Monday, October 24, 2016

A51 TommyKnockers!

Hi Everyone,

It's turning cool here this week, will be barely hitting 50F for the next few days. The blustery winds this weekend took down most of the colorful leaves so suddenly many trees are looking bare except for the drab brown oaks. And of course what happens next for me is a lot of leaf blowing and raking. They sure smell good though.

Well, there wasn't too much progress this weekend on tool projects. But I did manage to get the first wave of TommyKnockers done...

They Came From Area 51! 

This is a fun series that I started years ago with the various Ghosts, Poltergeists and E115 tools. I decided to bring those designs together in a new tool but use the thicker krinkle titanium stock to give them more of a substantial hand feel. The wrench set is the standard SAE 1/4-1/2". The cap lifter is also a 5/16 wrench.

So they have a slightly larger presence in the hand than the older tools in the series yet a bit less weight. And of course the angled back end provides a nice excuse for A51 style grinds.

Speaking of grinds, the A51 grind combinations on these tools varies widely. I can't honestly say they are all different, but there are many variations, so folks looking for unusual tools will not be disappointed.

This first group is finished without anodizing and they will make terrific users. A smaller wave of fancy anodized ones will be coming up in a week or two.

The A51 TommyKnockers will run $75 plus shipping, the link is below and it's one per customer please. Thanks for coming by today and hope your week is shaping up to be a great one.


Sold out for now, thanks again folks!


    


9 comments:

Jim said...

Really dig the angles on these Peter! Nice work!

SparkleSquash said...

Missed it by nine minutes! looking good, though!

Mitch said...

Nice Peter, the angled end looks pretty sweet!

yooper said...

What a great name for an A51 tool.

Jeremy Smith said...

I got one of these. I can't wait to see it!

Unknown said...

Great photo with the contrast of those leaves. Love the autumn colors.

John said...

A+ cool tool! :D

Easy Wind said...

Hi Peter,
Been standing on the edge of the ocean with a thought. Will the Tommyknocker come to us in a steel version?

Peter Atwood said...

Hey Bobby, no plans yet for steel but that is a good idea. So definitely maybe! :)