Since I'm logged in as Brian at the moment, the time seems right to let everybody know what's been going on with Knew Concepts since Lee passed away at the end of June.
It took a while to get all the paperwork straightened out, but as of Tuesday this week, I'm the new owner of Knew Concepts.
There will be an official announcement via KC's social media stuff in a few days as soon as we get done writing the copy, but since Orchid has always been a sort of home, it feels appropriate that the first announcement come here.
The copy I'm working on is a sort of history of how we got here, and a recognition of the people who helped build the company into what it's become. It often looked like it was just me and Lee in a cave by the sea, but that was never the whole story, and it's time that some of the other players get a chance to take a bow too. That's turning into a semi-epic undertaking, but I feel the need to try. I will inevitably miss some people, and for that I apologize, but the alternative is saying nothing. So.... (This will be done in two waves: a shorter one recognizing our actual employees, and a much longer story (saga) explaining how it all unfolded.)
As far as Knew Concepts' direction moving forward, I promised Lee I'd finish the big (24" legs) marquetry saw for the woodworking market. Then will come a few new toys for you sadly neglected jewelers. Chief among them a new way for the kitchen table folks to get a bench pin/GRS mount onto a kitchen table at the right height to be useful, and still able to take it off for dinner with the family.
This may be cribbing a bit, but it's a hopeful thought.
Per ardua ad astra.