Jason Scott, speaking for the board, and apologizing.
There were a dearth of updates and information between the October update and now. That is entirely my fault. The repair board defaults to me as the speaker, and I'm the only one who has written updates. When I didn't, they didn't. So you were in the dark for a couple months. I caused that.
Last year, I said "yes" to too many things, and I spent 220 out of 365 days traveling. I'd come home from a bunch of travel, find my housemate had piled all the mail and packages on my bed, get them out of the way, fall asleep, and then begin packing for the next trip when I woke up. The result was that I was often having trouble answering mail and shipping out my own packages, much less working with the boxes of picks that Schuyler has been steadily sending me.
Last week, a bunch of picks went out of $500 backers. More will go out Monday. Sales of pick sets to offset costs will continue and are likely to be on a Shopify store, along with the promised sales of locks and shirts and cases I mentioned last year.
Schuyler has been working steadily on picks, refining his process, and has been putting money into the (separate) account we set up for buying material, as was promised. The process, while relatively slow, is continuing.
There is no point in giving time estimates, but be assured I would like this all in the rear window of everyone's life as much as everyone else, including Schuyler, who has returned to a healthy and happy life and is happily making his picks as well as his work researching lock history and his day job that gives him the structure (and health insurance) he needed.
Do not let us lag, next time. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to comment here, but also please mail me - it has been a very involved year, and this year is me saying "no" to a lot of travel and commitments so I can clear out my backlog, including this project.