Thursday, October 02, 2008

Boogers, SOPThings, etc.

I'm getting a lot of email inquiries and wanted to give an update.

I wasn't happy with the finish on a lot of the plain Boogers even after retumbling so they have had additional handwork done to them and rather than retumbling yet again I decided to send them all out for DLC.

So, all the plain Boogers that remain have been redone and blasted and are waiting to go to the DLC plater with the next batch. There are only about 20 of them in all guys...I do not know just when I'll send them out as I am still gathering pieces so that I have a reasonable number of parts to make a full load.

The first batch of DLC'd parts may be coming back as early as next week. A lot of the batch is knives so they will be released in a trickle rather than a torrent.

SOPTHings are very close, probably have them done tomorrow. Plain MSOPTHings will probably be released early next week. There aren't a lot of each.

I'm going to be doing a bunch of grinding next week and getting some batches started. I have the new mini CC knives to do, the G3 Prybabies with screwdriver tips in both American and Metric versions and also the new fixed blade knives. Will take several days and I suspect I'll divide them up into 2-3 batches. Once the batches are ground they will be sent out for heat treat and tumbling which takes about 2 weeks to get done. So we are looking at late October for those items.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great! Thanks for the update!

DB said...

Thanks Peter! that's a whole heck of a lot of stuff to look forward to!

Auto Nut said...

Pingie in 8 minutes, priceless

Franz said...

Oki Peter than you for the update.

So I shall wait for the MSoPTs and the metric Prybabies :)

Francesco, ITALY

Khemist said...

oh man, you made my heart skip a beat when I got notification....thanks for the update!

Rick said...

Thanks Peter! I would love to see some proto shots of the new G3 and FB knife. ;)

Looking forward to late Oct. Hopefully I will have money when that time comes.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Thanks Peter!

Carl said...

So, when you say that a lot of the first DLC batch is knives... what's the rest? Inquiring minds want to know :)

Dan Tanner said...

LOL, I panicked when I got the notice. Thought I may have missed it. Thanks for the update!! =-]

Anonymous said...

Yes - Would love to see a teaser of the new FB knife

Anonymous said...

I am guessing the new fixed blade is the "fixer" a drawing of which is in the Museum.

scottiver said...

What does DLC stand for?

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond-like_carbon

Cain said...

Good news Peter. Can't wait for the screwdriver tip Prybabies!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. And especially thanks for taking the time to do things right, even if it takes longer to get them to the rabid masses. It'll totally be worth the extra wait. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

ok, now up to 20 dlc boogers, from previously around five. calculating that increase compared to the rate at which atwood fandom is increasing, shows my chances of being able to score one remain nearly constant at around a million to one.

come on lucky sixes, daddy needs a dlc atwood....

Todd said...

Sorry if I missed this, but any idea what the prices on the DLC Boogers and MSOPT will run?

Peter Atwood said...

MSOPTHings, $175, DLC Boogers $140.

Mark said...

Most importantly what are and how much are mini CC knives?????

Anonymous said...

Where are these cc knives you are speaking about? I can't seem to find any pictures of them.

Thanks, oh and any word on the SOPThings with DLC coating today?

Peter Atwood said...

No DLC stuff for at least a week, probably two or more weeks away.

jeff said...

Are any of the SOPThings without the DLC coating?

Anonymous said...

Hey Jeff I think Mr. Atwood stated something about SOPThings might be getting done today in a couple posts above ours. That's what I was wondering because in your Museum it shows SOPThings with DLC, so the first SOPThings that will be released are going to be an antique finish? I don't care for the chrome look, kind of like the ringthing finish. It shows too many little hairline scratches.

Thanks Peter.

atwoodite said...

Is it today yet?