Things are cooling down here in New England and the foliage is finally starting to get underway. Everything is late this year but that's OK by me because the temperatures have been mild and the days are quite enjoyable right now. I'm going to try to get some photography time in this weekend and early next week.
Projects are slowly progressing. I will be doing some grinding next week and hope to get at least one steel batch into the pipeline for later this month. As the weather gets colder I will be inside more and more and will try to really get things cranking.
Today I have a real treat for you Raw Bar lovers out there. As you know, for many years I have tried to select steels with heavy textured finishes whenever possible because I just love that Raw Bar look and feel. Unfortunately it is always hit or miss obtaining that type of material though and in recent years it has become very difficult to procure it. But it's always steel, I have never found any titanium with nice texture because it generally comes very smooth from the mills and usually with a bead blasted or brushed finish. Until now that is...recently I came across a small cache of a very interesting Krinkle Texture 6AL4V titanium and not only is this some of the best Raw Bar I have ever seen on ANY material, but the sheets are thick too, averaging around 3/16" or greater in thickness.
This is the first of several waves of Krinkle Textured Titanium Mini P15 Prybabies and they are really something. The wildly varying texture gives the color anodizing many angles and surfaces on which to reflect light and the result is simply stunning. The 3/16" thickness gives these tools a little more heft than usual and a fantastic feel in the hand. They are tiny, being a perfectly scaled down version of the recent P15, measuring just 2 5/8" long, and they feature five SAE wrench sizes 1/4-1/2 with the deep style V notch and a 5/16 cap lifter. It's as if I stuck a P15 in the clothes dryer and set it on high heat for an hour...just an ideal balance of size, weight, function and aesthetics in my opinion, especially if you're a mini tool fan like me. :)
This first wave of Mini Ti P15 Prybabies are all anodized and I will be making a second batch that will be plain with no anodizing, possibly a third wave as well, we'll see how it goes. October will be Mini Prybaby Month so no worries, lots are on the way.
The Ti Minis will run $70 plus shipping and the purchase link is below. The colors are all different so I will send you what I send you but rest assured they are all gorgeous. As always a big thank you to everyone for stopping by and I hope your fall is a great one so far!
Anodized ones are all gone for now, thank you folks!
Wow, 5 minutes in and Prybabies still available! Everyone is sleeping late today. Those colors/patters look amazing Peter.
Wow, those did go fast
Jiminy Christmas!! What's the secret to learning about the sales other than to constantly have the webpage up and refreshed on your browser?
Very nice. I ordered but would love a purple one if possible. Thanks.
I missed it by minutes!
Missed again, check EBay in a few hours :-(
Whamo! Those are cool
So close! Had the link but sold out by the time I got to my cart.
WARNING : If you run the Privacy Badger from the EFF Foundation, it will block the PAYPAL Purchase link from loading on the page. It will just be missing from the page, and you will not be able to purchase anything.
The best alert app I can find tells me Fifteen minutes after the post goes up. Too late was the cry.
Missed it by minutes this morning, silly traffic lights...
LOVE the raw bar! What a beauty! I was lucky and got one this time, can't wait to see it. Hoping for blue or purple or a rainbow finish, but will love whatever I get.
You guys are all lucky enough to see the link, I've never been able to get that close. I have no idea how you guys know so quickly.
Peter you know you are not allowed to get in any accidents or have bad health. You know that you are not allowed to ever die. No one does what you do so I hope your working on finding the fountain of youth. !!!!
Got a purple one. What did you get?
WOW, these look really awesome. And people are asking an insane amount of markup for them on ebay already. I'd love to see more of the signup/lottery sales. I know they are a bigger hassle to do, but I think that gives more people a chance to get in on a sale. I haven't been able to click on a buy now link in several years.
I got a purple one as well - now I need to hide it from my wife or I'll never see it again (purple is her favorite color)!
It's like Peter read my mind; green is my favorite and green is the color I received. The size of these Prybabys is just perfect and they are unbelievably lightweight as well given the thickness of the titanium. I feel really lucky to have caught this sale.
I got a gold one just like the 4th picture in the post. It's great! I'm surprised at how light it is compared to the other Prybabies I own. Great job, Peter!
RB: I've entered almost every sign up sale that Peter has ever posted and haven't even one a single one. If it weren't for his regular sales, I would NEVER be lucky enough to buy one at all so I am glad he has the regular sales.
I wish all his sales were sign up ones, that at least gives more people a chance. Rather than no chanceat all. Only to then see them for double and triple the price on EBay
Tim, ignore Ebay, who cares? Just drop me a line sometime, happy to try to hook you up. ;)
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