Batch Two of eShapeOko Kits Shipped

All but one of the second batch of eShapeOko kits have been picked up by the couriers.  I’ll email tracking numbers tonight.  The remaining kit will be picked up tomorrow.  It is a huge relief, as they were many weeks late.

The third batch is nearly sold out, but I’m not sure exactly how sold out it is because my inventory tracking has been sub-par, to say the least.  I reduced the number of kits available in the store (so now they show out of stock) until I can count all the parts and make sure I don’t have any more surprises.  Earlier this week, I was shocked to realize that I did not have enough end plates and motor mount plates to put together the last kit of the second batch.  I immediately knew what went wrong, but it should not have happened in the first place, had I had a better system.  The buyer graciously accepted my apology.

There will be a fourth batch of eShapeOko kits, but the delivery date for that is not certain (likely February).  I never planned to sell them with a month or more of lead time — the idea was to have them in stock — but you guys keep buying them faster than I can put them together.  (And, in hindsight, I’ve been too cautious about ordering large quantities of parts.)

Thank you for making 2012 a better year for the eShapeOko than I hoped for, and Happy New Year!

12 thoughts on “Batch Two of eShapeOko Kits Shipped

  1. I am one of the lucky ones that got an order for the last batch in, but i’m wondering if the request i put in is even possible; a wider set of end plates.

    Thank you for keeping this moving forward, I don’t think there is currently a better alternative to the eShapeOko, so prepare for many more orders!

  2. About the wider end plates: Edward Ford had a different idea, http://shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=535, which is more practical. There are four narrow plates, connected together in pairs at the bottom, using standard extrusion (or other means). You can mount them with any distance between them, and the front and back of the machine are open, which is another advantage.

    We’re going to have something similar in the store this month.

  3. Everything looks on track for batch three, unless we find more dinged MakerSlide while packing. We’re still waiting for the spindle mounts, which are due this coming week. We had long delays with our previous order, but this time the fabricator promised they’d be on time.

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