Hey Guys, I am Kimball with Bobcat Steel. I noticed there were a few questions, so I decided to jump in! Now that the thread is moved I can respond, too.
Can he fix up the neck for the next batch?
We can do whatever you guys want. The ones I cut for Nick were directly from a file that he provided, I simply added the holes. Here lies the problem..The pricing above is based on the file that I already have. I have these nested together so tightly that changing the neck area will result in a price increase. Without the new sizing established I cannot quote you any firm numbers, but looking at the existing nests a change could result in the loss of up to a half dozen or so targets out of the 39 piece quantity. This would result in roughly a $25 price increase per piece. We can go down that road to verify, but we will need to agree on a revised drawing.
Please advise how you would like to proceed on this point.
1 other suggestion / comment. The guys at MGM where I got my squares said holes in AR500 should be oval. Something about round holes wanting to crack to the edge easier? ? ? Also, you might ask about keeping them in a bit farther from the edge of the plate.
I'm no metal guy...just passing on some things you might want to investigate.
In response to this, I happen to be a metal guy
I have never heard this or seen anything to back it up. The only real reason to use a slot in any production part is to account for any variety in tolerance in an assembly. As far as the metal is concerned, A hole is a slot is a square is a oval. They all will affect the metal in the same way. With that being said, we can change the size/shape/location of the holes to anything you guys want. It will not affect the price. Just come to an agreement as a group and I will draw up the change for approval.
If you guys have any questions at all, please feel free to ask away!
I must at this time admit that I have yet to attend an Appleseed event....I know we in Indiana have a strong group, and I know a few of the people involved from the local group from other sites and the gun shows. (Joshua Streiff and Dave Dorsett come to mind) It is on my to-do list. I have heard nothing but wonderful things!
I appreciate what you guys do!!