Well, it's been a slow start to the spring for us this year but we're finally warming up here in the northeast. I've been swamped with a zillion house and yard chores, many of which have been put off for way too long. But great progress has been made, much to my better half's satisfaction, and I'm starting to turn my attentions back to the old grindstone.
I've been putting in many shop hours lately despite all the other distractions and am happy to report that tools are once again moving steadily through the pipeline. I just sent the CPM 3v P13 Prybabies out to heat treat. And I have a second CPM 3v tool that I'd like to send out at the same time, a chunky little thing in full Roid thickness called the T-Wrex. Very excited about this one and I had to move it to the head of the list to get them done. Hope to get them out to heat treat by end of next week. Also well on the way to being finished are Mini FunnyBones and those will be going to heat treat next week as well.
And then there are the Wheelman bike tools in titanium. This is a new design and I have a large batch that I am working on, plus a second batch in CPM 154 steel for later in the summer.
I finally finished the small stainless steel GripCoins. These are small machined discs that can be adhered to slippery cameras, electronics and sporting goods using super high tack 3m adhesive dots to provide a 360 degree customizable grip point. They are so slick and handy...they look cool and work exactly as I envisioned. The difference they make in the handling and ergonomics on these devices is amazing. Pics and more info coming soon.
More 5 Flute beads will be coming this spring in delrin and hard anodized aluminum. They should start turning by end of next week.
Carbon fiber RubRats are in production and will be coming in 2-3 weeks hopefully. What is a RubRat? You will find out shortly and your keychain tools will thank you. :)
And there are other projects in the works as well, about a dozen more at least. I'm going to try to make a push to get some of these completed soon so please stay tuned!
Today I have a sweet batch of Alloy 655 Bronze Roll Bars finished. These are gorgeous and are starting to get a nice patina on them already. I can't wait to see how they will look after some wear and age but I'm guessing they may turn out to be the prettiest Roll Bars yet.
The Bronze Roll Bars will run $58 plus shipping and I will make this tool a two per customer limit on them. The order link is below. As always, thank you for your patience and for stopping by, it's always much appreciated!
Bronze Roll Bars are sold out, thank you everyone!
These look great! Can't wait to get mine!
Glad you got caught up around the house. That stuff is important. Looking forward to a great spring / summer of exciting stuff. Thanks for sharing a peak of what's to come.
This rollbar looks great Peter. I'm really excited for all your upcoming projects!
I missed it again, hope to get luck next time. Have a great weekend.
Dang! Always late to the party. Still looking to score my first Atwood piece.
These are really nice. If anyone bought two and wants to sell one please let me know. Better luck next time I guess.
Ugh, missed the rollbars again. One of these days. I refuse to pay for one on ebay. I want my money to go to the person who makes them and not someone reselling them at a markup.
Richard, just email me. The bronze are gone but I have more steel and a couple of stray titanium ones.
Hello, this was my first Atwood and I have a suggestion: when unrolling you have to keep rotating the whole keychain or the tape will twist. Maybe you could use a swivel attachment (like they use for fishing) so the Roll Bar can rotate freely? Love your tools!
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