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...and I just found the link to the video, and was able to take the pencil apart, and confirm I received a 0.5 mm pencil, with a second 0.5 mm mechanism, and a 0.9 mm mechanism. When you can, please send the 0.7 mm mechanism, and let me know where to return the duplicate 0.5 mm. No other issues!
My titanium pencil came today, and it is beautiful. However, it looks like I received two 0.5 mm and one 9 mm mechanisms, instead of the set of 0.5, 0.7, and 0.9 mm. I can't actually tell, since it will not disassemble. I can get the tip part way off, but the Allen key does nothing.
Same boat here as well @Paul. Was told some time ago had everything needed to get my Ti pencil moving and said it would go out the following Monday. And now my pencil is not ready? Hopefully I can just forget about it and maybe it will show up sometime this year?
Speaking of which, it’s coming up close to a year since this project started and six months past the estimated delivery.
My pencils are brilliant, can't decide if I prefer the bronze or the brass so am very glad I have one of each. My only, very small, criticism is that the eraser is a little small and regularly falls out, particularly when being used.
Thank you for a great product and good luck for whatever you do next, I will be looking forward to your next project.
Use my pencil (bronze) since a few weeks and love it all in all.
One issue since last week: the tip is sticking out on its own after it's been retracted (same problem as Timothy Jiang describe). Can I fix this on my own?
I am in agreement with Paul. I know problems arise with projects. However I ordered one (1) 9mm pencil in bronze (no engraving) and was backer #17 and I am still playing the waiting game as well.
Hi Andrew. Don't get me wrong, we really appreciate your honesty and transparency, however I really need to get my 0.7 Titanium pencil soon. Understand the recent issues you have been having, but confused as to why email from you dated 3/7 states that pencil is ready and will be posted same day, yet as of 14/8, no movement. Can you please advise. Thanks, Paul
I received my bronze engraved pencil a few days ago and have been using it daily. I absolutely love it!
Hey there, I emailed a few weeks back, I have what appears to be the stainless pencil and all the parts I ordered, just not the other three pencils. Any chance of an ETA on those?
Hey, I got my pencil and have been using it. It feels quite nice, but a couple of issues:
First, as others have noted, the end isn't connecting to the shaft quite flush (not a big deal). Second, the tip is sticking out on its own after it's been retracted. Also the knock is shaking around when I use the pencil. Finally, I can't seem to unscrew the eraser plug to add in more leads!
Let me know please if those are normal.
Just received my pencil: BEAUTIFUL! I love the weight. Thank you for creating & completing such a remarkable product.
my particular set of rewards definitely fall into the category of all the delays, right Andrew?
Thanks Andrew, I'm glad I remembered the engraving!
@Andrew, thank for your quick reply. Confirm the Serial no is BZ, all good now, many thanks.
I am trying to find my survey response and all, but no luck. Backer #272. I tried messaging earlier...
I’d also love to see an update on the 9mm issue - has that been resolved yet? I’ve got a copper with engraving and 9mm so I’m also in the ‘what are the odds’ club - just wondering where we stand on copper and on 9mm ?
Andrew, Backer #107, ordered 2 - .9mm copper engraved, haven't heard an update recently on .9mm issue. I definitely won the lottery with choices made and aligning perfect with your production issues.
@Alan Salls, I don't blame you for forgetting! I have you down for a titanium pencil with "Damien T Salls" engraved on it.
Side note, I don't like your email address on the public comments page like that. It's out of my control but I would as Kickstarter to remove the comment or at least your email address from it so it not out there for everyone to see.
@Reyn Yorio Tsuru , it all looks good to me. It may be because I did not use the Kickstarter survey tool. instead, I used the Crowdox tool. Unfortunately, copper and titanium are the last batches to be finished and you ordered both. I am making progress though.
@David Tang, Great news on the pencils arriving. Not so good news on the confused material. The best way to check is to take the pencil apart and see what the serial number says. BZ for bronze and CU for copper. Here is a video to help with taking it apart. https://youtu.be/NecaaOL9XhU
Keep me posted.
@Tobias Mijnssen, not a problem. Please send me a message with your new address, when you have it if you don't already and a date.
@Paul Wohoooo! Thanks man. I really appreciate the public support. This campaign has been the hardest campaign yet for me so I really appreciate the support.
@James Durham Thanks for the patients. Unfortunately, it is not just the backer number. Folks that ordered more than one and/or engraving are waiting longer because I have to wait until all the pencils are finished and for the extra time to engrave. I know this does not makes sense, order more and wait longer. I am working on this.
@Jennifer Zambernard I have not had finished bronze bodies since getting the .9mm mechanisms. They are next on the list though and then titanium.
Happy to hear the update. Sounds like my pencils (engraved bronze, engraved stainless, and an un-engraved copper) are almost at the finish line.
