I really appreciate all the positive feedback guys, it really means a lot. Time to answer some questions.
Oldfast wrote:So, I'm curious... have you been picking for some time?
I've been picking on and off as a hobby for around 15 years. About 2 years ago I caught the bug again and got pretty hardcore about it. I've recently been into picking high security locks like Medeco, various dimple locks, etc. The middle pick in the image that shows three raw picks is part of a two pick set that is specifically designed to rotate Medeco pins. These picks are obviously completely bespoke and hand crafted, but I'm working on making a line of picks that are still really cool and made with the best materials, but more affordable so that everyone can have them in their collection.
I want to make this the first pick company that really caters directly to the customers. If you have a cool idea or something you want made, I want to be able make it for you and the rest of the community in a reasonable time frame. I feel that this is something that is missing from the community and that I could provide.
I have designed a really vast array of game changing products, but I just started to make them recently. Some of the products are more visually and stylistically interesting and some of them are game changers as far as functionality goes. Hopefully I will be able to sell a good number of these and use that to bring my other designs into reality.
Alaphablue wrote:great job on the design, carbon fiber shouldn't dampen feed back at all especially with exposed metal on the bottom .
No the carbon fiber is far more stiff and lightweight than any other picks I've ever seen so it will carry feedback far better, in fact than anything else out there. Unfortunately, most production picks are made with polymers that absorb a good amount of feedback. Peterson uses a pretty decent material for their handles, but the carbon fiber is still much better at carrying feedback. Most custom made picks use either metal or wood handles. The metal is too heavy to carry feedback well, but some woods actually do a pretty good job due to their light weight and stiffness.
mastersmith wrote:Very nice! Keep us posted, I think you will find a customer or two. One question, how thick is the pry bar?
That prybar is .050" thick, but I will be making other thicknesses as well in the future. I'd like to make a few very specific thicknesses that fit perfectly into commonly used locks. Any specific thicknesses you think I should make?SublimeSP