Thursday, January 19, 2012

Announcing My Intentions

I have had several people inquire about purchasing things that I have been making, and what my intentions are for my recent developments. To avoid any confusion or speculation I will go ahead and just answer it right here....

The short answer is yes, I do intend to start production, and put up a website.

The longer answer is yes, but I am not sure when yet -- there is still much to do. I need to develop the patterns further from what i have worked up so far, I need to order a massive amount of hardware and supplies which is going to take an injection of capital and I need to get a point of sale and distribution ready.

The site I can work up on my own, or with the help of JohnnyGear, who also happens to be my roommate's boy.

The pattern work just takes time, which is in short supply since I also work a full time job -- I do not plan on rushing this at all, I want my items to be of quality, though my pricing will likely be lower than some of the comparable items out there. If anyone has interesting ideas for gear creations, or pattern improvements/tweaks, I am always interested and willing to listen.

The capital ... that's a little harder, after all I have my bills to pay, and my other habits to support, such as my technology habit, and my gear habit (after all, i cant make EVERYTHING I use).

What do I plan to offer? Latex Gear - predominantly catsuits, sleepsacks, straitjackets as well as custom gear. Additionally heavy rubber gear like the muzzle, cuffs and collars you have already seen.

My intention is to get the site up (in the dark, so to speak) in the first half of this year, at the latest, so it is ready to go.

Perhaps you will see me vend at MIR this year as well, though thats a bit of a way off, and a lot can happen between now and then.

-rf

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Latest Gear Creations

I just thought I'd pop in and show you some of what ive been working on -- my latest creations...

For starters -- how about some nice Locking Rubber Wrist Restraints:



Next up is a VERY HEAVY posture collar in Rubber -- 3/8 of an inch thick actually!




Then the Rubber Muzzle V2.0




Put it all together, and it's making a pretty nice kit! 


As you can see -- I've been very busy -- let me know what you think

-rf




Monday, January 16, 2012

Rubber Muzzle 2.0

Just a quick post to show the latest bit of work -- Rubber Muzzle V2.0

This one has some improvements in pattern over the last, the mouthpiece is a different material -- Best of all, this one has a built in breathe through gag - Looks nice, we'll see how it works.

None of the muzzles ive made are locking (yet), but i could easily make one






-rf

Saturday, January 14, 2012

At MAL in Washington, DC

Probably no new posts until Monday evening, as I am at Mid-Atlantic Leather in Washington, DC

So far it has been a good time, got to gear up in the latex drysuit and hood, hang out in the lobby, have some drinks -- as well as help a friend give his partner a birthday surprise, thanks to TynanFox as well for that.

I am planning to post some good photos, however I have been waiting to have a good watermark/imagemark to put on them. Do any of you happen to be good at that kind of work -- I want a "therubberfreak" or "rubberfreak" watermark for my photos

Let me know!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Rubber Muzzle

As I promised, here are a few shots of the muzzle finished product. It is made from heavy gauge rubber, and is modified from another muzzle pattern.

There are a few places I will work differently for the next one, but all in all it works out great

Beforehand, and measuring / cutting:


The finished product:


Initial impressions are that it is good and sturdy -- and smells kinda like a new car tire ... LOL

Monday, January 9, 2012

Nothing to See Here

Apparently I got a mention on TynanFox's blog today -- sweet -- and in the spirit of things coming full circle I will mention him as well.

If you're not familiar with his blog, you should definitley check it out, ESPECIALLy his latest post entitled 'It's Working' -- it's inspired me to share a bit more of myself via the blogosphere as well. Look for a few posts in the near future about my kink roots, and some of the good and the bad along the way.

As far as what I am up to today? Not a whole lot!

I just spent an hour re-assembling a Mr-S Leather muzzle that I had taken apart some time ago. Interestingly, I think this muzzle is about as old as it gets, when it comes to Mr-S Leather Muzzles -- I replaced some old-school light gauge non-welded split d-rings, and smaller rivets along the way. Just a much needed refresh to keep this one in my arsenal.

Here's a photo of it keeping my Styrofoam Demo Head very silent:


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Replacement S10 Tinted Lenses

Having had at no less than 3 Recon messages, 4 Gearfetish messages, and half a dozen twitter messages about it, i figured i would elaborate on the actual lenses used to replace the factory ones in an S10 of FM12.

