Friday, December 31, 2021

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year my friends! I hope you all have a safe and healthy New Year celebration tonight. It's been one heck of a year and I sure hope for everyone's sake that the next one is a lot less fraught...

So, one last sale for the year...Today I have three dozen titanium Prybabies with anodizing and A51 AfterGrinds. These look amazing! There are several cool lefties in this group as well, so please drop me a line if you're seeking a fancy lefty.

The Ti Prybabies with AfterGrinds will run $70 plus shipping and the link is below...thanks for coming by today. I'm beyond grateful for yet ANOTHER terrific year of tool making, and I owe a big thanks to all of you who made it possible! :) 

Gone in a flash! Many thanks! :D



Thursday, December 30, 2021

A Few More Titanium Medallions

Hey Everyone, how about an evening sale for those who can never catch the day time sales? :D

I have a few dozen remaining Titanium Medallions left that I was able to finish anodizing up this afternoon. The usual wide range of colors and crazy stamp themes. They run $60 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for stopping by tonight.

Sold out, thanks again folks and have a good evening!



White Delrin Mini 5 Flutes

Hi Folks,

Wow, I'm really winding down here for the year...I must say that after a frustrating few months where nothing was getting finished, it feels great to get so much done recently. I will have all sorts of interesting stuff ahead this winter too, so the good times will continue, amid the ongoing chaos that is our world today. ;)

Today I have a big batch of White Delrin Mini 5 Flute beads done. These are a great size, and super light weight obviously. One of the coolest things I have seen is that people use RIT dye and make custom colors and effects with these, so that really opens up a lot of possibilities. A blank palette for your own creativity perhaps?

White Delrin Mini 5 Flutes will run $25 each plus shipping and there is no limit on them. The link is below...once again, I can't thank you all enough for a stellar year, despite all the adversities. Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy this winter!

All gone, thank you so much folks!



Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Basic Steel MiniBars

Hey Everyone,

So, the Atwood Marathon continues...I was digging through some shelves recently and came upon a couple dozen of these steel MiniBars. These little cuties are slim and small, so they carry easily and are perfect for many small tasks. They feature a large pry tip with deep nail puller and a 7/16 wrench in an elegant and compact package. Many pieces in this group have some small character marks but they certainly are all perfectly usable and should be out in the world instead of sitting in a dusty bin in my shop! 

None of these are stamped, these are strictly plain tools. Also, there was a handful of stubby ones when I made the original batch. Those are all gone but I am thinking of making a run of Stubbies this winter. ;)

Steel MiniBars will run $50 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for so much enthusiasm this year my friends, really appreciate it as always! :)

Gone in a flash, thank you very much! 


Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Heavy Fidget Spinners

Hey Everyone,

Well, another gray and dreary end-of-the-year day out there least it's very warm, almost 40F! :)

I'm still scrambling around to see what I can finish for the year...I will have another small sale or two yet to come before I take a short break for the New Year week paperwork catch up. The one thing I do hate every year is the paperwork aspect of my business! It's always a nuisance, but has to be done obviously if I am to keep going. ;)

Well today I have a very small batch of Stainless Steel Fidget Spinners that I never got around to finishing a year or two ago. These are super thick, 1/4" 316 stainless steel with a heavy striated texture on them. They are all stamped and there's only about two dozen of them here. You will recall I released a titanium version of these a few years ago, but this group is much thicker, and obviously much heavier. They would require a tall spinner core, and I do not know if Scott is still making them or not, but check out his cool TorqBars and send him a note to find out more info on the inserts if you don't already have one. I do not have any spinner cores available, they come from Scott and it is strictly a DIY project...These are reamed closely so the tolerance would make for a TIGHT fit on the spinner core...

Heavy Fidget Spinners will run $70 plus shipping, and it's one per customer on them please...thanks for dropping by today and have a great week my friends!

Sold Out, thank you again my friends!


