Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Projects

Hi Folks,

I'm working on a bunch of new stuff for 2010. I just finalized some drawings for a new Pry Bar type of tool which will be done in both steel and titanium. The CandyBars will be cut next week. I have an updated Superbug coming as well and I'm thinking of doing that one in titanium only. They are pretty big compared to the first ones... There are some other variation pieces in the works as well as a small titanium pendant tool.

I first mentioned in the comments last week that I'm working on a new tool turned from titanium bar stock called the BrewDriver. The BrewDriver tool is very close to starting actual production. I should have some completed samples in a couple of days and some pieces for sale in about one week if all goes as intended. I'm trying to get a very large batch of these produced. I don't know yet how much they will be as I do not have the final cost yet myself. What I have seen so far of the knurling, grooving, milling and quality of finish has me pretty excited though and I think this will be a really neat piece when they are finally done. The complexity of these things is crazy sometimes. However, I can envision several spin offs coming from this one if we can get all the turning and milling figured out so I'm hoping it's all doable.

I intend to get those long promised SAE WingNuts started through the finishing process by next week. They are close, just need a little more sanding and clean up. I also need to get to work on some long overdue sheaths for a few dozen Fixer knives that I still have in stock from last year.

There are several other things in the works too so stay tuned. It's going to be a very interesting year. :)

16 comments:

Lynette & Albert said...

Any chance we could see some pictures?

Peter Atwood said...

Of course. I will be taking pictures as soon as I have something to take a picture of. :)

Wil said...

Thanks for the update Peter. Never forget us lefties...!

Mark said...

Peter,
A few dozen fixers! I want one pleasssse!!!!

Carrie said...

CANDYBAR? ugh im so far out of touch! But i opt for more steel than Ti tools, i like the weight.

vegassprky said...

Boy have you been busy!!!It all sounds great, can't wait to see some pics in the future!!! Thanks for the update! Gary :>)

Mike said...

I can make a sheath that will be safe until you put yours out. The fixer would be a proud item on my key chain. along with my perfbaby.

I want one also.

jodj said...

hmm... a couple of candy bars to go with the cookies... Time to check the pantry. (Pry-Baby Ruth?)

GAKayaker said...

Sounds like some great projects in the works. Can't wait!

hybernaut said...

excited to see some new products for the year!

lauriek said...

Ooh ooh pendant titanium tool sounds extremely interesting! :D (As does the brewdriver!)

kai said...

These announcements are very exciting. Sign me up for anything in metric sizes, or anything that can hold alcohol...

Scott said...

A few name ideas for your larger superbug.
1. Superbug 3000
2. Brewbug
3. Ultrabug

looking forward to the new stuff!

Peter Atwood said...

Hehe, actually it's longer than the original so I might call it the Wroach.

Joe said...

Brewdriver? Man, just hearing the name makes me want one.

The Bartender said...

I like the New Project names. I am a titanium fan. Mostly cause I got too many steel tiny tools. Getting them in titanium give me a good excuse. Besides, they never rust, and I like the weight!