SEE photos below----> batches are going to start moving faster now... I have a new Unit I built inside the main 20' X 60' Industrial unit - its a 10' X 10' Sound booth with AC and heat - its housed the widing operation perfectly - as winding was the most time consuming opertation so its done in Comfort as of today 11-1-2023. We (Long beach CA) have had constant HEAT WAVES since spring - the word SWEAT SHOP is no JOKE in these large INDUSTRIAL WORK SHOPS!
I am only making your past due pickups ( A steady HEAT WAVE in Long Beach CA from Spring till today even! That has made my Industrial; 20' X 60' shop overheat - its always up at: 83*degrees _INSIDE_ to 104* Inside!!, So... if it's hot just, 77*degrees OUTSIDE will do it... and INSIDE I hit 94* degrees inside from 2PM to 3AM - my fans sometimes take me down to 86* - so I turned my sound booth into the winder room with its ac and heat control - that just was complete 10-31-2023 I will be winding in it tonight - so problem solved and I can get my 11 hour days back in full swing /play -
from the past orders of the year 2022's SALES FLOOD.
BATCH #197 = June / July 2022
BATCH #198 order dates there all from JULY 2022
Batch # 199
batch # 200
BATCH # 201
BATCH # 202
BATCH # 203
BATCH # 204
BATCH # 205
BATCH # 206
BATCH # 207
BATCH # 208
BATCH # 209
BATCH # 210 FINAL LAST BATCH it completes all orders ever taken by me!
ONE MAN = (ME) DON MARE. I never considered myself as a Business or will I ever conform to that STUFFYNESS REQUIRED of a BUSSINES not so much ONE MAN WORKING alone and on a personal level with all the customers who wanted a freindly Maker to help them.,
I am all I can be for my customers, and All I can be is just ME started at AGE- 43 working full time on pickups 5-years at a LARGE Maker as a designer and Alteration Shop president. // 19 years on my own as DMP solo maker - ( like the Village Shoemaker was my model! on a very personal level easy to reach 19 years long! )
this Pickup Maker Operation of mine, It was suppose to just be all 100% GRASS ROOTS, for those who discoved me etc.. - I NEVER Would do no ads - or seek or allow any magazine Interviews or Video Interviews - no advertizing all!
And it worked out for me and very - smoothly for 17 years the Pickups did all teh TALKING and their OWNERS! no ads no slogans and especially no BS! or SNAKE OIL SALESMEN.
Then On my 18th year (JAN. 2022) it seemed like the whole wide world was Ordering all at once on my PAYPAL menu pages, - so NOV. 2022 I was forced to turn off that DMP Pickups website SALES / ordering PAGE that was for the first time I ever had to do that!
So as of NOV.19th 2022. I NEVER DID TAKE ANOTHER ORDER again!
So,,, Untill I can clear out the orders recived go on a VACA'~~~ (1st. in 18 years!) return to remodel the website - chose a new sales system - no more pre-orders or wish list etc.. and REOPEN this Clip Joint~ LOL
Its now 11-1-2023 I still have 13 Batched Runs to complete ( there was over 65 Batches that landed here in 2022)
Phone Number# 562 331 9042
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