Merchants of Sol

Carbon Fiber Cache

A project in Vacaville, CA by Lance

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A strong and light weight cache system.
Backers: 110
Average Pledge Per Backer: $49

Funded: $5,430 of $1,550
Dates: Oct 29th -> Nov 28th (31 days)
Project By: Lance
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Latest News

Thank you!

November 28th - via:
Happy holidays and thank you to everyone that has supported my campaign. I'm out of town visiting family but will continue with updates on progress when I return. Lance  (Read More)

Slotting Jig

November 27th - via:
Just a quick update with less than 2 days left. Here's a couple pictures of the jig I am using to slot the end caps.  Next task will be to drill and tap the side holes.  I'd do a video of this but it would be about as exciting as watching paint... (Read More)

Sticker stretch goal

November 18th - via:
Only 10 days left! Thinking about sending everyone a sticker as a stretch goal if we reach the $5000 mark. Not really an earth shattering deal, more of just an extra thanks to all my backers.  Is this something anyone would be interested in?  And... (Read More)

New twist on things

November 15th - via:
Just playing around last night with the caches.  Noticed if you twist the caps you get kind of a cool look.  Not a huge deal just thought I would share.  Oh and this option will be included free with all caches :)  (Read More)

2 weeks left! Carbon is here.

November 14th - via:
Only 2 weeks left, thanks to everyone that has contributed or offered suggestions. Just wanted to post a quick update. Boat load of carbon fiber finally arrived. I plan on being busy this weekend.This is about half the amount I need but I wanted to... (Read More)

Stainless steel cap screws

November 11th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Air tight

November 11th - via:
Sorry, I was going to post this last night but for some reason I was having trouble uploading videos to Kickstarter.  This is for Gilbert but other people have asked similar questions.  Just a short video showing the seal of the end caps, listen to... (Read More)

Weekend update

November 10th - via:
Hello everyone, Just an update on things; Originally I was going to cut the end caps on my manual lathe.  This is not really a problem as I enjoy working with these machines.  However, after seeing a couple videos of people using their CNC mills as... (Read More)

Colored end caps?

November 7th - via:
OK so here are the colored end caps. Not really sure what to think myself because I am quite frankly exhausted from the day.  Appreciate any input, if enough people are interested I may offer them as a stretch goal.  Probably would be a little more... (Read More)

4 miles of Delrin

November 7th - via:
Hello everyone, I know it's a bit of a risk because the funding period is not over yet. I figure you guys have taken a risk with me so in an effort to get a head start on things and hopefully ship early, I have started acquiring materials. Here's... (Read More)

New size available!

November 4th - via:
Due to an overwhelming number (Well, OK about 15) of requests I have now added a mid sized cache to the lineup. Size is right in between the Mini and the Humungo. These should be great for...... um, things that are too large for the Mini but the... (Read More)

O-ring strength

November 1st - via:
I had a question about the strength of the retaining O-rings.  This is pretty much how far it will comfortably stretch.  You can go farther but I was worried about something coming loose and impaling my eye.  I did put just the O-ring around my... (Read More)

Combo option

October 30th - via:
I've had several people ask me about an option to pledge for a combination of both sizes.  Added this option to the rewards and included a discount. Thanks, Lance  (Read More)

Funding goal met!

October 29th - via:
WOW, less than 24 hours and our funding goal has been reached! Thanks for all of the kind comments and a sincere thanks to all the backers.  Looks like I will be busy the next few months. Lance  (Read More)

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