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Aegir is still here

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:38 pm
by t20569cald
Since I have been quiet on the watch front for quite some time, I thought a quick note here as a little update is on the cards.

The costs of producing watches have been hard with the Australian dollar and inconsistent sales.
As many of you know, I have a CNC machine and was working to produce the case in-house. Harder than I thought! But , things are coming along and I have a glimpse of the Forrest through the trees.
So while nothing in the very short term is happening, I just wanted to say that I have changed the business model and things are happening (slowly) behind the scenes.
Buckles have been a big help for me, in terms of running this machine and putting the finish on parts. I still have a day and night job to contend with and two young girls whom I am a taxi and ATM for, but I am getting a lot of machine time.
Next year when things are up and running, I am adding a second machine and will try to transition from full time employment into running a full time business. Maybe wishful thinking, but I am an optimist !

I have some way to go to producing a finished product, but it is happening and will actually happen!
Thanks to everyone here for the support over the years , it is and has been very much appreciated.

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:41 pm
by hoppyjr
Good to hear. Best of luck with this.

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:43 pm
by matt.wu
That's great, Todd. Keep us abreast!

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:42 pm
by kempoman
Good to hear from you Todd. Let me know if you have DLC buckle for my DLC CD1.

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:25 pm
by Captdave
That’s great Todd! Best wishes going forward


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Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:46 am
by mfxr
Awesome. :thumbsup:

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:03 am
by demer03
Excellent Todd. Looking forward to what’s next.

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:15 am
by jimyritz
Thanks for the update--good luck...

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:06 am
by t20569cald
kempoman wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:42 pm
Good to hear from you Todd. Let me know if you have DLC buckle for my DLC CD1.
I had one done here in Australia.
The CSIRO is a government department and just so happened they are the only people in the country who do DLC. Sent them two buckles and waited as long as you would expect a government department to make you wait. Got the buckles back with a note saying they could likely do better on a series.

I wrote back saying I was "confused" because even the cheapest back yard Chinese company would not have sent this embarrassment . If they only"think" they can do better, then they have serious issues to work out.
It was really really bad!
So no DLC anything planned at this point.
That CD-1 DLC you have, more than likely will be 1of 8 only. Ever.

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:04 am
by kempoman
Alright Todd, I have to be happy with the DLC Isofrane buckle for now but proud to keep a 1/8 in the collections.
Keep up the good work man.

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:12 am
by pbj204
Wow, can't wait to see what you come up with for your next project.

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:13 am
by JP Chestnut
I've often wondered why there aren't more in house cases. Would you mind sharing what you found difficult? Do you have a five axis machine?

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:33 am
by jtbenson
thanks for the update Todd; all the best :thumbsup:

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:13 am
by t20569cald
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:13 am
I've often wondered why there aren't more in house cases. Would you mind sharing what you found difficult? Do you have a five axis machine?
4 axis machine. All of it! Had to learn it all from scratch, with no help other than YouTube. Have a busy family life at the same time and work shift work. So has been hard to get time at the machine.
I didn't know what an end mill was when I started. Seriously

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:20 am
by mellonb1
Thanks for the update, Todd. Keep at it! Look forward to future project releases.

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:29 am
by toxicavenger
Todd, you know you have my support for sure.

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:32 am
by JP Chestnut
t20569cald wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:13 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:13 am
I've often wondered why there aren't more in house cases. Would you mind sharing what you found difficult? Do you have a five axis machine?
4 axis machine. All of it! Had to learn it all from scratch, with no help other than YouTube. Have a busy family life at the same time and work shift work. So has been hard to get time at the machine.
I didn't know what an end mill was when I started. Seriously
That's some cool DIY. Kudos.

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:08 am
by pbj204
Be sure to make some of those cool machining videos.

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:16 am
by Joeprez
Very cool Todd, keep us in the loop.

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:35 pm
by blkgsl
Can’t wait to see the result. Thanks Todd and keep us updated with your exciting news!


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Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:27 am
by Danny_T
Look forward to seeing what's in store

In house production is a huge plus ! Best of luck and keep us posted.

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:20 pm
by jeckyll
Good to hear and thanks for the update Todd.

Best of luck in transitioning to it full time, always a difficult step!

:cheers:

Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:18 am
by 3cGT
Great to hear, would love to see your next project. I still admire the DLC CD2 that I was
lucky enough to buy here on the DWC, it's one of the most honest tool watches ever.

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Re: Aegir is still here

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:14 am
by t20569cald
Now that does look nice!