Happy June 27th! It's another beautiful day in Denver and we're all very busy here at Harrelson Trumpets!
Jason is on day 2 of designing and assembling displays for the showroom on the laser. They're coming out nicely... and we're excited to finally have a way to showcase our various accessories on the walls of the new showroom in an organized fashion. I have heard Jason say more than a few times over the last couple of days... "It's amazing how quickly you can design and cut things on the laser"... when you're used to editing endless lines of code and loading it onto a machine to cut out of metal... this method can seem exponentially more rapid. Hoping to be moving on to spraying Acoustic Armour and then onto horn builds as soon as this project is completed.
Joe is still working hard at tackling the 5MM Mouthpiece throats. There are pages upon pages of throats to cut... and as Joe says.... it can make anyone feel cross-eyed after too long. We're plowing through our inventory and current orders for throats and getting as many done as possible before the 4th of July Holiday.
Christine packed up a trumpet that I finished yesterday... and various other small parts orders. Then she moved on to organizing throats and filling 5MM orders with the new throats Joe is finishing up. So far we've shipped around 20 mouthpieces with this run of throats. Joe & Christine estimate that by the time they're finished with this parts run... they will have shipped a total of 50 custom mouthpiece orders with these new parts. When she isn't doing those things... Christine is answering phone calls and emails today so Joe can concentrate on the CNC.
I am still cleaning and assembling plated and Acoustic Armour horns for delivery. Here you see Jason helping me mask off a horn before lapping the valves and slides. These can take the better part of a day to complete. It's slow going... but can be relaxing... I finished the silver horn today and we'll be setting the inlays and doing a black backfill on the art in the tuning slide either later today or tomorrow morning so we can deliver that to the lucky owner! I have also been organizing our inlays and trim orders. Hoping to set all of the paua you see on the left in finger button tops tomorrow to add to the new showroom displays Jason is creating. The photo top middle is shot from the finishing room. We also had visitors in the shop today all the way from New York. Thanks again for touring the shop! If you'd like to tour the Showroom and the Trumpet Shop please give us a call to make an appointment. We're also having an open house at the end of July! 303-657-2747 for more information.
And, last... but not least... our visitors from this morning! See you all back here tomorrow. If you have specific requests for this News Feed... you can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org thanks and have a great night!