Sparked by a vision and designed by a German engineer who spearheaded an effort to pursue and build a perpetual motion machine, In the year of 1996, he invented THE SWINGING STICKS.
While on sabbatical in 1997, we discovered a Taiwanese artist who possessed inner peace, passion, and drive to assist in the quest for a perpetual motion machine. Working in concert with me over the years, they discovered the right mechanics and formula for the perfection of THE SWINGING STICKS.
The next step to be undertaken was to seek suitable facilities specializing in high-precision manufacturing to produce the required components. To facilitate building THE SWINGING STICKS, a prototype workshop was set up in Taiwan at the end of the 1990s. During the year 2000, we finalized the proper order and method of assemblage, equipment, tools, and quality control for an initial small-scale serial production model for future larger scale expansion.
Because Swinging Sticks require absolutely precise components to meet the stringent QC requirements, quantities are limited. However, with the advent of increased investments, we were able to increase volumes beginning in the second half of 2019. The required steps create integral parts to assemble a Swinging Stick.
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines are used to cut the base. Afterwards, each base goes through a visual QC inspection to determine if any defects exist. Once approved and signed off, each base is then polished several times, and the final product has at least five layers of a non-toxic finish applied. Each base is given a final visual QC check. Rejected parts are sent to a local recycler.
The aluminum tubes are extruded from highest quality aluminum available. This assures each tube’s walls will be perfectly round without varying thickness so that a balanced fluid motion is achieved. Symmetrical tube walls allow the placement of the bearing hub to be inserted with optimum resistance as it is pushed down the tube shaft. Forced long live high-quality bearings would then be integrated in the tube’s hub bearings of THE SWINGING STICKS
Each bearing hub is precisely CNC’d to a diameter that lets the hub be gently inserted down the main axis with just enough resistance to prevent the hub from exiting the other end. The bearing cavity is drilled and chamfered, which prevents distortion of the tiny bearings. Once completed, the bearings are tested to ensure the axle revolves effortlessly.
After the hub/bearing assembly is completed, the stain-less steel axle is inserted level into its resting place; otherwise, the balanced motion without deviation from its range of motion will be lost. Proper axle insertion is crucial for years of enjoyment of THE SWINGING STICKS.
THE SWINGING STICKS assembly requires complete concentration and a set of calm hands. There is no margin for error. The procedure is 100% completed by hand, such as setting the final holes, weights, making necessary adjustments, and a recheck of balance testing. Each of the swinging sticks takes a few hours per unit.
A final QC test of THE SWINGING STICKS is live testing for a minimum of 7 days to ensure each and every one of The Swinging Sticks is performing flawlessly. If a unit fails to operate as required, critical components will be replaced if possible, or the unit discarded.
Once a swinging stick passes a stringent QC test with a final visual check of each single piece, each unit is packed into an eye-catching box. The Swinging Sticks are sent to customers throughout the world. You will receive a perfect, handmade, exclusive product that will enliven your home or office…
Your Swinging Sticks come with a unique personal serial number.
In the event it is desired to cease the motion of THE SWINGING STICKS, just gently stop the motion of the small and big swinging sticks, placing each of them at the 6 o’clock position. This will instigate a sleep mode for the electronic functions.
Thank you very much for your attention and interest in our item.
T. Schneider IPO