Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Flat Titanium Keytons

Hi again Folks!

As promised yesterday, I've been busy finishing up some of the flat ti Keyton batch. Some of you may remember the original flat Keytons I made years ago. They proved to be very popular as a super light and slim backup tool for your wallet or keys. Well I decided to revive the concept with the updated and current 2014 Mini Keyton design.

The new flat Mini Keytons are made of .070 thick titanium. They are perhaps slightly thick for use as a screwdriver but you can still easily pop open a paint can lid with them or dig a piece of gravel out of your tire tread, so as a simple pry tool they still have plenty of utility. They are extremely strong, yet ridiculously light in weight. The wrenches are 1/4-3/8 and the cap lifter works like a champ.

I've been playing around with a new anodizing process recently. This is the first batch of titanium tools to feature my new K2 process (Kandy Kolors). I'm happy to report that I'm getting some very bright and interesting colors with this new method and will be using it going forward. I really had fun with these tools, experimenting with as many color combos as I could think of....before anyone asks, these are all colored so far. I do have some plain ones on deck in case I need to make up more colored ones to fulfill these orders but not sure if I will have enough plain unanodized ones for a separate sale. There are a few lefties too if you email me and ask.

So the first wave of flat ti Keytons will run $45 each plus shipping. I will make it a two per customer limit... no choice of colors as they are all as different as I can make them. There are plenty of solids but MANY color fade effects and subtle variations of color tones as well.  The purchase link is below. Thanks for stopping in as always and I hope you're staying cool and hydrated this week!

Wow, sold out in a flash! Thanks everyone!

Here's a small sampling of the K2 finishes:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rest of the Ti Terminators

Hi Folks,

I hope everyone is having a great start to their summer. It's a dandy one so far here in New England and if we are lucky the lovely weather will continue.

For once, things are going along smoothly here this week. I hope to start working on those ti Atwrenches in a few days. Still waiting on the Shutterbugs which are at heat treat and will probably be there for another week or so. In the meantime I have a little batch of flat ti Keytons coming up...remember those from years ago? A new batch based on the recent Mini Keyton design and with bright anodized colors is coming up shortly. Also, I have gone through and started to make plans for further projects this summer and we'll see what happens, but there should be some really interesting ones depending on what I can get done.

So today I have the remaining titanium Terminators finished. These are plain unanodized like the first batch and they run $30 each plus shipping with a limit of two per customer, just as before. This is a pretty small batch and once they are gone that's it for them as I have no more ti bar stock at the moment. The link to purchase is below and as always, thank you so much for stopping by!

Ti Terminators are sold out, thank you again!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bronze Terminators with Diamond Knurl

Hi Folks,

Hope everyone is having a fine June! It has been quite mild here so far which is OK by me. I'm looking forward to a little beach time this summer though so it would be nice if the water would start warming up.

Projects are steadily moving along although perhaps a little slowly. I started grinding Shutterbugs this week and will be picking away at them for the next few days. They need quite a bit of fussing over but I think they are going to be great when I'm done. In other news, the ti Atwrenches should be cut this week so I'll have those to work on once the Shutterbugs are off to heat treat.

Today I have some new bronze Terminators finished, this time with diamond knurl! I did not make any diamond knurl Terminators in any other material, only bronze, so this batch will be it for them. Up the road I might buy some more titanium bar stock and make some in ti but for now we just have the bronze. These are made from silicon bronze so are quite durable and some are even getting a little patina on them already. They look awesome on my camera bags.

Bronze Terminators will run $25 each plus shipping and the purchase link is below. Thanks for stopping by everyone, it's always hugely appreciated!

These are sold out, thank you so much!