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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.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

I'll be running production on Burnley's Kickstarter project!

Hey folks, hope you are well. Just wanted to give you a heads up on a friends (and famous knife maker) Kickstarter project. I'll be doing all the CNC production in my shop. Please have a look and share, if you'd be so kind :)

BRNLY SlingPop: Pocket Slingshot & Bottle Opener Kickstarter

Albuquerque, NM (October 21, 2015) – Lucas Burnley of Burnley Design is excited to announce his first Kickstarter project for the BRNLY SlingPop. Inspired by the lighthearted mischief of youth, the SlingPop is a modern take on a classic childhood staple with a grown-up twist. Designed for your back pocket, the SlingPop combines the fun of a slingshot with the practicality of a “bar key” bottle opener.

Help support the BRNLY SlingPop: Pocket Slingshot & Bottle Opener on Kickstarter:

About Burnley Design (

Using the experiences gained from over a decade of knife-making and as a designer for Böker and Columbia River Knife & Tool, Lucas Burnley started Burnley Design as a platform to explore, experiment and create products outside of the knife industry.

If you would like more information about the BRNLY SlingPop: Pocket Slingshot & Bottle Opener, please contact Lucas Burnley


  1. The Slingshot? I was really hoping you were going to be producing the Cypop!

  2. The Slingshot? I was really hoping you were going to be producing the Cypop!