Friday, March 13, 2015

R25: Ti Rulers Return!

Howdy Folks,

We are finally getting some melting here this week! A minor ice dam caused us a little leaky roof trouble this past weekend but thankfully now seems to have healed itself...I continue to climb up into the attic and monitor it every day though just in case. Pain in the butt and I will be happy to see the end of this tough winter.

Well, I am still fighting this R25 Ruler batch but am making great headway and I finally have enough done to do a sale. Originally I had hoped to split the batch in half and do one sale for plain ones and one sale for anodized but for a variety of reasons I decided to just do one batch of anodized pieces for now. I'm afraid those who wanted plain will have to wait until I can get to a batch of the 3 inch stainless or bronze ones. Hopefully those will be forthcoming at some point this spring or summer. However I will have to get a handle on production costs because I can't believe what these ended up costing me to make, let alone all the time I poured into the finishing.

At any rate, I am so pleased with how these tiny ruler tools have turned out. They are made of .160 titanium so are quite hefty for the size, sort of like a little ti nugget. They feature a simple 2 inch scale on the front side and a 5cm scale on the obverse. Hence the name R-Two-Five which stands for "Ruler: Two Inch, 5 Centimeter". The marks are CNC engraved rather than laser marked so they are deep, V shaped for accuracy and will be quite permanent. An O2 wrench, 1/4 hex opening and cap lifter complete the tool.

Although the R25 could be carried on a keyring I had originally envisioned them to be used as a pendant so they are drilled with two small holes to accept the included length of bead chain. They are anodized in a wide variety of solid colors, simple rainbows and color fades. Sorry, I can't give a color choice, I will send you whatever I send you, but rest assured they are all gorgeous!

The R25s will run $65 each plus shipping. The batch is a bit smaller than I had originally hoped for so I will have to make it one per customer please. The purchase link is below. Thanks for stopping in and here's to warmer days just ahead!

Rulers are gone for now, thank you so much!











13 comments:

Ryan Veloso said...

Very Cool - perfect for the keychain!

Geoff said...

I had a feeling there would be an Atwood sale today...just missed it! R25 looks great Peter.

ridnovir said...

Thanks Peter.I like the clever name of this AWESOME tool.

Conrad Lundberg said...

Wow! I would have loved to get one of those. Nice job

Adam Radford said...

It looks like I just scored my first Atwood!! So excited.

Kate McNichols said...

NOOOOOOooooo o o o o o o. I missed 'em.

Unknown said...

love that purple!

Tim said...

Checked and there was no sale going on. Get my haircut and recheck the site and they're already sold out!! Congrats to those of u that got in on these. I'll keep checking the site, even though I haven't got in on a sale in about a year now!

Erik Friedman said...

Great looking tool. Outstanding work as always!

codec said...

These look really good!

John said...

Get out! Those are cool :D

Zag96 said...

Awesome work Peter. These look killer and are sweet vindication on the laser etched measuring tool that you were never happy with from back in the day. Now with some frequent checking (and the requisite sale catching luck) maybe I can score one. Knock on wood.

Zardo said...

So Peter - what's next on the project timeline? New Prybabies??