Monday, February 16, 2015

Bermuda Triangles Revisited

Hi Everyone,

Bitter cold here this week (-10F this morning!) and the snow has been unbelievable so far this year. The piles are getting higher and higher with no real melting in sight. I sink nearly to my crotch in the yard so this is about as deep as I've seen it in a long time. I would think that the flooding on the Connecticut River this spring will be spectacular.

Well, it's possible that the first ruler project might start moving forward again this week, we shall see. Once they finally get going with the CNC marking then the final finishing should go fairly quickly as I already have put many hours of preparation time into them.

The first wave of new Prybabies are moving along quickly and should be ready to go to heat treat in a week or so. I was able to put in two days on them this weekend and will be grinding them next on the schedule.

Hard Anodized AL Roll Bars are back from plating and I should have them ready shortly as well. They are feather light and look fantastic!

Well, I had mentioned that I was going to be revisiting some older designs this year and today I have the first of several of those designs ready to go. The Bermuda Triangles were first made probably 6 or 7 years ago or so, I really can't remember now. But I always loved the fiddle factor of them. Recently I was trying to find one of the old ones to play with amidst the chaos and clutter of the shop and office. I couldn't locate any after a brief search so I decided to simply take a look at the drawing and see about making an updated version. Sometimes it's really nice to be a maker!

Anyway, this is version 1 of the new Bermuda Triangle and a second version will also be forthcoming soon. These are cut from .160 titanium and feature a new edge treatment design I'm calling the Fractal Edge because it uses the same 120 degree angle as the main triangle shape, only smaller. I decided to ditch the cap lifter in favor of a closed edge shape and I think the design is much stronger now. The tool has 1/4 and 5/16 wrenches and O2 wrench in addition to the main 7/8 hex opening. The fiddle factor of these is off the charts...I tried to vary the anodizing on these as much as possible so they are as different as I can make them although there are a few repeats and some solid colors in the batch. I can't give a choice of colors, I will send you what I send you, but they are all really neat and the colors are vibrant.

The Bermuda Triangles will run $65 plus shipping, one per customer please, and the purchase link is below. Thanks for stopping by today folks, and stay warm this week!  


These are sold out for now, more on the way soon though. Thank you so much!


 





15 comments:

Serge said...

Shiny! Nice resurrection. Happy Lundi Gras from Louisiana.

Geoff said...

Unreal! 10 minutes into the sale and the link is still available...

oldskoolboarder said...

Score! Helps when it happens on a holiday.

BUYUCAT said...

On guard for a ruler and found a revisited Bermuda Triangle. What a pleasant surprise. It was almost like a sixth sense. No work day today! Yay! Happy Lundi Gras:)

Ron said...

Sweet, I finally scored.

John said...

Wow crazy quick that was!

Joe said...

I really like that design--sorry I missed this one.

Ichiro Fakename said...

Thanks for thinking about omitting the caplifter and also actually doing so. I already have so many caplifters and never use any of them! Too bad I was too late to grab one of these.

Unknown said...

Man, you seriously need to up your prices. Sold out in one hour and many of your art pieces show up on ebay for 4x or more what you sell for. I'd love to pay low dollars, but you're in too much demand not to benefit from your gifts.

Easy Wind said...

Beautiful batch of Bermuda Triangles.
Need one for the summer keys!


a.cravan said...

Excellent stuff & brilliant work as always.

Peter is an artist, nothing less !

Z. Vasquez said...

I'm so lost, but just made the discovery today. I want one of everything.

Z. Vasquez said...

How can I stay on top of this? I really don't know much about blogs. Anyone interested in helping me out?

Peter Atwood said...

Just email me.

Carlos Suarez said...

I got my triangle last night. Very cool. Thanks Peter!