Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Brass Whistles

Hi Folks,

OK, I got some brass whistles done finally. This is only the first wave. I'll have a few more available this weekend and then a lot more in about two weeks. These are slightly slimmer than the earlier whistles in order to lighten them up a little bit because they were quite heavy before. They are now basically the same diameter as the original whistles from years ago and more reasonable in weight. Thanks again for stopping by and the link is below:

Sold Out!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Another Stainless Whistle Wave

Hi Everyone,

I have another small wave of the stainless whistles today. I will finish the brass ones up tomorrow. Thanks!

All gone for today, thank you!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Next Wave of Stainless Whistles

Good Morning Folks! Hope you're having a delightful weekend. :)

I have some more stainless whistles ready to go today.

The brass ones will not be ready until early this coming week, probably Tuesday or Wednesday. I still have a bit of work to do on them, clean up and assembly. I also have more titanium ones that need the same kind of attention. I can't hold the orders from today btw, so for those who will be asking me to wait until the brass ones are done so they will ship together no worries...I have tons more stainless ones to finish as well so when the brass are done you can ask me then about multiple orders. Today it's all stainless all the time! :D

Sold Out for today, thank you!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stainless Steel Whistles

Happy Tuesday!

Today I have some of the 303 stainless steel whistles ready to go. I'm still working on titanium ones too but waiting for more inserts for them...but in the meantime I was able to complete these stainless pieces. This is only the first wave of them and there will be at least a couple more waves to go so no worries, many are in the pipeline and it will take me awhile to get them all cleaned up and put together. I should have some whistles of one kind or another on hand for at least a month or two so anyone who missed out can email me and I'll be able to hook them up.

Brass whistles are running either today or tomorrow so I will have those done in a few days. There will NOT be any damascus whistles in this run but I "might" have another surprise or two in the material department so stay tuned.

Stainless and brass whistles will run $45 plus shipping. International will go via Priority so you folks overseas can breathe a little easier. :)

First Wave Sold Out, thank you! I will finish many more of these in the coming days. I appreciate everyone stopping by this evening. :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Rainbow Ti Whistles

Good Evening,

It's been a hectic couple of days with all sorts of distractions and it hasn't felt like I'm getting much done. Hopefully I'll get some solid shop time in over the weekend though.

I've still got quite a few more ti whistles in progress which I'll continue to work on over the next few days. I will have stainless ones early next week but I want to get through a few more of the ti whistles before I start in with finishing the stainless. Brass will be along in a week or two but I haven't even seen the bars yet at the shop so they are a ways off still.

Anyway, I have a few rainbow whistles done this evening. These have a matte finish and rainbow anodizing. There aren't very many so it's a one per customer sale tonight. Thank you!

Sold Out, thanks so much folks! I will make more. :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Satin Blue Titanium Whistles

Good morning folks. Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was very busy with many things going on but the high point was the Patriots who I must say are looking darned promising this least for now. :)

I've been finishing more whistles this morning and managed to get some blue ones completed. I'll do some other colors later this week but today I just have the blue ones and a few plain ones. These have a satin finish with blue anodizing. Since this is simple anodizng with no additional steps they are the same price as plain satin ones. Here is the purchase link and as always thanks for stopping by:

Blue ones are gone, thank you!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Still Working on Ano Whistles

I finally got more inserts yesterday evening. I have a very busy weekend planned with social commitments and quarterly paperwork (not to mention the Patriots at 1PM Sunday!) so might be Monday realistically before I can get enough completed for a sale. I think blue ones will be first up. I have tons and tons more whistles to finish so I think we'll have a variety of solid colors and rainbow...maybe I can get some tropicals done as well later next week. Stainless whistles will be coming late next week too followed by a small number of brass. And I just got back raw bar Lock Nut Monsters from heat treat so I'll get those up as soon as I can put them together. Sheaths should be coming for the Snakebites very very shortly. September is going to rock! :)

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

More Satin Ti Whistles!

Hi Folks,

This morning I managed to finish a few dozen more plain ti whistles. Later this week I will do some with anodizing which comes out very nice but these plain ones are still probably my favorites. I just love that brushed finish. :)

All gone for today. I have more on the way as soon as I can get them put together. Might do a few more plain ones and then I'll get into anodizing. Thank you very much!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Titanium Whistles

Hi Everyone,

I hope you've had a great weekend! It was just gorgeous here, so nice that I almost didn't get any work done...hehe. Actually I spent most of today indoors working on the new titanium whistles. I have a few dozen ready to go now. There are tons and tons more of these to go but tonight I have just what I was able to complete until I get more of the inserts.

These are very similar to the older ti whistle design but they feature the cool Art Deco inspired ribbed texture instead of the older knurled design. These have a plain brushed finish and come on a keyring. Up the road I'll do some anodized ones and those I will probably put on bead chain. Overall length is 2.5", diameter is 1/2 inch, weight is 16 grams. Due to the round shape and springy nature of titanium, like the last whistles, these do not bear the Atwood stamp. These will be the same price as the last titanium whistles, $95 plus shipping. International shipping will be via Express Mail for security. Here is the link:

Sold Out for now, but many more on the way this week. Thanks!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Making Good Progress

Hi Folks,

I'm making good progress on current projects even though everything seems frustratingly slow. As viewers of the Atwood Toolbook section on Facebook already know, I am working on a brand new run of whistles, first release will be in titanium and then in a few weeks the later releases will be in stainless steel. There will not be any in damascus and due to the busy design there will not be any fancy patterns either. Hoping to have the first wave completed next week.

Also in progress is a new variation of the Ghost tool which will be called the Poltergeist. I have an updated G3 Prybaby about to be cut next week, called the G5 Prybaby. At heat treat right now and due back anytime is a good sized batch of Lock Nut Monster wrenches. I'm still waiting on sheaths for the Snakebite knives from my sheathmaker friend up in Canada...Dace knives have been ground and are just waiting for the last cleanup operation before heading to heat treat. Larva tools are awaiting milling. And I have one more tool in the Creature series that's about to be cut next week as well, the NutCrocker.

So, as you can see, there is just a ton of stuff happening but nothing is popping just yet. Should be a different picture by the end of next week. So in the meantime, hope everyone has a terrific long weekend and some well deserved rest! :)

Nifty new whistle design, Larva tool and G5 Prybaby: