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Soft to the eye and heavy to the touch. This portly bird can elegantly hold down your goods. Limited batch of 100.
Soft to the eye and heavy to the touch. This portly bird can elegantly hold down your goods. Limited batch of 100.
113 backers pledged $4,500 to help bring this project to life.

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This monolithic little bird is a pet project of mine that I initially created for decor and function in my apartment. I wanted to share it with the world and Kickstarter's make/100 initiative seemed like the perfect way. 

All of the birds will be cast in Chicago this Spring. Each will feature a marking of the pledge number on the underside. 

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Some things you might spot this little bird doing 

 Roosting on the kitchen table

 Keeping order on the bookshelf 

 Anchoring a stray door 

Perched atop a tower of sketchbooks 

 Tweeting in the garden

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How it's made

The casting mold above will be used for the limited edition pieces. This 3-piece part contains a flexible silicone glove (the mint green part), which will enable casting without a visible parting line on the sides. The white parts, TPE (semi-flexible plastic) 3D prints will act as support braces while the concrete is curing. 

A more simple casting mold will be available for those who wish to 3D print their own molds. 

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Details

 

Due to the sporadic nature of concrete each bird will have a unique combination of color and surface details. 

Each bird weighs a little bit more than 1 lb. / .5 kg.

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Timeline

Because the project is small in scale and made in-house, the process getting everything accomplished should be smooth and steady. The goal is to cast and cure a number of birds per day beginning late this winter or early this spring. Dependent on the timing of backer surveys, we can most likely start fulfilling the rewards soon after they are cured in a stepped process.  

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Thank you for viewing the project!

In the photos you'll notice there are some other great creations accompanying the bird. 

They can be found below:

Playing Cards - Misc. Goods Co.

Sketchbook - Manual Goods

Planter - Parallel Goods

Candle - Feather and Wax

Risks and challenges

The casting molds have already been made for the concrete so it's just a matter of the time it takes to set and cure the material. There is another Kickstarter project currently being worked on (Pon+), so this project will start in full swing once the backers for Pon+ are taken care of.

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    Pledge $3 or more About $3

    STL File of Casting Mold

    3D print your own mold if you'd like to cast some birds yourself. The STL files will be sent for download after the campaign wraps up.

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    1 Concrete Bird

    One available per backer.
    Made in a limited batch of one-hundred.

    The bottom of the bird will feature "# __ of 100" in order of pledge number.

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Funding period

- (34 days)