Thursday, July 26, 2012

Solid Titanium Dice

Hi Everyone,

Well, they're calling for severe storms tonight so I thought maybe I better sneak a quick sale in today just in case we lose electricity. In years past I didn't worry about storms too much because we never seemed to lose power but in the past couple of years it seems like this has become a more common event. Probably everything will be cool though, these weathermen have a tendency to overblow this stuff lately.

So today I have some plain stonewashed titanium dice finished. These are solid, no holes, and there will not be any colored ones as there is no hole to hang them from in order to do the anodizing. There's probably a way to do it but I'd have to rig up a new system of some sort so it's not really worth it for a one time batch.

Anyway, the solid ti dice are $30 plus shipping and the link is below...thanks for looking in today and stay dry, cool and safe!

Solid ti dice are Sold Out, thank you! 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Solid Bronze Dice

Howdy Folks!

It's a warm but pleasant day here in New England...we could really use some rain so if you have some extra please send it our way. :)

Today I have some solid bronze dice done. The alloy is 655 bronze which is one of the more machineable grades, relatively hard and as heavy as copper.These have a nice antique finish on them and they look a bit like the previous copper ones except the copper dice were a little bit redder in color and these have more brown tones.

It's funny how this stuff tumbles out...I had a few solid bronze ones earlier this month and those were really dark in color whereas these are lighter. The bronze with holes proved to be slightly redder than these for some reason and were hard to tell apart from the copper dice. It's a mystery since both the solid and drilled dice were all turned from the same bars and tumbled in the same media and the duration of tumbling was about the same on them. Oh well, they are all nice looking and will continue to develop even more character and patina over the years.   

Anyhow, the bronze dice are $30 each plus the shipping. I appreciate everyone who stops by and I hope your summer is going great!

These are GONE, thank you so much folks!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Flat Wrunts!

Hi Folks,

Happy Friday! It's nice and cool here today, a welcome relief from the sweltering temps and high humidity of the past week. I'm looking forward to a pleasant weekend ahead as well.

Progress Update: So, due to the heat, I've been going kind of easy this past week or two and also trying to squeeze in a little vacation time here and there as well. I'll probably be doing the same throughout the rest of the summer so it may not be quite as busy as it has been in the past few months. I don't want to turn into a grumpy basement troll with a pasty complexion who blinks everytime he sees the sun! :D

However, stuff is getting done slowly but surely. I am finally close to completing a large batch of stainless steel Count Sporkulas and those should be coming along towards the end of the month. Also coming up are more dice, some solids and some drilled. As far as regular tools go I am working through the batch of flat S30v Wrunts and that's what I have done for today:

Basic flat S30v Wrunts with light raw bar finish. These are .076" thick so are a bit on the thick side for screwdriver function, however they will pop the lid off a paint can with ease. Otherwise they are identical in function to the previous Wrunts and are drilled for bead chain, a length of which is included. These are nice and light but still have a bit of heft to them and they have been well tumbled so feel good in the hand. Lots of little surface blems and imperfections as you would expect with a mild raw bar finish but still quite attractive in appearance. I could have surface ground them to make them prettier but did not want to sacrifice the thickness any more than I had to. These will be great as a wallet backup or a light neck carry piece, just thick enough to be comfortable on a keyring as well.

The Basic Flat Wrunts run $45 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for stopping in today and I hope everyone is looking forward to a wonderful summer weekend ahead!

First Wave is Sold Out, thank you so much!

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Hi Folks,

We're entering a hot spell here in MA and it's going to be in the 90's for the next week or so. Good for hunkering down in the shop and getting some stuff done...might make a beach trip here and there too throughout the rest of the summer. 

So, who's up for a quickie sale tonight? I have a very short run of aluminum dice anodized with OD green hardcoat on a matte finished "stealth" beadchain. I'm going to do these in pairs only and it's ONE PAIR PER CUSTOMER please on them since there's only a couple dozen. I will try like heck to not oversell my stock...these run $60 per pair plus the shipping and the link is below...thanks for stopping in tonight!

Sold Out, thank you so much everyone!

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Tell Me, Which Metric Scale, Odd or Even?

Hey Folks,

I have been hearing you asking for a metric Wrunt or Prybaby. Here's my order to maintain a neat and orderly stair step design in the wrench cut out area I can only do 2mm increments in size. That means you get either odd or even numbers. I know 10mm and 12mm are common sizes but there are odd ones as well that get used a lot.

Yes, I could do something weird like 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15 (making that list up since I don't use metric much) or something like that but it would look like crap. I really don't want to make a compromise on the design particularly so I want to avoid irregular steps. But if there are truly frequently used sizes in there I might reconsider.    

So, give me your vote in the comments area for an odd or even scale. I do moderate the comments so just post once and I will eventually catch up with publishing them.

Not sure when a metric tool would happen but this is for research... ;)



Friday, July 06, 2012

Blue Ti Dice!

Howdy Folks,

We're settling into the warmer part of the year here in the northeast, the dog days of summer. Even when it's hot and muggy though, I NEVER EVER EVER wish it was winter. But in winter I find myself wishing for summer every single day... :)

Well today I have some red hot dice for you, actually blue hot. These titanium dice are drilled for bead chain and are anodized a rich blue. They run the usual $30 each plus shipping and the link is below. Stay cool folks and thanks for checking in today!

Blue Dice are all gone for now, more dice in other colors and materials will be coming soon though. Thank you so much and have a great weekend!  

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

G5 Semi Roids

Happy 4th of July Everyone! It's a warm one here as it usually is on the 4th and I'm looking forward to heading out to the fireworks tonight... if I have any energy left after this sale that is. :)

Alright, today I have the first wave of G5 Semi Roid Prybabies(R) done. These are made of CPM 3v steel, hardened to 58-60 Rockwell, cryo treated etc. As many of you know, this material is tough as hell and perfect for wrenches and pry tools. At 3/16" thick these are not quite as thick as the previous batches, hence the "Semi Roid", but they are nevertheless a lot beefier than my normal 5/32 stock. They have a slightly RUSTIC stonewashed finish, perfect for a hard use tool that will be taking abuse... so don't be sticking these away in a safe somewhere, take them out and beat on them! :)

Today I have just a part of the batch done. There's still a large number that haven't even gone to heat treat yet so this will not be the end of them and more will be coming during the summer ahead. That said, it's not a vast amount so in order to give a lot of folks a chance at them I will make this a ONE PER CUSTOMER sale please. They will run $70 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for stopping in on this fine holiday afternoon and I hope the fires die down out west and power gets back on soon for you guys in the midwest and DC/VA areas!

Folks, sold out again, thank you so much and once again, Happy 4th of July! :)