I haven't made much progress, other than finding a wood supplier, and looking into another couple of designs.
I also have come up with some improved manufacturing methods that I think will streamline the whole process, mainly through looking at the designs of others, and using more of the "K.I.S.S." method.
As far as speaking recently with Galahad, I have not done so. He has a pretty definite time frame that he has announced, and I intend to give him all the time he needs to get established with his own stocks before I trouble him with my own, should we actually work something out to do so. I also have some assets that I could liquidate for cash, and try to acquire my own duplicator.
I am working on an AUG version of bullpup at the moment, but as you might imagine, the holidays are my busiest time of year, family and church-wise, so I haven't gotten much actual construction done. Still, my mind just loves to wrap itself around the whole design business, so I am very actively working out the details of my changes and new ideas.
Wish I had something more to share, but thats about it for now...............
By the way, Merry Christmas and happy holidays!