Monday, December 31, 2007

the plan....

ok, here's where I'm at.

plan to cut blanks this week, 25pcs of each size,
that should cover the early interest I've seen.

so, should have a decent batch of cogs ready
to send out in another week or so.

If I don't hit any more roadblocks, and if my
HTML skillz don't fail me, I'll be adding a
PayPAL shopping cart to the site.

Expect to have this done and be able to take
orders on Wednesday, shipping out cogs
beginning next week.......

still need to figure the details of
sending across borders.

edit to add:
just looked, appears that sending International
has a flat postage rate for First Class, so should
be easy enough to add that as an option to the
shopping cart thingy......

Saturday, December 29, 2007

oh shit.

look what I did.
soooooo close.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

2 steps forward

hoping to avoid
the one step back.

qwik update

wow, surprised by the interest and chatter out there! gettin' me all excited. or at least gettin' me off my lazy ass.

process is being dialed. figuring out grits and compounds, reworking my arbor/fixture, working on consistancy.

couple more sessions in the basement workshop, then should be able to take some orders.

address a few questions out there:

chain: reason I say not to use a 9-speed chain is that I think they suck. Oh, and the cogs are a bit thick (.090") for the narrower 9speed, might hang up a bit, like on some of the early Surly rings. Will work fine with 8speed or 1/8" chains.

cost? right now, $25-30 ea, leaning towards $25.

shipping? seems to work to mail them in a heavy photo envelope. can fit four per envelope, $4.95 to send 1 envelope. applies to domestic US.

Shipping to you funny talkin' international types will be determined by additional postage rates, if any????, which I'm currently clueless about.

more later, peace.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

in action

Cogs are in action.

left (1) in the 'burg for
Hugh Jass inspection.
(2) sent to NC,
(2) in transit to Denver.

Holidaze kicking my ass.
First small 'production' run is cut,
handful of each size. Refining the
bevel process, should be able to
rock-n-roll soon enough!

Hope to go live after the New Years.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

testing...1, 2, 3.

Hand filed beta.

Mounted up, test sled #A.Poverty Creek session.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007