Friday, February 21, 2020

Brass Son of BeadThings

Hi Everyone,

Winter is certainly still here, but it really hasn't been too bad so far, and spring is now only a few weeks away. I can't wait!

Well, I'm finally back. I've been grinding my brains out for the past two weeks, cleaning and reorganizing the shop, and trying to get some projects to the finish line. I made a lot of progress and am very happy to report that steel metric Mini Prybabies are only a couple of days away from sending out to heat treat. Of course that means I need to spend a couple of whole work days more to get to that point, but they are indeed much closer than they were last week...I also began twisting some of the new ti twisted tools, but once again, several more days in the shop are needed to get those finished up. Also in the wings are two batches of new steel captive bit tools, which are both awaiting grinding. I just ordered abrasives for the new TightWad batches that are coming up. Several older projects are also getting dusted off and will be finally getting some grinding, stamping and other operations in order to get them further along through the finishing processes...all this stuff takes time, but I am steadily plugging away at it.

What I did manage to complete are a portion of the Zr Hangmen and most of the updated titanium Tommyknocker batches. Those are sizable batches so I divided them up into more manageable groups which will allow for a greater variety of finishes. Both of these new tools are coming up next.

In the meantime, I have just completed the rest of the Son of BeadThings. These are made of lead free brass and will run $75 each plus shipping, limit of one please, since it's a tiny batch. I also have a dozen of the steel SOBTHings left too for anyone who wishes to email me and I'll be happy to hook you up. Thanks for your patience and for dropping by today. Hope your weekend is a great one!

All gone, thank you so much!