Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Next Batches

Hi Folks,

Just wanted to let you know that I am grinding and milling this week. Will have Mini Prybabies coming up next but realistically it will be about two or three weeks before completion. There will be some XL (with a bend for extra leverage) versions included in this next batch. Could be a lottery before that too... and there are also some other tools coming so stay tuned. ;)

71 comments:

Aaron said...

Sounds great Peter. You are going to make a lot of us very happy.

Gary said...

Wow. Just hit refresh and though there were Mini Prybabies for sale. Heart skipped a beat. Can't wait to see how they turn out. Will they have a wrench cutout or is that sacrificed for size?

djweezy said...

Yippee finally something with a XL bend :)

Jerry said...

Roger that...hoping for a lefty.

Corndogg said...

Hooray for XLs!!!!!!!!!

Peter Atwood said...

I have some lighter stock ones with a hex hole in the body and those will likely be the XLs. I have some thicker ones also which will probably mostly be straight. These are the original Mini Keychain Prybaby design but the version that has the lanyard hole in the normal position, not the large hole version.

Peter Atwood said...

There will be a few lefties but not a lot...when they become available those who need a lefty please email me as I will be holding them in reserve and not doing a regular sale on them.

Kenny said...

Alright good news , yippee.
Thanks for the great update peter.I love my glow baby i just received.

Sincity337 said...

Well, I just discovered your blog yesterday, and I really like your stuff. I am hoping to be able to buy ANYTHING that I can.

vegassprky said...

Peter, I can't wait! Sounds really great, didn't think I'd have a chance at an old school Mini Prybaby and an XL to boot!!! Thanks for the update!:P

Rick said...

Great news! I'm looking forward to these.

Nimai Wong said...

That chance to reserve an Atwood tool! so tempting my being a lefty--but darn I just got a Prybaby.. :)

I would love one of the mini's though!

codec said...

Peter, you are making a lot of ppl happy! These "new" tools sound AMAZING!

I'll take one of each please... AND I'm left handed LOL!

stnphoto said...

This noob is very excited! Congrats on the fine work.

djweezy said...

Oh come on, can we please get some with the larger hole? pretty please

Gil said...

Peter,

Any chance for whistles in the near future? Also, I am a lefty and interested in the XL (desperate for one, as well as a Wingnut, something in Ti, a blade, etc). I will email you, but wanted to give you a heads up if you are at all trying to gauge demand.
Also, any chance you would be willing to make a cup with a lid that screws down? I would love to take something like that along with me to work on my bike!

Thanks for the awesome tools!

Peter Atwood said...

Whistles are long ago discontinued. At the moment there are no plans for anything with a screw dow lid I'm afraid...

tommonson said...

Stoked for the Prybabies.

Andy said...

Looking forward to bidding and buying!

spiderantenna said...

Hey Peter, so are you done with the Ti G3 prybabys? I remember you mentioned everyone should have one by September.

Peter Atwood said...

Spydie, I don't know. Why don't you email me.

Brendan said...

Just discovered your site this past week. Awesome work. Hope to snag a lefty!

Scott said...

Something on my wishlist is one of your edged tools in Ti. Would you ever think about doing one?

Peter Atwood said...

Well, to be honest, I regard titanium as a poor choice for edged tools. It does not hold an edge anywhere near as well as steel and it doesn't do well with kydex as it tends to scratch.

Wes said...

what finishes can we expect in this batch peter? Also what was the decision on more of the G3 ti's? I'm still hoping to score one of those as my first tool.

keep up the good work!

souptree said...

How about some titanium blades with carbide edges along the lines of what WT and Emerson have done?

Kydex sucks anyway. Find a leather worker!

I am a troublemaker... ;-P

Peter Atwood said...

Yes Mr. Ian, you are a troublemaker. :p

I don't know yet about other finishes for the next batches. The steel Minis will probably be stone washed like recent batches.

Scott said...

I know the edge qualities aren't ideal but I'm tired of having to oil my fixer every other day do that it doesn't rust when I wear it around my neck.

Alex said...

Now that I have found your site, i look fwd to figuring out the method to the madness, and to picking up one of your tools. I agree about using Ti for edges, using 2 Ti blades as dive knives, always remembering to NEVER use unless a real problem develops, I keep a spyderco clipped on for general use. And yea, i look like a garage sale in the water ;)
Having almost terminated myself due to lack of a blade, I make sure to NEVER repeat that mistake.

BRYAN said...

New and very impressed with your work. Like many, looking for a skeeter.

Mr. Whippy said...

I'm in for 2!

Damn! Jumped the gun, I guess...

Tric said...

You said in the Ti G3 thread that you had plenty of the G3s coming by September and there would be enough for us all to get one. I was wondering if that is still the case since the Next Batches thread didn't mention them.
I would love to finally acquire a Ti G3 or a steel one. They are what I have been waiting for since I began following your site about a year ago. I really wouldn't mind getting 2 if possible so I can give the second as a gift for my Best Man.

Thanks in advance for the info.

Peter Atwood said...

I wasn't anticipating the continued huge demand on them since I had already done a couple of previous batches. So I have yet another large batch of steel ones in the works right now which will be coming along in September.

I'm only one guy and I can only make so many of these items. I have many projects going on so bear with me please. Thanks.

Rick said...

Hey, what kind of a one man operation is this? ;P

DaFabricata said...

