PC 557 Shims: The End

Well it's finally the time to close the chapter on the Fly-by-Night Copper Company shims for the 557. My business license and web domain name are coming up for renewal and I've decided it's just not cost effective to continue - that, and I'm a little tired of: cutting and routing aluminum; and applying and trimming the adhesive and no-skid on each shim. In addition, Porter-Cable brought out the type 3 a while back so the market demand for the shim has declined dramatically.
I've got 4 shims left and once they're gone this whole fly-by-night venture will be but a memory. Drop me an email if you'd like to reserve one while you get your order in.
I'd like to thank everyone who took the great risk of sending me a sawbuck to try out this modification. I received many compliments and thank-yous from you folks and I'd like to publically say thank you right back.
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Owen Lowe and his Fly-by-Night Copper Company
Offering a shim for the Porter-Cable 557 type 2 fence design.
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I never need one Owen, but thank you for being there to fix a problem for those that die.
Can I have 5? LOL No not really.
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SURE! 'Cept it'll only be two.
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Oh my, we're starting to talk about those were the days, hahahaha. Maybe I should pull the web page also.
Bernie www.huntfamily.com/pc557.cfm

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Are you tracking web traffic? I've not gotten an order for a couple months now and before that they had definitely tapered off to only one or two a month for a spell.
I'da kept going if it wasn't for the license renewals coming up - just not enough in--ive to keep going.
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I've gotten 5 or 6 hits today alone. Most of them looking for plate joiners, not 557 problems.
Your going to have to come up with another fly by night product!
Bernie
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Mr. Shim,
How many did you sell?
David.

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Mr. Spotty Camera,
When the last one is gone the number will stand at 439 - what an odd number... Kinda makes me want to cobble up one more just to make the total clean.
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On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 11:31:15 -0700, Fly-by-Night CC

Bwahahaha. Nailed it on the head. 'Course, you could just as easily have been talking to Phully, too.

Me believe you kinda odd, too, so that's fitting, bud.
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Dear Mr. Shim,

Didja break even with all the work?
And those spots on the camera are snow dammit, I live in Canda after all....
David.
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At this point, all the remaining shims are spoken for. Once again, thanks to everyone.
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Owen,
Now you've done it. I've had over two dozen hits so far today and half of those off your web page.
Bernie
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Ooops. Well I could order more aluminum...
Or...
I could change my name to Crazy O's Shim Outlet and have a going out of business sale every few months.
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On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 11:33:00 -0700, Fly-by-Night CC

Owie Lowie's Shim Shack.
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Think I can get the B-52's to do my jingle?
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wrote:

Hi Owen, Could be, it's been a long dry spell for them. I think they still live in Athens somewhere. Congrats on selling out your total stock. Now if someone needs one you charge three times as much for a one off piece! Later, Beej
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Hi there! I bought some shims from you! They are doing well! I haven't been involved in here for a long time (not that I am tired of you guys <cough cough>) :D
Anyway, what did I missed? Are you announcing that you are finish offering those shims?
Chuck
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On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 22:06:39 -0700, Fly-by-Night CC

Not a chance. They're too famous and living way over in Channel Z (near Athens, GA.)
I have their 1979-1989 video and that sweet Kate Pierson sure is/was a true hottie.
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With enough money, almost anything is possible...
Greg, in Atlanta, GA
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replying to Fly-by-Night CC, Busy wrote: I can see that this was 2004, but I am interested in a shim. Would you happen to have any left?
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