Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy 2012!

Wow, as I look back on 2011 it's really been one heck of a ride. I've had a lot of fun and played with quite a few ideas, revisited others. It's been pretty darned cool and I'm incredibly fortunate to have had all of you along for the trip. So I'd just like to say to all of you, THANK YOU! May you all have a safe and fun New Year's and here's a toast to a fabulous year ahead! It's going to be a good one, I can tell you already. ;) :D

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Thank you so very much for all the interest and enthusiasm you all have shown for my little creations this past year. It means so much to me and I am deeply grateful.

I hope everyone has a terrific Christmas! Stay safe and warm and may all your holiday wishes come true for you and your families. ;)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Stainless LongSlides

Hey Folks,

How about a little evening action? :)

So, tonight I have some more of the Five Rib Longslides but this time in 303 stainless steel. They have a satin finish and are very substantial in the hand. These are the usual $25 plus shipping...thanks for stopping in!

Stainless Ones Are Sold Out. Thanks again everyone and have a great holiday season!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

More Flatbabies

Hi Everyone,

Well we're getting down to the wire now...I think the mail is moving pretty well this year though so hopefully everyone will be getting these in time for the holidays, at least folks in the US at any rate.

I have more of the Flatbabies done today. There are still a couple dozen more probably that need to be sorted through so even after this sale there will be some left. Once again, these are 420 stainless steel, .070 thick, 3 inches long, with a laser engraved name stamp and they have been heavily tumbled. A nice back up piece for the wallet and in fact G5b stands for "backup". They run $45 plus shipping.

Second Wave is gone, thank you very much!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Black LongSlides

Hi Folks,

I'm recovering today from a ton of family oriented events and visits from the past few days. It's always good to see everyone and it was a little early this year which is fine by me. It will make for a relaxing Christmas.

I will have more Flat G5 Prybabies coming up but I need to figure out what finishes I want to do on them so it won't be for another day or two. In the meantime I do have these lovely aluminum Longslides available. These are anodized with type III black Hardcoat and they are tied on gorgeous leopard pattern cord from Supply Captain. They are $25 each plus shipping. Thanks for stopping by!

All gone, thank you again!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

G5b FlatBabies

Hello Everyone,

Cold, rainy and gray today, a good day for a sale!

The G5b Flatbabies are up today...b stands for "backup" in this case. The minimalist folks will love these ultralight .070" thin Prybabies(R) made of hardened 420 stainless steel. They are perfect for backup wallet or keychain carry and they won't weigh you down. The 1/4" hex driver opening makes for a nice little addition to the original G5 design along with the classic 1/4 - 9/16" wrench set, 5/16" wrench and cap lifter. Despite it's low profile the G5b is still strong enough for light duty prying jobs such as opening a paint can. One of the cool features is the new 1/4" hex opening, since it allows you to hang the tool from your keys or tie a lanyard on from either end.

The G5b Flatbabies run $45 each plus shipping. This is the first of several waves coming over the next few days. Thanks for stopping in today!

First wave is gone but I have many more to sort through and get packaged up for tomorrow and the weekend. Thank you!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

G5 Roids with Stamps

Howdy Folks,

Gearing up for a busy week here. I'm working on Flat G5 Prybabies(R) today and hope to do a sale tomorrow. Also coming later this week are some lovely 5 Ribbed Longslides but this time in aluminum with black HAIII hardcoat anodizing. And we're getting a new BigShot design dialed in this week which will hopefully be ready just before or just after Christmas, we'll see how it goes.

Anyway, today I have the rest of the G5 Roids done, this time with antique diemaker stamps. They are mostly different and the batch is quite small so it's a one per customer sale on them please...they are $80 plus shipping.

One note on the CPM 3v Roids...CPM 3v is a TOOL STEEL. That means that is NOT stain resistant and it will be subject to light rusting. I don't find this a problem because 3v is a bad ass steel with superior lateral strength (prying) and extreme toughness and that is the tradeoff that you make for corrosion resistance. Personally I happen to like the patina of surface rust that will develop over time, just like all the antique tools in my collection, many of which I use on a regular basis and are 100+ years old. But just be aware on the cosmetic front that 3v steel may rust more easily than other steels. ;)

All gone, thank you!

Friday, December 09, 2011

UV Swingers

Hi All,

Yup, I'm going full steam ahead this week. Up tonight are the Swingers in UV finish. These are just a beautiful color...they run $45 plus the shipping and the link is below. Thanks once again for your support and I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.

UV are all gone, thank you again folks!

Blue Swingers!

Happy Friday Everyone!

This morning I have some titanium Swinger Golf Tools done. If you're looking for a stocking stuff for your favorite Uncle Bob (you know the one, the avid golfer!) this tool is perfect. Featuring a divot repair tool, cap lifter and light pry tip, he'll be walking the links in style. These are anodized a rich blue. The Swingers run $45 plus shipping and the link is below, thanks!

Blue ones are gone, thank you!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

5 Flute Olive G10

Hey folks, I'm on a roll today!

These olive G10 Lanslides have been sitting around for months waiting for me to tie them up and package them. They are $15 plus shipping and the link is below...thanks for stopping in tonight. ;)

All gone, thank you again!

More Bronze Lanslides

Howdy All,

Whew, no snow this morning, just a layer of black ice so we dodged another bullet last night. I'm not looking forward to the next few months though...they say the New England winter gives you character but I assure you, I already have plenty of that!

I'm not quite ready to face the bead blast cabinet again this morning so the rest of the Roids will have to wait another day. Today I have more of the large 5 ribbed Bronze Lanslides done. These chunky little beauties look great on zippers, knife lanyards and bags. They are $25 plus the shipping. Thanks for stopping by today!

Sold out, thank you!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

G5 Roids

Hey Folks,

Well, my computer is back up and I think I'm oriented enough on the new operating system to attempt a sale this evening. We'll see how I'm able to keep up.

I have a few of the G5 Roid Prybabies(R) done today. These are massive, and at .285" the thickest ones I've ever done. The thick tool steel is a bit gnarly so expect a few stray machine marks here and there. I had some difficulties with the tumbling so I decided to bead blast this batch to even them out cosmetically. There are still more to go so there will be another sale later this week as well.

The G5 Roids are $75 plus shipping....the batch is small so these will be one per customer please. Thanks for your patience everyone!

Sold Out for now, thank you so much!

Monday, December 05, 2011

One Thing After Another

This has been just a ridiculously annoying period lately!

My computer developed problems last week and so I bought a new one. The last few days have been filled with switching over data and setting up the new system. This morning I actually got things mostly in order so that's all good to go.

However, I went to jump in the shower and get my day going only to discover that our well pump seems to be on the fritz. So now I'm sitting around waiting for the well guy to call me back. All this PITA stuff on top of the other disruptions this continues to be very frustrating!

Anyway, I will have some sales going later this week (G5 Roid Prybabies, G5 Flat Prybabies and more Longslides) so please bear with me for a few more days. Hopefully things will settle down and I can get some work done instead of chasing after all this other crap. Thanks!