Upcoming Shop Closures & Order Notes – Please Read Carefully
New Note As Of 11/12/19. First, if you think we’ve ignored an email that you sent, please check your spam or junk file because we diligently respond to all customer emails (many emails have gone astray recently). Thanks! Head’s up…Yes, we’ve moved our offices and small parts inventory. For the time being, our basic contact info has NOT changed…same P.O. Box for ferrule replacements & silk matching, same email addresses. In the next month or so, however, you’ll have to use the website contact form to reach us or the info@goldenwitch email address (the gw@dejazzd address will be closing). Keep tabs on the contact page and we’ll update info as needed. We’ve recently posted Moving Sale prices on the Peak Bamboo inventory – stock up, have fun! We have not yet secured warehouse space for the bamboo, so the bamboo sale prices will hold until we get the stuff moved, however long that takes. We have a firm shop closure scheduled for Thanksgiving break; we’ll be gone and the webstore will be turned off from November 22nd through December 10th, inclusive. Long & much needed break, plus surgery…(be careful when you bite into pizza!). We have two family projects that will require us to be closed, probably 12/13/19 – 12/17/19, so we’re dropping our planned closure between Christmas & New Year’s to accommodate the kids in mid-December. We will still be closed on the actual holidays, Christmas & New Year’s. The years seem to race by. In 2020 our first one-day holiday after January 1st will be Ground Hog’s Day, which I only take seriously because it bumps up against my birthday and I’d much rather celebrate the earthpig. We plan to be closed February 21st, 2020 through March 2nd, 2020 for our first long break of 2020. Please keep tabs on this text block as there may be other closures to accommodate two writing projects I’ve gotten involved with. Please order custom products – agate guides, anything that must be blued, that sort of thing – at least four weeks prior to the start of any future shop closure if you want the order shipped with certainty before the closure; custom orders with shorter lead times may be completed, and often are, but no promises. Orders with only non-custom items usually ship the business day after you place the order, even in the run-up towards a shop closure; we hustle to get your orders out the door and in your hands. I tend to work non-stop when the shop is open, so I sincerely appreciate your understanding during those times when I shut down to spend time with family, especially now that the boys are out of the house and, frequently, far from home. You may notice a trend here, a new work rhythm that I’m experimenting with so I don’t burn out. Rather than pretending to take weekends off, which rarely happens, I bundle my down time and skip town so I can’t work. Despite appearances, this means the shop is only sealed up about 86 days per year vs. 124+ days per year if I actually didn’t work on weekends and took four weeks of vacation, plus Federal holidays, to match my wife’s vacation time. I offer the math because a few folks have noted that “it seems like GW is always on vacation.” Generally speaking, the shop will be open for 5-7 weeks, then closed for a week with a ramp-down Friday and ramp-up Monday on both ends of the closed week although that sort of neatly planned closure doesn’t always pan out. We’re closed on most major U.S. holidays: New Years, Ground Hog’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas. Everyone involved here – Matt, Nikki, Drake, & I - appreciates your business and your patience with custom orders. Golden Witch & Peak Bamboo couldn’t do what we do without you.
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The Latest Ramblings
Karl Nielsen (@woodbikenielsen and @kidcalifornia on Instagram) got with us on the construction of his custom bamboo bike frame. Using Peak Bamboo, carbon, various woods and a lot of patience and elbow grease, he put together a real beauty. We think you’ll agree; check out the specifications and pictures in the PDF to get your juices flowing. Let us know how we can assist you with materials and know-how for your next bamboo project!
If you have the least question about ferrules – if you’re new to ferrules or only moderately experienced – please, please read this information at least once. I promise, it will help to prevent mistakes and misunderstandings. Thanks!
Welcome to the Golden Witch Ferrule Advice Ramble! I need to let you, the rodmaker or restorationist reading this page, know that I have lost clients because of ferrules. Ferrules are finicky, challenging, yet almost invariably necessary and worthwhile little beasts.
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Peak Bamboo is in the October 2016 Angling International magazine. Read about us on page 26 of the online issue!