For those of you who have asked to be included in the spreadsheet mailing, if you could please let me know what size taps and dies that you are interested in. Also, please indicate whether you want only the plug, or bottom taps otherwise I will assume that you want to order both the plug and bottom taps.
NOTE: If you do not plan to make transparent pens then you do not need to order the bottom taps.
I would like to be able to indicate the anticipated price of them in the spreadsheet.
As you can see the prices that we are currently at for most of the sets are significantly less than what you would pay for these sets, even including both the plug and bottom tap, the die, and the Bock or Jowo plug and bottoming taps.
I commented earlier but i want to make sure i get in on this, please mail me the spreadsheet. Will you update the quantity discount once we are at the deadline? i may need to order some more stuff.
Also i want to thank you for doing this group buy, you are awesome and a true help!
Do you have any idea which taps and dies you want to order? I have a running spreadsheet that I have been updating to try to determine where we are going to land for the costs of the different taps and dies.
If I am not too late, please email me the sheet as well to MWWoodworx@gmail.com. I would like to be included if not to late..
Question on Taps: Can you use a Bottom Tap without first using a Plug Tap? I know the plug taps are easier to get started, but wasn't sure. As for the Nib Tabs, what is the reasoning behind using a Bottom Tap? Thanks.
EDIT: After reviewing what I current have and what I could use if the price is right, I am interested in the following:
- M13 Plug Tap & Die @ 12+ pricing
- M11 Plug Tap & Die @ 12+ pricing
- JOWO #6 Plug Tap @ 10+ pricing (may choose Bottom depending on answer to my question above)
I want to get the spread sheet: I am updating my post #60 (quoted below) to commit to getting 1 Each of the Heritance Plug tap for a #5 and a #6 nib, with NO quantity pricing precondition. I am a go at whatever price we end up at.
These are taps which will tread holes for the nib carrier to screw into.
The Jowo references a tap which will work with Heritance, Schmidt & Jowo #5 or #6 fountain pen nib housings.
The Bock references a tap which will work with Bock #5 or #6 fountain pen nib housings.
You can use a bottoming tap, however as you said, it is easier to use a plug tap. If you are concerned with the Bock or Jowo taps, a plug tap will work fine since you will run the thread all the way thru the hole.
The bottoming triple lead taps are used when you want to make transparent bodies for you pens. They show up a nicely threaded hole instead of having partially cut threads showing.
I have not sent anyone a spreadsheet as of yet. I will be getting it ready to go this week.