Yes I’m in NorCal. Polishing is being done at cantwells in SSF. And anodizing is done by Deans anodizing in Redwood City!!Like Wash11 said, you lump it all together like that and you really get to see how much work these damn things are, how long, and twisty the journey can be.
On top of that, you have a range of skills (and tools) that aren't often seen around here.
So a couple of questions:
How close to done is it?
If I recall correctly you are up here in NorCal, did you find someone locally to do your polishing and where are you getting the anodizing done? Or are you doing that stuff yourself as well?