Hello Peter,

Can you give us an idea of when the Metric Wingnuts will be available and about how many.
I would love to have one. I can see it being a a very useful tool to keep with me.

Peter Atwood said...

The earliest that the metric WingNuts would be done would be October. I am not allowed to cut anything more until I clear the decks of the current items and there is just a crazy amount of Prybabies and other things right now in the works.

Mr. Whippy said...

I like the sound of that!

vegassprky said...

Love to here the words "Crazy amount of" when it comes to ATWOOD TOOLS!!!!! Keep it up Peter!! :P

tx101 said...

Cool .... always wanted a Prybaby XL

Wes said...

Come on..........LOTTERY TIME!

I cant wait :)

Jerry said...

Stonewash is a great finish...

Survival Kit Guy said...

How much lonbger do we have to wait? This feels like forever

Peter Atwood said...

Two weeks or so before the Minis are done.

Suzanne said...

I am always excited to see what you are creating next.

SpyderNoir said...

Have you ever made the lanyard hole on the Prybabies a screwdriver bit holder? I know that the Prybabies I own have round lanyard holes but I always thought that a hexagonal bit holder would be kind of neat.

I am also curious whether the Prybabies will have the hexed notch for the cap lifter or the rounded notch (was that the G2 series?).

Vito said...

Toooooo long without an Atwood......Come on Peter, you have to have something laying around to run a lottery and whet our whistles.

Indy Fab fan said...

Or Peter could make it interesting and have a stealth posting on an older blog . . . thus the casual blog lurker would not necessarily be in a better position than a diehard fanatic . . .

Please take your time. Your products are great and always worth the wait.

Mark said...

I want a blade!!!!

Peter Atwood said...

I promise your patience will be rewarded. :D

vegassprky said...

Patience Rewarded!!!!! HINTS we want hints!!!!! Peter I can hardly wait to see what your up to!! :P'''

Ignacio said...

I'm very interested in you work. All the tools look like they have a lot of uses. This is a very interested thing to anything we buy to wear or carry all the days.

I hope i can get one early.

gil in indy said...

Any hints on when tools might be comin?

Peter Atwood said...

The first batch of Mini Prybabies went to tumble this past Friday. If they get them back to me with the usual turnaround of one week I will be able to start making XLs and do my name stamps over the weekend. If I get them out to heat treat and finish tumble by early next week then it will be about a week or so after that for a sale. So, the answer is, I don't know for sure but about a week and a half to two weeks.

I also got the second batch of Minis plus the smallish batch of FunnyBones out on Monday of this week to begin their first journey to tumbling. So, the second batch will follow the first one by about a week. Then there will be even more stuff after that. I have tons of things going on right now, it just takes time to get these batches ground and done and going through the pipeline.

vegassprky said...

Peter, thanks for the update! No wonder no new pictures on the "other site". Work, work!!!! :P Can't wait!!

2tailfins said...

I hope I get lucky this time!

Easy Wind said...

Hanging to a "Don't Ease Me In".
Shit Dawg. It's September! What been going on!
Looking forward to your next release..thx.

Peter Atwood said...

Hey we're almost there! The Minis went out to heat treat on Monday so hopefully by middle of next week things will pick up and I can start doing some sales again. In the meantime I am continuing to grind tools every day. It's going to get extremely busy as we get into the month.

TRUCKLVR said...

Peter, Take it easy brother dont burn yourself out.!!!

Peter Atwood said...

Yeah well, today I have no choice because my carpal tunnel is acting up in my left wrist and my left knee is giving me a hard time right now too. So I need to stay off my feet today and go easy.

codec said...

Thanks for the update, some exciting news. Feel better Peter!

vegassprky said...

So Peter how old are you? Only kidding, slow down some and take it a little slower! Can't have you break down on us!!!! :O

David said...

Peter,

Sorry to hear about your knee troubles. I have a similar problem after a day out in the bush hunting. I am just glad I'm not a horse.

I look forward to some metric tools in October.

Take care.

David

krazz said...

Can't wait to get my first Atwood.

silver said...

Hi Ya Peter, watch out for the ibuprofen OD, but Seawatch (an Alaskan commercial fishing organization) recommends dosing up before a trip with up to 1200mg at a time, it has helped my carpal tunnel during halibut seasons. BUT.. not something to do for long periods of time.

Anyway, looking forward to my 1st Atwood ;)

Peter Atwood said...

Yes, very seldom do I take any pain relievers or anti inflammatories whatsoever. I will look into the fish oil though.

Wes said...

Yes it would be nice to actually score an Atwood from the maker himself haha. I'm spending a fortune having to buy these aftermarket PETER! lol anyways if you have any questions regarding supplements feel free to ask me, I'm sure I can help. Get better brother.

Jason said...

I would like to be in on the XL's. How much are they?

Freaky said...

Oooo ... excitement building ... can feel lottery coming ... may pop any second.

Ben said...

Well, this is gonna be an exciting week... but if you'd like a longer break than posted, I don't think anyone will truly begrudge you.

Peter Atwood said...

Thanks. :)

The Minis will be $45 and the XLs will be $55.

lauriek said...

Peter, take care of yourself! You really don't want to end up having surgery on your tunnels, I know someone who had that done, the tendons cut, stretched and reattached. Nasty!

On the upside, we're all going to end up with the patience of Buddha! :D