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Update #28

Progress Report on Wood Boxes

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Hi all you interested parties,

Randy here again.  As per a recent comment, and in light of recent news about another company's failed efforts post Kickstarter, I thought it might be prudent to give you an update about the last of the rewards.

Rest assured, we have not forgotten about you.  Progress on the boxes continues at a steady pace.  Work on the walls of the box is being wrapped up currently.  In the course of building, several changes have been introduced into the design.  For example, in lieu of the originally planned box joints for the corners, my dad & I have opted for a sturdy (and cool looking) Lock Mitre joint.  Much cleaner looking and less prone to problems inherent in using box joints on boxes with (relatively) low walls.  

My dad's shop is closing for the rest of the month for a long-planned family vacation, but here's what's planned for August:

  • Walls will be finished and any necessary touchups made
  • Lids & bottoms will be cut and sent to me in Chicago for silkscreening
  • Insert trays will be cut & constructed (which are seriously cool and far more engineered than my original drawing, thanks to my dad's input)
  • The felt lining will be installed
  • Final assembly will begin.

It is currently expected that the boxes will ship out in early September.  

To humble myself a bit; I never expected it to take this long or be this challenging when we set up the project last year.  This is due, in part, to us not expecting to sell so many boxes, and in part to not fully realizing all of the technical challenges my design involved. 

Additionally, more than a year ago, I seriously underestimated the amount of time I would have to dedicate to being in my dad's shop in St. Louis, as well as the amount of time my dad could reasonably dedicate to the project on his own. 

Needless to say, these will probably be the last wood boxes we offer for a Kickstarter campaign.

All that said, we're pleased with the results to this point, and are very much looking forward to seeing this project completed.

Again, and as always, thank you for your patience with us in this process.  Expect another update sometime in late August about the boxes.  In the meantime, feel free to send a message to me here with any questions you have.

Take care,

Randy

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      Creator John Falcon on July 25, 2013

      As someone who has been burned by that other companies failed KS project, it was a comfort to read that this project is still continuing on..thanks for the update

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      Creator Srynerson on July 25, 2013

      Thank you for the update, Randy!

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