(2-26-2015) The new shop is nearly complete, some interior work still to do until it is ready for us to move in, but pretty much done otherwise. At this point I am working at the old shop full time as the plan is to get all customer jobs out the door before we start the move to the new shop. If all goes well that should be done in the next few weeks. My goal is to be ready to move by the end of March, we will see how that goes. So far, this whole shop project has taken a little longer than expected, but we have also been lucky in that, for the most part, the weather has been unusually good this winter. Here is a picture of the new shop as of this week.
New ShopNew shop as of 2-26-2015
(9-16-2014) For over 30 years my shop has been located in a leased commercial building in Sparks Nevada. For some time now I have been planning to make the move to a building I actually own, so later this year I will be building my new shop on our property in Reno, Nevada. We do not anticipate completing the move and changing addresses until late November or December, but as this current address will no longer be a good shipping address at that time, it is best to call us to make sure before shipping your parts to us from now until we are finished moving and the new address is posted on our Contact Us page.
Also in the news around here, as many of you know, it has been some time since we made a new batch of rear rests. This was due to two reasons, first, we were simply to busy with other work to do it. Also, the price of the materials used has skyrocketed in the last few years. If we had to order new materials to make rests at this time the price would have to be more than doubled to make up for the materials costs. Luckily, we were recently able to secure some of the materials for making a batch of rests at a deep discount. So while the price will have to be increased a bit, it will not have to be anywhere near double the old price.
With that in mind, we will be starting a new batch of rests soon which will be available later this year. So, if you would like to have one of these rests, call us or send us your contact information at our Contact Us page to get put on the list. Note that even if you requested to be put on our waiting list before, please send us a new request now to avoid missing out on this batch.
(Update 1-6-2015) As some of you have noticed, I did not get the rests completed as soon as I had estimated. The current plan is to finish the rests after the move to the new shop is complete. As for when they will be available, a lot of things have to fall into place without any hitches, which is not very likely, so I hesitate to give an estimate of a completion date at this time. That said, they will be ready to ship no sooner than late spring 2015. Sorry for the delay, but at this point moving into the new shop is a priority for us, and will ultimately allow us to keep our costs down in the future, which will be good for our customers in the long run.