After a whirlwind of a Fall (pun intended - I took a less than graceful departure from the chair lift while snowboarding), a crazy Winter, and a busy Spring of long days and late nights at the shop getting rifles out the door, it was time for my shoulder rebuild. I went under the knife at the end of April. The surgery went as planned despite me making my injuries worse than the MRI report had originally revealed in the months leading up to the surgery. I am hopeful that I will have some new life in me once I am recovered. In addition to my torn up shoulder from the snowboarding wreck, I had been bothered on a daily basis by a couple previous injuries while performing typical tasks in the shop. Those calcium chunks pictured below were forming since a bicep tear seven years ago. Getting those out should be a really good thing. Now that I have my feet back under me and am getting to the shop regularly again, I am learning what lies ahead in the next 6-9 months for this one-armed machinist.
I want to take a second and thank my customers for being understanding and flexible in this period full of unknowns. You guys make all the hard work worth while.
Going forward rifle builds will be quoted with delivery times that are achievable and hopefully accommodating to your needs. After my productive Winter the current backlog is minimal, but production is obviously lagging. I am thankful for numerous two-handed assistants on which I will rely to do the wrench pulling for a few months. With the industry as busy as it is, now is the time to make decisions and acquire parts for Fall/Winter projects. Please don't hesitate to take these first steps to get your project started. Contact me today!
On the bright side, more keyboard time might result in website catch up and the design of a few more products I have in mind. Thanks for your support and stay tuned!