Thursday, March 03, 2016

Push/Pry: Say Hello to Little Jimmy!

Hi Folks,

Happy March to you all! That sun is getting stronger and the temperatures are starting to warm up a bit lately. Spring is definitely on the way, my favorite time of year.

Project Updates: The 3v steel Mini Wedgies are at heat treat now so will be coming back in a week or two. Same thing with 3v metric P10 Prybabies. Meanwhile there is all kinds of new titanium stuff coming as well, and some of those projects are in the final stages towards completion. Rest assured there are a ton of new items coming this month and the festivities will continue well into April!

So today I have an interesting new item to offer. This was something that was suggested to me last year by an older gentleman and I thought it was a great idea. He wanted a slim stick that he could keep on his keys or in his pocket that he and his wife could use to press elevator buttons, ATM buttons, etc in public places so as to cut down on the spread of germs, especially in flu season. I'm a little late in getting these out in regards to flu season which is winding down, but I figure it's a timeless concept as those nasty microbes aren't going away anytime soon.

Anyhow, at first I was thinking of making something round for this project. But after much thought I decided that I would be limiting myself in functionality because it's just too costly and too difficult to add useful features in lathe turning. So I turned back to flat stock designs and my favorite new Krinkle Titanium material.

The Little Jimmy (aka FluFob or SikStik) measures a slender .45 inches wide by 3.5 inches long and a hefty .200 inches thick. The features include a rounded push/pry tip, 1/4" hex opening and oxygen wrench/lanyard opening. There are plenty of grip areas along the tool that will make this a nice addition to your key ring. The tool could also be used as a last ditch self defensive tool or pressure point stick as well. And, a second variation design with even more features is on the drawing board and will be coming this spring.

These are anodized in my usual wide variety of solid colors and color fades. I can't promise certain colors, I'll send you whatever I send you, but they are all gorgeous! 

These will run $65 plus shipping and the batch is small, so one per customer please. Thanks for stopping by today and as always, thank you so much for your continued support.


Little Jimmies are gone for now, thanks again everyone!










11 comments:

Unknown said...

First time I get one here!

Kelly Kopp said...

Well hello Jimmy...

Erik Friedman said...

Sure to be an instant classic! Great work.

Shelly Stevens said...

Brilliant!

SteK said...

Excellent idea Peter, sorry I missed this sale.
If you do these again, would you consider using copper or an alloy?
I understand that they have anti-microbial properties.

John said...

What up little Jimmy! :D

Easy Wind said...

I thought I remembed the drawing showing an acetylene type b tank key opening where the 1/4" hex is located. I must be seeing things... Nonetheless, it is a cool Atwood tool, kind of like a fancy Wedgie Bar of sorts.

trevitrace said...

3v, eh?

:)

Joseph touchton said...

How do you go about getting on the list to but these and where can u purchase them

Jim said...

Joseph - follow the link below. I'm sure Peter will submit his 2 cents as well. Good luck!

http://www.atwoodknives.com/home/HowMySalesWork.html

Snake Man Bone said...

I'm in love! With little Jimmy