Monday, December 27, 2021

Titanium "Bit Coin" Medallions

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas weekend. It was a great one here, quiet and uneventful. We had a two day long ice storm but no more power failures, just a winter wonderland with a thin layer of sparkly ice coating all the bushes and trees. That's all melted away and now it looks like it will be rather mild for the next few days with the next chance of snow forecast in a week or so. Our poor snow plow guy hasn't made a dime yet this year, but I'm sure January will be different.

Today I have a big batch of beautiful Titanium "Bit Coin" Medallions finished. These have a wide variety of crazy stamps on them, and they are all a little different. The patinas are super fun and give them an aged appearance that matches well with the various images. There are some with bright contrasting colors and also many with neutral C-51 anodizing as well for an interesting antique treasure coin effect. A great way to commemorate a very difficult year, and let's hope 2022 is a whole lot better! 

Titanium Medallions will run $60 plus shipping and there is no limit on them. Thanks for visiting today and I hope you're enjoying some nice relaxing days this week.

All gone, thank you so much folks!

Sample examples...


Friday, December 24, 2021

Titanium Mini Superbugs

Merry Christmas Folks!

Well it did precipitate last night a little bit and we have a light covering of the white stuff this morning. Just enough to make it slippery, but not enough to really bother getting the shovel and snow blower out. Hope the people who are traveling today aren't running into trouble.

Well, I thought I would slip one more little early sale in today. I have a couple dozen titanium Mini Superbugs left so I will offer those up today. They have a wide variety of stamps and colors as usual.

Ti Mini Superbugs run $65 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks once again, and please stay safe this holiday season!

All gone, thanks very much everyone! Have a great holiday weekend!


Thursday, December 23, 2021

Green Delrin Magnum Beads

Merry Christmas my friends! Hope you all have a great holiday coming up and are staying safe and sensible. It's a bright and sunny day here and bitter cold but the ground is bare. Looks like maybe we will get a dusting tomorrow so a white Christmas is still possible.

I'm still working on titanium Medallions, but not quite done with them. And there are still a couple of very small batches of items to get through but they will have to wait until next week. 

Today I have the last big batch of green Delrin 5 Flute Magnum beads done. This is a great lightweight material and is non marking so a nice choice for electronics or bag zippers. They will run $25 each plus shipping and there is no limit on them...Thanks so much for dropping by, and have a great weekend ahead!

Sold out, thanks again my friends!


Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Steel PopWroaches!

Hi Folks,

Ugly day out there this morning, with rain and icy slush covering everything. The 9 inches of snow we were supposed to have the other day thankfully didn't materialize and we ended up with only about an inch, but this rain is pretty much knocking that out and making a thin covering of slush all over the yard. We'll take it for now.

I'm still going full steam ahead, so hopefully we can keep it going a few more I have a few dozen CPM 154 steel PopWroaches for you. These funky little tools have a lot packed into a small package, with my captive bit system carrying a 1/4 phillips bit, offset front pry tip, rear pry/screwdriver tip, cap lifter and 5/16 wrench. A handy little design that really packs a punch. These have a rather rustic finish so expect some minor character marks on most of usual they have a wide variety of stamps, and there is one left handed piece here as well.

Steel PopWroaches will run $70 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for coming by this morning, and hope you're about to have a great holiday week coming up!

Sold out, thank you so much everyone!



Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Titanium MiniBar+ Tools

We've finally arrived! The shortest day of the year is here, thank goodness. That means we finally will swing in the other direction and the dreary and short winter days will turn around. I'm a light loving person, so these dark days never agree with me and the only solution is to bury myself in work and try to ignore it. But, I'm always heartened to see us on the side of lengthening daylight. :)

I'm still dabbling with several small projects and some odds and ends. We'll see how far I get this year, but there's still a little more to come.

Today I have a couple dozen Titanium MiniBar+ tools finished. These handy little guys feature a variety of prybar and screwdriver functions, a cap lifter and 7/16 wrench opening. As usual, they have all sorts of different stamps and contrast anodizing. There are a couple of plain ones, and I think one lefty as well...if anyone wants to email me, I think there are a small handful of bead blasted steel ones remaining too.

