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#241500 - 09/12/2004 17:41 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: Nils Heidorn]
Mach
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Registered: 15/07/2002
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Loc: Texas, USA
Check your PM.

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#241501 - 09/12/2004 19:51 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: mtempsch]
Nils Heidorn
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Registered: 08/12/2004
Posts: 4
Hi again !

The User MACH was so kind to send me some pics, that are as good as can be !

So lets see if i can get somewhere with this...

Nils

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#241502 - 20/12/2004 01:03 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
Qtqc
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Registered: 12/02/2004
Posts: 87
I would be interested, but like everyone said, depends on price, please let us know when there ready

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#241503 - 21/12/2004 10:54 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: Qtqc]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
I should have final prices either tomorrow or, failing that, a day or two after Christmas. Right now we're waiting on final quotes from our cutters / finishers. Sorry for the long delay in info. As I said, finals at school kept me quite busy, though I was able to successfully pull a 4.0!

Also, in the spirit of of being honest, I've also been a bit preoccupied. I got an early Christmas present that's been eating up a lot of my time. I'm sure some of you understand.
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#241504 - 21/12/2004 15:39 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
mtempsch
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Registered: 02/06/2000
Posts: 1996
Loc: Gothenburg, Sweden
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I should have final prices either tomorrow or, failing that, a day or two after Christmas. Right now we're waiting on final quotes from our cutters / finishers.


Oooh, the suspense ... I can feel it being detrimental to my bloodpressure - just kidding

Barring a price equivalent to their weight in gold, I'm soooo likely to get one in brushed alumin(i)um
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#241505 - 08/01/2005 20:49 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
FireFox31
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Registered: 19/09/2002
Posts: 2491
Loc: East Coast, USA
Hasn't been a month since the last post, but can I bump this anyway? Digging back into the button project has renewed my curiousity in the metal fascia project. Thanks!
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#241506 - 10/01/2005 07:41 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: FireFox31]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
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Hasn't been a month since the last post, but can I bump this anyway? Digging back into the button project has renewed my curiousity in the metal fascia project. Thanks!


Man, sorry about the wait, everyone. Things have been a little hectic here.

Here's where we stand. The first "alpha" blanks are in queue to be water cut (ie. the order is in with our cutter). This should be in the next 2 weeks (crosses fingers). The hold-up centers around the size of the job: we aren't big enough to take a great deal of priority.

After the water cutting is done, Brandon and I will be taking a few days to verify fit, etc. After verifying everything looks good, we'll post pics of the blanks (kinda like amateur empeg porn). They'll then be sent to be milled, which should finish the mechanical production phase.

The only thing left at that point will be finishes. We're looking at, for this first "alpha" run, doing the following:

1 - Bare aluminum, brushed
1 - Bare aluminum, polished
1 - Black anodized, brushed
1 - TBD
1 - Super extra sick finish (which will become my personal fascia, though we will offer that finish if everything works out)

Ok, maybe not SUPER extra sick, but I'm excited about it.

We'll be, of course, putting up extensive photos when finishes are complete, as well as a list of all available finishes. That list, BTW, should be EXTENSIVE (to say the least) if I'm successful with what I've been working on. But that's for later.

We'll also post prices at that point. We spent a LONG time over coffee the other night discussing price; we want to make the price as low as possible so that everyone can have one (or more than one...based on board history I'm looking at you, Paul..... ), but we still need to make a little something to cover the time spent on this. Don't worry, we work cheap. Of course, Bare Aluminum Brushed, Bare Aluminum Polished and (if anyone really wants it) Bare Aluminum Raw will be the cheapest, a bit extra for Anodized, and more "exotic" finishes will be at our cost.

Turn around time after ordering is looking like it will be about 3 weeks max, with the exception of the "exotic" finishes mentioned above. Anyone ordering a fascia with one of those finishes will probably have to talk to me directly (ie. email, PM, phone, etc.) regarding price / turnaround time.

