Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mega Five Flute Lanslides

Howdy All,

Things seem to be rolling along this week quite smoothly so far (knock on wood). Hopefully this trend will continue as we wind up the summer.

I had been thinking about bringing back some of the old Lanslide beads for a long time but I wanted to do something a little different. Looking over all the old designs I kept coming back to the 5 Flute shape which was always my favorite. I had a lot of left over material on hand from the Terminators so I figured why not give my classic 5 Flute shape a design update and make it a bit bigger?

A funny thing happens with turned items and I have noticed this in the past. If you take the same design and blow it up, the resulting object will seem much larger than it ought to be given the bump in stock diameter. It's an interesting paradox. Going from 1/2" bar stock to 5/8" is only an 1/8" or 25% difference and yet the resulting object appears to be almost twice as large. It's pretty neat how this works.

Well, in this case, the 5 Flute design has taken a big step forward in refinement. By going larger I was able to greatly increase the depth of the scallops and now these have a terrific bold look to them. Deeper scallops also takes some of the weight out of them so they feel as good as they look. And I gave them a long gentle tumble which softened the sharp edges and left a rich patina as well.

This is a relatively small batch to start with (more variations coming next week!) so I'll make these a two per customer limit please for now. They are $25 each plus the shipping and the purchase link as always is right below. Have a great rest of the week everyone and I hope you all have some fun plans for this upcoming Labor Day weekend!

These are sold out for now, thank you everyone!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Copper Terminators!

Hi Folks!

Happy end of summer...I can't believe it's almost over and September is looming. Summer is always way too short and this one has been especially cool and pleasant here in the Northeast. At any rate, I guess it's time for me to quit goofing off and get back to work.

Updates: Last week I sent off some new steel tools, the cute little Tombstones, to heat treat. Hopefully they will be coming back by the end of next week or so. Also coming up are some turned items...a big batch of 303 stainless steel Tippler shot glasses is underway and should be ready to go soon... perhaps at the end of this week or early next week depending on how long it takes to get them finished and packaged. Also on the schedule is a nice run of copper 5 Flute Lanslides, one of my all time favorites, newly updated in design and in a mega new size. Various other interesting items are on the way as well through the month of September.

Today I am pleased to bring you a batch of tellurium copper Terminators with my cool Satellite pattern. These are already developing an almost instant patina and will darken up nicely on your tool lanyards, zippers and gear bags. The more you handle them the better they will look! Fun stuff.

The Copper Terminators will run $30 each plus shipping and this is a good sized batch so no limit on the quantity for once. Thanks for stopping in everyone and have a great week ahead.

These are sold out for now, thank you as always everyone!