Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Stonewashed Titanium Rulers

Howdy folks,

I have a batch of stonewashed ti rulers ready to go. These will are plain, no anodizing. The finish is bright with a zillion little scratches and the contrast with the numbers and scales is really nice. These will wear wonderfully for years to come. The price is $45 plus shipping and the link is below:

Sold Out!

37 comments:

phoenix stu said...

Wow, those turned out really nice Peter!!

Cool beans

lauriek said...

Woot ordered my first piece of Atwood Ti! :)

John said...

+1 for me!

Easy Wind said...

This batch of Ti rulers looks real nice! Could not pass one up!
Now it is time for me to get some yard work done.

-Peace

00 said...

will there be more?

Peter Atwood said...

Yes more bead blasted ones are coming in a day or so. I only had a few dozen that were nice enough looking to sell as stonewashed.

00 said...

Thanks Peter - looking forward to them and the general release of the the bigshot.

Mark said...

Darn! Missed another sale... :( Unfortunately my job prevents me from sitting in front of the blog all day, maybe it's time to quit. There might be no other way to collect these little gadgets.

Peter Atwood said...

Mark, they all went in about a half hour. I'm sorry I have a lot of fans and can't make enough for everyone on these batches but I sure do try the best I can. If you email me I may be able to scrounge something up for you though. All you gotta do is ask. ;)

Mark said...

Peter,
Thanks, that's ok. I'm a big fan of stonewashed stuff, please when you get around to producing the Kelpie\Nessie do one in stonewashed for me... As for now, I'm content with sipping from my Big Shot and dreaming about one day owning a Atwood blade. :)

Peter Atwood said...

OK, that's cool. :) There will not be a Kelpie though. Or at least not quite like the one I had in the drawing last year. I was not happy with the finger protection on that design. We shall see what the future brings though. ;)

Jerry said...

Dang, missed them again...

Augustin said...

Will there be any more plain Ti rulers (stonewashed or otherwise)? Been wanting one for awhile now. Thanks!

Peter Atwood said...

I have some that will be bead blasted and I'm still trying to decide whether to anodize them or not. Will know better tomorrow.

onceuponanace said...

Congratulations to all the lucky one that picked one of these up.

Look forward to getting one as well in the following days.

Dorggy said...

I never thought I would find a suitable replacment for my Starrett pocket rule, thanks man.

Anyone notice how many of Peter's tools show up in the "The Penguins of Madadgascar"?

curs0r said...

I swear, I only blinked this morning. Ah well. Great work, Peter.

jodj said...

I agree that these came out real nice. Any chance we might see some patterned or stamped rulers?

00 said...

Peter, For the bigshots that are coming via general release soon can you give us an update on other drinking tools in the works so we can make a decision to purchase or not?

What I mean is that I want to purchase more drinking tools. If there is only going to be the ones as previously released than I will purchase some that are soon to be released. If there are also going to be be some of a different knurling pattern (unless those are only going to be by lottery) I might hold out or if you are going to move forward with the "tallshot" (a name I have been calling the previously mentioned possibility or a smaller diameter but as tall or taller drinking tool) I might save some of my pennies for those. I realize these other variations might be further in the future but I only have 2 hands to drink with anyway.

Easy Wind said...

So what do you think, Peter. Will you be anodizing the remaing Ti Rulers this week or is plain the flavor for the remaining pieces..

What happened to the picture w/ description on your home page?

Just curious!

Peter Atwood said...

The rest will be bead blasted only, no anodizing. Will post them tonight after supper, probably around 6:30 or 7 PM.

Peter Atwood said...

Yup, this is typical. Anytime I ever say I'll have a sale at such and such a time something comes up. Tonight is no exception. Tons of things came up all day long and I never got the blasted rulers done today. So it will be tomorrow...sorry guys.

Scott said...

Ha ha, no pun intended?

xarynt said...

Thank you for the updates & pictures . . .

Question from ignorance--what is the difference in finishes between stonewash and bead blast?

Questions from giddiness--does the delay in rulers mean a delay in the big shot general sale?

davecmoc said...

Peter.......no chance on doing some patterned anodizing for a lottery? I would love to see that!

codec said...

Very nice!

GRITTER said...

I love your work, Peter. Great stuff, but I was wondering... do you ever make tools in metric? That's what I need. (I realize this ruler has a centimeter scale, but I'm talking about those wrench type tools you make)

Peter Atwood said...

I made some metric G4 Prybabies around Christmas last year. I plan to make more G4s at some point and will do some in metric. Also the FunnyBones have both a metric and Imperial wrench sets.

If I lived in another part of the world I'd make more metric. But as it happens I'm an American and the way I see it it's up to the rest of the world to adopt our measuring system. LOL...:p :D

GRITTER said...

"I'm an American and the way I see it it's up to the rest of the world to adopt our measuring system. LOL...:p :D"

I'm American as well, but a lot of things I work on use metric fasteners. Like ALL bicycles, even the ones, "Made in the USA", for instance.

I would love if I only had to have one or the other, but I've always had to own tool sets in both S.A.E. and Metric.

I don't know what "the Funnybones" are, but I will google it now, thanks.

GRITTER said...

I found the Funnybones, awesome! Are they available? Where do I order? If not, I will keep checking your blog, cause I'm dying to get my hands on my first Atwood tool. Thanks again.

Nathan said...

Gritter: Best chance for a tool like the Funnybone is probably ebay, unfortunately. I don't think that there have been any new releases from Peter for those in a while, nor have I seen them mentioned. But I see them from time to time on there.

Corndogg said...

I've been remodeling my house for the last 4 months, and I gotta say my G3 PryBaby XL has come in EXTREMELY handy. More XLs!

randopara said...

One of the things that I like best about your work Peter is that it is idiosyncratic. Whatever comes out of your shop is interesting, partly because it is not driven by a marketing team's survey of what people think a tool should look like. Whatever measuring system you want to use, so be it! You have been batting 1000 with your designs in my book, and I wouldn't want to second guess your methods. Although if you start making tools measured in Norwegian "skrupels" it might be harder to find a use for them around the house :)

For purely selfish reasons, I do have to second Gritter's comment on the metric-ness of the bike world though. I've been fortunate to have purchased metric a few times when you have offered it. Even aside from your great bike-tool, many of your tools are so perfect for mobile bike work, being super compact and lightweight, and of course, virtually indestructible. I am never on a ride without a couple of Atwood tools, and I have found that it is easier to use them at home over traditional hand tools for certain bike tasks (hard to reach places, odd angles, etc). I would have to say that 60% to 70% of my Atwood tool use is on bikes, and is in metric. Here is a wee vote for some metric inclusion on a few of your future projects those of us who bike on a regular basis.

Keep up the great work!

--Shay

Easy Wind said...

I hope to score a G3 when they are complete. They look to be useful for so many different chores. I don't think the next round of G3's will be XL, so hang on to that gem!
Until then, my Microspud keeps me satisfied and is still currently my favorite Atwood Tool!

-Peace

indabayou said...

Peter,
Stonewashed Ti Ruler came today.
Once again Thank You for another cool tool.
indabayou

xarynt said...

Here, here. Another cyclist/Atwood fan.

GRITTER said...

Peter Atwood would own the portable bicycle tool market. Change your tire, tune your bike on the trail and ward off bad guys, all at the same time with a little piece of ti.