Monday, July 06, 2009

WingNuts!

The Atwood WingNut is the latest in my ever evolving line of pocket multi wrench style tools. The material for these is 5/32" thick CPM 154 steel hardened to 57-58 Rockwell. The overall length is a little longer than my past keychain tools at 4 inches and they weigh in at 1.6 ozs making it a substantial tool but one that is still easily carried in a pocket or bag. I have one on my keyring right now and it is quite manageable.

Features include both open and closed wrench sets in SAE sizes 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2 and 9/16. In addition there is a 1/4" hex opening and a large screwdriver/pry tip plus two smaller pry tips on the front end that could double as screwdrivers in a pinch. The Stone Aged™ antique EDC finish feels smooth to the touch and makes the tool look like it spent the last fifty years riding comfortably in your grandfather's pocket. :D

This is the first wave with at least two more coming this summer, pieces already underway. I'm hoping to get the drawings done for the metric version in a week or two as well. WingNuts are $70 plus shipping.

Sold Out for now, thank you!

30 comments:

Dad said...

Just bought two of these - thanks for another cool concept!

Neale said...

Very nice Peter! Sounds to be quite substantial!

Mark said...

Got One! Peter please make a knife, I need something to hang around my neck... Thanks.

Mark

lauriek said...

Bugger, I wasn't going to get one of these but there was the order link and I accidentally ordered one!

Heath said...

Nice work, Peter. Can't wait to see what else is coming...

Heath

Nils said...

Sweet! Will the metric version have a 15 mm wrench?

Indy Fab fan said...

They are too tempting. Am holding out for a metric for myself, but Xmas gift for the brother-in-law is the excuse for snatching one of these up . . .

Thank you Peter!

Peter Atwood said...

I haven't gotten that far yet, still working on the sizes. ;)

phoenix stu said...

I like that a lot Peter. Great work as always and thank you for everything that you do for everyone!!

onceuponanace said...

Looks like I got one as well. This should complement my G4 Prybaby nicely :)

Look forward to getting it in my pocket.

Thanks Peter

Nathan said...

I'm going to go broke...couldn't resist this one. I just got back into the office, in time to get one.

I have a problem...

MetalMork said...

Can't wait for the metric version :D

Francesco, ITALY

Philippe said...

Damn! These tools sell faster than a speeding bullet... I don't see how I'm gonna get one without spending the rest of my life in front of this blog....

Ben said...

Most of the deals seem to have been coming around 7 to 9 am pacific time. I guess this one was even earlier, but they were still available earlier in that time-frame.

Sebastian said...

Wow... that was quick :(

Peter Atwood said...

I had the sale a little earlier than usual today because I knew we were in for severe weather this afternoon. I managed to get everything packed up and mailed out right before the storm hit though. :)

Peadar said...

When will the metric be ready ??

Peter Atwood said...

Hoping to do the drawings this week so that means 4 or 5 weeks at least for metric.

enki said...

As a mechanic, I can tell you this
(Metric)sizes are used alot:
8,10,12,13,15,17mm, and the 1/4 hex driver in center of tool..

You can't believe how much I want a metric one lol.

Rick said...

I got my ISP worked out today and I finally had a chance to look at a decent (large) pick of that finished WN. I noticed that you counter sunk the "eyes" and lanyard hole. You went all out with the finish on these. I can't wait for mine to arrive!

Peter Atwood said...

Definitely. They've been gone over quite a few times and it makes a difference. Thanks for noticing. :)

jodj said...

OK, my wingnut will be held at the PO until I move in next week, but I'm curious. How does the Stone Age finish compare to the stonewash and bright stonewash that you were doing a few months ago?

Peter Atwood said...

Joel, it's the same finish. I just needed a better name for it. :)

jodj said...

Ah, creative marketing! : p Well, by any other name it's my favorite finish. Thanks, Peter.

Indy Fab fan said...

The wingnut has landed. What a sharp-looking piece. Thank you!

On watch now for the metric one for myself . . .

Mark said...

Peter,
WingNut arrived, your tools are off-the-wall. I love the Stone Aged finish. Beautiful work. Stop making tools and make a knife, my wallet is getting thin. Thanks again for the great products, this habit is getting expensive. I'm glad your tools are my only vice.

Nils said...

Peter,

Got the package this morning. I ordered two, one for myself and one as a gift but I like them so much I'm tempted to keep them both! Rides in the front pocket well. Nice job and thanks for the quick ship.

Nils

Sebastian said...

You know, it really sucks to miss these sales by 30 min to 2 hours... then see them up on ebay 2 days later for 30 to $40 more...

Peter you should keep track of where you ship and match them to ebay sellers...

Like the one in Palm Coast Florida that is up right now, what are the odds that you shipped this one last week?

onceuponanace said...

Got my Wingnut in the mail yesterday and have used it a couple of time already :) handy little thing and rides in the pocket nicely.

Look Forward to getting the G3 Prybaby in the next little while from my new best friend the mail man.

Thanks Peter

Indy Fab fan said...

I saw Avatar this past weekend and felt its message was better realized in other films . . . including Lord of the Rings . . . so here I have just loaded up disc 1 of 2 of the Extended Version and come to find it is a Wingnut production . . . hmmmm . . . two fine works of art.

My brother-in-law was quite enthralled with his Xmas gift, btw.

Happy New Years!