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The Dragons were completed a couple of weeks ago. I really like doing the carvings and still have a couple of sets to go. One set I spent a long time doing ended up lost in the mail so I'm having to redo them. The poor guy had been waiting ages for them too. I'm sorry all this is taking longer than I anticipated. I seem to be constantly working my butt off and getting nowhere fast. I'm exhausted, frustrated and continually coming up against problems with the woods,...
I've tried a huge number of baffle materials trying to find that 'ideal' material that is rigid, strong, light and relatively easy to work with and the search continues. I even used Corian once and it made a huge dusty mess of my whole shop. I tried paperstone, phenolic sheet, particle board, UHMW, ABS and numerous others.My shop is part experimental graveyard.
Yes, those baffles are plexiglass.   I haven't used plain wood in a long time as it's prone to split, I've been using high grade ply because it's very stable and strong. I wanted to use plexiglass because of it's industrial strength but the stuff is a real pain to work with so only a few sets have it, even though I think it's one of the best baffle material.The glue squeeze out is normal, I take the Grado approach of using excess to ensure a proper seal, it does...
Yeah, I had all kinds of going wrong for a while and it was incredibly frustrating not being able to give anyone any positive news until I could get it figured out. It's quite a relief to get back to a more normal state where I can get things done again instead of pulling my hair out. It's hard anticipating problems you don't realize you're going to have. The finish thing was driving me crazy for weeks and I ended up reading everything I could on alternatives and buying...
Hi Guys, sorry for missing Xmas but I haven't forgotten you!   So, updates... I'm working around the clock to get these done as quickly as possible, and as with any small startup I've talked to, I've been having my share of problems. I had a couple of custom orders to do which ended up taking an extraordinary amount of time, I totally underestimated how long they'd take and they quickly became way more complicated than I thought they would. The other major problem...
Hi all,   sorry about going dark for a while, I'm slaving away to get things done and it is taking a lot of time but progress is being made and I'm still hoping to get a bunch out before Christmas. This business thing is a lot more involved than I imagined and I'm still having some problems with supplies from Beyer and other places. I also have a few sets that are taking a lot of time to do due to special requests (not GB sets) and trying to keep up with all the...
Sorry about that, Funch, I've been getting so buried in mails I've been losing track of some things. I've never had this much to do before and It's proving really difficult to keep up with the volume as well as making phones and knives and everything else going on. I'm not trying to ignore anyone, I'm just swamped.
Ok, I sent the final pricing off to Brenton with confirmations of all materials and options.   Only thing I don't currently have is finish preference... gloss, semi, satin, flat etc.   I'll assume gloss unless otherwise specified. If you want other than gloss, let me know.   Cheers G
No problems,   actually the macassar has become the hardest to get and most expensive for some reason. I finally tracked down a batch of blackwood and ziricote. You were not the only blackwood buyer and I now have enough blackwood put aside to cover everyone who wanted it and more. Macassar will be harder to get but you can decide, it's like $10 difference between them.   I have no clue about the new pads so can't say.      
Hopefully there will be an option on the list for finish and termination, if not I'll add those myself. The final pricing should be done soon and we can get down to business with the final parts I need to order (pads, plugs and some wood) I already have most of what I need here but there are still a couple of things to get on order and sometimes shipping takes a while on some items, I'm making good progress though on the parts I need to get ready.
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