Sunday, January 22, 2012

Business Cards

Hi Folks,

Some of you may remember the Atwood Business Cards that I made a few years ago. These were designed to be credit card sized tools for the wallet and they had all the common wrench sizes on them including SAE and both the odd and even number metric scales. So pretty much all the wrench sizes from 1/4-9/16 and 5-16mm. Plus 1/4 and 5/16 driver openings and a bottle opener. They are made of hardened 420 stainless steel.

In addition, the cards had laser engraved rulers across the top on both sides. Well, the laser engravers were a bunch of idiots who couldn't follow simple instructions and they totally screwed up the rulers. So I sold a few that were reasonably accurate and the rest of them went into a box and I pretty much forgot about them. But I just couldn't bear to throw the rest of them away...

So, anyway, recently I was going through my junk pile and I spied the box of old card tools. I decided I could save some of them if I got them surface ground to remove the bad rulers. Some of them ended up getting ground down so far that they either lost the name stamp or partially removed it but others are in remarkably nice shape. The surface ground finish was quite nice so instead of my usual tumble or bead blast I thought I would spend a bit more time on them and do a hand brushed finish with scotchbrite wheel on a die grinder. These ended up being a bunch of work and I don't have too many but they do look very nice.

The Business Cards will run $60 each plus shipping and due to the small number will be a one per customer sale. Thanks for stopping by this morning and one more thing...GO PATS! :D

Business Cards are sold out for now. Thank you and have a great Sunday!



9 comments:

jaggedx said...

I wake up. Check the site. To my surprise a buy link for the cool business card! Thanks Peter!

Paul V. said...

Damn! Been checking like crazy, and finally miss something new. Oh well, congrats to the lucky scorers!
Paul

Trent said...

Okay, I am online booking a flight, and just need to know which airport to fly into. My thought is that you need someone to go through the rest of the "junk" pile. I know it would be hard work, but I am willing to take one for the team. ;) Have a great week.

Scorp713 said...

I'd take one for the team too! ;)

Mykhailo Voloshko said...

Any chance you make a 2012 batch of business cards with metric wrench sizes, quality ruler, a screwdriver, you name it? :)

Peter Atwood said...

I already have a lot on my plate so probably no, but who knows? ;)

Easy Wind said...

Hey Peter,

There must be a box of Dace blades kicking around! Hope you can revisit them sometime this year and salvage what you can.

Nice touch with the ABC...

We need to talk cameras soon. What about the soft release??

Also, might the Hexbaby come back into rotation this year?

GO PATS!

g r R y b O o said...

looks good peter i missed this one but still waiting on a roid

keep up the good work. happy chinese new year to you too!

melman8r said...

+1 on the dace...