indeed he is. i got this PM from him 2 days ago:
"My machinist is doing measurements for cnc. He wanted to do them in cromoly but i am really wanting the D2. a little harder to work but will last longer. If anyone has a micrometer or pin protrusion gauge we are trying to get a solid measurement on the pin protrusion through the bolt face. I think we are about 3-4 weeks away from cutting. I am going to meet with the shop owner in the next week or so.