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Offline JaccoW

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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Manufacturing)
« Reply #300 on: Thu, 31 August 2017, 09:55:49 »
Finally picked up my package today. Was waiting at the post office for close to a week now.

Layers upon layers of bubble wrap wrapped in brown packing paper.


Slightly dirty but nothing a bit of soap can't clean.


Sweet!

Keyboard weighs 3579 grams right now and it's noticeably heavier. Definitely hard to pick up with a single hand now. :P
Used to be a little less than 3 Kg.

There are some machine marks on the back and around a few of the screws but honestly I don't care. It's great knowing it is there and it feels like a good finish to this board.
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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Manufacturing)
« Reply #301 on: Thu, 31 August 2017, 10:33:41 »
LOL I didn't want to risk any damages so I was very liberal with the bubble wrap and packaging paper =).

Glad you got it, and thanks for posting photos. That looks super nice! I wish I had an Orion.
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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Manufacturing)
« Reply #302 on: Sat, 02 September 2017, 11:25:28 »
Anyone looking to offload a blackbird weight? PM me.

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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Manufacturing)
« Reply #303 on: Sat, 02 September 2017, 11:40:36 »
Anyone looking to offload a blackbird weight? PM me.

Try messaging megaforce93. Think he still has one he's looking to sell...

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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Manufacturing)
« Reply #304 on: Sat, 02 September 2017, 12:11:22 »
I've got a spare Brass weighted Orion v2 that I'm looking to offload. Let me if you're interested :D

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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Manufacturing)
« Reply #305 on: Sat, 02 September 2017, 12:41:20 »
Anyone looking to offload a blackbird weight? PM me.

Try messaging megaforce93. Think he still has one he's looking to sell...

Already did. He sold his already unfortunately.

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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Manufacturing)
« Reply #306 on: Sat, 02 September 2017, 14:02:18 »
Anyone looking to offload a blackbird weight? PM me.

Try messaging megaforce93. Think he still has one he's looking to sell...

Already did. He sold his already unfortunately.

D'oh. Sorry.

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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Manufacturing)
« Reply #307 on: Thu, 07 September 2017, 15:52:25 »
UPDATE

Hey guys! Been doing extra polishing of the weights as I unwrap/inspect them. I got them all done last night! Expect to see invoices trickle out! Hurraaay.

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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Manufacturing)
« Reply #308 on: Thu, 07 September 2017, 16:01:53 »
UPDATE

Hey guys! Been doing extra polishing of the weights as I unwrap/inspect them. I got them all done last night! Expect to see invoices trickle out! Hurraaay.
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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Manufacturing)
« Reply #309 on: Sat, 09 September 2017, 02:53:48 »
Blackbird is the dream.... one day....

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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Manufacturing)
« Reply #310 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 07:40:13 »
Any news on invoices/shipping? The excitement! ;D

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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Manufacturing)
« Reply #311 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 23:28:14 »
I gotta pack before invoice lol! Unless you want to hand me more money and wait longer  :D
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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Manufacturing)
« Reply #312 on: Fri, 15 September 2017, 10:59:10 »
Any chance you have an updated timeline Merlin? About when can we expect to see these weights ship?


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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Manufacturing)
« Reply #313 on: Mon, 18 September 2017, 11:40:00 »
I've sent a few invoices out already! Really trying to get it all done this week.
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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Manufacturing)
« Reply #314 on: Mon, 18 September 2017, 18:05:23 »
I've sent a few invoices out already! Really trying to get it all done this week.

Paid and shipping notification in. Thanks much, Merlin. Can't wait to see these babies.

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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Manufacturing)
« Reply #315 on: Mon, 18 September 2017, 20:57:04 »
Hey Merlin,

What screws did you use? I acquired a weight from a different source but I am missing screws. Thank you!


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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Invoicing/Shipping)
« Reply #316 on: Fri, 22 September 2017, 19:30:01 »
UPDATE

As you may have noticed, shipping is commencing! Some of you may even already have them!

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[GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Invoicing/Shipping)
« Reply #317 on: Fri, 22 September 2017, 19:43:39 »
Yes indeed we do!! Mine arrived yesterday and it is really nice!! Weight came out great and the packaging was rock solid. That thing wasn't getting nicked for nothin'!

Nice job and thank you, Merlin!

(Any ETA for the Viper/ Eagle weight GB to rev up?)
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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Invoicing/Shipping)
« Reply #318 on: Fri, 22 September 2017, 21:14:06 »
Received mine yesterday, and unpacked today.  Merlin didn't have to polish them again, but he did. I really appreciate it.  These weights came out very nice.


