Leave the venders alone... they make nice things...
Too late. Shortly after posting I spoke with Henry. We have had enough. The vendor who was holding up this run was given one of the items below (NOT a flashlight). Henry and I had already visited another vendor here who does work for the US military, and will do both a better and more timely job on what we need done. I was pushing for this for awhile now but because of the long standing relationship this other vendor had with HDS, we wanted to give them every opportunity to make it right. He didn't. Times up.
Having all the BeCu and stainless parts sitting here finished and not be able to ship because of another part is absolute BS. I've been hearing for the last 8 weeks how we will have the part we need finished in a week. That vendor is done. Put a fork in him... or an axe.
My best estimate at this point is 6 weeks. Henry and I toured the new vendors facility and I was quite impressed... I also impressed upon them that timeliness is extremely important to me.