Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Brass Multi Grips: Straight Knurl

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving and pleasant weekend.

Well, I've been scrambling to get some steel projects going all this past week. I have those 12Point tools well underway finally and also a slick new Mini Prybaby that I think you all will be quite surprised to see. I hope those two projects will be completed by mid December in time for Christmas. Maybe I can sneak some steel Mini Triangles through heat treat too...I gotta get off my butt and keep grinding if I have a chance to get all this stuff done!

Also underway are several other projects including various beads, a super tiny cap lifter tool, a very unusual new tool bead project (you heard right, I said tool bead!), and a little something new called the TightWad. In addition, I have an updated metric version of the old Crawdaddy design also underway. And there is a new K4 Keyton design in two different materials on the way as well. We'll see how much of all this I can finish before the end of the year but at least it bodes well for many sales going into the winter.

Today I have some brass Multi Grip beads with straight knurl. They look really sweet on multi colored camo cord. It's a smallish batch but I will make it 3 per customer on them and they run the usual $30 plus shipping for metal beads. Thanks for stopping by today folks and have a great week!

Brass beads are gone for now, a few rifle knurls to come shortly. Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Steel Gremlins!

Howdy Everyone,

It's a wet and kind of balmy one here today. Thank goodness we finally got a good soaking rain yesterday and last night because the drought has left the area way behind our usual annual rainfall. When you drive around you can see that the ponds and streams are quite low this year. Probably means we are going to be in for a snowy winter though.

Well I'm slowly getting there on projects. I have the 12 Point tools about halfway done and hope to get them to heat treat pretty soon. I'm also working on a couple of bead projects and trying to coordinate some really cool stuff for after Thanksgiving and into the holiday season. We'll see how far I get before time runs out for the year.

Today I finally have the steel Gremlins done. These are 3v steel tools and have a similar finish to the P12 Prybabies that I made earlier this year. But, this sheet was not quite as heavily textured and the overall finish reminds me very much of old wooden factory floors that have been reclaimed when they convert those facilities to office space. If you have ever seen that you would know instantly what I mean. Anyhow, the Gremlins have loads of character! They are fairly small so I decided not to bother trying to get the 3v stamp on the back side this time. There are no lefties in this batch or stamped tools but the grinds do vary a little bit.

The steel Gremlins will run $50 plus shipping and the purchase link is below. It's two per customer on this sizable batch. Thanks for stopping in today of course, and hope your week is shaping up to be a great one.

Gremlins are gone for today but I will have a few more done this week if anyone wishes to email me. Thanks again everyone! 


Friday, November 11, 2016

And the Winners Are...

...all of us. :)

Wow, thank you so much everyone! Great turn out and these fine organizations will really appreciate it.

Here's the list and I will send out the emails shortly. Have a great weekend folks!

45      Scott Horton
80      aces&eights
88      SoCal
140    William Lee
143    MattBee
184    aaamr
192    bcinda
236    Arem1460

Thank You Vets!

Hi Everyone,

We've got some gusty winds blowing the leaves around on this fine Veterans Day today. It's really nice outside, cool temps but bright and sunny. A great day to have a special little sale to honor those who have served our country.

I dug deep into the archives for this one. I made these special patterned v.1 Hangman hooks at the same time as the regular batch and stashed them away for just such an occasion.

I will be donating 100% of the proceeds to charity today and in fact I have already sent $365 of it to Fisher House Foundation, because not only do our veterans serve but they have families who also need our support. The remaining $275 (I actually made it $375) has gone to another worthy four star rated organization, Home for Our Troops, which build houses for wounded service members. Great folks and we owe them huge thanks for their important work.

This is a Sign Up Sale. There are only 8 of these little beauties and the winners can pick which one they want, first come first served. From left to right on the top 1,2,3,4. And left to right on the bottom 5,6,7,8.

The fancy Hangmen will run $80 plus shipping and the Sign Up Link is below. Sign Up period will end at 2PM eastern time and the winners be drawn shortly after. Thanks for coming by today and once again a heartfelt thank you to our veterans and their families!

Sign up is over, winners will be announced shortly. Thank you again!

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SUSale Rules, Please Read

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Fancy TommyKnockers

Hi Folks,

Hope your week is going well. It's cool and damp here but sunny with a bright blue sky. Good day to run some errands, get a long overdue haircut and...have a little sale. :)

I've been grinding some stuff this week, refining some new drawings and cleaning my shop up a little before it gets colder. I suspect we will be getting more snow this year than last winter so it's nice to get things organized, get some dust cleaned up and remove some of the bulky junk before we get socked in with the white stuff.

Today I have the rest of the krinkle textured titanium TommyKnockers done. These tools are heavily textured and have my fancy two tone contrast anodizing in various vibrant colors. As usual, the anodizing effect is just beautiful and I never get tired of playing with the color combinations. I don't know if I will ever be able to get this special material again so when it runs out I will be sad. Should be enough left for another project or two though.

The contrast anodized TommyKnockers will run $80 plus shipping and the link is below. It's a modest sized batch so it will be one per customer on them please. Thanks for coming by today and I hope your weekend is fantastic!

Sold out, thank you so much everyone!


Monday, November 07, 2016

Stamped Mini T-Bones

Hey Again Everyone.

I don't know about you all but I could use some pleasant diversions this week. Nothing like a little work to keep my mind off certain poisonous current events. Plus the Pats had a bye week so I guess it's back to the grinder for me. Maybe time for a few new drawings too...  

I have a few of these 154CM Mini Steel T-Bones left. These are the stamped ones and feature a variety of my usual markings. There are only a couple dozen though as I had run out of time before sending these out to heat treat, so only a handful ended up getting stamps.

These will be $55 plus shipping and it's one per customer on them. Thanks for stopping by and hoping you all have a relaxing week despite it all.

Stamped T-Bones are sold out, thanks again!

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Wedgie Plus SUSale Winners!

Thanks for stopping by everyone, always an amazing turnout for these...

OK, here's the list of winners, and I will send out emails to them in a few minutes. Thanks again and hope your weekend is great!

12     kibitz
32     sudeva
53     AMGS55
63     Balgie
79     Danny Branneman
92     Joe
133    Fox5
150    mrsking
188    JMoner  

Wedgie Plus SUSale

Hi Folks,

It's a cool and gloomy November day here and the leaves are continuing to fall. I will be out raking later this weekend for sure, putting away hoses and doing lots of those end of year chores to prepare for the frozen months ahead.

Well today I have a little treat for you. These were some outtakes that I made a while back at the same time as the regular 3v Wedgie batch. I've been holding on to them for quite some time but I figured this would be a good week to put them up on a little Sign Up Sale. The Wedgie Plus has the regular features of the original 3v Wedgies but with the addition of a cap lifter, 5/16 wrench and pry tip on the rear end of the tool. Same basic design idea on the back end as the Wiener Dogs and Hatchlings. A small lanyard hole is also there so the tool could be carried either way on a key ring. Kind of a fun design and I might make more at some point, if I ever revisit the Wedgies.

Sign Up Sale Rules, Please Read

Anyhow, there are only 9 of these little gems. They will run $90 plus shipping. I will run the sign up period for a relatively short time to limit the number of entries. Sign up will end at 11:15 AM eastern time. The winning numbers will be drawn shortly afterwards and announced in a new posting. Thanks for dropping by today and have a great weekend everyone. :)

Remember, only ONE ENTRY per person please! Duplicates entries will be discarded.

Sign up is over, winner list will be posted shortly. Thank you everyone!

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