Welcome to Paul Mauser Studios
Completely Revised: 1/1/12
News updated: 10/28/12
Hi, I'm Mauser. There is no Paul. (see the FAQ)
Welcome to a complete re-launch of the site, and a re-launch of the
Repeat visitors probably know that not a lot has changed on this site
for quite a while. I was stuck finishing off the last of my
commissions, which I swear will never happen again because I don't take
them any more. It's all part of the new Business Philosophy:
Build first, THEN sell.
This has come about for several reasons:
So, no more commissions. I will build things at my own pace,
on my own time, and sell them when they're done.
- Owing people stuff is not fun
- Neither is making them wait.
- Feeling guilty about that is a DE-motivator for me.
- I want people's trust
- The way to get that is prompt and efficient fulfillment of
- The way to do that is to have the product built, finished,
packaged, and ready to go as soon as it gets a shipping label on it.
- Because there's nothing more satisfying than dropping that
box off at UPS and knowing that somebody's going to be happy.
And after hearing about another prominent Dungeon Furniture maker
imploding after taking a whole bunch of orders and running, that system
is broken. I want to distance myself from that kind of thing.
Direct Sales Only
The other broken thing in the world of BDSM Gear is the Wholesale
market, so from now on I'm selling direct only.
Over and over I hear about websites that use pictures of people's
existing gear to sell cheap knockoffs from China or Pakistan, or even
This happened to me when the retailer I used to sell my spanking
benches through went around behind me and found another builder to make
a cheaper - and substantially different from the photos of mine they
continued to use on their website - version and stopped talking to me.
But I have to say, that fellow was very ethical and stopped building
for them once he found out what was going on. Very commendable,
although that ruined my plans to undersell them for revenge.
So if you see a photo on a website that looks like something of mine,
you can rest assured it isn't genuine.
|| Completely re-vamp the website, removing
everything that isn't
for sale. That includes the photos of my personal stuff and yes, those
8-year old pictures from the Folsom Street Fair. I'm sure the script
kiddies will mourn the loss of of their chance to attack the
Coppermine gallery - and fail. There will be an Inventory page
that will indicate what products are actually in stock and available,
and what the current price is. And prices will INCLUDE Lower-48
|| Build a new batch of the
Bench, and not only sell them for less, but offer them in new colors!
Black, Grey, Red and White for starters. Then
update the Inventory page when they're done.|
And this is the big one. Introduce a new product. Currently I am
in the process of designing the new Mark III Bondage Chair. The Mark
II, my original claim to fame, will be getting a clean-sheet redesign
to make it easier to manufacture, easier to store, and all around
better (No more dowels, except on the shoulder straps!). This will take
some time to do a proper design, make tooling and templates, and do
some serious testing, but it will be better than ever. I probably
won't be including the Self-bondage option any more after reading about
a few harrowing incidents with the ones I sold through Mr. S.|
(Step 2.5 comes in here, I'll be designing and building a CNC Router table in order to make this. It will take some time, but once it's done, the possibilities are limitless).
||Bring back other products like
the pillories, and introduce some one-offs, just to spice things up.
And maybe accessories for the chairs and benches.|
As for Step 1. Well, you're looking at it. Not much now, but it will evolve.
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