Titanium MiniBar+ tools are $65 each plus shipping. I am always very grateful that you have stopped by today, and I really hope folks can stay safe out there this holiday season!

 Sold out, thank you so much!



Monday, December 20, 2021

Zirconium Mini Superbugs

Hi Everyone,

Happy Monday! I hope you are gearing up for a nice holiday week. It's bright and sunny here this morning, but very cold. We woke up to a power outage due to a downed tree limb nearby, but all is restored now. Not a fun time of the year to lose your power so let's hope that is the only one this winter...

I'm still working on a few more items for the year. Hopefully will get to one or two more this week. Ti Medallion are coming out beautiful and will be done shortly.

Today I have a few stray Zr Mini Superbugs done. Similar to the original Bedbug design, these make for a great little 1/4 inch bit caddy/driver for your keyring and also feature a cap lifter. They feature a wide variety of stamps of course.

Zr Mini Superbug tools will $65 plus shipping and there is no limit on them. Thanks for dropping in today, as always, and please stay safe out there!     

All gone, thanks so much folks, very much appreciated!



Friday, December 17, 2021

Stainless Steel 5 Flute Mega Lanslides

Hi Everyone,

I know, it's amazing, I'm back again already! What are the odds,,,hehe...

It's turning quite chilly out there today and a sizable storm is on the horizon. They keep changing the weather predictions, but now are saying that we are due for around 9 inches of snow tomorrow. So, this is a good time to sneak in one last sale for the week and then make a last run to the grocery store to stock up for the snowy weekend.

Today I have a few dozen stainless steel 5 Flute Mega beads that I had completely forgotten about. This is the end of the Mega sized beads from the older stock, but I will hopefully be exploring some new bead designs next year. We'll see how it any rate, these are a great size and shape, perfect for tying onto a knife or flashlight lanyard. Or use as a zipper pull on a bag or jacket. 

Stainless Steel Five Flute Mega beads will run $30 each plus shipping and the link is below. A portion of this sale goes to my local county food bank today...Hope you all have a great weekend coming up!

Sold out, thank you everyone!



Thursday, December 16, 2021

Titanium RingBabies with AfterGrinds!

Hi Folks,

Happy Thursday! It's quite warm out this morning, and everything is soaking from the heavy rains that we had overnight. The forecast says we are due for about 7 inches of snow on Saturday, and that will be followed by much cooler weather next week. So it is safe to say that a White Christmas is probably in the cards this year. :)

Well the Atwood Train rolls on this week! Today I have a small batch of Titanium Ringbabies. These are all stamped and anodized, but I have done something new...I added grinds after they were totally completed, so that the bare metal flashes through the color finishes. This is a super cool effect and one that I have experimented with before on one or two pieces in the past, but never applied to a whole batch of tools until now. I really like it and will definitely keep it in mind for some future runs as well.

There are the usual wide range of stamps on these. Almost all are anodized, and honestly the AfterGrind effect shows up the best against color anodizing...there are about a half dozen lefties here as well. 

Ti Ringbabies with AfterGrinds run $70 and the link is below. Thank you so much as always for your continued patronage and great kindnesses in these crazy times! Stay safe out there...also, a portion of this sale today will be going to our local foodbank.

Wow, gone in a flash, thank you so much folks! :)



Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Stamped Bermuda Triangles

Hi Folks,

So the projects continue to roll right along...I have some smaller items such as delrin beads coming up, as well as ti Ringbabies with special grinds.

These are a few dozen Titanium Bermuda Triangles from years ago that I had lying around. I decided this summer to add some stamps and then do a little anodizing. I have mixed and matched the stamps and most of these cute little fiddle toys have contrast anodizing. If you have strong feelings on the Hexi vs Deckle style edges just drop me a line, otherwise I will simply send you one or the other as these are mixed up half and half for edge styles. There are a couple of plain stamped ones without color as well...

