Monday, December 10, 2012

Bronze BedBugs

Good Morning Folks!

It's a cold, rainy and dreary day here but at least it's not snowing. Great day to hunker down with a hot drink and do a sale.

This is a new item that I've been planning for a few months. The BedBugs are a simple bit caddy tool and a good excuse for me to get to play with a variety of materials. Because of the simple design I can use some metals which are a little softer than usual since there is no pry function or cap lifter to get chewed up. So the first wave of these are in warm and lovely bronze, alloy 510 which is a spring tempered bronze. These are already beautiful but will develop a great patina over time. I encourage you to handle these frequently, get them wet, spill stuff on them, rub dirt into them and ding them up because they will just get better and better looking as time goes on. I can't wait to see what they look like in a year or two.

Other BedBugs will be coming over the next weeks and months as well and some of the other materials will include titanium, naval brass and 316 stainless steel so there will be some interesting variations coming. BTW, some of the Atwood Scholars may note that I made a couple of little sample tools last year which I called BedBugs but I decided not to go forward with that design...I didn't want to waste a great name so I thought it would be a perfect fit with this little tool. ;)

I'm on a campaign to save my fingers this winter so I decided that instead of putting all these together I would let you all have some of the fun...hehe. So these will ship with a little bag containing two sets of rubber O-rings, a #1 Philips bit and a small NiteIze S clip and you guys can put them together yourselves. I love these little clips btw and you'll be seeing them again as I have some other tools I want to use them with up the road. Definitely handier than a lanyard for certain things.

The BedBugs will run $45 each plus shipping and I'll put a limit of two per customer on them so hopefully a few more folks will have a chance to pick one up. As always, thank you so much for stopping by and I hope everyone is having a great week so far!


BedBugs are Sold Out for now but I have lots more coming so no worries! Thank you!




23 comments:

symphonyincminor said...

Good luck to 1st time Atwood buyers..... good looking piece!

sobrnola said...

Wow actually got one this time!! No more buying second hand and having to pay extra!!!

al ortiz said...

I guess I have to be on the east coast to catch a sale. These look pretty cool I can't wait to patina this piece. Happy holidays to you Peter and the family.

Peter Atwood said...

Sorry guys, I had the number limit set to one accidentally when I started the sale. I will combine shipping where I can and otherwise, no worries, I really do have tons of these on the way so everyone will be able to snag one. Thank you!

Chris Choi said...

Congrats to everyone who got one.

Chris Choi said...

Congrats to everyone who got one.

207Copper said...

Handy looking captive bit tool!

Darren Hill said...

Yay! Got one!

CXC said...

Not meaning to be rude, but is this tool anything other than an awkward phillips head screwdriver? I don't get it.

Easy Wind said...

Neat! This little tool is going to ride on my tractor key. Will sure to get banged around wet and dirty.




al ortiz said...

It may seem not as functional as a leatherman but....it will make an great backpack fob or a geocache tool for my daughters bag along with her flat baby. Plus it will gain character.

zhang shuo said...

I wish to have a t6 bit coming with it:)

Easy Wind said...

@CXC...one use could be a steady zipper pull for one's gear bags or backpack...

Peter, what is the OAL and thickness on this little guy. Has to be less than 3"...

Peter Atwood said...

2 inches long, 1/8" thick.

Endoal said...

Dang it. Missed another one.

Roman Galloza said...

I finally saw the purchase link and was able to get this one. My first PPT! Thanks Peter and Happy Holidays. This tool is gonna go well with my recently acquired bronze two tone Glowworm.

Scott said...

this would make a sweet pendent with the two small holes and a chain :))

BullRome said...

Seriously cool little tool! Bronze...I like! Congrats to all who were able to snag one of these little beauties!

Mr. Whippy said...

Fantastic design Peter!

I'm hoping to snag a couple more of these over time. Simple, Elegant and Functional. LOVE IT!!

Slim said...

Well shoot missed another one. :P

zhang shuo said...

i wish to have some beads in the next round.

Easy Wind said...

I have mine at home tonight, Atwood in it's purest form. Peter, the bronze is outstanding. I think I see it begin to patina before my weary eyes..!
Good Stuff Man!

Ryan said...

got mine today. Love it. It will age very nicely. Patina setting in already. I'll be back for more ;)