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Hey Everyone -- Let me answer some questions..
Why does this exist? We did a project called the Sentinel.. It was a series of small caches made out of Titanium that was launched on KS. Both during and after the project we had lots of requests for something larger. This is what we put forward for our next project (Sentinel X) on KS and 400+ people pledged for 500 of them.
First and foremost this is a large format cache. We chose to hard anodize for durability and discovered that was the same process used on cookware. So we added a secondary use .... the ad says, "boiling water in a pinch" Meaning it was never intended for full time cooking duty.
Silicone O-rings can withstand 400 degrees F. As long as there is water (fluid) in the Sentinel X the heat will never exceed 212F so they will not burn. We've tested and our customers have not had issues.
Ti pricing... Not really.. To make this out of billet Ti you would 11" of 2.5 diameter rod stock. Good pricing on Ti is $25/lb. the piece weighs 8 pounds.. $200 in material required to make. It would require a massive amount of machine time.
Happy 4th of July!
Mike -- Ti2 Designs
Good post Mike - yep like I said, add another zero for Ti.
You guys realize they make stainless steel thermos right, if you made them out of titanium and priced it like you said you would have the same response zero. 120 plus tax and shipping for an empty aluminum container , Shame on massdrop
Except you wouldn't start off with a solid bar stock for the center section, you'd use thick wall tubing just like you do for this aluminum version, but I understand the numbers game people use to market products :)
If people are willing to pay the price, good for you! Nobody prices products exactly to what the material and labor costs are .... or else nobody would make money. You're paying for the convenience of not having to make it yourself.
None of my vendors carry titanium tubing that would work. Usually the bigger stuff is pretty thin wall. At this point solid bar is the only hypothetical route. That would be some hardcore drilling :)
how well does the cache keep it's finish after multiple heatings
This is pretty rad but I couldn't find a way to use it :/. Any chance we will see any of the smaller sentinels in the future?