So update gaps are never any fun. The backers have access to my lengthy gut wrenching diatribe. For the rest of you a listing of what I currently have on... Read more
Happy December 6th?
I am sorry this is vague but a lot of stuff has happened all on top of itself (one of which is my worker needed to reschedule for next weekend)... Read more
Happy November 24th!
I am going to change up the update a bit:
10” single handed and 12” double handed cast iron pans:
So we will begin training our new shop minion... Read more
Happy November 7th!
What has happened with the shop (October 25th – November 7th):
- We have a solution for the cast iron single and double handed pans! Quick recap – the cast iron... Read more
Happy October 24th!
First let me start by apologizing for the lack of update on October 10th.
I had an update. I thought I posted it. I obviously did not post it. I... Read more
Happy October 4th!
It is nice to be back and settling into my new normal.
So September, recap: I didn’t have to go to jury duty (yay!), Dragon*Con was fun (superb!), moving was... Read more
Happy August 23rd!
Quick update today. Held off posting yesterday so we could confidently post:
The rotary phase converter is up and running! So exciting!
(as a re-cap - we need this working... Read more
Happy August 15th!
This week’s question is:
Why are you working on projects that are not the pans??
There are a few answers to the question:
1) There have been lulls in this... Read more
Happy August 8th!
Good day all!
Sorry for the delayed update – this week has been one of those weeks where time keeps getting away from me as I move through my day. ... Read more
Happy August 1st!
Shop update – What happened July 25th – July 31st:
- All the Quest Cards for the Quest Card, Quest Card Set, and Trivet rewards have been printed (about 100)!
- Closed... Read more
Happy July 25th!
Shop update – What happened July 18th – July 24th:
- Quest cards did not begin printing. I am having difficulty negotiating the boarder with my printer. I have a friend... Read more
Happy July 18th!
Shop update – What happened July 11th – July 17th:
- All survived San Diego Comic Con (SDCC)!
- Quest Card test print did not happen. It turns out that we made... Read more
Happy July 11th!
Shop update – What happened July 5th – July 10th:
- Jim left for San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) July 7th
- Jim did not take a picture of the wooden grip... Read more
Today is a New Day
Well, it seems that the universe does not like any of my plans. I was hoping to be ready to start shipping now, however that did not work out. I... Read more
Hello again kickstarter! It’s been hectic and there is a lot going on so I’m here to bring you up to date on the current craziness of the project.
First... Read more
We have some good news and bad news.
Good news, last week the sample for our pan grips came in. The bad news is they just are not going to... Read more
We have 3000lbs of cast iron ready from the foundry! Next is getting them set for freight shipping out to me. They should arrive sometime this week with any luck.... Read more
Summer seemed to finish off with a bit more chaos than expected. I had a blast seeing a lot of you fine backers at Dragon-Con. I was glad to finally... Read more
Big Damn Pans!
Pans! Pans! Pans!
The first pallet of cast iron pans for the rogues has arrived! Only about 500lbs of cast iron goodness. But then the rogue pans are tiny. So the next step... Read more
We have Casting!
Casting is a go!
I have found a shop to get both aluminum handles as well as cast iron pans cast at. So they are beginning work on the tooling... Read more
Someone once said "A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to” I think they were trying to make some sort of comparison... Read more
Not much to update. We are trucking along. There was a hardware workshop that we attended last weekend. We have a few new leads to follow up on that came... Read more
Production Schedule Update
I am sure you all have noticed that it is taking a substantial amount of time to complete milling the rogue hilts. December flew through 50% of the work load.... Read more
I do not have much to update right now. The snow did close the shop a few days in the past three weeks. It slowed manufacturing and negotiations with other... Read more
Update of the Day!
Currently I am most of the way through the principal milling of the rogue hilts. If all goes well the milling portion of that will be... Read more
For Want of a Nail
Back again with another update. I got back from holiday shenanigans and have been working on the contour milling for the rogues. I did hit a bit of a snag... Read more
Happy New Year!
Sorry about the radio silence. The holidays got in the way of the updating rhythm.
Today's update is to note that the Quest Cards are almost complete. The recipes are... Read more
A less exciting headline to be sure, but we are coming up on the "B" side of the Rogue handle milling this week. That's the pretty side. So more pics,... Read more
I had some delays getting the metal in stock. But it finally showed up on Friday, which meant milling madness could finally begin. Each half of the Rogue handles needs... Read more
Production List Website
Here is the URL for the production list. It is a basic and simple page. Major updates will be posted here as well. But as production rolls out... Read more
Good News Everybody!
