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    Quote Originally Posted by kj2 View Post
    Just to keep me calm, this is shipping end of May?
    Progress has been moving nicely.

    Reflectors have been in production since the day the preorder closed, I expect them to be completed this week.

    Reflector housing (bottom portion of the the HDSRB) machining will be completed this week too, and then they'll be sent out for anodizing.

    While the reflector housings are being anodized, the glass will be ground to size (it's a custom size, had to order a size up and grind down).

    Once the anodizing is complete the stainless bezels will be machined. It's better to wait for after anodizing to ensure the fitment is perfect on the threading portions.

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    Thanks for the update!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozythemandias View Post
    Progress has been moving nicely.
    Great to hear, I’m looking forward to this!
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    Dang, I'm always late to the party.

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    Reflectors have been completed and at the machinist. I asked him for pics, I'll share them here when I get them

  6. #156

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    Here's a pic of the reflectors, all ready and sealed off from dust.




    Unfortunately the reflector housing parts were all out of tolerance, by about .01" All of them will be scrapped and remade, but first the machinist will have to determine the cause of the issue and run a single head as a proof.



    I'm estimating another 3 weeks or so, I hope to have a more concrete ETA for you guys soon. Sorry for the delay!!!

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    Good things take time! Thanks for the update Ozy, I am SUPER EXCITED to see this getting closer. Definitely one of the most exciting products in the last few years for me. Total game changer. Kinda regret now only getting one.... that's how it goes isn't it???


    I'm happy to take the time to have it made right. It can't be easy to get up to HDS specs, can it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotCPF View Post
    Kinda regret now only getting one....
    I’ve been thinking the same thing!
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    Anyone else checking CPF just for updates on this thread?
    I can’t wait!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozythemandias View Post
    Here's a pic of the reflectors, all ready and sealed off from dust.




    Unfortunately the reflector housing parts were all out of tolerance, by about .01" All of them will be scrapped and remade, but first the machinist will have to determine the cause of the issue and run a single head as a proof.



    I'm estimating another 3 weeks or so, I hope to have a more concrete ETA for you guys soon. Sorry for the delay!!!
    All you have to do is make the rest of the parts off by .01” and they’ll fit. Glad you’re chasing the details...
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    Curious if there has been any good progress to this of late? Man oh man am I getting impatient for this thing! SO HYPED! I've already spent like 2 solid hours imagining having it.

    Thanks for all your work on this Ozy!
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    Unfortunately the fix was more involved than just tightening up tolerances. The machinist had to write a new program to avoid the issue and change the way he was planning on running it, to do what was originally two operations as one op. He hasn't cut the new heads yet (as of wednesday), I'm waiting to hear how it goes and will update everyone as soon as he does.

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    Is what it is my man! Just curious, super eager to get my mugs on one of these. Thanks again
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    I got a good news email this morning that that 2nd run of the heads (after the first runs were scrapped) is finally complete. There's some finish work to be done on the threads before they're sent off for anodizing. Once the heads are at the anodizer we'll be back on our original plan (albeit greatly delayed) of grinding the glass and then cutting the bezels.




    You guys have been super patient with the delays and I hugely appreciate that. I'll post another update as soon as the heads are being anodized and I have a timeline from them

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    Thanks for the update!

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    Going to be Epic!

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    Awesome can’t wait to see how this turns out!

  18. #168

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    As a quick update, heads are at the anodizer now.

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    Nice.

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    Anodizing is complete and the heads are back at the machinist, they look great!






    The jigs for grinding the glass are complete as well and the glass windows (lenses) are also at the machinist so now its glass grinding time, then cutting and threading the stainless bezels

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    YESSSSS
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    This is going to be so worth the wait!!!
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