Drunk & brawling packaging service

Rugby club workers
A worrying sign. We had hardly begun and the first case of beer was already empty.

If you ever hire a rugby team to do some work. Wait with the beer until after the job is done!

$martness
In an attempt to save a buck I hired my rugby club to label and package my drill bit holder Gearfix. This batch had run in to some production problems that made it into a gruesome job.

Photo of casting beard
They had the work cut out for them.

Pain in the ass/fingers
Every product had TEN rubber strings from the moulds casting beard. They had to be individually cut off by hand. Multiply that with a few thousand and you got a real pain in the ass (The pain was actually located in our sore fingertips.).

Bad call
To motivate the guys I offered home made chilli and beer. Instantly I realised it was a bad idea opening the first case of beer so soon. They quickly became loud and started having fun showing off their strength by pulling my precious inventions to shreds. The rumour of free beer spread and more people came to the club to drink, wrestle and demolish my stuff.

Hungover packaging service
When everyone had sobered up a few days later, we restarted the job and eventually I had my first order ready for delivery.

Next generation

Photo of Martins kid.
A little sunshine during the torment of getting my first invention out in the world.

There was alot going on during the time of product development. My 2:nd son was born just before the first shipment of Gearfix went to the stores.

Motivation
It helps to have something to dream for. It felt important to be successful in this venture and have a chance to secure a nice future for our family.