I'm greatly saddened
to hear about that Jim... I still patiently wait for my order. Owning a product made by Manic Mechanic is a real trophy. It's unique, durable, and dependable. For me, it's a great honor to own one of his products. I hope all the best for you in your future endeavours, and I hope you'll still remain active in the forums. You have the whole world as your market. I just don't think the world recognized your efforts fast enough to cope up with the bills. But I think it would be a different story if it did.
I'm still optimistic that you'll be able resurrrect your shop for a grand re-opening. I think it's just a matter of time. And when that happens, I can assure you that if not all, most of us would be there to support your products.