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For the forseeable future (after August 2019) I will be limiting the number of short-term projects (pads, adjustable combs, refinish work, stock repair, etc) I have in the shop at one time. This decision is to allow me to spend the bulk of my shop time on the custom guns already on my schedule. As of right now that custom schedule is full and I won't be taking any more commissions until these are completed.
I am looking at April 1, 2020 as a target date for "semi-retirement". It's unlikely my backlog of custom projects will be completed by then, but those that are not finished should be well on their way to completion. After these are gone I may begin accepting more custom work but only one gun at a time. Smaller projects (as mentioned above) may also return but on a limited basis.
I still enjoy building custom guns and repairing stocks; I am here to help. But I also have many other interests that I want to pursue, not the least of which is building two barreled actions for application in the Metalsmith category of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild. Golf, fishing, and music are also high on my list.
We all know the future is humanly unpredictable and life happens, so this announced date is not set in stone. But I plan to work toward it with an anticipation of having most, if not all of my backlog gone and to do my best to erase that word from my vocabulary. Thank you for your interest in custom guns and your confidence in my work.