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Re: Current state of affairs
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2013, 06:13:18 PM »
I've got around 16 tapes in there somewhere!  Don't forget about us new guys ;)

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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2013, 07:15:39 PM »
That's exactly what we address by doing this catch up work between runs. As soon as the next batch of catch up tapes shows up from the Tapeshed the flange monkeys will be on the case.
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Re: Current state of affairs
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2013, 04:00:11 PM »
The catch-up TP-021s have been packed and Eileen will be contacting the folks who ordered them about payment. Today we are working on doing the engraving, packaging etc., for a small number of various earlier titles of which both reels were in inventory here at the packing shed. When those are complete they will ship, probably early next week. This will help clear the shelves while we await delivery of the next catch up duping run from the Tapeshed.
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Re: Current state of affairs
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2013, 05:45:52 PM »
The lastest set of TP-022s is in the process of being put together. Our CNC engraving mill that has done yeoman service over the past five years finally started to groan and complain a bit, requiring a pretty thorough CLA. Fingers crossed I have the last of the dry grease out of the old girl and she will be back in action this week, engraving your serial number.
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Re: Current state of affairs
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2013, 02:00:29 PM »
After a bit of cleaning and tweaking I have the engraver running again. Today we are getting some ketchup albums packaged, and it's looking like Monday we should be working on the last of the current orders for Willy and the Poor Boys. From there we should be able to roll into TP-023, The Sidewinder.
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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2013, 11:54:45 AM »
Thanks for the updates!
They are much appreciated.
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« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2013, 10:30:31 AM »
Today we should begin packaging the last of the current TP-022 orders. We should be able to start packaging TP-023 just as soon as the cover art arrives.
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Re: Current state of affairs
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2013, 02:33:08 PM »
Just a bit of an update - my daughter Kate has taken over packing and shipping of tapes for the summer before she heads off to her junior year of college in the fall (yes, an 18 year old college junior). She has been cranking out albums by the dozens the past couple of months and she is currently about halfway through shipping TP-023.

In the meantime Paul is training some new dupers and we will be shipping some "catch up" orders for earlier titles when those folks are trained and up to speed on production.
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Re: Current state of affairs
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2013, 02:17:33 PM »

In the meantime Paul is training some new dupers and we will be shipping some "catch up" orders for earlier titles when those folks are trained and up to speed on production.

D*mn -- I would've loved to be trained by Paul...alas, so far away :-(
Sam Lucero
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