Sorry for the endless delays. There's only one of me and way too much stuff to do this time of year. Anyway, I have some of the copper Lanslides done. This is a first wave and there are more running even as we speak so a bunch more to come over the next week along with aluminum bronze. These copper Lanslides are gorgeous, with that rich reddish color and I have put them on black cord to really highlight it. Of course they will patina fairly quickly and folks can either let them go naturally or polish periodically if desired. Beautiful stuff! Additionally, the 5 Flute design seems like a really nice one to play around with for making some batches of these using different metals and other materials. :)
A word on the recent whistles...I forgot to mention that since aluminum bronze and brass look so similar in a freshly turned piece I decided to add a pinstripe to the keyring hole area to distinguish the materials. The brass whistles lack the pinstripe, the bronze have it. Now, I added the pinstripe halfway into the batch so not all the bronze whistles have it but from here on out they all will. I also did a small run of slim titanium whistles with the pinstripe just because it looks so cool and those ti whistles will be forthcoming sometime in the next week. Anyhow, hope that adds some clarity to the situation.
So, thanks for bearing with me and I'm working as fast as I can without stressing myself out completely! :)
Gone! Good grief guys! :D