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Thanks for the update. I am the proud owner of several copper S2+ spacers and they are great.
Looking forward to hearing more.

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Thanks for the update and sorry to hear of your troubles. I hope things start going more smoothly for you and o look forward to what you have to offer in the future. Wishing you the best.

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Sorry to hear of the difficulties. Take care and good fortune

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Excuse me for no update for a long time.

After the room I’m going to occupy was cleaned from all stuff and garbage left by previous owners, I’ve realized that it needs some deep tough repair work (that I’m not good at and was not expected). I needed to place my machines before I could finish all repair work so I’ve got an agreement to place them temporarily in a bigger (but still ugly and dirty) room. It is hard to make space clean when there is still no water on the whole floor.
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Still waiting for some more lathe tooling and will probably need to order more various holders (trying to avoid HSS blanks, don’t want to produce abrasive dust in a new place). Machines are not fully workable and have to make some parts to each other, but I hope I will make some parts for BLF needs in few weeks.

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Woohooo! 
Great news. Growing is slow and sometimes anoying but you’re doing it right.

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Excellent news kiriba-ru. Glad you are going to make it work and start producing again. money-mouthlaughing

 

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Sounds exciting. I hope things go well for you. Looking forward to new parts.

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Aloha brother,

sorry to hear of your challenges and hope you can get through them smoothly. We are very fortunate to have your time, personal investment and outstanding parts supplied to us over these years…please let me know if I can do anything to help from this end!

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S2+ cu, S21a cu, S11 cu and alu spacers are back in stock.

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What’s the price on the S2+ cu spacers?

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$4/pc

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S2+ spacers are sold out, need few days to restock.

Sorry everyone who got PM respond not as fast as usual last week – it was a busy week and I was not able to be online 24/7.
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S2+ spacers restocked.

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Little bit brighter now:
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Now I need to figure out how to get 2 m3 of concrete for the floors without ruining my back completely (even the smallest available concrete delivery truck is not able to get close enough to spit it directly in my room, while concrete pump truck minimum rent value is unaffordable for small objects).

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Around here I’ve seen gas or electric powered dump cart. About 2x the size of a large wheel barrow I’d guess. Fits through wooden fence gates to dump in back yards.

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PM’d you about an S21a spacer. Sorry if this isn’t the correct way to handle this. New to the forum, hope to post my builds when I’m able to get them all finished.

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Some more progress:
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Not much progress for last month. I tried my best to organize the concrete laying process in such a way that it was finished as well as it is possible. Unfortunately, it came out so-so, and I had to do some grinding with a diamond cup on the angle grinder. Making such things here is a really big pain. I can not rent tools or services because they don’t work with small private persons, also I cant delegate such work to anyone because people that used to make such jobs have too low “internal quality level”.
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I had to leave this message some time ago but hesitated to do this.
Now the situation is clear so I am able not to use many “probably” in my speech.
I`ve made a batch of S2+ and s21a spacers. No more restocks in near future.
I won’t be able to guarantee any reasonable shipping services to most destinations. Most countries will close air connections in a few weeks (or even days). It would be great if someone could take care of my parts and ship them worldwide.
I’ve made a big mistake when increased the planning horizon up to several years. Living inside such rules, the future is tomorrow, not a few years after.
It will definitely take some time to close most issues that must be closed, but I don’t have any delusions about the future (its existence) in this country anymore. Open for any offers.
I was expecting that situation will go this way but I wasn’t expecting that it will happen so fast. This is my miscalculation. I feel bad being part of this, I wish I could leave this area before.
I’m writing this message being not in great psychological shape (close to depression), I hope it came out straight and clear despite some errors. Hard to say anything more. I was born 30 years ago in a country with growth prospects close to S. Korea. Now I wake up with the fact that next 30 years it will have growth prospects close to N. Korea. Not really close to my dreams.

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Stay safe.

 

It’s times like these I feel that the movie “The Outlaw Josey Wales” should be required viewing, especially this little snippet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyPZFi2b380

Forums like these, people from literally around the world talk, buy, sell, etc., without regard for national borders.
Governments are irrelevant. (As it should be.)

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I would like to be the one who would have your parts and be able to send them everywhere, but Poland is probably not the best place for that either. Hope you keep a cool head. Take care of yourself.

kiriba-ru S2+ and S21a spacers are available in EU. PM me. A few details here

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Like millions of others, I’m hoping and praying that the situation is not hopeless. Best of luck to you.

I feel sorry for people who don't have a hobby or interest to escape to.

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Hope you can stay safe.
Keep your head cool, your feet warm, and your nose clean.
This born-again Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili is not going to live for ever.

Best of luck.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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I don’t really believe in reincarnation, but you may be onto something, Henk4U2

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Stay safe, kiriba-ru.

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I take medication for depression, and that helps.

I don't know much about your personal situation, but I hope you're okay, kiriba-ru!

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kiriba-ru, the world understands it is not your people’s but your government’s. I am sorry that the sanctions happening will almost surely have a negative impact on you and yours.

I wish you the best.

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Yep, the Ukrainian and Russian people will probably suffer the most, but for different reasons.

I feel sorry for them, and for the world economy at large.

I hope this conflict is over soon.  :THUMBS-UP:

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Stay safe Kiriba-ru. My prayer for you and your loved ones.

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“The actions of the few, ruin it for the many”

I hope you and the citizens can stay safe.

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Just thinking about the news is getting me a little depressed, and that almost never happens to me.

(I don't like it when conflicts like this happen.)

The last time I remember feeling like this was at the start of the Iraq War.

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We're thinking about you, kiriba-ru.

Stay strong.  :BEER:

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