Saturday, November 30, 2019

A51 Steel Atwrenches

Hi Folks,

I'm back again! We have a big storm bearing down on us this weekend and into Monday, which is expected to dump something like 15 inches of snow. So, I figured I better slip another sale in today, just in case we lose power for Monday. That's probably unlikely since they do a good job trimming the trees around here, but the way things have been lately, ya just never know. Plus Paypal has been completely overwhelmed and everything seems slow and delayed. I suspect Monday will be challenging for online merchants just because of the volume of transactions, but we'll see.

Anyhow, today I have a fairly small batch of fancy CPM 154 steel Atwrenches finished. These are stamped with my usual wide variety of decorative stamps, and then also have extra "Area 51" style tail grinds. Area 51 grinds has always referred to any extra grinds on the butt end of the tool, or any other funky embellishments that break up the lines and especially if they are angular. This group is fairly low key though, nothing real crazy, but more like paying homage to the original Atwrenches when I had just started doing this kind of thing...There are a few lefties in the batch.

A51 Atwrenches will run $75 plus shipping and the button is below, one per customer please for these guys. Thanks for dropping by, hope your turkey is mostly eaten up, and have a great weekend!

Sold out, thank you so much folks!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Anodized Wring Tools

Hi Folks,

Well I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. It was a lovely day here and we managed to polish off an astonishing amount of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cheesecake. Luckily there's still some left for breakfast and lunch...

So today I have a few anodized Titanium Wring Tools done. These are the Version 2 with cap lifter.  I gave these some nice stamps and followed up with contrast anodizing so they really pop. It's not a huge batch but I'll make it two per customer on them...there are some plain ones left as well if anyone wants to email me. A second batch with smaller 3/4" 12 point opening but the same shape is already stamped up and awaiting anodizing so I will have those coming in a week or so.

The Ti Wring Tools will run $60 plus shipping, and the pp button is below. Thanks for dropping by on this very busy day. Safe travels and best wishes to everyone this holiday season.

All gone for today, thank you so much!


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Steel Wrants

Hi Everyone,

It's another bright and sunny morning out there today. Temps will be going down slowly this week but it looks like Thanksgiving will be a reasonable day here weather wise. They are calling for about six inches of white stuff on Sunday night though, so winter is definitely on the way.

The tool train is still rolling today. This is a batch of Mini Wrunts (The Wrant) that I had cut years ago at the same time as the rough cut Mini Shiners that I released a few months ago. This batch of tools had the same rough cut and so I set them aside for a couple of years. Recently I went through and salvaged a small group of the better ones and that is what is on the menu today. The steel is CPM 154 and they have a pry tip and SAE wrench set. No extra grinds but they are all stamped, and unfortunately no lefties in this batch.

Steel Wrants will run $60 plus shipping, one per customer please. Thanks for dropping by and hope you all have a terrific Thanksgiving holiday!

Wrants are sold out, thanks again everyone!


Monday, November 25, 2019

Steel Atwrenches

Hi Everyone,

Well the holidays are almost here.We had a little snow yesterday morning which is already gone, but it was a chilly reminder of what is on the way. Hopefully the next storms hold off for the Thanksgiving week though as so many people will be traveling.

I've been finishing up a variety of projects over the past few weeks so will be cranking up the sales for this next period of time. Coming up are steel Wrants, ti Wring Tools, black delrin beads, ti beads, custom kitchen clips, and several more tool projects including Twisted Tims, which you will not want to miss. I also have a few odds and ends from this past year including more ti MultiMag magnets. New TightWads have just been cut but I am not yet sure if they will be done for this year. More MikroStiks are also in the works.

So today I have the first wave of CPM 154 steel Atwrenches done. I first made these tools several years ago and have always wanted to revisit the design. This is the best version so far I think. I refined the grip, added the Tiki Grind style grip to the thumb area and made them in my classic 5/32 thickness so they have plenty of heft and strength without being too heavy. This batch was divided up into a couple of groups and this first bunch is surface ground with a wide variety of stamps...

The Steel Atwrenches will run $70 plus shipping, they are one per customer in this medium sized batch, and the paypal button is below. No worries if you miss out today as there are still more Atwrenches to come this week. Hope everyone has a great week ahead!

Gone for today, thank you so much folks!


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Steel MikroStiks

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a great Veteran's Day! A big warm thank you to all who have served and to their families. We sure do appreciate it.

Well, I didn't quite expect the high demand for the TightWads, and so thank you very much for that and for the many emails that I got for them after the sale. I'm glad they were a big hit and people are enjoying them....ano ones are gone too now.

I have a new TightWad drawing that I just created and so will be cutting another small batch of a similar design, but they will not be getting the milled texture...I checked back in my records and was shocked to discover that the originals were cut almost 10 years ago! That's how long they were sitting on the shelf waiting for finishing. Anyhow, a lot has changed in 10 years and the new design will have a few interesting tweaks.

In other news, the projects keep rolling along. My anodizing power supply died and I am in the process of trying to get it repaired. I do have a back up unit but I'm not crazy about the way it works, so that is throwing a little crimp in my progress, but luckily there is plenty of other stuff to do...steel Atwrenches will be back from heat treat probably this week. I will be packaging up some other tools this week as well so the sales are going to start rolling shortly. I spent most of last week working on Twisted Tims which are now almost done, and you're going to find these to be extremely cool I think, and something that is new and different.

Today I have the CPM 154 steel MikroStiks done. These came out really nice. The design is identical to the titanium version but slightly thinner. They are mostly stamped, with a wide variety of images, and they have a bright tumbled finish.

Steel MikroStiks will run $50 each plus shipping and there is no limit on them. The buy now button is below...thanks again for stopping by, and I hope your week is going great!

All gone, thank you so much everyone!

A portion of today's sale will be going to Fisher House Foundation and also to Homes for Our Troops, two very highly rated charities doing important work for our veterans.