Searching for the Goldilocks zone
Long=Short; The new plug mould was too small this time, we immediately put in an expedited order for new moulds of three different sizes (to cover all bases). That order should be here Monday the 20th.
The new plug mould came in yesterday (Monday the 13th) morning. We poured some plugs and tested them, this time finding they were too small. We had over compensated thinking that if the plugs were slightly too small then at least the cross section underneath would lock the plugs in place enough, that was wrong. Before we ordered, there was discussion that maybe we should just order both the exact fit and the undersized, we didn’t and let’s just say there are a few “I told you so”s going around the shop. The solution: I stayed up last night redrawing the moulds so they would be able to meet the size requirements for “expedited printing” (one week delivery instead of 2-3) sent those to the printer and now we should be receiving the new ones on Monday the 20th. We have also, this time, made sure to order some of various sizes (varied by fractions of a mm). Once we get them and confirm a solid fit, we will update you and then lock off addresses, giving you a shipping schedule.
At this point we are only waiting on the plugs, below we have posted a picture of what the location kit and wall kits look like in their package. On the bright side this gives us a bit more time to focus on the directions and make sure they look clear and have enough tips and tricks for everybody, this means we will be able to ship directions with the pledges rather than emailing the PDF to everybody as we originally talked about.
We also have decided on what we will throw in to packages as a bit of an extra to make up for the delay. First all of those that ordered Tile Mould Kits will each receive some of the oversized plugs. As a group they don’t fit so well, but if you use them sparingly they still will work, and you can cut silicone with a knife or scissors, so if you want to make your own ‘special plugs’ have at it (let us know if you find a handy type, we have already been experimenting ourselves). You will be able to tell the between the two sizes as the old ones will be in separate bag and the new ones have an indentation on the bottom side. The second thing we will be doing is sending everyone who is receiving an order some bases, that way if you want to replace some of your old bases it will be on us.
We will keep you posted.