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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Invoicing/Shipping)
« Reply #319 on: Mon, 25 September 2017, 09:16:19 »
Out for delivery today, can't wait!
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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Invoicing/Shipping)
« Reply #320 on: Mon, 25 September 2017, 10:38:47 »
A few people have forgotten about the order tracker: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12ZTdXHJeYWyP5zFY4IrgfYe7uUm-DjkqyLiN3JJEri8/edit?usp=sharing

I've gotten a few "where is my invoice, did you forgot me?" messages. You can use the form to see if I've gotten to you yet or not. As long as you're on this list, I haven't forgotten and I'm just slow.
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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Invoicing/Shipping)
« Reply #321 on: Mon, 25 September 2017, 19:37:33 »
Received my Orion weight today. Honestly I am not particularly impressed with the 'refinish', there are dozens of small spots and blemishes all over the weight, and some strange striations across the weight. There was also some gunk around the edge of the weight that I was able to wipe off and gunk inside the countersunk screw holes. Not sure if my standards are too high or if I am justified in my disappointment.

Here are some photos I took after wiping down, lightly polishing, and trying to scrub down the weight: https://imgur.com/a/L9L09

Outside of the visual blemished the weight is well machined and fits perfectly. I like the added weight to my Orion, now it's a very similar weight to my LZ CLS and Jane prototype. I intend to have the weight refinished at some point and potentially engraved. Thank you for organizing this GB Merlin, I look forward to seeing a GB (or whatever you are planning) for a Viper V2 weight soon!

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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Invoicing/Shipping)
« Reply #322 on: Mon, 25 September 2017, 22:46:29 »
Viper weights will be better, and as I said I'm planning on purchasing them all beforehand and then selling so people aren't waiting for their weights as long with their money is in my hand. Rest assured that I'm not going with this machine shop again. Ever. As it stands now, the cheapest US based machine shop is charging $170 for a polished brass (mirror finish) engraved weight viper. Take out the mirror finish and the cost is a lot more reasonable. There's a good chance the viper weight will be made outside the United States.   

As to what can help with your weights, orbital buffer + polishing compound does wonders. But expect it to tarnish very quickly again. I'm unsure as to what caused those marks but those little marks all over in your photos I did not notice when they shipped. I apologize that it didn't meet your expectation.

You've been the most critical of this GB out of everyone here, and you have every right to be! But I assure you no one is more disappointed than me, and I don't even have a black bird lol.  But despite your reservations, you've still readily given me your money so maybe my scam worked better than expected.
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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Invoicing/Shipping)
« Reply #323 on: Mon, 25 September 2017, 23:12:19 »
Well there was a layer of 'dust' and an imprint of the bubble wrap which all wiped off relatively easily. The marks in my photos appear to be stains? Not really sure.

I offer criticism not to discourage you or tarnish your reputation, but to provide *hopefully* constructive feedback for future GBs. As stated before the cost isn't really my concern, I care primarily about the final product. At the end of the day the look of the weight is somewhat meaningless since it just chills inside my keyboard, only seen when I have to take the board apart to replace a switch or something.

I would be happy to pay a premium price for a perfectly finished weight.


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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Invoicing/Shipping)
« Reply #324 on: Tue, 26 September 2017, 04:40:37 »
Still looking to offload my Orion v2 Weight  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Invoicing/Shipping)
« Reply #325 on: Tue, 26 September 2017, 10:20:23 »
Mine came in and fits perfectly inside the Blackbird, although it did have some dust and **** on it but that all cleaned up easily and overall the weight looks awesome!  I was one of the few who got stainless steel and un-engraved with the intention of having it engraved on my own as I wasn't completely sold on any of the engravings, but I may just leave it as it looks very nice and clean currently.  Thanks again to Merlin for running the GB, would definitely buy again!
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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Invoicing/Shipping)
« Reply #326 on: Tue, 26 September 2017, 14:36:49 »
I actually expect that most people who go for the un-engraved version....don't ever do engraving even if they planned on doing it
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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Invoicing/Shipping)
« Reply #327 on: Thu, 28 September 2017, 08:56:20 »
Got my weight, it's great! Mine has the same marks HappyCatFish mentioned but I don't mind.

Thanks for running this buy!
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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Invoicing/Shipping)
« Reply #328 on: Sat, 07 October 2017, 00:12:55 »
is it too late to join? :( those plate looks gorgeous..

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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Invoicing/Shipping)
« Reply #329 on: Sat, 07 October 2017, 00:40:10 »
is it too late to join? :( those plate looks gorgeous..

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Re: [GB] Duck Orion/Black Bird Weight Insert (Invoicing/Shipping)
« Reply #330 on: Thu, 26 October 2017, 04:47:26 »
Finally got around to installing my weight today.

Mirror finish is decent, does have some minor discolorations but they're only really visible under direct light, and I suspect they'd polish out pretty trivially. I don't think it's enough of an issue to bother :). Here it's side-by-side with my (grossly incandescent) gold-plated plate.