Our operator ran first articles of the newly polished/textured mold yesterday, and ran into an unexpected issue. Apparently the mold polisher used too rough of a texture as it doesn't match the texture of the original Settlers Board parts. When he went to pull the part off the mold, it stuck inside of the cavity and caused breakage of the parts as he pulled them out. See below for carnage:
He's going to try a few things to see if he can overcome this issue with part cooling and temperature management, but he won't be in again until Monday as they run the shop at four 10s.
The boxes are ready to be filled if he is able to solve the production issue:
I was obviously crushed to come in and hear this, but I'm optimistic that he'll be able to figure something out. If he doesn't, we'll have to crate up the mold again and send it down to be re-textured with a lighter texture.
On a more positive note, we launched Christmas pre-orders for our bamboo boards for those who're interested in getting one for a friend or for themselves for this Christmas. We'll run it until October 31, or until we max out our production capacity of 500 units. Our manufacturer has guaranteed Christmas delivery for the boards sold during this period.
I'll update next week once I have more info on the Seafarers mold. Thank you.