Thursday, July 08, 2010

It's Hot!

This heat might make the bugs fly faster but it just makes me slower. Highs near 100 for the past two days and the air is absolutely still. Pretty miserable and not likely to be significantly cooler for several more days...of course this is summertime so I should stop whining. :)

The good news is though that I am getting the new DoubleHeader wrenches underway. These are a Metric double ended pocket wrench tool with odd number jaws on one end and even number jaws on the other. Made of CPM 3V so they will be crazy strong. Teaser pics coming very soon. I am making a relatively large number of these and so there should be plenty to go around.

The little Dace knife is coming along but very slowly. I need to finish up the pry tip grinds this week and they will be ready to go to my friends for the blade grinds. I'm having these CNC V ground. Hoping they can get to this in the next week or two but they are currently closed for a vacation week and may extend shutdown for a second week so it's touch and go.

A second small knife, the Helgramite, is actually nearly done. I need to make sheaths for them and sharpen them. I'm hoping to have the majority of sheaths made for me but the sheathmaker I want to use for this project is off for the week. So not sure how long it's going to take. I'll trickle a few out when the weather moderates and I can run the exhaust fan a little without sucking the cool air out of the house.

Another project in the wings is a tiny pocket prybar called the Larva. This one will be made in raw bar S30v if I can sort through and find a suitable sheet. Cute little thing!

I have another couple of rounds Lanslides that I need to finish up. One design is the 3 Dot pattern and then I have a few with trit slots as well.

So, lots of stuff is coming but it will be a little slow for a week or two. ;) Hope everyone is having a great summer so far!

15 comments:

Indy Fab fan said...

wish I could buy you a cold beer. keep cool! and thanks for the update. Lots to look forward to.

Kriz said...

*Yay* metric wrenches *drool*
Wish you would have metric titanium tools one day too.

spitfire8898 said...

Thanks for the update! I think I can speak for everyone here when I say that we are pumped about the new releases!!!!

Steve said...

Wow. So much to look forward to. Really like the sound of the pocket pry bar and the trit slot lanslide! Hope I don't miss those!

Pneumothorax said...

Cool! Some new blades...teaser pics or how about just drawings...please??

cobra4246 said...

Wow new stuff!!! Will the new blades be a Lottery or should I rest up my refresh button finger???
Pics will there be Pics???

Peter Atwood said...

There's a lot of little knives coming so they will be general release sales. ;)

lauriek said...

Woot general release blades! Poor F5 button! :)

SnowPeak said...

The weather is so strange lately...the East Coast has the weather that should be here (California), and we have weather that should be in Seattle. It's like June gloom decided to stick around a little longer (even the June bugs got the message).

vegassprky said...

Thanks for the teaser update, can't wait to see pics of this new stuff!! Looking forward to The Dace!!!!!! :P Gary

Steevens said...

OH man!! I can't wait for some knife releases!

spiff d: said...

cool, when did i miss the proto pix?

:P

Craig said...

I'm excited about these new tools!

vegassprky said...

WE would appreciate any pictures of the new stuff that you have coming up! No pressure hehe!! Whatever you feel like! Gary :P

Exit14a said...

Knives! Did Someone say knives? :P

Larva sounds cool too, any chance of an XL bend on these?

Hellgrammites can only mean the Dobsonflies are in the pipeline. ;)

Stay cool.