October Shipping Update
First shipments are in the mail!
Well that's good news right?! Still plugging away on grips but things are coming along. Fortunately our fulfillment system is very efficient so we should start moving more quickly from this point. Right now we have shipped orders that contain only brass pens, just because those parts were finished first. No reason to sit around! Aluminum parts are getting tumbled and ultrasonic cleaned this week and will go out for nickel plating. We are most of the way through that process already.
We should be finished with machining in about two weeks if our luck holds out. However, Mr. Murphy is still with us. We were supposed to start shipping last week...but...our compressor decided to die on us. Unfortunately almost every machine/process requires compressed air so we were down for a few days until the techs could get out and look at the problem. One of the bearings (bearings again) on the cooling fan motor broke down and seized. They ended up disabling the fan circuit to keep the controller from alarming out, and we are using an external fan to blow across the cooling element. It's limp-along mode but it will work until they can ship us a new motor.
In other random news, I've been working on a pen holder for quite a while. We pulled some first prototypes of of the mill today but I can't decide which style I like. We took a poll in the shop but feel free to weigh in. Do you prefer they style on the left or the right? These won't be part of the campaign, but we might get out a handful before the Holidays ;)
Thanks again for your support and patience!