Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Steel Mini Triangles!

Hi Everyone,

Man oh man, the calendar says spring but the thermometer begs to differ. It is very cold here today with a blustery bitter wind. I think this is one arm wrestling contest that sunny spring is bound to win sooner or later though and will send nasty old man winter packing.

Well, I apologize for the endless delays in getting to this sale, but I had urgent business to attend to, and the last two days were time extremely well spent. You will be happy to know that the upcoming Spin Coin project is well underway and parts are turning as I type. Endless tweaks have been made to the design and I am finally satisfied with the current version. Teaser pics coming very soon, and I should have the first completed pieces available by early next week. It's going to be a fun project and one that I am certainly looking forward to as well.

Forgot to mention...I am changing international shipping to first class. The cost for Priority Mail has gotten so ridiculous that it's just not worth it for lesser priced items. For certain sales in the future I may use Priority but it seems like first class is quite adequate for most stuff. We'll see how it works out. 

Coins are not the only thing spinning around here. I finally completed the 3v Steel Mini Triangles. These poor things have been sitting around on the bench completely neglected since they were cut about a year ago, and now I'm very glad that I procrastinated for so long. One of the Toolbook guys (thank you Maurice) suggested I drill these out to accept Scott McCoskery's nifty little spin buttons. The timing worked out perfectly and I was able to drill and ream them out before they went off to heat treat. The resulting tool are extremely fun indeed and I have been playing with them for several days now. Spinning is totally addictive as I am now finding!

OK, so the 3v steel Mini Triangles are already drilled to accept Scott 's 3/8" buttons. They are cool little tools on their own and make great pulls for a zipper, or can be worn on bead chain, etc. I will supply a small black clip for them. I have done a variety of grinds on these and I think they look very cool indeed.

The Triangles came back from heat treat with fantastic dark tempering colors which I of course elected to preserve rather than tumble or bead blast away. You can deepen this Instant Patina further by applying oil such as WD-40 or any other type of oil finish.

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The Spinner buttons ARE NOT INCLUDED however. If you want a button for them you will have to purchase separately from Scott. It looks like he may be out of stock currently but he assures me that he is working like a madman to get more finished so they should be back in stock again shortly. The purchase link for the buttons is here:

Scott McCoskery's 3/8" Spinner Buttons 


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Alrighty then, back to Mini Triangles...the 3v Steel Mini Triangles will run $55 plus shipping. The batch is large so I will put a limit of two on them. As always, I thank you for stopping by and hope your week is warmer than ours!


These are now all sold out! Thanks again everyone. 






   

17 comments:

Geoff said...

Very nice. Hopefully Scott will have the buttons available soon!

Fish Thinking said...

Hmm. Not seeing a purchase link for the spinner button.

ZK said...

did international shipping price really drop to $6 and $1? or is it a typo?

ctrmonkey said...

I have followed you closely for more than a year totally unable to score anything. What is the trick??

john wooten said...

Hi Peter I need to get one of these how do I make that happen ?

Shawn Siam said...

Where do we order

Jeffrey Rosenstein said...

I want one, how do I request one of the next batch

Crit Ter said...

How do I pick one yp

John said...

groovy! want! :-)

chris doose said...

How do I pick this up !?

Derek Strickland said...

Is there a link to order or had ms it come down already

Daniel Salomon said...

Would love to get a couple of those mini triangles. But give are low right now. If you have them available in a month I would certainly get them then.

Michael said...

Would love to get a mini triangle. Please let me know when they are in stock again.

Thanks.

Geoff said...

GOOD NEWS! Scotts spinner buttons went on sale late last night! BAD NEWS...they were sold out in minutes. Hope he has more available soon, I'm looking forward to spinning my Atwood.

TWL said...

I want a piece of the min Bermuda Triangle.

GoFastJames said...

Are you coming back out with the Bermuda Triangle mini or any kind of spinner? Thanks

Peter Atwood said...

The Triangles are all gone and I am not currently planning to make another batch. That could change up the road but for now they are retired. In the meantime, I do have two other spinner projects underway. The new steel Mini Prybabies I have coming in a few weeks are drilled and reamed to accept a 3/8 spinner core. Working on them right now. And there is a small batch of titanium fiddle toys also coming up very soon that will take a spinner core as well.