Thursday, June 13, 2024

Plain Steel Mini Superbugs

Howdy all, and Happy Thursday!

It's another gorgeous sunny one here today, following several lovely late spring days. Supposed to rain tomorrow though... A few more nice days ahead and then most of next week we're supposed to get 3-5 scorching hot days in a row! I guess summer time is coming right on schedule.

Today I have a couple dozen CPM154 steel Mini Superbug tools for you. These are plain, without stamps. I have a few more stamped ones coming too pretty soon, but these are all plain ones today. They will run $70 each plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for dropping by and hope you have a great Father's Day weekend ahead!

All gone, thank you so much!
 

 

Monday, June 10, 2024

Second Wave Timascus A51 Larvae!

Hi Folks,

Well Happy Monday to you! It was a spectacular weekend here, bit rainy at times but the late Spring temperatures were just right and perfect for the beginning of the outdoor music season. There have always been great musicians in this area and it was nice to catch some live outdoor performances.

I managed to squeeze in some work this weekend as well and got most of the remaining Timascus Larva tools done. I will have a handful more with stamps coming up shortly too. Anyhow, these are all with A51 grinds and are $75 plus shipping. The link is below...thank you for stopping by, and hope your week is shaping up to be a good one!

Sold Out, thank you everyone! :)

 

 

Thursday, June 06, 2024

Generation 3 TightWads

Hi Everyone,

Well it's another warm and muggy day here in New England with storm in the forecast. We're having a very nice spring for sure and my garden is absolutely thriving. I expect we will see a very hot summer coming up though, and they are predicting a tough hurricane season ahead.

I've been chipping away at the various projects. I got the rest of the timascus Larva tools ground and tumbled out, now just need to give them final color treatments. I finally started grinding the long awaited steel MiniBars and those should be ready to send to heat treat later next week. I will tackle steel Prybabies after those are done, and I have a big batch of timascus Tombstones to start on as well. I'm also contemplating making another batch of titanium Count Sporkulas and perhaps one more timascus item this summer, to be decided.

Today I have some cool new titanium Generation 3 TightWads for you. These have been waiting for quite some time for me to get around to finishing them up and I have actually been working on them for weeks. They are slow going because they like to stick together in the tumblers, so I just do a handful at a time and usually combine them with other items. Even then, many need to be tumbled over and over until they are right...the batch today is titanium but a huge batch of the same design in 301 half hard stainless steel  is also awaiting finishing for later this year.

At any rate, these are fully loaded with features. First is enhanced deep side grips which also allow for easy access to your cards and cash. Next we have the ubiquitous cap lifter and 5/16 wrench combo, as well as 1/2" and 9/16" wrench openings. Then there is a 8-11mm wrench set. Finally, there is a central slot and you might wonder what that is for. :) When I designed these I was looking for a way to add even more features and I realized that a slot would allow for insertion of SAK toothpick, tweezers or pen. This works very well, and you can actually add two tools back to back if you want. 

Now, what I did not anticipate was that the bands might be compromised if they are pierced, and many people seem to go through bands quicker than I thought. So, I am going to leave the bands unpierced and let you DIY if you want to try the SAK tool feature. I recommend using a leather punch and using the smallest hole punch size if you choose to do it. One more thing, I don't have an endless supply of bands, but the TightWads use a standard Youth (not adult!) size wrist band, so you can easily get as many as you need from any online wrist band maker. They are customizable too.

Lastly, the TightWads are all stamped with a wide variety of images!

Gen 3 TightWads will run $70 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for popping in today and have a great weekend ahead!

All gone for now, thank you so much!




 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Timascus A51 Larva Tools!

Happy Tuesday Everyone! I hope you all had a great long weekend. It was gorgeous here right up until yesterday when we got 2 inches of rain dumped on us. It's a steamy jungle out there this morning.

I've been chugging along here and have been super busy. In addition to the shop projects, we just had a new roof put on last week, and lots of other home projects large and small. Most of it is done though, so looks like I can finally put some significant time in down in the shop without the endless distractions...I have a pile of new Generation 2 TightWads ready for packaging. I'm finally ready to finish the grinding of steel MiniBars. And I have a big batch of timascus Tombstones that I will be starting on soon.

