Friday, September 22, 2017

Titanium Wrunts

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone is surviving all the weather calamities around the world. It's just relentlessly awful  lately, and in so many different places...tough year for so many people!

I've been steadily chipping away at all sorts of stuff this past week, but slower to finish things than I would like. I recently ran out of fine grinding belts and discovered that the one box that I thought was full turned out to contain some coarser grit belts that I am no longer using. Will be another week or two before Norton makes me the ones I need by special order. In the meantime I will try to continue to make progress on some of the other neglected projects over the coming weeks...As far as tools that needed cleanup grinding are concerned, I do have some more R37 Rulers in super thick 1/4" inch Krinkle ti coming up and those are well on their way to completion. Other tool projects will have to wait a week or so before work can resume...

Today I have the first wave of Wrunts finished. The Wrunts are redesigned for 2017 and these first ones are made of lightly textured Krinkle Titanium. Upcoming batches will be in two different steels and some will be metric, but this batch is entirely "SAE",  meaning American wrench sizes only. The wrench set includes sizes 1/4-1/2", and there is also an improved cap lifter and a stout pry tip. The material is almost 1/4" thick so they are quite beefy indeed and overall this tool feels far more robust than the older Wrunts I made years ago.

The new Wrunts are just a little bit longer (OAL is 2.8") than the originals so that I could get the geometry of the pry tip into a more manageable angle. Also, the thumb grip area features my old "tiki grind" shape which is not only very cool looking but also provides a welcome tactile feel and sure grip. I elected to keep the grinds simple on these so there is not much variation in that department. However, these are anodized in a very wide variety of colors, both solid colors and many types of color fades and color "splash" looks. There are some plain non ano ones too, available upon request, as well as a few lefties in the batch.

The Titanium Wrunt17s will run $65 plus shipping and the link to order is below. It's not a huge batch so it will be one per customer on them please. Thank you as always for stopping by, and I do hope everyone is staying safe and dry!


All gone for today, thank you so much everyone!





9 comments:

Geoff said...

Wow, nearly 10 minutes in and Wrunts are still available. Everyone is on vaca this week!

Garrett said...

Wouldn't be opposed to getting a purple or blurple for my order wink wink

Simon Liu said...

how do people know when new products are coming? Are you guys just refreshing everyday or is there an alert you do?

Gerald R said...

Waiting for plain. Love this new Wrunt.

Zoltan said...

Hi Peter,

Your new Wrunt look most excellent. Crazy anno on the piece in your top photo, love it!

I'm looking forward to a metric version. Will one of those be in stainless steel or roid please?

Have a good weekend.

Andy

Peter Atwood said...

Thanks Andy! Yes, there will be steel Roids coming up in a few weeks and half the batch are metrics. Actually, these ti ones are technically Roids as well, almost 1/4" thick.

Nathan Dunsmore said...

How do these differ from an Atwrench?

Peter Atwood said...

Hi Nathan,

They are a good bit shorter than an Atwrench and they do not have the rounded end. Also much thicker though. Otherwise basically a similar tool. Hope that helps.

Unknown said...

TSA Approved! Threw it into my computer bag when it arrived and forgot it was there. Flew to San Jose and found it packing to return home. Had a Holy "crap" moment as I panicked that it wouldn't make it on the return flight. No problemo the second time. Man I was sweating that one. If I had known it was there earlier, I would have shipped it home. Glad I didn't waste my time, now.