It's a plan!
We launch into proper production December 2nd. I have signed a contract with Nextfab Studio in Philadelphia www.nextfabstudio.com to use their Haas VF3 Milling center for the milling work... Read more
I am working on a contract for the production of the pans. We hope to have the contract finalized by the end of the week. Until the contract... Read more
Rogues and other news.
The rogue pans are finally in production! I have had to rescale based on the earlier test cut so that it actually fits a human hand. Currently I am in... Read more
Conventions Season Wraps Up
Apologies for the gap in updates. From August until about now is always a hectic time for us each year. Both Otakon and Dragoncon drop at the end of summer... Read more
The mill is definitely keeping me on my toes. The encoder on the x axis of my mill decided it did not need to pay attention to every step and... Read more
Nothing too exciting to report. Just figured I should check in.
I spent a good bit of time reworking to models for the appropriate draft angles needed to get some... Read more
Somewhat consistent update.
Hello again. I am going to be a bit more regular on this update front. From here on out I will be updating bi-weekly. Unless something cool happens.
As we... Read more
Overdue Posting TIme
My apologies on yet another overdue posting. Again I want to assure everyone that I am working diligently on this project, I have not been replaced by pod people or... Read more
We've got the Power!
Finished slugging all of the cable through the shop last week. Installed a new sub panel and now the machines have all the power they could want. The power meter now spins like... Read more
Time for plan Q!
Hello to all of you magnificent backers! First I would like to say thank you, for not only backing the project, but for being an understanding and genuinely concerned group... Read more
Woohoo! Cold Medication!
I am battling a case of the plague currently. Apparently when you attend and present at an event catering to thousands of people you invite yourself to plunge into a... Read more
I heard a something go thud in the shop, has anyone heard from James?
First off I must express my apology at dropping off the face of the earth. I have been mired in the production and management of the Fighting Man's Frying Pan... Read more
Welcome to Phase 2
Hello Kickstarter Supporters!
Let me introduce myself. My name is Nelly. I am Jim’s wife and detail oriented organizer. Jim is getting things ready to start production, so I am... Read more
The End is Nigh!
With only a few short hours remaining I continue to be surprised and amazed by everyone’s response and involvement in our crazy idea of Combat Kitchenware.
You have officially pledged... Read more
Massive Update of Gargantuan Proportions!
400% funded, and with only ten days left in this Kickstarter campaign!
As you may or may not have noticed the updates have slowed a bit. The laptop I use... Read more
Let loose the Rogue!
The rogue is now able to be purchased outside of the set. Let the sneakiest of our combat ready chef's arm themselves.
Other exciting news is that the $27,000 goal... Read more
Half Time Report!
Well the Kickstarter campaign is officially at the halfway mark. So fifteen days and 300% funded. I continue my jig!
Also we have reached our $20,000 stretch, which opens up... Read more
Say hello to the new guy, the Villain!
225% Funded! Hot damn! In case you are wondering there is a very large man with green hair doing a bit of a jig. Well it may not be coordinated... Read more
Paper Hats for All, plus Black Friday Bonanza!
$13,000 reached already! Every backer will get a .pdf paper hat craft project. I'm going to have to work up some more stretch goals for you all. Soon too at... Read more
Oops, my stretch goals seem to be showing.
The more astute of you may have noticed two new rewards. The “Adventurer’s Set” and “Two Fisted Fury” were added Earlier. Surprise! You can now order a set of Teflon... Read more
Combat Kitchenware is a Go! Atomic Batteries to Power!
100% Funded, in just one week, hot damn. I am very excited by the response from this project. It shows me that everyone does in fact need some epic culinary... Read more
Big Round Number Approaches!
Almost 90%! I am very excited. Any time a big round number shows up I get just that extra bit giddy.
Also, fun fact, we currently have about 500 lbs... Read more
So far so good! Almost 70% funded in just five days! I am very excited! Note all the exclamation points!
We are currently prepping the shop in anticipation. I am... Read more
We have gotten over 50% funding! An awesome start for this Kickstarter. I owe a big round of thanks to all of you who have pledged thus far.
Also there... Read more
Our Combat Kitchenware is off to a great start!
Special thanks to April Hoera for being the first person to join our mad kickstarter campaign.
We have also been featured... Read more