeling of satisfaction when we complete our goal. The biggest challenge holding us back right now is material and equipment. The biggest piece of equipment (CNC Mill) has already been purchased so we are literally 75% of the way there, but we are still in need of a fully automatic production style saw to produce the quantities we strive to reach and the aluminum to machine into a product of your own. The other challenge we will face is the labor involved in offering the customization factor we want to provide. Each bottle opener that is customized will require special attention to achieve the look requested by you, the backer! But i'm confident we can offer this due to our excitement and work ethic we are putting into this project.

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    We will email you a picture of some crazy shop shenanigans, we promise this will crack you up!
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    This money will be put to good use and we will mail you a cool bumper sticker. It will be a mystery what you get, but thanks for your support.

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    Raw silver machined bottle opener, no design! Looks good just the way it is and looks great on your key chain.

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    Raw silver machined bottle opener! Looks good just the way it is and looks great on your key chain. But even cooler with the Merica logo engraved on it!

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    Anodized bottle opener, no design! Looks good just the way it is, and looks great on your key chain.

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    Custom engraved name or initials! Tell us what you want engraved and we will make it your own!

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    Anodized bottle opener with Merica logo engraved on it! Choose from blue, black, and red!

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    Anodized bottle opener with custom engraved name, initials, or business contact info! Choose from blue, black, and red!

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    Completely custom engraved bottle opener! We will custom design it just for you and lay it out for the best fit and appeal. Choose your color; red, blue, black, or raw. And tell us what you want on it. Remember space is limited when fitting the design on the opener. So bolder is better!
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