Sunday, June 30, 2013

Short Wave: G2 Ghosts

Hi Everyone,

It's a hot and lazy weekend here. Actually not too hot but quite humid so it feels hotter than it is. Although I could waste the whole weekend lying around and watching the Red Sox while drinking a cold beer, I thought instead maybe I should be productive, sneak a little sale in and then catch the last few innings.

Today I have another small batch of G2 Ghosts ready to go. These are S30v with a stonewashed finish. There are still tons more of these to go as soon as I can get the time and energy to grind them and get them out to heat treat. Then there will be several huge waves of 3v Ghosts after those. Lots of grinding ahead for me in July.

Anyway, the purchase link for the Ghosts in right above the picture. They are $60 plus shipping... Newbies: If you don't see the link that means you were too slow and the sale is over. Thanks for stopping in folks. Stay cool this weekend!

Sold out for now, thank you everyone!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Rest of the S30v Cryptos

Hi Folks,

It's a hot and muggy week here in western MA with temps around 90F. It's a good week to hunker down in the relatively cool basement and get a few things done. 

So today I have the first wave of S30v steel Cryptos done. These are .160 thick so they are nice and chunky. SAE wrenches sized 1/4-9/16 with Prybaby(R) front end.... Due to the compact yet beefy size of this tool, they have a pleasing weight to them, around 1.5 ounces. On this batch of tools I decided to reverse direction and put the grinds on the opposite side rather than the way I did the titanium version. These have had the V notch milled into them as well as the extra grinds and they are hardened to 57-59 Rockwell with cryo treatment. The finish is a fine stonewash with a slightly subdued shine. 

The S30v Cryptos will run $75 plus shipping and the purchase link is below. As always, I greatly appreciate everyone's interest so thank you for stopping by and stay cool!

All gone for now, thank you everyone!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

G2 Ghosts with Stonewashed Finish

Hi Folks,

It's been a little quiet around here lately but that's about to change. Things are shaping up nicely, lots of goodies are on the horizon, and indeed it's looking like a very busy summer lies ahead.  It's been good to have some long stretches of recent shop time and much preparation has been getting done.

Today I have some more of the stonewashed G2 Ghosts finished. These are the same as the first batch, all S30v steel, .160 thick with regular grinds. There are a lot more of these on my bench now, still in the process of being ground and sent to heat treat so this is simply the next of several forthcoming waves. They will run $60 plus shipping and the purchase link is below. Thanks for stopping in and I hope everyone is having the same lovely weather we have here in the Northeast this week!

These are gone for now but more soon. Thanks Everyone!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Emails Sent!

Another remarkable turnout, thank you so much everyone. It's a shame I don't have enough to send everyone an email but I did just send them to the lucky 8. (5:15 EST cut off time) Please check your emails, and your spam filters...thank you once again for your interest and for your patience. Eventually I will get a big batch of stuff together and get some regular general release sales going again but for now it's just these little ones for the odds and ends.

Thanks again and have a great day!

All are spoken for, thanks again!

Rainbow Wedgie Flash Sale, One Sign Up Per Person!

So, everything finally got squared away last night with my site, at least I hope so anyway...sounds like there were denial of service attacks against several big internet providers this week. I guess this is one of the hazards of this new digital age.

One Sign Up Per Person Please!

Well, today I have another little Flash Sale for you. This time it's the last of the titanium Wedgies with raw bar finish. These have a special surface treatment on the raw bar which gives it a bit of added shine. They are all anodized rainbow. I believe this is the end of the ti Wedgies and at the moment I have no plans to make any more of them so this is your last chance to score one directly from me. There are only 8 of these tools available. 

One Sign Up Per Person Please!

Anyhow, the ti Wedgies will run $65 plus shipping and the Sign Up link is below. The Sign Up period will be 30 minutes (ends 3 PM EST) and the response time for the buyers will be 2 hours. If you sign up please remember to check your email including your Spam Filters as people keep signing up and then not getting back to me after I email them. I'm giving a reasonable length of time to get back to me so remember, you will forfeit your chance if you don't respond within two hours and then someone else will get the chance to purchase.   

One Sign Up Per Person Please!

And in case you didn't get the message, one sign up per person please! I will simply discard all multiple entries including the first entry for the abusers who submit a half dozen.  ;) Thanks!

Flash Sale is over, emails with instructions to purchase will be sent to the 8 buyers shortly, please check your emails and your spam filters! Thanks again Folks!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Site is Down...

I did hear back from two people before my site went down. It's been down for at least an hour now and I can't even get hold of anyone in tech support at the IP so they must be having some major issue... So I will extend a grace period for the remaining two folks until my site comes back online...

Emails Sent!

Wow, over 500 people signed up in just a half hour, amazing! Emails sent to the 4 folks...they will have two hours to get back to me (4:30 EST) and if anyone does not get back to me I will pick replacements. Thank you everyone!

They Call It Stormy Monday...

..but Tuesday's supposed to be just as bad. Yo Mother Nature, what's up with all this rain lately? :)

Hi Folks!  I've been busy grinding and tumbling all this past week. I just sent out a big batch of S30v G2 Ghosts to heat treat and so those should be back in about two weeks. I also sent out a batch of beefy S30v Cryptos to heat treat. Next week another batch of both tools will go out as well so there are TONS of tools coming just as I promised. It's taking a little while to get them going which, as anyone knows who has been following the Atwood Circus for any length of time, is pretty much always how it is.

Anyhow, fun times at Atwood Knife and Tool. I have had several weeks of very productive drawing time in between all the grinding and there will be some promising new designs coming as the summer goes on. It's a funny thing about drawings...months can go by and I start to think I will never have another cool idea and then all of a sudden a bunch of interesting stuff will come to me. Some ideas are viable and have "legs" and others sit there and fester for a while before ultimately being discarded or put on the back burner. I think a couple of the recent ones are a definite go though, so as soon as I figure out the details and settle on materials, etc. I will be letting you know.

Today I have a little Flash Sale for you. These are old stock titanium Prybabies (R) and are the last of them. These have a light glass bead finish and are anodized rainbow. There's only 4 of them. They will run $70 plus shipping and the Sign Up portion of the Flash Sale will run for 30 minutes (ends 2:15 EST), the response time will be 2 hours. So if you sign up for this today, please do check your email and your spam filters after the sale is over and I have sent out the emails.

As always, thank you for your patience and for the great interest in my little creations!

Sign up is over, will send emails out shortly to the 4 buyers. Thank you!