Bear with us guys, we'll get there. I assure all of you this won't become a case of "vapor-fascia". As FireFox has, I'm sure, seen with his button project, these things always take much longer than you expect. We just want to make sure everyone gets something worth having.
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#241507 - 10/01/2005 11:10 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5320
Loc: Cambridge UK
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1 - Super extra sick finish

Thank goodness we now get American Chopper in the UK, so even I understand that this means the finish will actually look rather good.

Rob

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#241508 - 10/01/2005 18:51 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: rob]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
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1 - Super extra sick finish

Thank goodness we now get American Chopper in the UK, so even I understand that this means the finish will actually look rather good.

Rob


*sigh*

I won't deny it, I grew up just a few hours north of the guys from "American Chopper". Way up in the wilds of northern NY.

So as you can see, I didn't have a chance.
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#241509 - 11/01/2005 00:05 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
robricc
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Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
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I won't deny it, I grew up just a few hours north of the guys from "American Chopper".

I actually drove past their original shop in Rock Tavern, NY yesterday. It's only about 15 minutes from my house. Nothing to get excited over.

I don't know where exactly their new shop is, and I don't really care all that much either. The show is interesting to me only because it mirrors my real life in a small way. Me and my father work together and we're also constantly blowing-up at each other and fighting. I guess the bikes come out cool if you're into that, but it seems like every part is sourced from someone else instead of made in-house.

Despite living in Orange County, NY, I see far more OCC gear when out of the area. I was in Niagara Falls, ON this weekend and OCC was a pretty popular fashion statement up there for whatever reason.
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#241510 - 11/01/2005 00:10 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
FireFox31
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Registered: 19/09/2002
Posts: 2491
Loc: East Coast, USA
Good good good to hear, all around. Exotic? Sounds really interesting. Can I get a fascia covered in solar panels so I can listen to my empeg while I jog around the neighborhood?
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these things always take much longer than you expect.

Ugh, painfully true. They put us "little guys" in the back of the line. The projects will be done though, eventually.
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#241511 - 11/01/2005 02:41 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: robricc]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
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I won't deny it, I grew up just a few hours north of the guys from "American Chopper".


Nothing to get excited over.

I don't know where exactly their new shop is, and I don't really care all that much either.


Heh. Actually I meant it more as an apology. Or some sort of admission of guilt by association...
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#241512 - 11/01/2005 02:48 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: FireFox31]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
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Loc: Colorado
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Exotic? Sounds really interesting. Can I get a fascia covered in solar panels so I can listen to my empeg while I jog around the neighborhood?


Hrmm... I guess we could try.

And as far as "exotic", I don't want people to think I'm talking about some sort of futuristic alien-sourced sub-atomic laminate. Simply finishes well beyond the standard anodizing. But I'm still working on it.

Keep your fingers / toes / eyes crossed.
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#241513 - 11/01/2005 05:37 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31179
Loc: Seattle, WA
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I don't want people to think I'm talking about some sort of futuristic alien-sourced sub-atomic laminate.

Ooo. How much for THAT one?!
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#241514 - 11/01/2005 20:24 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: tfabris]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
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I don't want people to think I'm talking about some sort of futuristic alien-sourced sub-atomic laminate.

Ooo. How much for THAT one?!


I'll do it at cost, but the turn around time is measured in light years.

You should have heard the lady at UPS when I asked what the shipping fee per AU was......
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#241515 - 11/01/2005 20:52 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13884
Loc: Canada
Use the postal system (air mail) for anything you have to ship out of the USA. Developed countries generally have rather good and timely (air) postal delivery.

Cheers

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#241516 - 11/01/2005 22:24 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: mlord]
robricc
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Registered: 30/10/2000
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Loc: Orange County, NY USA
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Developed countries generally have rather good and timely (air) postal delivery.

Not to give you a hard time, but the european-to-US antenna adapter Boxer sent me about 2 years ago has yet to show its face. So, for me, right now the failure rate for international parcels getting to me is about 1 in 20.
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#241517 - 11/01/2005 23:21 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: robricc]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13884
Loc: Canada
Yeah, like I said.. developed countries..

