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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 19 2010
$238
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
9
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 19 2010

About

We've designed drink coasters modeled after bicycle cranks to replace the drab coasters found in every household. It's true that we're in the 21st century and technology is advancing at an astonishing rate, but condensation dripping from sweaty drinks will always be the Achilles heel of water-absorbent furniture.

We're completely prepared to have these manufactured, but set-up costs to do so are über expensive and can only be offset by Crank Coaster fans, such as yourself. The manufacturers are all lined up, ready to make the coasters and print the packaging, but we can't continue without your assistance.

Each coaster is made of unbreakable solid steel (16 gauge cold-rolled steel, to be exact) and will be powder-coated in various colors. They're 4" wide and protected by a non-slip rubber bottom. The rubber also protrudes through the crank openings to securely keep your beverage in place. These little guys will bring any sweaty drink to its knees.

These are pretty sweet coasters and we've already "sold" dozens to our friends, and actually some to the guys at the manufacturing plants who are excited to see this happen. You can check out our website at www.crankcoaster.com. Thanks for your help in funding this project! We're excited to see this happen and can't wait to start shipping them out!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    A set of 4 Crank Coasters (your choice of color) mailed to you as soon as they're ready. Includes shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada is $3, International is $8) You'll also be able to vote for the colors we'll start off with.

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    All of the above, plus I'll personally send you a postcard from Portland, OR, thanking you for your contribution!

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Not only do you receive a set of Crank Coasters and the super sweet postcard, but you'll also receive a limited edition Crank Coaster t-shirt available only through Kickstarter, and your name listed on crankcoaster.com.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    We've had a single prototype made. (without the rubber) The first contributor to pledge $1,000 will receive everything mentioned above, plus we'll frame the yellow coaster seen in the Kickstarter picture and send it to you.

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Funding period

- (35 days)