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.
Keith Rucker over at VintageMachinery.org posted another video today using our Spindle Square. He did a great job demonstrating how to get your mill all trammed in and alternative methods to doing it.
We had a few referrals as a result. Well more than a few … Production is stepping up to make sure they make it out in a timely manner. I thought I should share some video and photos so folks who have placed orders can see some progress on their Squares.
Here you can see a photo one of the bodies being milled out the CNC Bed Mill:
Right now we have all indicators, and materials on order. We expect those in by the end of the week. Ideally we catch up with the backlog in the next 2-3 weeks.
Well sometimes fixtures don’t work as planned or you CAM isn’t right. It seems like a shame though to toss a part that is functionally correct but has a problem on the cosmetics. In this case we are listing blemished parts on ebay for sale so they can be used and loved.