update #14 pens shipping sunday
Thanks for being patient everyone.
As of Sunday I will be picking up the rest of the first run and 300 pens from the second run from finishing. I will be shipping as many as I can Sunday night and am enlisting many people to help in this process.
A short explanation.
Over the past two months, the finishing process got super complicated. We worked together and came up with a new way to reprocess and finish these pens and as of this week got done the rest of the first run and got rolling on the second run. Before we could do this, we headed down several dead end paths that showed promise but ended up leaving myself and the finishing shop stumped. Many things were learned throughout this process and the delays that occurred, but Ill got into more detail on my blog after the kickstarter for those of you who are interested. I never thought this step of the process would take this much time and am super sorry. The manufacturing team was optimistic about when parts would come back, but as we hit some snags it got more complicated. Good news is, we are moving forward!
At this rate, the rest of the pens will be done by next weekend and I will pick them up and try to ship as fast as I can to make up for the delay (I will have many hands on deck to do so). Hopefully, barring any more delays, all pens will be shipped out before Christmas.
Thanks again for your support and hanging in with me as I dealt with these snags.
Looking forward to shipping out the rest of these pens!