Wednesday, March 16, 2016

3V Mini Wedgies!

Hi Everyone,

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. :)








    

 

13 comments:

TL Gator said...

The anticipation is over! Looks great Peter

Timothy olvera said...

I accidentally put in my old adress anyway i could change it? Thanks. Awesome work by the way

Peter Atwood said...

Sure thing Tim, please email me!

Geoff said...

Keep 'em coming Peter! Each new project keeps us on the edge of our seats.

retrosurfer1959 said...

You need bigger batches Peter even RSS doesn't help anymore

felly giorgianni said...

I was finally able to score a precious gem from PPT!! These look awesome Peter. Thanks!

bobby said...

This is the one I wanted. I so feared not making the sale and on a whim I clicked PPT! There it was the sales link! Goes to show that the bots and such have nothing on luck and fate! Thank you Peter, I can rest now and let my PP funds replenish! Going on my keyring and not for sale!

Chad Landman said...

Hi Peter, love your work, but I have NEVER gotten a chance to actually purchase one of your pieces. I have notifications set up for your blog but I still somehow miss out. I know people have probably whined about this to you before - I'm sorry. Is there any way to get faster notifications? Or get on an email list? Thanks for all you do sir!

Timothy olvera said...

Thank you email sent, sorry for the mistake.

Ben Brenzel said...

Wow those went quick! Clicked as soon as I got notified and they were gone. Great looking piece!

bobby said...

Actually the were up much longer than usual. I don't use bots and really on luck, consistent checking and sort of listening to hints dropped on the old posts and patterns. I guess after several years of following the work you can kind of sense things! Regardless, if those feeds help go for it! There are also a couple of Facebook groups that are very helpful. Chad I would email Peter if there is a piece you really want. He is very receptive and will help you where he can.

thepaintballguy said...

I eagerly await getting this in my mitts. A user for sure!! Thank you again Peter!

H. Shepherd said...

Again, it took some time to let the piece travel counterclockwise, got it meanwhile.
The 3V Mini Wedgies is gorgeous, thanks a lot! It's a massive but still inconspicuous tool at my key ring. I love it.