Hope you're all having a great spring so far. We're having some warmer days here lately, lots of showers this week and the leaves are just about to pop on the trees and bushes. I'll probably be mowing the lawn for the first time this season by the end of next week.
I've been busy the past few days with steel Mini Prybabies. Another day of grinding should have them ready to go into the tumblers and then off to heat treat. I also started prepping thick steel Wrunts and those will be on deck for grinding next, followed by the steel SuperBug17 tools. So it looks like the steel train will start rolling again very soon, bringing us a nice load of tools for the middle of May and into June.
In other news, I am about to make another short run of 5 flute beads so you can expect a few more stainless, more red bronze and possibly some more Zr ones too. And while we are on the subject of lathe turning, I am experimenting with a few other brand new ideas so we'll see where they lead. Sometimes experiments pan out and sometimes not, but it sure is fun to play around with new ideas and see where they go.
Today I have more GameKoins for you. These are made of brass with an antique finish, so they are very similar in appearance to the bronze ones, just a little yellower in color. The two metals are actually easy to tell apart because the brass makes a higher pitched "ping" sound when the edge hits the table, rather than the duller "thunk" sound of the bronze. Otherwise, they feature the same wide ranging variety of stamps and leathers. I haven't timed any spin tests with the brass but I imagine they are about the same as the bronze.
The Brass GameKoins will run $85 plus shipping and, as before, it's not a huge batch so it will be one per customer on them. Thanks for dropping by today and have a great week!
Brass ones are gone for now. Thank you everyone!
They look great! Can you post a photo of all of them, like you did for the bronze?
Thanks Andrew! And everyone else too. :)
I didn't take a group shot because there were more than fit on the cookie sheet. I guess about a 100 this time. ;)
Did you say Zirc 5 Flutes? :)
Is the Superbug17 going to be a SUS? I'd love love LOVE to get one but never seem to catch the sales--lame email notification refreshes way too late!
SuperBug17 is a HUGE batch so there will be plenty. If you miss the sale and email me I will undoubtedly have plenty left over for at least a week or so.
>> Peter Atwood said...
SuperBug17 is a HUGE batch so there will be plenty. If you miss the sale and email me I will undoubtedly have plenty left over for at least a week or so.<<
Is there any chance of a non-spinning coin? Maybe along the lines of a "flipping" coin? I'd actually want one with a mirror on both sides kind of like the signal! Or bright and dark mirror?!?!
I need to lie down.
Thanks for all the great work Peter!
Know what you mean about needing to lie down...
these look amazing. I'd love to see another batch of these.
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