Sunday, October 31, 2010

First Wave of SnakeBites

Hi Folks and Happy Halloween! :)

I have a small wave of the SnakeBites done as promised. There are more coming but the total run is fairly small so I'm going to make these one per customer please. I still have a bunch more of them to finish up so more are coming very shortly.

The Writeup: Made of Crucible’s CPM S30V cutlery steel this small neck tool features a 1.2” cutting edge, a ¼” hex and captive bit system, 5/16 wrench/cap lifter and screwdriver. OAL= 3 3/4". Caution: Do NOT use wrenches without the protective sheath covering the blade or you could risk serious injury.

Anyway, they run $150 plus shipping, international orders will ship via Express Mail. As always, thanks so much for stopping by and for your patience!

First Wave is Sold Out, thank you! :)

Friday, October 29, 2010


Hi Folks,

Well, I have some of the new Poltergeists done today. Here is the writeup:

The Poltergeist is made of hefty 5/32" thick S35v steel with a smooth stonewashed finish, OAL is 3 inches. Features include a sturdy pry tip/screwdriver, bottle opener which doubles as a 5/16 wrench, 1/4 hex opening and 1/2" wrench. The big brother to the Ghost is simple, sturdy and tough enough to last practically forever.

International Customers: One will ship via Priority Mail, more than one and they will go via Express Mail, thanks!

First Wave is gone but more to go tomorrow. Thank you!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Blue 3 Dot Lanslides

Good Morning! Today I have some 3 Dot Lanslides done with gorgeous matte blue anodizing. They are $15 plus shipping...

Lots of goodies on the way here and things are heating up. I'm hoping to get some of the new Poltergeists done for tomorrow as well as a few of the SnakeBites for the weekend. ;)

Blue ones are pretty much gone for now but I will do more, probably the rifle knurl next. :) Thank you!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mini Rifle Knurl Lanslides

The titanium Mini Lanslide saga continues today with plain satin Mini Rifle Knurl beads. This is the first wave of them, many more to tie in the coming days. I need to get back to whistles too in the near future as well as finish up the SnakeBites. Too many projects going on as usual! :)

Anyway, the Mini Rifle Knurl Lanslides are $15 plus shipping and the link is here:

Gone for today, thank you!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mini Racing Stripe Lanslides

Happy Tuesday! I have more Lanslides done today, minis with racing stripes. The Lanslides have been a lot of fun for me and I tie them onto all my jackets and bags. Hope you all have been enjoying them as much as I have. :)

All gone for now, thank you so much folks!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Three Dot Lanslides

Howdy Folks,

Hope everyone is having a good week so far. It's starting to cool off here and we'll be lucky to see 60 degrees this week. I think I know what's coming next even though I've been doing my darnedest to deny it... :)

Today I finished up the last of the 3 Dot Titanium Lanslides. They are $15 each plus shipping and the link is here:

All gone, thank you!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Few More Lock Nut Monsters

Hi Folks,

Here's another wave of the mysterious creatures, recently dredged from the murky depths of Loch Ness and miraculously cleared through US customs...hehe.. :D

Sold out for now, thank you!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Few More LNMonsters Sighted!

I have a few more done this morning...

All gone, thank you! Have a great weekend folks. :)

Friday, October 08, 2010

Lock Nut Monsters

Happy Friday People! Hope you all are heading into a great weekend. I'm looking forward myself to getting out tomorrow with my photographer friends for a little photo field trip. Too bad the recent rain and wind knocked off a lot of the bright leaves but it should be fun anyway.

I have some Lock Nut Monsters done today. This is the second run of them and I have tweaked the jaws to make them a bit more aggressive in the grip. These have the same beautiful raw bar finish on them as the first batch. Features include six SAE wrench sizes, captive bit system with 1/4" phillips bit, bottle opener, screwdriver/pry end and lanyard opening which doubles as an O2 wrench. They are $70 each plus shipping. As always, I really appreciate everyone stopping by and keeping me going. Thank you! :)

All gone for now but more are on the way. Thanks so much folks!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Brass Whistles

Hi Everyone,

I have just two dozen of these today. I will have another big batch of them in about two weeks so no worries if you wanted one and miss out this time. They are $45 plus shipping, same as the stainless ones. I do have a few more stainless at this time too so if you want one of those please email me.