Initially i was going to give a whole how-to on how one would get/craft these and then install them.

That said, the process of actually crafting the lenses is probably beyond what most people want to manage, or can -- from a fabrication standpoint.

As far as the construction, I will leave the process up to the imagination of those who are crafty -- the lenses themselves can be made from Acrylic or Polycarbonate, use a caliper to determine the thickness required.

I will warn, if you undertake the project of making your own -- both acrylic and polycarbonate are hard to cut in a perfect circle, especially one with exact measurements for lens replacement. They also scratch and chip fairly easily.

For those interested, once i refine the procedure, I DO plan to offer pre-tinted lenses in a variety of darknesses for sale to folks, as well as offer installation of the lenses for those who arent brave enough to undertake the project. Pricing for both of these is TBD at this point.

PS. If someone is brave enough and has the tools required to make their own lenses, i might be persuaded to share a little of my process, but im not going to hand the whole thing to you ;)

-rf

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Rockets Birthday Party

It just so happens that Rocket's birthday falls on the 1st - a new years perv.

This year was a milestone for him (I won't say which..) so his partner Reddywhp and myself wanted to do something special for him.

What better than a surprise party -- with gear encouraged!

All told the attendance was around 40 people (which is a good amount at the house). I beleive (Don't quote me) that the farthest travelled to get here was around 300 miles... Unless you count the Canadian Furry :)

In the end Rocket got all tied up on the bondage table, and having had a thorough birthday spanking before he got here, he got a birthday teasing with Rubberkai taking the role of the dungeon master for the evening

Here's a quick and humorous photo of Rocket enjoying his birthday


600 Pageviews

Not a huge milestone compared to a lot of blogs, but I just wanted you to know that I AM watching :)

Yesterday broke the record for pageviews to my blog by a large margin -- the previous record was 370, yesterday was 600+

I attribute this a lot to the posting of the S10 content as it seems a LOT of folks were curious about this (and continue to be, since i didnt spill the source for the lens).

More than that, I attribute it to a link to my blog from Sparky's blog at http://nosafeword.blogspot.com/

If you havent checked out his blog, you should -- a lot of great content there, and hot videos

That said -- Thanks for all the views and the comments I get -- I appreciate it and im glad to know people are following

-rf

Friday, January 6, 2012

Video: S10 Lens Swap

A video of the procedure in the previous blog post -- Sorry for the stuffy voice, I have a cold :(

video

S10 Lens Swap Procedure

This is going to be a complicated blog post, and long, but here it goes:

1) Start with your regular old S10 mask or hood


2) Pry the locking ring off from the outside of the mask (Be VERY careful not to damage the ring or mask!)



3) Pull the lens assembly out through the INSIDE of the mask


4) Lay your parts out


5) Seperate the lens from the base and inner lock ring by pushing the lens out, while pulling the ring back with your fingers


5) Seperate all the parts from the lens assembly Lock Ring, Lens, O-Ring, Base Plate


6) Swap your lens for your tinted lens


7) The re-assembly is the reverse of installation.

Some Tips:
  • Getting the outer ring back on to hold the lens in the mask can be HARD
  • The lens itself can be swapped while in the mask, simply by following the procedure to push the lens and inner ring out, as in step 5. This could simplify the process if you feel safer doing it this way.
  • Don't forget the O-ring, or breath control wont work well :)
  • Whatever you use to pry the ring back, make sure its not sharp, and BE CAREFUL

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Update on S10 and FM12 Lenses

Getting the procedure down for swapping the lenses and modifying/tinting them has been a bit more involved than I originally expected.

Stay Tuned for some details on what I did, though it takes more tools than most folks likely have.



Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Next Up: The Anatomy of an S10 Gasmask

In my dealings, i have had a lot of time to work with S10 Masks, both in hood form, and as Avon created them. In the next few days im going to take a series of photos detailing various parts of the S10, and how to remove/replace/service them.

Additionally, I will walk through the steps of how to replace the factory lenses of your S10 with flat inserts and tint them black for that cool 'incognito' look

-rf