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This is my blog about creating a startup LED flashlight business. I'm a designer, fabricator, and strategist and I'm passionate about making ideas real. I believe that products are about people, that they should be built to last, deliver real value, and that we need to do a better job than we have in the recent past.

Most of my career has been contract or freelance work and I've crafted products and strategies for both big international companies and startups. I also used to work in the "industry" fabricating special effects for film and TV, along with the occasional hot rod. Bottom line, I love making things.

I'm starting this blog so you can follow along, from day one, and see what it's like to start a business, or fail in the process. Only time will tell, but I hope you find this interesting enough to stay tuned, comment, link, like, tweet, and (most importantly) participate in turning this idea into something tangible and valuable.

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Check out this Kickstarter: Jack wrench for electric guitars, amps, and FX pedals

Hi all,

Do you have an electric guitarist in your life? Is Christmas coming this year? Then click this link! 

Sorry if you've already seen this from me, I'm just trying to help a buddy out :) My shop-neighbor Bill Hoff just launched this Kickstarter project. He runs a one man machine shop two doors down from me and invented this awesome jack wrench that prevents you from damaging any of the jack components while tightening the jack nut. Lame if you are at home, a gigantic disaster if you are at a gig, expensive in either case.

Even if you aren't a guitarist, you probably know one! It would mean the world to Bill (and maybe his future) if you'd be willing to share his project with your friends, family, and social media outlets. There is nothing on the market like this, so if anyone can hook up this project with some "music industry" attention that would be amazing!



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