All gone, thank you very much!

I'll also be doing bronze whistles in two weeks so there will be yet another variation coming. I do not know yet about pricing on bronze as it is fairly expensive. It should be interesting material though and I've always wanted to check it out. I may do a few bronze Lanslides as well depending on time. They also said they would try a green G10 whistle but there is no guarantee at all that it will be possible. I still have a few dozen titanium whistles here btw, that are waiting to get cleaned up and put together and a bunch of stainless also. In addition to cleanup steps I'm also waiting on more inserts for them.

I'm almost done with putting together the Lock Nut Monsters! Poltergeists will head to heat treat this weekend. Dace knives went to heat treat already, will be lucky if they are done before the holidays however. SnakeBites will be coming towards the end of this month! Larva will be getting milled in about a week or two, hoping for an early November finish. G5 Prybabies are still sitting there waiting for me to start sanding and do the surface grinding, probably looking at late November or December for those. Hoping to do the last few dozen Mini Brewdrivers before the holidays as well.

That's the tentative schedule above...we'll see if I can crank all this out or not. It's a lot to juggle but I'm trying! :)

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Jenny's New Book!

As many of you may or may not know, my wife Jenny is a writer. She has written many best selling business books over the years and also a terrific health book on diabetes. Well, after many years of writing novels for fun, she finally sold a three book series of historical romances to Avon a little over a year ago.

The first of those books, Lord Lightning, is now on bookstore shelves around the U.S.A. This is a big deal because the big publishing houses are not publishing very many new authors these days and this is something Jenny has always dreamed of doing. I'm so proud of her! :)

We're really curious about where Lord Lightning might be showing up, so I'm calling on all my web friends to help us out and let us know if Lord Lightning made it to the shelves in your town. To encourage you to participate Jenny has created a contest and will be offering prizes to randomly selected people who report their book spottings.

All you have to do to enter is snap a photo of Lord Lightning when you see it on a store shelf.

You'll find the web entry form where you can upload your spotting photo and a note about where you spotted Lord Lightning HERE

List of Spottings

You have your choice of prizes when you fill in the entry form. Choose an Advanced Reading Copy of Jenny's next novel or an Atwood Mini Rifle Knurl Lanslide.

We'll be drawing the winners on November 1, 2010.

The publisher tells us Lord Lightning was ordered by all the big chains and should be stocked in quite a few Walmarts, too. So that means Barnes and Noble, Borders and probably some other stores as well.

Don't let the lurid cover fool you. Though it is being marketed as a romance, with the traditional "clinch" cover, Lord Lightning is a well written, very well-researched, emotionally compelling story that people of both genders have found entertaining.

You can read an brief excerpt on Amazon HERE.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Just a Reminder about Paypal

Hey Folks,

Anyone who sends me funds via email arrangements needs to send the funds as a regular transaction for goods, NOT a personal transaction. I know you are trying to do me a favor and are just trying to save some fees but please don't do that. I have an agreement with Paypal as a merchant that I will not abuse my account and that means sidestepping fees for something that is a business transaction.

Believe it or not, I don't mind paying some fees as the service that Paypal provides me is far cheaper than it would be if I had to process my own credit cards. So, looking at it from a business point of view I'm quite happy to pay them their fees. And don't forget, as a merchant I am paying less per transaction than you would.

The other reason I ask please do NOT send funds via a personal transaction is that when you send funds via a personal transaction no address comes through because Paypal treats it as what you said it was, a personal transaction which means I don't need to mail anything right? So I have to dig through past transactions or ask for the address by email. And then either go through a bunch of extra steps to create a label or hand mail it at the PO window. So it makes more work for me...

Anyway, just trying to lay it out so folks understand it. ;)

Thanks, and have a great weekend!