I thank you very much for the update Andrew. Have a nice weekend!
@Sajid Fakir I'm sorry for the confusion. You should have received a pre-paid shipping label already. I will send a new one now.
@Kerim Evin I have all the remaining stainless steel pencils completed. If you are not waiting for another pencil to go with it, and you are not, I will ship them out on Tuesday of next week.
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Kickstarter indicates that I have not completed a survey for my pledge products, but I have done so, and repeated to make sure...so is my order not in?
@Andrew, I just receive my 2 pencils today, really prefect, my order is one Ti, one bronze. However, the supposed bronze pencil that I received is a bit reddish like copper, instead of yellowish brown like the picture that you posed in the project page. Is there a way that I can identify it is bronze not mistakenly shipped a copper one to me? Thanks.
Hi Andrew, I will be moving countries in two weeks and was wondering if you could put shipping my pencil on hold until I can send me new address through?
If you haven't received your pencil yet, be patient they are absolutely worth it! I love mine and this has been one of the best, if not the best, product designs I've backed on Kickstarter.
Andrew has killed it with this and has been open and transparent about the process. Again, great Kickstarter campaign!
I am backer # 10 with that low of number you would think I’d have my pencil already. I hope to get it this week. Creator has had some bad luck with this one but he is honest so I wait patiently.
Any update on the .9mm bronze pencils?
Send me the postage paid shipping label and I will affix that label to the package you sent me and send it to wherever the label says.
I already paid to have you ship my pencil to me. It’s unfair if you’re asking me to pay to ship this pencil which you accidentally sent to me. This pencil is not inexpensive. I paid my good hard earned money for it. If it cuts into your profit slightly to send out a pre-paid shipping label to correct your error, then that is what needs to be done.
You have my email. Prepaid labels can be emailed. Please send it and send me my pencil.
I’m still looking for my stainless steel pencil, will I see it soon? Thanks
@Jeremy I stopped shipping for a while as I figure out a new shipping process. Shipping will start again on Monday. I made a short update below but I will make a full update next week. I will get through them all.
@Chorok Woo Yes, the clip was delayed so I made the call to ship without it. I hope to send everyone a clip + new erasers by the end of August. I made the call that the erasers that came with the pencil are not good enough.
@arkw Great news!!! I'm sorry you didn't get a heads up that it was coming. I have that fixed now. Not that it will help you now. Enjoy the pencil and let me know if you have any feedback as you use it more.
@Stefan Beudgen I am still working on the titanium bodies. I can't tell you how much work it is to blend and finish them by hand. I will get some moving in the next few weeks.
@Jonathan Kotas, Thank you! I am glad you and your friend are enjoying the pencil. I really appreciated you adding the feedback. Noted on the grip and finish. I may experiment with different options once I get the pencils out. Thank you!
@Sajid Fakir, it's not unfair to hold it hostage but if everyone does it I can't return them to their rightful owners and make the switch. Would you be willing to ship it to the other person if they shipped yours directly to you?
@Vivek Krishnan, the titanium pencils are taking an incredible amount of work to blend out the seem and finish by hand. I really underestimated this. I am looking for a solution while doing them by hand for now. I will get through them but I am not sure how long it is going to take.
@HDM, Unfortunately, your order has not shipped yet. I hope to have more engraved stainless steel pencils in 2 weeks. Please bear with me.
@Everyone, I hope you are ready for the weekend. I just wanted to give a quick update about what I have been up to. if you didn't know already I was working with a fulfilment warehouse that was picking and shipping your orders. This freed me up to work on pencils. But after much deliberation, I have decided to fulfil the rest of the orders myself. There has been quite a learning curve for me to understand how to keep tabs on everything but I am now ready to start shipping again. The downside is it will be slower than before so please bear with me, but the order will start to move again. I am using Stamps.com so please stay tuned for a tracking email. I have 86 engraved bronze pencils going out over the weekend and then more stainless steel pencils next week.
Hey Andrew, just wondering what’s going on with the rest of the pencils?
Received at my office while I was traveling. Missing the clip. Any way to get the clip?
I got my titanium pencil today without any shipping notifications.
It's looks fine. Thanks!
Hi Andrew, I didn‘t receive my pencil neither a tracking number.
Do I have to worry?
I've had the titanium pencil 2.0 for a month now and quite frankly it has exceeded my expectations. I showed it to a friend of mine who is an manufacturing engineer for a southern California aerospace company. She felt that this pencil easily met the same quality standards that they must work to in their line of work. I love the feel and balance of it in my hand as I write, and I can tell you that my days with cheap plastic pencils are gone forever. One small quibble; the surface machining is so smooth that it feels a bit slippery in hand. When you come out with 3.0 you may want to consider a knurled surface on the pencil body to improve the grip. Otherwise an impressive product and I congratulate you and your team for a job well done - it was worth the wait!