Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tippler: Last Call

Hi Folks,

Well we're heading into the festive time of year. We still have bare grass in our yard but that may be changing in the week ahead as they are calling for a dusting right before Thanksgiving. It certainly has been cold lately.

The Roll Bars have generated a lot of interest and many enthusiastic emails, comments and social media mentions. Thanks everyone, I truly appreciate all the great feedback and kind words! More of them will be coming in a few weeks for sure.

Also on the upcoming list... those titanium 5 flute Lanslides I've been talking about for the past few months. They are finally underway and will be coming very soon!  I'm not sure if they will happen before Thanksgiving but certainly within the next week. They will be plain with no pin stripe or knurling for the first round and not sure yet on anodizing.

Today I have the very last of the stainless Tipplers finished. This is the end of the batch so now is the time if you have been waiting or if you wanted to pick up an extra one for a gift. The Tipplers are $65 each plus shipping and the link is below. As before, I will set a two per customer limit on them as the remaining batch is small.

Thanks for stopping by everyone and have a great rest of the weekend! Some good football games are scheduled today, Pats and Lions at 1pm. :)

Tipplers are Sold Out, thank you everyone!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Roll Bars

Happy Weekend My Friends!

It's getting quite chilly here this weekend so I guess you folks down in the South and Midwest are sending us your recent frigid temps...This coming week it looks like it will barely get out of the 30's with some precipitation in the forecast . Time to get the sand and salt ready and make sure the snow blower will fire up.    

Well, the day has finally come when I am able to offer the first batch of Roll Bars!

So what is a Roll Bar? It's a small spool type accessory designed to carry tape, cord or other roll goods in a convenient and tiny package. I created these primarily with tape in mind as it seems like I am in constant need of a piece of tape for sealing something or for making a film reminder tag on a camera for instance. There are literally tons of uses for a little piece of tape as I keep finding the more I carry these. Just yesterday I needed to leave a note for someone and was able to stick it to their door. 

The Roll Bars are designed to carry any 1 inch wide tape so you could carry electrical tape, masking tape, gaffer tape, packing tape or any other kind that you regularly use. I made the opening between the protective roll ends slightly over 1 inch so that you could rip a piece of duct tape in half lengthwise and still have a little wiggle room in case the halves weren't perfectly even. It's nice having those spool ends on there so that you keep the edges of the tape roll clean and they prevent adhesive from getting all over your hands or pockets.

As for capacity, I can fit 36 inches of cloth style tape or more of thin painter's blue tape with ease. For 550 paracord with the 7 strand core intact I can get 32 inches on there or more if I take the core out. The rubber o-ring adds additional grip to the diamond knurl and gives you a little bumper to keep the noise down when attached to your gear. It also works in conjunction with the small milled groove so the band can act as a keeper for a cord end.         

The Roll Bars are turned from bars of 303 stainless steel, just under 2 inches overall length and 3/4 inch in diameter so they are quite compact indeed. They have been well tumbled to give a beautiful vintage style finish and they look like something that might have come off your granddad's workbench 50 years ago. A pair of o-rings are included so there is an extra one and also a NiteIze S clip which allows for handy attachment to keys or gear bag.

This is a tiny batch of Roll Bars so one per customer on them please. If there is a big demand I may make another run of them in the next few weeks. They will be $45 each plus shipping and the purchase link as always is right below....have a great rest of the weekend folks and stay warm!

Thanks everyone! I will do up the packages for these in the morning.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rest of the Bronze 5 Flutes

Howdy Folks,

It's a great week here and much work is getting done. I'm finally finishing up numerous projects and the sales will be rolling over the next few days...

Today I have a small batch of bronze 5 Flute Mega Lanslides to offer. I had misplaced these and rediscovered them the other day when I was getting the copper diamond knurl Lanslides done. They have a nice satin finish on them and are on black cord, very sharp looking.

The Bronze 5 Flute Mega Lanslides are $25 each plus shipping and I'll make it 2 per customer since the batch is tiny. Purchase link is below...thanks for stopping in today everyone and stay tuned for more sales over the weekend. :)

Bronze Lanslides are gone, thank you again!


Friday, November 07, 2014

Copper 5 Flutes with Diamond Knurl

Hi Folks,

Hope everyone is having a fine week. It's damp and chilly here today with a slight chance of the dreaded white stuff in the forecast over the weekend. I hope it holds off for a bit because I still have more yard work to do before winter kicks in. Those oak leaves don't rake themselves I have discovered.

I'm finally making some headway on various projects and will get a bunch of items finished over the next couple of weeks. More Tombstones are underway but probably won't be completed until early December. The last of the stainless Tipplers are awaiting packaging. The Roll Bars are done and I just have to finish inspection and packaging on those. (What are Roll Bars? They are fancy spool type objects for holding EDC tape or other roll goods.) Those long promised and much delayed ti 5 flute beads are supposed to start turning next week, which is what I have been told every week for the past two months, grrr...also coming are some more ti Atwrenches and a few odds and ends from other earlier projects.

Today I have some sweet copper 5 Flute Lanslides with pin stripes and diamond knurl. It's fun to keep messing around with these designs and seeing what else you can do with them. The flat knurling adds yet another subtle tactile dimension and they look awesome on the Alien Green cord.

The Copper Lanslides with Diamond Knurl are $25 each plus shipping and the purchase link is below. Thanks for stopping in today and have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Sold Out, thank you so much!