Hope you're having a nice fall. It has been a little warmer than usual here in New England for the past two months, but we finally got a frost last week and that put an end to most of the gardens. I've been busy with fall cleanup and putting things away for the long cold winter, which is surely on the way, despite our recent reprieve.
I've had to raise postage slightly as the PO made a rate increase recently. Also, Australia is currently out of play unfortunately. Apparently they haven't been flying many planes into Australia because of the pandemic so first class mail is suspended right now, hopefully just a temporary thing. I'm waiting to hear if they will resume it soon now that they have lifted some lockdown restrictions, but I just don't know at this time. So, very sorry to my Australian friends, but the only shipping available is Express Mail which is dreadfully expensive.
Things have been steadily moving along in the shop. It has taken some time to get through these current batches, but I'm happy to report that steel Mini Prybabies with a deep milled body feature are at heat treat right now, so those will be coming back in 1-2 weeks. A big batch of Titanium Mini Prybabies are almost done with the milling and will be headed for the finish line in early December. And I'm in the middle of grinding steel Mini Wedgies, so those will be done before the holidays as well hopefully. Those are the main batches that I'm focused on right now, but I have a few other smaller batches that I will try to finish up as well. And I did just get more sheaths for BabySharks, so will have more of those done too very soon.
In other news, I recently had some super cool custom stamps made to my own design drawings. I have several brand new UFO and alien stamps, so look for those starting with the tools today. :)
Today I have a big batch of R25 Ruler tools done. These are made of zirconium and feature a light duty pry tip, 2 inch ruler scale on the front side, 50mm scale on the back side, 5/16 wrench/cap lifter and a 7/16 wrench which doubles as the lanyard opening. A great little tool with a lot of function in a tiny package.
The R25s have a bright stonewashed finish, and have been torch blackened and oiled. And of course, they feature a wide ranging variety of my decorative stamps. There are a couple of plain non stamped ones as well if any vanilla lovers out there want to drop me a line...No lefties however, all the same design configuration for this group.
The Zr R25s Rulers will run $65 plus shipping and there is no limit on them. Thanks as always for your great patience, and for dropping by today.
These are gone for now, thank you so much folks!