Jason Scott, speaking for the board.
Why The Shipping Delay on Remaining Boxes?
I'm going to take personal responsibility for this one. At the September ship-out, after three solid days of packaging and shipping at the local post office depot, I didn't think straight, and I had a local person who was a friend of Schuyler's take the remainder of the items on, instead of taking them home with me to NY. (I had filled the back of the car with foreign-addressed boxes). The shipper was kind enough to accept them, but hadn't made clear that they had a multi-week trip to take, and later, switched jobs.
It's not their responsibility to be the shipper for the project - it's mine. So I've contacted them, and will be driving up to Boston to pick up these boxes and the addresses, and other items, and I will be sending all the remainder of items (roughly 100-130) out from NY. That's the cause of the delay. People have been mailing looking for updates, and now you know. It will be handled.
The Upgraders and the Outsiders (If you upgraded/purchased outside of the Kickstarter)
Over time, another set/class of folks have come forward - people who submitted money outside of the Kickstarter to either upgrade a reward or to purchase the forthcoming locks. There aren't many, but they're another small group of people who need to have things made right. Some have been mailing and have been talked to already, but if you're someone who made a side deal with Schuyler or otherwise used his locksport site to buy a product you have not recieved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and the spreadsheet Schuyler owes for this week will be reconciled with it for shipping. If you've contacted us already, we have it.
With this group now being addressed, that should be the sum total of everyone associated with this Kickstarter - everyone should now be "in process" towards closing it out.
Field Test of Picks
The rule we've had Schuyler with regards to travel and appearances is to focus on events where he is paid or compensated for his lockpicking work, so that he can gear those funds towards some of the costs with this project. However, an opportunity came up for him to have an all-expenses paid trip to present in California at a company, and he's left to go there. (He is not taking any time off from his new job to do this event.)
He has brought his prototype picks and will be observing the performance of them at this event, as hands both old and new try them out. Based on this, he'll give the go-ahead for the first short run of picks to be done and sent out to higher-end backers and a few lockpicking experts to ensure the highest quality and dependable tools, and then we'll do the big roll-out.
Thanks again for your patience.