We are replacing our existing shop with a new facility with greater power, better noise insulation, a stronger floor and better venting. During this time we expect to continue business until we sell out of our inventory. We are hoping to be operational again in 2-3 months. The demolition is scheduled to begin at the end of February 2019.
Inventory is limited but we have been working hard to build a surplus over the last few months. Once it is sold out we will mark the page and provide a newsletter signup to keep up to date when production starts back up.
We will be raising our shipping prices to match what USPS rate hike on first class and priority mail. The changes appear minor for most of our shipment needs but customers may notice a slight change:
As always we combine shipping where possible.
We are taking a few weeks off to enjoy our families and the summer. We will be returning during the last week of June. Please drop us an email if you have any questions.
Now this being said it doesn’t mean there isn’t progress being done. We also have a new prototype in the works for a CNC Drag Engraver. After we get back we will start to look for beta testers so if you have interest please drop us a note. This engraver is a bit different as it will let you use carbide or diamond bits which will cost between $.05-$10 and can be purchased at most home improvement stores. We are hoping to price the engraver around the $30 mark.
Well it has been a busy few days but we got a bunch of orders out. The post office was kind enough to give us an instruction sheet in the future on how to handle large package pickups/deliveries in the future …
We are caught up into orders from the 4th of March which is when thing started slowing down from that major influx. The hope here is within the week to get completely caught up. I don’t believe we have gone past the 2 week estimate provided to any customers.
Many should have received their orders so of course as this is a fairly new product we welcome feedback, suggestions and feedback.
Keith Rucker was nice enough to send along a thank you note as well as some of his stickers. I just thought it was a very class act thing to do. I am not sure if everyone would be so formal to follow up.
We have been making good progress on the large influx of orders though. Catching up until March 3rd where we got about half of them done. We are waiting on supplies that were ordered that day. Hopefully we get everything we need by this Wednesday and can get into March 4th orders by mid to late this week.
We had an exciting day here in the Portland area with a late winter wind storm. We lost power at the shop for a good portion of the day slowing us out a bit:
Luckily no real damage to the area just time 🙂
On the plus side there was some progress and plan to get caught up to our orders from April 3rd tomorrow which means they will go out on April 10th.
We appreciate all of the kind words and folks understanding with the delay given the large influx of orders we got from the vintagemachinery.org video series.
We shipped out a group of spindle squares today based on what materials we had in stock. We still need more indicators, hardware, and raw materials. There are many half done or missing small pieces. All materials are on order to complete the rest of the run from the referrals from VintageMachine.org videos on youtube.
All machines are busy making what they can and even down to the little ones. Here is one of our 3d printers making the plastic inserts for the front of the square. They used to be painted but found this faster, more precise and looked better when finished.
Extrusion based low cost 3d printers are great for this kind of thing.