On December 1, 2018, the new Colorado sales tax rules took effect. For more information: Click here.
We will be closed Monday December 24 and Tuesday December 25 so our employees can spend time with their families for Christmas.
***Last ship day before our closure is Friday, December 21, 2018 if orders are received before noon.***
We will be closed Tuesday January 1 for New Year's.
Colorado Adopted Emergency Rules for Sales/Use Taxes
On December 1, 2018, a new set of sales/use tax
collection protocols (the so-called Adopted Emergency Rules) went into
effect for ALL retailers doing business in the state of Colorado.
With regards to online sales, these new rules require
that sales taxes be collected based on the Delivery address (the point at which
ownership of the merchandise passes from the merchant to the customer) and that
ALL applicable taxes (state, county, city and special district(s)) be collected
by the merchant as part of the sales transaction.
Colorado has 72 home-rule cities that require every business
that ships into their jurisdictions to pay for a separate sales tax license and file
yearly (or quarterly) sales tax reports for each target city. Long story short, we
can no longer ship products into these locations.
After years of experimenting with different flute geometries, tip designs and cutting parameters, we finally have a cutter that is optimized for high-speed cutting of natural mother-of-pearl and abalone. Superior bit life and fracture-free edges with no chipping or flaking are the result of a cutter geometry that is precisely tuned to the machining properties of natural shell products. The tools are designed specifically for use in CNC based cutters where relatively high, uniform feed rates can be maintained.
Our older, 3-flute chip-breaker design, which has found a home in tile-cutting and soft-stone carving, as well as the hand shaping of mother of pearl and abalone, will continue to provide a low cost alternative to hobbyists, model makers, and instrument repair professionals.