Well a big happy Wednesday to you all! It's a lovely day here in Massachusetts and we seem to be well on our way to the earliest spring in memory. We'll certainly take it without complaint.
Projects have been rapidly rolling along towards completion here at Atwood Studios. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at some of the neat little items that are on the way over the next few weeks...the tiny little titanium Gremlins are just about done and will be revealed in another couple of days. The 3v steel Metric Prybabies likewise are nearly finished and will also be done shortly. Titanium Termites are not far behind either as are a cool new bead offering. Lots more is underway too so there will be no shortage of nifty new tools, accessories and toys in this next period of time.
Today is the big day that many have been eagerly awaiting these past several months. It took me a ridiculously long time to get to them all but finally the Mini Wedgies are done! These little monsters are made from the identical massive CPM 3v stock that I made the T-Wrex tools from so they are quite formidable. The thickness measures a respectable .280 on average so they are very thick indeed. The length is 3 inches. They feature a large pry tip with nail puller V notch, a snug 1/4 hex opening that accepts bits one way and an O2 wrench which doubles as the lanyard or key ring opening. There is no left or right on these, they are all stamped the same way. And no grind variations or decorative stamps, all are straight up.
The finish did not turn out quite as dark as the T-Wrexes so although most of them have an antique looking finish they tend to look more red than black in the crevices. I have not oiled these so if you want to keep them from developing surface rust then you should oil them with any kind of light machine oil, WD-40, household oil, even olive oil. Personally, I like the patina that develops on tool steels from the combination of surface oxidation, oiling, using and abusing over time and I would encourage folks who worry about such things to put such concerns aside and Embrace the Patina. Remember, In Rust We Trust. ;)
Mini Wedgies will run $80 plus shipping and it is a one per customer limit please. The order link is below. As usual the batch is probably not big enough but it would be nice if most of the folks who really want one of these can score one. Thanks to everyone for your great patience and enthusiasm and I hope a pleasant early spring is headed your way as well.
Wedgies are sold out! Thanks so much everyone. :)