Shipping today! 2/21/12
It's been a long time in coming, but the first shipment is going out today. Woohoo
In the 2 months since my last update, I've been refining the process and I finally have it to a place where I'm happy with the output. They really look good.
It's been a really wet couple of months for us in Austin, Tx (good), and that humidity causes problems with the dry powder coating paint that I'm using (bad), but I'm getting the hang of it.
Shipments will be going out today and tomorrow, and then every 2 weeks until they are in everybody's hands.
The last couple weeks, I have been transitioning out of prototype mode, and into production mode. I've got the process and workflow done, now it's time to crank them out.
All the cutters in this batch were made entirely by me in the garage. Starting with the next batch, some friends will be volunteering some time to help me maximize the output. I'll know more by the end of the next batch how long it will take to get everybody their cutters.
Thanks soo much for the support and the patience. I bit off a lot when I decided to make them myself. I've learned so much in this process, and the cutters get more refined with each one I make.
One of the benefits to making them myself is that I don't need to get a lot of money upfront to introduce new designs, and during the Christmas break I started playing around with a new cutter.
It's called the "Moon and Stars" design because it makes round and star shaped cookies, and it'll be the first design introduced when I launch the sales website. I've got to work on it some more, but I've tabled it until I fulfill all the kickstarter orders. It's not an original design. It's been around for a long time as an example of tessellation, but it's never been used as a cookie cutter and it'll be a great generic non-holiday design. Let me know what you think about it.