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So happy to see such progress! I went back through your updates and it kind of looks like you are about a month behind with your production/shipping schedule. Are the shakers going to be ready to give as gifts this Christmas?
@Jerry - Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate it.
@Matthew (AKA Garlic Shaker) - Thanks for all your hard work, it will pay off. I'm happy to have backed you. Unlike many other projects you are delivering a quality product, not a cheaply made poorly working over promised under delivered alpha or barely beta. Job well done! Thanks
Tim - Pretty funny! We'd love to see your hand carved shaker. Hopefully, once you have yours all will be well that ended well. We've done our best at all times.
Stephen - We will be sending out the KS address update survey prior to shipping. You will be able to update to update your address at that time.
Douglas - We will be sending them out just as soon as we have them back from the sonic welder for shipping. We want to make sure we have the most recent address for everyone and KS only lets us send out the survey once.
You have to hand it to these guys with their relentless positivity. And they get plus marks for communicating updates on a regular basis. But two years have passed and I'm pretty sure I could have hand-carved one of these by now. It's probably gonna be the most perfectest garlic shaker ever lol. But I've lost interest.
i look forward to having the shaker. when do you anticipate it being shipped to the backers?
also i will be changing addresses soon. please advise- what should i do?
thanks for a job well done.
Just wondering, since it looks like production is underway, will you be sending out surveys soon?
@Creator, thanks for the reply. Not sure of what colors I ordered. I know there are 3 of them and think at least one or two are white with blue trim and probably a white one with red trim. So if there is no red trim, then would want them all white with blue trim.
Oh, any pics of the booster?
@Jeffrey K. Mantell: we will be having all black, black and white, and blue and white. For those that pledge for red and white or white and white we will substitute for another color.
@Jerry: we will be having all black, black and white, and blue and white. For those that pledge for red and white or white and white we will substitute for another color.
@Svetlana Zhitnitsky, rSr Creations LLC: Thanks for the positive feedback. Really appreciate it. We did post a timeline about four posts back. You can see the answers to your questions there. As of now, that timeline still stands. Thanks again.
Hey garlic shaker team, congrats on getting production underway, as previous project creator myself i know how many challenges are involved in getting a project even to this point. I'm also curious, now that production is happening and everything is already in the US, what is your estimated timeline for completion and starting to fulfill backer rewards. I know it's hard to estimate prior to getting all your ducks in a row pre-production but you must have a general idea at this point. Please do let us know as I'm sure everyone is as excited as I am to know more :)
Thanks for the update. I have the same question as Jeffrey - the campaign page only white bodied garlic shakers (with colored caps and trim rings). From the manufacturing photos it looks like there are now black bodies. How will backers choose which body color they want (black or white)? Thanks
Nice pictures on the last update. I do have a question though, I thought they all would be white with different color trims. Seems the black ones will be all black or is there an outer layer that will be applied. Thank you.
@Jeffrey K. Mantell: Thanks Jeffery
It's great that you have everything that is needed to start production. Looking forward to hear how things are going and pics of things being produced. Can't wait to get mine here in Japan. I like to cook with fresh garlic for many of my dishes and this will make it much more easier.
Any update on the production schedule?
@Creator, glad that you got the materials in, now you can really start rolling and getting things made and sent out. Looking forward to seeing the next update and your thoughts of how things are progressing.
@ Jeffery - we will get the sonic welder to send us one for you to see.
@Creator, out of curiosity, in your next update, could you add a pic of what the power booster looks like. Thank you.
@Jeremy, I just went to their website, there is nothing on there that states you will receive it in five days. I see expected release date on the shop page, but nothing says delivery.
Why does you website say you can purchase and receive in 5 days?
@Creator, that's great. Glad the testing is going well and hope you'll be able to get production going at full speed so all of us can get this great product.
@Jeffrey K. Mantell: We got it and are testing it now. It appears to be working perfectly, so we ordered the materials for production.
@Douglas Liebert: Yes! We just posted about it. We got the booster, it's working well and we've ordered the materials for production.
Any testing on the booster yet, or are you still waiting on delivery?
Glad that you found an affordable booster, hope the testing works our great and you can resume production.
@Jeffrey K. Mantell: Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
@Kalpesh Bhatt: We are seeking a re-furnished power booster at the moment. As soon as we acquire one, we will update the ship date.
When is the estimated ship date?
@Creator, if the don't do a lot of welding that aren't on straight surfaces, it wouldn't be cost efficient for them to get such an add-on. An articulating arm isn't cheap, especially since you need a specialize computer and robotics and if you need high percision, they can be quite pricey. A booster is probably more cost efficient for them to actually get.
@ Jeffery - We will mention your idea it to them. Thanks for the suggestion.
I just know a little bit of different ways to bond materials together. Just too bad that the plant you are using doesn't have an articulating arm for the sonic welding head, then the shape of your shakers wouldn't have been a problem. Granted, that type of addition is slight costly for the company to own especially if they don't have much call for such welding.
@Jeffery - you sure do know your stuff about sonic welding. Well said.
When you do sonic welding, you are not using any heat. The plastics are fused together from sonic vibration.
When using this on a straight surface, the intensity remains the same. But when you have a surface that curves away from the sonic head, the intensity becomes less. The booster will allow to increase the intensity as the surface slowly pulls away from the sonic head.
You are basically using sound to vibrate to pieces and that vibration causes the parts touching together to quickly heat up and fuse together. This procedure barely cause any heat damage compared to other ways that were normally used.
@Jerry - Thank you. We are sure we will get it pinned down. A power booster, to the best of our understanding from our manufacturing partner gives us the ability to increase the amount of power to the sonic welder. It would be nice if it made smoothies too!
@Garlic Shaker - Thanks for the update, good luck getting your power booster! BTW - what the heck is a power booster? Kinda sounds like a high octane smoothie :D
@ Jeffery - The lids went great. The interior protrusions problem has been solved. Thanks for asking.
@Creator, how was the testing and tuning for the lids? I remember before you were having problems from the sonic welding breaking off some of the interior protrusions. Were you able to correct that?
@Chris - we are waiting for more test parts before we can estimate the finish date.
So when is the estimated finished date?
@Stephen - We have a couple more test results we are waiting on. Then we have to buy the amount of materials we need for production which takes a few weeks to ship. We are wildly behind on this project, but you will get it. Sadly, not by July which is in two weeks.
@Jerry - Thank you for the positivity!
thanks for the updates. for the record- i never thought you would fail.
regarding receiving the shaker- you posted the dates in 2015- two years ago. is there an updated new time? i have a more immediate use - like this july.
also, i would like to purchase a 2nd shaker- please advise.
and finally- thanks for your efforts
@Garlic Shaker - Thanks for the update, looking good! I have zero concern about this project. You keep communicating and showing progress which backers always appreciate. I know we'll lover our garlic shaker when we get it.
@Mark - Actually, we have tested the Garlic Shaker on shallots and even nuts. It works pretty well for shallots. Not as good as it works on garlic though. It also works reasonably well for some nuts like peanuts and pistachios. Again, it was not designed for that, but it does work decently.
Do you think you could slap together a shallot peeler, too? ... when you get around to it. .. in your spare time?
Thanks alot. .. those things can be just as tough.
@Jeffery - Very well said and completely accurate in out case. Thank you for sharing your insightful opinions.