Friday, March 29, 2013

And the Winners Are...

Another amazing turnout, thank you so much everyone! 
53 wongchunky
60 hsj
87 intellax
96 D.B.
129 kibitz
155 digital66
185 donk
198 spratte
212 Pkreuch
215 Robsterk
218 ninjasuperspy
310 DpM
371 BCDivilio
412 Hartigan
428 megnin
450 Askmeniceplease
611 davidcsmithdp
613 Tritium
652 indabayou
660 One more for the road
I will send emails out now to the winners. Thanks again and have a great Easter Weekend folks! 

Area 51 Weevils SUSale

Hi Folks,

Happy Easter Weekend everyone! We're finally getting a break here and getting a bit of intermittent sunshine and some slightly milder temperatures. I'll be very glad to see some truly warm days though.

So today I have a small number of special S30v Weevil tools done. These are Area 51 style and feature extra grinds on both ends of the tool plus a skull stamp. The finish is bright stonewashed. The grind on the butt end can be used as a second pry tool but it also works great on those battery covers that have a coin slot such as you would find on an old film camera. 

There are a total of just 20 of these tools available so they are a perfect candidate for a Sign Up Sale. They will run $75 each plus shipping and the link to enter the sale is just below...the sign up period will be for only three hours...ending at 7PM Eastern time tonight, March 29th. Your time starts....NOW! :)

Sign up is over, thank you so much everyone! I will post the winners shortly.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

General Sales vs SUSales

Hey Folks,

I have newbies emailing me every week asking me the same question and I guess my FAQ isn't clear enough. So I will post the answer here that I just wrote in response to an inquiry.

I have two kind of sales:

1. General Sales: In which I post a clickable link above the picture of the item being offered. Lately these have been over in about 5-10 minutes. After the sale is over and the item is sold out I remove that clickable link. This is why you don't see any links there now.

2.  Sign Up Sales: These are special sales for items where I only have a handful available, usually for unique items such as patterned pieces, special grinds, unusual one off type of things and edged tools. In this type of sale I post a link to a Sign Up Page and on this page you would enter your name and email. Later in the day I draw winning numbers and send the winners a link to purchase the item being offered. I rarely do SUSales but once in a while I put one up. You have to sign up for each and every Sign Up Sale individually at the time that I post the sale. In other words, you can't sign up and be permanently signed for every SUSale down the road. This is because you may not be interested in the next item that I post and I only want people signed up for those items they are interested in.




Sunday, March 17, 2013

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Saturday, March 16, 2013


Howdy Folks!

Well, I've been hitting the grinder pretty hard lately and have been getting a ton of stuff done. While we're waiting for steel tools to get through heat treat I have another little project that has finally come to fruition...Introducing the first of the Mystery Tool series:


So here's what happened...One night I left the LockNut Monster and a Prybaby® on the bench together next to a case of beers, unchaperoned, and this is the predictable result. That's their story and they're sticking to it! :D

The Cryptos are an interesting hybrid concept. At first glance it might appear that these are left handed grinds since they face the opposite of my usual Prybaby® configuration. But after playing with the design a bit I decided to switch things up this time and make the "Prybaby®" end the tail of the creature, thereby emphasizing the jaws. The truth is, this is such an ambidexterous tool that the pry tip orientation really doesn't matter much so I think everyone will be happy with this run regardless of hand dominance. Also, I am making a second batch in S30v steel and I may grind those the other way for variety, we'll see what happens once they are underway.

Anyway, the Cryptos are made of titanium and are slightly lighter than usual at .125 thick, still very substantial feeling in the hand however. The features include a prytip/screwdriver (no V Notch on this batch), cap lifter, 5/16 wrench, large 1/2" hex opening, 1/4" hex opening and offset open jaws with the usual SAE sizes 1/4"-9/16".  The first wave of these are stonewashed only, no anodizing, but I have several more waves of them in process and will do some colors on the next ones.

The fiddle factor with this tool is off the charts and I have been addictively spinning them between my fingers every time I pick them up. Too much fun! :)

The Cryptos will run $70 plus shipping and the link is below. It's a small initital batch so one per customer please. Thanks for stopping in this weekend and I hope everyone is thinking Spring, I know I am more than ready for it to arrive!

Cryptos are Sold Out for now, thank you so much everyone! I have more on the way soon so stay tuned.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Weevils with Extra Grind

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone is having a pleasant week so far. It's cold and rainy here today and there's still a lot of snow on the ground but there are promising signs ahead... we are turning the corner on winter and spring is definitely on the way very soon.

I've been busy in the shop working on tools. Those 3v Ghosts are heading out to heat treat this week so are about two weeks or so away from completion. Also, I've been running the tumblers 24/7 and trying to get some odds and ends finished from older batches so there may be a little more activity here than there has been lately. In addition, the secret ti Mystery Tools are in process and those should be ready to go in a few days. The second half of the month is going to be getting extremely busy compared to the first half!

Today I have the rest of the S30v Weevils finally finished. I decided to regrind and retumble these and I gave them each an extra grind above the "eye". They came out really nice I think.... The batch is not very large so I will keep it at one per customer on the Weevils and they will run the same as the regular ones, $60 plus shipping. Thank you for stopping by and have a great afternoon folks!

Sold out! Thank you!