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Newly Added: The "Orbit" Valet Tray + Stud Strap Redux

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"Orbit" EDC Travel Tray in its natural habitat.

"Orbit" EDC Travel Tray in its natural habitat.

Time for an update! Every now and then an idea will come up that's just too much fun to pass on. This was the case for my latest, the Orbit Tray. A project that started off so well that it was bound for uncertain challenges. But a few "aha!" moments and about a week's worth of trial and error later, the results spoke for themselves; The tray came out just beautifully, and have used it daily since- including right now, as it sits ever so proudly next to my keyboard as I type this out. But here's a fully curated walk-through album on how it all came together: 


Stud Strap "Redux" in action.

Stud Strap "Redux" in action.

About a week ago I also went ahead and launched a more "vanilla" style stud strap- a sibling to the Ruler Strap, if you will, the Stud Strap Redux. Because the construction process doesn't require any engraving, there is a considerable amount of time and maintenance cost being saved, which is a monetary cut that I figured more simplistic customers would enjoy also. Here's the build album for it:

I hope you found this entry useful and engaging! Thanks as always for stopping by :)

- Nick