Today I have the first wave of Timascus Larva tools with A51 grinds ready to go. These are super cute little guys, and at a diminutive 1.75 inches long, fans of my smallest tools will really enjoy them. Most of them are heat colored but I have a couple with electrical anodizing (less distinct patterning) if anyone wants to email me for them. Also a couple with stamps, although I elected to forego the stamps on most of these and let the pattern speak for itself on the small space. The Atwood stamp is on the back side.  

There are quite a few more of these coming in the next few weeks as I make my way through the batch so no worries if you miss out today. They will run $75 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for coming by today, and for your endless patience!

Sold out for today, thank you so much! 

 

 
 

Friday, May 10, 2024

Last of the A51 Timascus Poltergeists!

Happy Friday Everyone,

It's a bit cloudy here today, but all in all it has been a lovely couple of weeks. We seem to finally be past the freezing nights and I have cautiously been planting out my peppers, as well as some squash and cucumber plants, although I do cover them at night. The tomatoes that I started from seed are almost big enough to put outside and will be going into the ground next week.

Projects have been limping along. This is one of those periods where things are endlessly delayed and many family and home responsibilities keep distracting me. Our roof will be getting replaced in a week or two and most of the routine seasonal home maintenance stuff is falling on my shoulders this year. I have cut down numerous small trees and cleared a ton of brush this spring too. On the shop front, my long time waterjet guy retired, so I've been scrambling to figure out how to get new parts cut. I continue to work on stuff in the shop though and I am almost done with the first batch of the little Timascus Larva tools which will be coming next week. I also have some more ti TightWads underway and some misc smaller batch items. 

Today I have the last tranche of Timascus Mini Poltergeists for you. These have wild Area 51 style grinds and gorgeous finishes. They are torch colored like the previous ones, but I do have two with  electrical anodized rainbow finishes if anyone wants to email me for them. And there is one lefty remaining. Don't be afraid to carry and use these little guys as the finish is very durable. I opened numerous paint cans last week with mine and there is not a mark on it.

Timascus Mini Poltergeists will run $99 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for popping in today and I hope you have a glorious spring weekend ahead!

Sold Out, thank you so much!
 



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Friday, April 26, 2024

More Timascus Poltergeists!

Howdy Folks, and Happy Friday!

We're slowly getting some spring time weather here in the northeast but my birdbath still froze overnight. I think maybe tonight might be the last of the below freezing temperatures that we will see until fall, but I will be covering any plants that I dare to put out in the meantime. We finally had some lovely sunny days in the past week, and I've been catching up on my garden preparation and neglected yard work, as well as some painting and staining.

Today I have some more of the Timascus Mini Poltergeists done. These have a variety of A51 style grinds and are all torch colored. There are still a couple dozen more that need grinding and finishing, but I will keep chipping away at them. Timascus Mini Larva tools be coming shortly as well, and I am contemplating a run of Timascus beads this summer, so stay tuned.

Timascus Poltergeists will run $99 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for popping in, and I hope you have a lovely spring weekend ahead!

Gone in a jiffy, thank you so much!




 
 
 

Wednesday, April 03, 2024

Patterned G2 Keytons

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Man, winter just will not quit. We're getting a last gasp of cold rainy weather here today with a couple of inches of heavy wet snow and gloomy skies coming tomorrow morning. I guess Mother Nature didn't get the memo that the calendar changed weeks ago, but at least they are predicting temps in the 60's next week. I just read that we have had only 17 days with sunny skies since January first, so it isn't my imagination that the gray skies have been nonstop.

Not too much to report on the projects but I am slowly working on them. Will have more tools coming up very soon.

Today I have a real blast from the past for you. These are a small stash of Original Titanium G2 Keytons with anodizing and patterning! I made these many years ago and they were hiding in a box all this time. I have only 12 of them, so it is a TINY batch and no more will be made. All are different with various patterns and coloring. No lefties I'm afraid.

Patterned Titanium G2 Keytons will run $95 plus shipping and the link is below. Thank you as always for your endless patience, and for stopping by today.

Gone in a flash, thank you so much!