For shipping to or within the USA there are better options.


Edited by mlord (11/01/2005 23:22)

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#241518 - 12/01/2005 01:30 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: mlord]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
Heh...

Actually, we plan to let people choose how they want their fascia(s) shipped.

I was more making a joke for Tony. "Alien Sourced" led to a long turn around time. Which led to the idea that shipping would be expensive. Which, in turn, led to a funny little scene in my head between me and a clerk with UPS, telling her that the shipment would be in AU not miles. Etc....

AU = Astronomical Unit

1 AU = 149,597,870.691 kilometer

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#241519 - 12/01/2005 02:49 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
tanstaafl.
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Registered: 08/07/1999
Posts: 5383
Loc: Ajijic, Mexico
1 AU = 149,597,870.691 kilometer


Is that at aphelion, perihelion, or is it perhaps the mean distance?

tanstaafl.
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#241520 - 12/01/2005 07:52 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: tanstaafl.]
mtempsch
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Registered: 02/06/2000
Posts: 1996
Loc: Gothenburg, Sweden
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Is that at aphelion, perihelion, or is it perhaps the mean distance?

tanstaafl.


mean
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#241521 - 13/01/2005 20:47 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: mtempsch]
frog51
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Registered: 09/08/2000
Posts: 2089
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
ROTFL!
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#241522 - 14/01/2005 18:18 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: robricc]
schofiel
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Registered: 25/06/1999
Posts: 2992
Loc: Wareham, Dorset, UK
Yeah, but Rob, that's because you're a known international terrorist, and the Dept. of Ho-land Security (you know the thread I'm talking about) is intercepting your mail.

If you still need an adaptor, let me know.
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#241523 - 14/01/2005 20:07 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: schofiel]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13884
Loc: Canada
No, that's me, not Rob!

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#241524 - 15/01/2005 19:48 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
Dviant
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Registered: 14/01/2005
Posts: 38
If they do see the light of day, Webroach, I would *love* to have one for my Empeg as well.

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#241525 - 15/01/2005 20:46 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: Dviant]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
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If they do see the light of day, Webroach, I would *love* to have one for my Empeg as well.


Not a problem. As I said, this isn't a matter of "if", but a matter of when. The parts are currently being cut. And there won't be a limited supply; we'll produce as many as there is a demand for. There will, however, be about a 3 week turn around on each batch.

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#241526 - 16/01/2005 03:20 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
Dviant
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Registered: 14/01/2005
Posts: 38
Good Deal. I'm a patient guy.

BTW, No chance to get the anno beadblasted is there?

I can always take it to a local service to get that done, but it doesn't hurt to ask, right?

Either way thanks for setting this up!

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#241527 - 16/01/2005 04:59 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: Dviant]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
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BTW, No chance to get the anno beadblasted is there?


Actually, earlier in the thread there are photos (albiet not very good ones) showing red, blue and black sample plates, each in brushed, bead-blasted and DA finishes.

We'll happily combine any color we end up offering with any surface finish (ie. brushed, bead-blasted, polished, etc.) assuming there isn't some problem with a particular combination.

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Either way thanks for setting this up!


You're very welcome! I'm just glad I 'm going to be able to give something back to the community. It's always given me a lot, so it's only fair.
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#241528 - 18/01/2005 01:40 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: webroach]
peakmop
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Registered: 02/07/2004
Posts: 95
Loc: 384400 km from the Moon
It would be nice to have an ordering page of some kind where all of the faces are pictured, similar to the NewFace page.

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#241529 - 18/01/2005 03:24 Re: "Go or No" Time for New Fascias [Re: peakmop]
webroach
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Registered: 23/07/2003
Posts: 869
Loc: Colorado
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It would be nice to have an ordering page of some kind where all of the faces are pictured, similar to the NewFace page.


As has been noted in this thread, that is already the plan as soon as we get the finished units back from being cut / milled / finished.
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