Tools are designed to help solve our every day problems: measuring problems, bolt-tightening problems, furniture-assembling problems, rim-straightening problems, even bottle-opening problems. What separates a merely good tool from a truly great tool, though, is how well it does a job when it needs to be done; any tool is useless if it's back home, downstairs or out in the garage when you really need it.
Tool Box Meets Wallet...
Ollie is a compact, card-sized tool that we developed to solve a variety of everyday problems, tough enough to do the job, but flat enough to ride on your keychain or in your wallet/purse. Ollie was designed to be there for you in those times when you can't reach the tool you wish you had. Laser cut and etched from 18 gauge stainless steel or titanium; Ollie is tough, durable and built to last.
Tighten a bolt with a collection of 9 popular metric and standard wrenches, straighten an off center bike rim or remove a tire to patch a tube in an emergency, hold a 1/8" hex bit, turn an idle screw on a carburetor or pry open a paint can.
Ollie is world-ready with both metric and standard scales, a square that can also find any angle with the on-board protractor, includes a dual standard gauge for sizing up dowels, rod stock, wire, drill bits or bolts. Prop up a smart phone for an impromptu photo, or celebrate a job well-done with the integrated bottle opener.
The perfect wallet tool deserves the perfect wallet!
As part of our mission to work with manufacturers in a 100 mile area around our Boston HQ, we’ve met some truly unique manufacturing talents. One in particular that we are thrilled to be working with on Ollie is Insignia leather of Wochester, MA – most known for their high quality, professional-grade baseball mitts! They’ve worked with us to develop a fantastic case for Ollie, with enough extra room for a couple essential cards and some bills. Hand sewn from vegetable dyed leather, it’s tough, looks and feels great – just the right size!
Ollie is the very first in a line of thoughtfully curated compact tools, built to last, there when needed. Your support for the Ollie project will help get this product line off the ground, paving the way for many future brothers and sisters. It will help us cover some of our one-time start up costs and provide valuable feedback & validation. In exchange, you will get a GREAT little tool, a role in helping make Ollie happen and a complete view of the process of bringing Ollie to life!
Onehundred is a collection of projects within a project: 100 products, designed & produced within 100 miles of our HQ, 100% supported by our crowd funding family - you! Created by my son, Calvin and I, Onehundred combines the amazing manufacturing talents found in our New England backyard with our enthusiastic family of supporters.
We hope you'll join us - thanks in advance for your support!
Dave & Calvin