Tuesday, April 28, 2020

More Metric Mini Prybabies!

Hi Everyone,

Well, the sun has decided at long last to stop playing peekaboo and start sending us some warming rays. We will finally be getting some warmer days in the 60's this week which will be much appreciated by all, and especially by my struggling seedlings in the garden.

Projects continue on their way to the finish line. I managed to get a bunch more steel stuff finished this weekend...on deck will be Mini LockNut Monsters and PopWroach captive bit tools. Also more titanium stuff is very close to done including the new Tiny Tim design and the little QuickDraw tools. Stamped Zr Hangmen are also nearing the finish line.

Today I have the rest of the Mini Metric Prybabies finished. These are just like the plainer ones last week but have the usual extra grinds added on the front end. Stamps are on the back side and there is a wide variety of them. Also several lefties are available.

Metric Mini Prybabies with grinds will run $65 plus shipping, and it's a large batch, so there is no limit on them. As always, I hope you all are staying safe and healthy. Thank you so much for stopping in today!
All gone, thank you again folks!

Friday, April 24, 2020

Metric Mini Prybabies!

Hi Everyone,

Our rainy and cold April continues here in New England. Tomorrow it's finally supposed to be sunny and in the low 60's, but the warmer weather sure has been slow to show up this month. I can't wait to get some more plants out in the gardens, but at least I have some lettuce and radishes going so far, and some very cute little bush peas.

I've been picking away at projects all week and have a ton of stuff finished, so will be trying to get them packed up and get some sales posted over the next couple of weeks. Gosh I miss baseball this year! My favorite thing over the past few years has been watching Red Sox games while I package up tools...oh well, hopefully next year...

Today I have some metric Mini Prybabies for you. These are CPM154 steel, metric wrenches sized 8,9 and10mm, front pry tip and rear screwdriver/pry tip, with an antique satin finish. They are identical to the Mini Prybabies from last year, but in metric.

I divided the batch into two parts. The first wave has simple bevels with no extra grinds. I recently had a few requests for old style Prybaby grinds, so I decided to leave a few like this, and it means I can offer these today for a little less cost too. The next group, which is the bulk of the batch, will have regular extra grinds on the front end.

These are all stamped, but there wasn't much real estate left on the front side due to the larger footprint of the wrench set. So the stamps are all on the back side in this series and there is my usual wide variety, with a few cool new ones too. There are some lefties as well in both groups.

Stamped Metric Mini Prybabies will run $60 each plus shipping and there is no limit on them. Thanks for dropping by today and I hope everyone is safe and sound, and above all, staying healthy!

All gone, thank you so much everyone! Regulars with extra grinds coming very soon...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Twisted Tims with Pry Tip

Hi Everyone,

Another crazy week, stuck at home....bleh. We've been greatly enjoying the outdoors though as it slowly starts to warm up here. It was an absolutely gorgeous weekend and nice for getting some gardening and yard work done. But then we had a stormy Monday and now chilly temps are here for the next week, and even a chance of flurries on Saturday...it is inevitable though, spring is now officially on the way, within sight and it cannot be denied. Even the lawn is finally showing some faint signs of greening up.

Well, the projects continue at a steady pace. I'm almost done with a couple of ti batches, and the steel tools should start trickling back from heat treat in a few days.

Today I have some new tools in the Twisted Tim series for you. These beauties are made of thick armor plate titanium and feature a cap lifter, extra leverage pry tip and screwdriver, as well as a larger rear pry tip. These tools are slightly beefier than the first TT batch from this past winter...They have been heated and twisted, and then underwent a complex refinishing process, followed by a final electrical anodizing. They are anodized in a variety of contrasting color finishes. There are no stamped tools in this group although one or two oddballs with alternate shapes are available upon request.

Twisted Tims with Pry Tips will run $75 plus shipping and there is no limit on them. Thanks for dropping by and I hope everyone is making the best of it this week and staying safe!

These are all gone, thank you so much everyone!

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Zirconium Hangman Hooks!

Hello my friends!

I hope this post finds you and your families healthy and safe. We are in very good shape here and like you have been staying on top of every bit of news that we can find, from a wide variety of sources. This is obviously a disaster of epic proportions in which we find ourselves and we're all trying to navigate it to safety. I am taking many precautions here and just this past weekend finally broke a 3 week isolation to go to the grocery store. We could have held out for another week or more, but I figured early on a rainy Friday morning the store would be less crowded, and it was. I wore a mask the entire trip and was super careful to sanitize everything that I brought home.

I don't know about you guys but I REALLY don't want to catch this awful thing and we have had quite a few cases in Western MA, although relatively few deaths. I think having everyone stay home and on heightened alert has greatly slowed the spread already, but it is heart breaking to see the daily deaths piling up all over the country, including 25 so far at the local veteran's home. Still, I am hopeful that we will get a grip on this, but it's going to take many stressful months.We'll get through it though!

I've been using my recent down time to get some work done. I just sent a huge batch of steel Metric Mini Prybabies to heat treat last week. Luckily heat treat is still running for now. We'll see if that lasts... Anyhow, a nifty little batch of newly redesigned Mini LockNut Monsters has also been sent out, and another captive bit tool in the Superbug series, called the PopWroach, just went out to heat treat yesterday. So that's three batches of steel tools that are finally approaching the finish line.

Titanium projects are also moving along briskly. I have a new Tiny Tim design that is very cute and those are on the bench awaiting stamping and anodizing. I have a super cool mini angle checking/ruler scale/drawing tool called the QuickDraw that is close to complete as well. There's a small opener/pry tool design based on the very limited stubby MiniBar batch that is sitting on the grinding bench right now, and I'm almost done with the grinds. A steel version of the same tool is also cut and awaiting milling... Also on the stamping bench is a tray of top secret items liberated from an old storage shed in Nevada...So lots of super cool items are coming this year despite the sorry state of the world.

Today I have a batch of Zirconium Hangman hooks done. These are plain, without stamps, and they have the usual heat colored and hand rubbed dark gray finish. I have a second group of these coming soon with stamps, and I have some interesting brand new finishes for Zr that I will be offering for those. At any rate, these guys today are plain vanilla, and are a little thinner than the past batches of Hangman hooks so are very light in weight. They will run $55 each plus shipping and the pp link is below, no limit on them.

Thanks so much for stopping in today. I hope everyone has a safe and healthy week ahead and best wishes to you and your families during this difficult time!
Sold out, thanks again everyone!