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New project just launched

Hi everyone.

It has been a while to say the least. I just launched a new project on KS and wanted all of you to be the first to hear about it.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/76213702/karbon-mill

Best regards

Stopher

Fountain Tip progress!

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1215 - Fountain Tip
1215 - Fountain Tip

Hi Everyone

I have successfully managed to get the fountain tip option made into a prototype! As you can see from the image above the Quill now accepts a fountain tip option with a refillable converter cartridge. I would like to thank my local machine shop, MCA-Precision, who was a huge help at getting this prototype made for the update. 

There are a few details I am still working on before the re-launch. I will post another update once we are ready to go live!

Thanks again for all your support.

Best regards

Stopher

Coming to a close

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To all my backers,

First off, thank you for the tremendous support, encouragement and enthusiasm you have expressed for the 1215. I cannot thank you all enough!

Unfortunately we didn't make our funding goal to see the production of the Die Cast tooling to make the 1215 a reality. My initial goal was to keep the manufacturing costs low, which required a high level of investment in tooling ($36,000). It turned out there just wasn't enough market share to justify this high minimum.

Don’t fret though, we are still looking at ways to bring the 1215 to life. Instead of going the Die Cast route, I am investigating ways to reduce the funding goal minimum, and keep the product at a reasonable price. I am still working out the details of the design for the next version of the 1215 and you will all be the first to know when we re-launch. Based on the feedback that I have received from you the backers, I will be tweaking the design to offer a fountain tip as well as the standard rollerball/gel pen.

Thanks again to everyone for the encouragement and requests for seeing this design made. Stay tuned!  

Best regards  

Stopher Christensen


Die-Cast Mold Layout

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I have just received some preliminary mold layouts for the die-cast tooling.

1215 - Die-Cast layout
1215 - Die-Cast layout

All the round markings are for ejector pins, the red outlines are the gates and runners for the Aluminum to flow. This is cut away after the injection process.

Thanks for all the support on the project. Help spread the word to your friends via, Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Pintrest and the rest of the social media hotspots!

Cheers

Stopher

Black vs. Silver

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Two weeks into the campaign and the early victor goes to silver! All the early-bird silver pledges have been snapped up by the backers with only a few black remaining.

1215 - Color War
1215 - Color War

The early battle has been won by Silver, but will the early lead prove to be triumphant during the rest of the campaign?