- Oct 3, 2008
It's like anything in life: just because someone is given clear and precise instructions does not mean they will necessarily have the willingness or competence to follow them. Many years ago Henry had a partnership with a shop that could produce the parts in both the quantity and quality he required and at a reasonable price (used to be a shiny, new HDS light could be had for less than $200), but when the owner sold his company, it seems the new owner was not able to meet Henry's expectations, and that was pretty much the beginning of the parts problem that has never been solved to Henry's satisfaction.The reject rate for machined parts baffles me as well. You get a drawing which spells out all the dimensions and tolerances. I don't understand how machine shops are not able to conform to the specifications.