Friday, March 13, 2009

Shot Glass Update

Hi Folks,

First of all, response to the BigShots has been enormous! Thank you all for the interest and enthusiasm for these. I thought they were cool as hell but I never know what others will think of thise stuff and you all have made it plain that you like them too. So thanks for that. :)

They are running shot glasses right now and they should have a pretty good pile of them for me on Monday or Tuesday. However, as always seems to happen, the shop is bumping me on Tuesday to run another small job which has a deadline attached. Supposedly they will resume running shot glasses the following week and you can be sure I'll be on top of it holding their feet to the fire. I'm really hoping they will finish the run completely in the second phase but we shall see...

So what I will probably do is go down the list in the order that people signed up and email them a buy now link. Seems like the best and most fair way to do it. Not sure yet if the release will be on Tuesday because we are also evaluating if we want to do a passivation step or not and the samples by which I will determine that will be back to the shop on Monday. Passivation is a process where the part is cleaned and then dipped in acid to remove any free iron particles on the surface of the metal leaving only chromium, nickel and other trace elements. It's not mandatory but it seems like it might be a good idea as long as the cost is minimal which it is supposed to be.

19 comments:

phoenix stu said...

Thank so much for the update Peter. I really can't wait for this. Fabulous news. I will wait patiently for my email link :D

Great work as always Peter and thank you for your time and continuous efforts. :)

logan said...

Sounds good to me

Franz said...

Fantastico!!! :D

Bravo Peter!

-Francesco, ITALY

Rick said...

Yes, these are cool as hell!

Rise and Shiner! ;)

s4biturbo said...

nice!! thanks for the update Peter!

Joel said...

Peter,
I highly recommend passivating the pieces. I work with fabbed stainless all the time and from a brand protection point of view you should do it. It doesn't take much for stray carbon steel dust to end up on a piece and you won't notice until it shows up at someone's door looking rusty. Unless the shops working on the cups do NOTHING but stainless, you should definitely do it. If you have any questions, reply and I'll get an e-mail.

QVolve said...

I'm glad to know you're leaving these for passivation. It really helps with the lifespan of stainless when its used for more than standard applications.

DB said...

Thanks for the update. As fare as whether or not to do the passivation, I say go for it if it's a minimal cost. I'm willing to wait if it adds extra time, if it means that the outcome will be that much better.

knifenut said...

Peter, Thanks for the update! I missed the first shiner wave, so I'm waiting for the second one.Keep up the great work my friend!

Ben said...

I'm all for Passivation of the final product. Since this is an Atwood expressly for dealing with liquid consumables, I would really like it to be as Stainless as humanly possible.

Jerry said...

+1..passivate. Like the finishes on S&W stainless revolvers.

jodj said...

Would you need passivation if these were DLC coated?

Peter Atwood said...

No you would not. I think it might be costly to coat them though.

simeon03 said...

Sounds great Peter....I await the email....I can't wait to have a nice single malt in the Bigshot!

nein166 said...

Passivate! I can take the wait.
Dang I'm a rhymin' gangsta!
Its nice of you to hang back on the shop's line and chill must make it nice not to work on deadlines I wish my boss was like that.

Great idea to send email links to us by sign up order.

bltkmt said...

Can.
Not.
WAIT!!!

yy said...

waiting!!!....

Gullwing said...

Received my first Atwood "shiner" !!

Thanks for the quick shipping

Jerry said...

Got mine...like the "heft" :)