Sunday, January 25, 2015

Titanium Roll Bars!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Well, no football games today so for the first Sunday in several months I'm not sitting in front of the TV watching sports and packaging up items, tying strings, etc. That's OK though, I'm anxiously looking forward to next weekend which should be quite the game. We'll see if my team prevails or if our hopes will be deflated. :p

In other news, they are calling for a huge snowstorm Monday night and into Tuesday with at least a foot or more coming our way. So I thought maybe I better get my butt in gear and get a sale in today so that everything can ship out tomorrow ahead of the weather.

Today I have a very special offering...brightly anodized titanium Roll Bars! These are so gorgeous that it's killing me to part with them but I guess I will have to.... Anyhow, these little beauties are anodized a variety of brilliant colors. Some are just one color such as UV, electric blue or bright green, but mostly they have various color fades, multi color effects, etc. I was having fun with them and trying to vary the batch as much as possible. Sorry, I cannot honor requests for specific colors, I will send you what I send you, but rest assured every single one of these is a keeper.

This is the first wave of the ti ones and probably I will have just enough for one more sale in a week or so. But the first batch is fairly small so I will make it one per customer on them please. They will run
$65 plus shipping and the link is below....thank you as always for stopping by and I hope your weekend has been a great one.

Ti ones are gone for now, thank you everyone!

Oh yeah, just one more thing...Go Pats! :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Plain Ti Atwrenches

Happy Tuesday Folks!

Man, it's cold this week again, supposed to be below zero again tonight. At least we have the sun today. It's definitely not my favorite weather but it's good for getting some work done.

The Roll Bars are all on their way as of this morning. I'm not sure yet what I will be making next but I'll keep plugging away at it. The first of the little ruler tools will be at least 2-3 weeks away probably. A few more Roll Bars will be underway by next week...

Today I have the remaining titanium Atwrenches done. I decided to leave these with plain stonewashed finish for the folks who are seeking simpler user tools. If there is one thing I've learned over the years it's that for every guy who likes "Chocolate Fudge Brownie" there's always one who prefers "Vanilla", as I often do myself. :D

The plain ti Atwrenches will run $70 plus shipping and the link is below. The batch is small so I'll make it one per customer to give more folks a chance at them. Thanks for stopping by today and have a terrific week ahead everyone!

Ti Atwrenches are pretty much gone, thank you everyone!

Monday, January 12, 2015

More Roll Bars with Rifle Knurl

Howdy Folks,

Today we're recovering from a somewhat nerve wracking but ultimately gratifying football weekend here in New England. The snow is falling steadily and I just heard the town plow go by...we're supposed to get at least 4 inches of the fluffy white stuff according to the weather forecast. Looks like a good day to stick around the house and do a little sale.
Today I have another wave of stainless steel Roll Bars with rifle knurl completed. They are $48 plus shipping and the link to purchase is below. Thanks for stopping by today and hope everyone has a great week ahead!

Roll Bars are gone for now, thank you everyone!

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Rolling In 2015

Hello Everyone,

Well, the holidays are now behind us and I hope it was a great time for you all. I was contending with a nasty stomach bug for most of last week but am back to my old self again finally. Winter has truly arrived here in western MA and we are looking at a thin layer of snow and ice on everything. Temps are frigid right now and going down in the single digits or below 0F overnight most of this week. It's to be expected this time of year and honestly, aside from the Thanksgiving snow and power outage we are getting off relatively easy so far.

I have numerous projects underway or in the planning stages as I map out what I want to do for 2015. I have some stuff that I did not get to last year that I need to finish up such as the second round of Tombstones. There are still a handful of bead projects yet to get to and a few other odds and ends.

Some winter projects for 2015 will include a brand new ruler tool. The R25 (that's R-Two-Five) will be a tiny tool with 2 inch and 5cm scales. Following that, I will be doing a reprise of the original ruler tool with few minor changes (R37) and then perhaps a couple more new variations after those. We'll see how they go from the production standpoint but judging from initial tests I am confident that I can achieve the high quality that I am after, far better than my previous attempts with this genre.

Also coming will be some updates to a couple of older favorites, details coming soon. So far I do not have any knives planned but the year is very very young so we'll see how things unfold.


Today I have the first wave of 2015 Roll Bars done. I decided to switch to my favorite rifle knurl and am absolutely thrilled with the results. These are just gorgeous... I find the rifle knurl to be very elegant and by far my favorite look.

Anyway, Roll Bars are turning all this week so this is just a first wave and more of them are on the way. I'm considering some other materials and/or variations, so there may be others coming this month as well.

The Roll Bars will run $48 each plus the shipping and I will put a limit of two per customer on them so that a few more folks will have a chance at them. The order link is below. Thanks for stopping in and I'm looking forward to a fun and productive 2015 ahead!

Roll Bars are gone today but more coming in a few days. Thank you!

With 1/2" neon "Spike" tape


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy 2015!

Happy New Year Everyone! I'm just getting over a nasty stomach bug and am drained so no parties for me this year but that's OK. I will be back at it next week. Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday. :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

I just want to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and New Year's! I hope you all have a good time this holiday and stay safe and warm. Also, I want to thank everyone for making 2014 a really great year for me, one of the best yet. Much new stuff is coming up for 2015 so keep your seatbelts fastened, it's going to be terrific. :)   

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fancy Titanium Atwrenches

Hi Folks,

Thanks for the great sale yesterday.  I was able to raise $1100 for the three local organizations and the donations have been made. Thank you so much and I know that everyone in this area will be very grateful to have those services continue to be available. I may make some further donations as well when I get some time to take a breather from cranking out all these goodies. :)

As I mentioned below, someone at the post office late yesterday afternoon mistakenly set their scan machine wrong and so the tracking is messed up on the packages I sent out yesterday. Don't worry though, this happened once before and everything did reach the recipients in the usual time so no worries! Of course, mail is a bit slow this week due to the holiday volume but I am sure most everything will get there OK and I hope before Christmas for the US bound packages. If anything does go missing beyond a week or so just be patient or email me and we'll see if we can track it down.

Today I have a few Titanium Atwrenches done with fancy Vintage Style Anodizing! These are once again tough to photograph and get the vibrant colors right but you can get the idea I think...multiple textures and multiple anodizing steps make these very special indeed. The colors range from warm gold and orangey copper tones to bright pinks, UV purples, deep electric blues and minty greens. Some of these effects I have never been able to achieve before so I'm stoked for what they portend for future projects as well. I'm definitely keeping a couple for my own collection...

Anyhow, the Fancy Ti Atwrenches are $75 plus shipping and the link is below. I have a limited number of these so will keep to one per customer please. There are a few more on deck but not sure if I can get to them right away so this is all for now...thank you for stopping in today and as always it is much appreciated!

These are Sold Out for now, thank you everyone and have a great weekend!



Hi Folks,

The PO received the packages I dropped off yesterday and they mistakenly scanned them as delivered in Turners Falls. This has happened before. All packages are on their way to the correct destinations so just ignore the screwed up tracking message. Thanks!