A thing I noticed with Bill is he portrayed himself as someone that will tell you want you want to hear even if its not true,. Come on he was a lawyer! When my one day turn around turned into almost two months. With every PM came promises they were in the mail the next day. He would always throw in something to lighten up the situation. I didn't care for it but I went along with it since he had my hf2 cups.
So I finally got something in the mail that resembled a cup and was made aware they were only prototypes. News to me. They weren't even the same shells he sent pics of two weeks prior(when they were done?) Also in the box, because of the long wait was two random shells that to me were just some crap he grabbed off the bench and threw in the box.
So I was not happy and he knew it. We went back and forth in pms and he wanted to redeem himself. So I gave him the chance. The next set were not any better. I went with a local guy to get my headphones back together. It cost me more money but the guy knew what he was doing.
So Bill saw I was unhappy and sent me a refund and demanded his shells back. Since I didn't ask for a refund, I didn't feel the need to waste my time on getting him his shells back. I also didn't appreciate how I was told to return his shells. Now they sit on my desk. One of them holds a nasty blob of dynamat I took off of a sheet.
I have given him feedback on the shells he sent and see none of it was used. In some of his last pictures posted of alot of shells with lacquer plastered all over them was a hint that he didn't care for the feedback.
I think he was always trying to come up with the next great thing and was never really good at just making decent cups. If he tried and focused on one thing at a time he could probably produce some nice work. The pine shells he showed off some time ago has some promise and I really do hope he does get his act together and get everyone what they paid for and just get back to sharing good info.
Man my cocobolo's are beautiful. Not pricey at all IMO, and contained metal mesh as well. Haven't had a problem with them at all, although he said he had dynamat in the mail and it never came. Oh well. Still don't have any on my cans