Monday, August 16, 2010

Slotted Lanslides

Good evening everyone,

I finished up a few of the slotted Lanslides today. These have a cool striated texture on them...shiny highlights with an overall stonewashed finish. They have three slots measuring 1.5mm x 5mm, just the right size for standard small self actuating glow tubes available from Bart on CPF. This batch is very small, just three dozen of them. These were much more costly to make than the regular Lanslide series so are a little more expensive. They run $25 each plus the shipping. When these are gone I have a few more plain ones coming as well which I may anodize.

Sold out, thank you!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Rest of the Chiggers

Hi folks,

Finally cooling off here today. I'm looking forward to relaxing this weekend and pursuing my photography hobby. In case anyone was wondering, the signed photos I've been including with my sales this week are just random shots from my collection and they vary widely in subject matter. Most of them have been hot rod shots from a recent local gathering of gorgeous vintage cars but I also do a lot of nature shots and misc. experimental images. I have a wide variety of cameras and lenses so you never know what I will come up with. I won't be including them all the time, just when I happen to have prints on hand but I thought it would be fun thing to do, kinda like the old fashioned tobacco and gum cards they used to give out back in the day. ;)

I have the rest of the Chiggers packaged up this morning and the link is below. Thanks again for looking in on me and I hope you're having a terrific week!

Sold Out, thank you!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

More DoubleHeaders

Happy Wednesday folks. Hope you are keeping cool!

Today I finished up more of the plain DoubleHeader wrenches. This batch really came out nice with a beautiful shiny stonewashed surface.

Made of Crucible’s CPM 3V premium tool steel hardened to 58-59 Rockwell and cryo treated, this 4 1/2" long, 5/32" thick compact multi wrench tool features twelve metric wrench sizes: 6,8,10,12,14 and 16mm on one end and 5,7,9,11,13 and 15mm on the other. Additional ¼ and 5/16 wrench openings and oxygen wrench also included.

All gone for now, thank you!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Howdy Folks,

I have some plain basic Chiggers™ ready to go today.

The simple design of the Chigger™ pays homage to the classic key ring screwdriver/pry tools of the past but adds a bottle opener and 5/16" wrench. The large 3/4" hex opening makes it easy to slip onto a keyring and helps provide grip. The Chigger™ is made of 5/32" thick CPM S30v steel, is 2.25" long and features a stone washed finish. These are $45 each plus shipping. As always, thanks for stopping by, I sure do appreciate it.

All gone for now, a few more coming shortly. Thank you.

Friday, August 06, 2010

More Stamped DoubleHeaders

Hi Everyone,

OK, I have the last of the stamped Doubleheaders done and ready to go. There are less than two dozen of them so I'll make this sale one per customer so the most folks possible have a chance at them. I got word yesterday that my other batch of plain DoubleHeaders is leaving heat treat today so I should have them early next week.

All Gone, thank you!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

DoubleHeaders with Stamps

Alrighty then, I managed to get the rest of the DoubleHeaders sorted and finished up. I still have some plain ones left and will have an additional entire batch of plain ones coming back from heat treat in two weeks. In the meantime, today I have the stamped ones ready to go. There are several dozen of these, mostly different, so to keep it simple I'm not going to offer a choice of stamps, I'll just pick one and send whatever I send. These will be $60 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks!

Sold Out, thank you!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

DoubleHeader Wrenches!

Hi Folks,

Thanks for your patience during this long hot summer. It's been slow and everything is moving at a glacial pace it seems. But it's going to pick up very soon and here's a bit of that trickle that I promised a week ago.

The first wave of DoubleHeader Wrenches are finally done. These are closely based on a historical double ended alligator wrench design from the turn of the last century that I found in an antique shop and have always wanted to make. My version is all metric in sizes though and is made of premium CPM 3V tool steel which has a reputation as a ridiculously tough and hard steel for heavy duty applications. Keep an eye on it and apply some oil or other protection periodically as this one has less corrosion resistance than S30v. Part of the tradeoff if you want toughness.

The DoubleHeader, #2 in the Creature Series, features 5,7,9,11,13 and 15mm wrenches on the Oxygen Wrench and Atwood logo end (the odd numbers on the odd end!) and 6,8,10,12,14 and 16mm on the 1/4" Hex end. And a 5/16 hex in the middle. OAL is 4 1/2 inches and the thickness is 5/32. These have a somewhat shiny stonewashed finish.

I have one batch back from heat treat which I am sorting now. These first ones are plain and are $55 plus shipping.

More coming tomorrow, thanks!