End of August Quick Update
almost 2 years ago
– Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 05:01:37 PM
The shortest version is that we're behind schedule.
The longer version is that we're in the process of bringing a second CNC online (we had two but one was not up to the task so we've added a 2nd that is... and retired our original)
We've installed a new Drill-press and industrial sander that will allow us to make these screens like you expect, clean, professional and awesome.
Bit of backtracking on our part but the delay will be worth it.
Sorry for the lapse, we're on it and will push on.
More info once we've made some progress... 1 +- weeks.
Thanks so much for you patience.
The order of the schedule has not changed but as of right now we have not started on #1... hopefully this week.
I'll be in touch when thats done with pictures and a revised schedule.
2nd week in August..
about 2 years ago
– Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 09:03:28 PM
Is when the first of these should start shipping out.
There's been a bit of a delay as my 2nd CNC decided to loose its mind and has been in the shop all this time... its fully fixed and I've been assured it'll be on its way back to me in the next couple of weeks... Not much I can do beyond wait for it to arrive.
That being said I've planned in a 2nd schedule in case my 2nd cnc does not arrive in good order and time. I'll switch projects and devote all my machining time to this project until complete if all is not rolling by August 15th.
So first, sorry for the delay.
Second, things are in hand, just moving slower than expected.
Third. Thanks so much for your support and patience.
about 2 years ago
– Mon, Jul 03, 2017 at 12:37:20 AM
Just dropping in to say hello.
We'll get started on these as planned on July 14th.
about 2 years ago
– Mon, Jun 05, 2017 at 09:30:42 PM
Schedule for the first batch of DM Screens
We're going to take this on in several different ways.
2. First in first out
For this first batch I rolled a D4 and came up with #1, so this first batch of rewards will be alphabetical.
There are 50 backers who paid, responded and are in the cue for machining. Several backers dropped out.
There are 3 backers who for whatever reason (contact me any time at 425-591-0403) have not responded to their surveys and so are not included for the time being.
Here's the list and rough dates for the first batch:
There's 22 folks in the first batch... I chose them in A-Z order and I'm reversing that for deliver to Z-A order for a double random order... Trying to be as fair as possible.
I figure 4 backers per week for about 13 weeks, That means from July 14th for the first to October 13th is the rough time-block we're looking at.
Could be a bit faster, could be a bit slower, but this is what I can say right now is looking good.
As we progress I may be in touch to confirm details or re-acquire art (had a computer crash and the main victim was my inbox.. I've got most of it I think, but just keep an eye out for any mails from us for new artwork for engraving... no big deal.
We'll be shipping as we complete the screen packages in order so we won't be holding anyone's finished pledge back. When its done and ready to go, it ships.
Here's the work order as it stands today.
- Joe Liedtke
- Jeff Obenschain
- Heather White
- Grant Dagg
- Geoffrey Alleger
- Gary James
- Robert Biskup
- Erik Ingersen
- Emma Farrow
- Erik Brickman
- Doug Jacobs
- David Speakman
- David Morgan
- David Di Muro
- Daniel Wentzel
- Craig Connor
- Christopher Tavares
- Christopher Anderson
- Charles Wasserman
- Brett Williams
- Barbara Paul
- Amber Black
This gets us a little under half way there. After these are complete I'll use another sorting method for the remaining 28 and then schedule those out.
Thanks for your patience.
Work begins at the end of May....
over 2 years ago
– Sat, May 13, 2017 at 08:56:34 PM
I've been shuffling projects around in the shop and its time to shuffle this one to the top.
The wood is in-house, the tooling is ready the programs are written.
Time to begin making some chips!
There are 64 backers on this campaign and so I'm going to try something a little different.
I'm going to break out each backer into their own scheduled window and post that schedule here...
This will allow me to handle all the custom aspects of each pledge for each backer easily and at one time. It also means that you'll all know when to expect your Master Screens.
I'll be back in a few days with a schedule and timeline on who's going first and the order of completion.
Thanks for being patient with me on this folks. Structure is almost here.
One last thing of note.
If you have engraving as part of your pledge I need you to send me your art again. I had it all stored in e-mail and suffered a computer crash that lost most of it... so... I need it again.
If you miss this, I'll be in touch when I get to your order, but the more I've got in advance the faster I can go.
Send your art to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include notes on placement or if we should talk in person. (I'm using my trusty paper notebook for my notes this time around and backing up my mail off-server... so fool me once... :)