Thursday, March 25, 2021

Zirconium MikroStiks

Hi Everyone,

Well it's cloudy and a little rainy here this morning. We've enjoyed a few early season warm days lately and the very last snowbank by the driveway has been reduced to the size of a dinner plate. I've been busy for the past few days getting my gardens ready for the spring and cleaning up the yard in between long bouts of grinding tools.

So with all this recent activity in the shop, I'm getting closer to the finish line on numerous projects. Ti Superbug tools are essentially done and will be coming up next. There are two brand new tools scheduled to be cut next week, and in the meantime I have Zr Superbugs to work on over the coming days. Also Zr QuickDraws which are shaping up very nicely and will be done in a week or so. Ti Ringbabies are well underway after an epic grinding session yesterday and have been fully prepped for the milling steps... And milling will start next week on an exotic Lucky Medallion pocket piece, more details coming soon as I get them fleshed out further. Lastly, I came across a forgotten box of steel Bike Tools from years ago and decided to rescue them, so those will be coming in a few weeks.

Today I have Zirconium MikroStiks done. These are very similar to the previous releases, but I decided to leave out the center hole so there would be more stamping area. They are a little thicker than the previous ones too, so feel super sturdy and chunkier to hold. The stamps vary widely as usual, and these are all heat blackened. I have a few plain ones available for anyone who does not want a stamp too, so just email me if you are looking for plain.

Zr MikroStiks will run $55 plus shipping and there is no limit on them, link is below. Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week has been going great!

Sold out, thanks so much!


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Hi Everyone,

I sure hope your week is going great. It's rather dark and gloomy here today. We remain in a cold spell holding pattern here in the northeast, but it looks like by next week our temperatures will finally start becoming much milder. That will be a huge relief, because we still have quite a bit of snow around the yard, although large patches of brown grass are now showing through. Spring will not be denied!

So, I am making very good progress on the many projects that are underway. I have several tool projects completed, but taxes and numerous other annoying(!) paperwork tasks prevented me from posting sales over the past few days. And now we have arrived at St. Patty's Day, so I want to post these now before we get into the next tool sales. Every year I say I will post something green for SPD and it never ever seems to happen because of the previous mentioned taxes, or I didn't have a batch of ti stuff done at the right time, etc. There is always some reason why I can't get it together...But this year I'm finally doing it, by golly. :)    

Alrighty I have a small batch of St. Patrick's Day Stamped 6 Flute Mega beads done. These are anodized aluminum and are triple stamped with a wide variety of my tiny stamps. Super sweet and a sure sign that spring is on the way...I will be hoisting a Guinness later tonight to celebrate!

St Patty's 6 Flutes will run $35 plus shipping. I only have a few dozen, so I will make it a two per customer limit on them please, and as usual, the purchase link is below. Thanks for dropping by today and hope you are staying healthy and safe out there.

 Gone in a flash, thanks again folks! :)



Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Green Delrin Magnums

Hi Folks,

Well March is moving along rapidly which is a good thing, because we're all getting rather sick of frigid temperatures, biting winds and stubborn piles of snow on the ground. We'll finally see some mild days this week, but then it's back to cool temps again for a while. The light is much stronger now though, and spring is definitely on the way. 

The Post Office remains a source of frustration. Most packages seem to be arriving on time, but there have been a few glitches lately. I hope they can get their act together because this is getting old fast. So far nothing has gotten lost however, just been late.

The projects are going well...the ti Mini Superbugs are almost all anodized so will be coming shortly. Zr MikroStiks are done and coming up next. Zr QuickDraws are well underway and should be finished by the end of the month. I have cut a couple of new tools lately and I need to get going on preparations for those in the coming weeks. Steel Mini Prybabies are on the grinding bench now and are next up for grinding and stamping, probably will be looking at the end of April for those. And there are some small misc items that I will be finishing shortly.

Today I have a big batch of Delrin 5 Flute Magnum beads finished. These are a deep green color, which seems very appropriate for this time of year. There are still a handful of blue Magnums here as well if anyone wants to email me...

Green Magnums will run $25 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is going great!

All gone, thank you so much!