Hi Folks,

Well, it was a fairly good week, but I had one major set-back.  I’ll explain.


First, I was able to pretty much finish the work I needed to do it the shop.  I got the new air compressor set up and finished some other carpentry work I needed to do.  Then I got the molds put away and managed a general clean-up.  So the shop is good and, if I try harder to keep it clean, it should be good for a long time.


I did encounter one major issue.  I discovered that my vacuum chamber has finally given up the fight.  This is our original vacuum, so it has gone above and beyond the call of duty.  Still, I lost several pounds of rubber and damaged a very important master before I realized that the vacuum was not working properly anymore.  Luckily, I have a back-up vacuum pump/chamber.


Next week, I plan to focus on computer work.  I hope to catch up with all emails, and then turn to the web site.  If all goes well, it will soon be easier to find things on our page.  I also hope to start editing the listings so that I can provide better pictures and cross reference major listings with other products you might want to use with them.

I also hope to figure out and start the implementation of a public relations campaign.  I suspect a great many of you do not realize how much we make (or maybe you’ve forgotten???).  Anyway, I need to re-new some of our older items, especially since they are still up to current industry standards.


As I hope you can see, while I am not working hard to push out new masters, I am working to catch up on all the stuff I still need to do to support TMD’s operations.  I’ll have more news this time next week.  Until then, stay safe and try to build something (preferably something using TMD resin).


3 responses to “2017.11.3 UPDATE: A GOOD WEEK – WITH ONE SET-BACK

  1. Karl Van Sweden

    I have an update too.
    First off thanks to everyone for the kind words and inspiring ideas. I am doing great and way ahead of schedule in the recovery process. I am back on the bench but limited to no more than an hour at a time with rest and exercise in between.
    I am trying to finish up some upper hulls and an interior or two at this time but will keep all the ideas you guys send me written down and added to my to do list.

  2. Karl, the single most important thing you can do is get your body repaired and everything else will slip into place . Thanks for your efforts, I know it is not easy to do.

    Joe, sometimes our machines simply don’t worry about what need to be happening. Good you have that back up;hopefully not too much of a set back
    Anyway, the important thing is keeping yourself sane and the business percolating. Looking forward to all the new stuff and a lot of the older releases as well.

  3. Karl Van Sweden

    Thanks Dave, will do.

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