Anodized Bermuda Triangles will run $60 and the link is below. Thanks as always for dropping by and have a great week!

 Sold out, thanks again folks!



Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Alien Guitar Picks!

Hi Folks,

Happy Tuesday! It's a sunny one out there today and temps will remain mild for a couple more days it looks like. I will take advantage of it and do a couple of quick last minute clean up things in the shop before hunkering down for the icy snow cover months. At least I haven't had to run my heat as much lately so I'm ahead of last year in that regard.

Well today I have something really fun for you. Titanium Alien Guitar Picks! These are really cool little items that I made a couple years back. I didn't make too many of them and I still had a couple more designs in the hopper that I never finished. So I thought I would do one more small batch of the coolest drawing, the Alien. BTW, this batch of picks are the exact size and shape as a normal standard pick.

I went back and forth on how I wanted to finish these. They are thin, so anytime you mechanically stamp a metal object this thin the stamp telegraphs through to the other side and will distort the flatness of the object. So, after much thought I decided to follow the tradition of the master Japanese potters and leave these unsigned and sterile, so they are the work of what is known in Japan as "the unknown craftsman". The idea is that there is no need to sign your name on every object. Leave the ego out of it and let the pure design and execution of the work speak for itself. Future generations will appreciate the work for what it is rather than adulate the maker. I think sometimes that is a nice idea and the concept works well for something like this. So there are no stamps or marks of any kind on these.

Anyway, philosophy aside, these cute little picks were tumbled over and over again for several weeks to achieve a buttery, aged finish with a nice radius on the edges. I have given them a wide variety of anodized colors. Lots of Alien Greens, as well as the usual solid colors, some nice color fades and a few neutral C-51 pieces for the folks who like more of a plain look, but the anodizing still gives an additional layer of protection to the titanium.

Alien Guitar Picks will run $35 each plus shipping and there is no limit on them. Hope your week is going great and stay safe out there!

All gone, thank you so much everyone!



Monday, December 13, 2021

Stamped Bronze Magnum Five Flutes

Hi Everyone,

We had a brief dusting of snow the other day but it is gone now, and it's very mild this week. I will take it for now, but I'm sure we will be seeing some real snow pretty soon. 

I'm winding down the projects for the year and trying to figure out which ones to push into 2021. Looks like Mini Wedgies will have to wait until early January. In the meantime, I have a couple of smaller batches of items that didn't get finished in the first waves this year. So, there will be some smaller sales this week. The mail seems to be moving at a far better pace than last year and so far most things seem to be getting to their destinations in a reasonable amount of time given the holiday package volumes. 

Today I have a few dozen Bronze Magnum 5 Flute beads. These are all stamped and have a beautiful deep dark patina. They will run $45 each and the link is below. Thanks for coming by today, and stay safe out there this holiday season!

 Gone in a flash, thank you guys!



Tuesday, December 07, 2021

A Few More Titanium Mini Prybabies!

Hi Folks,

Well it's bright and sunny here today after several days of gray and dim light that are so typical of this time of year. But the brightness comes with a cost, as the temps are quite chilly and I doubt we will get out of the 30's F for the next few days. At least the ground is still bare for now.

I'm still steadily working my way through several batches of items and will be trying to keep rolling right up to the end of the year. We shall see how far I get and I don't want to make any rash promises...

So today I have a big batch of Titanium Mini Prybabies done. These are just beautiful! I changed up this group a little bit and gave them a 7/16" body opening, and also made them another 1/4" longer in length than the earlier steel versions. The resulting form factor is just right for a tool this size and they feel great in the hand.

I gave these a wide variety of stamps as usual, although given the limited real estate, the stamps are a bit more limited and are tending on the smaller side. Lots of fun themes though and plenty of UFOs, skulls, etc. Most of them have contrasting anodizing and I gave these extra polishing tumbles, so the colors are especially vivid. And, for those folks who prefer vanilla, there are a handful completely without anodizing, also a few without stamps as well. Just email me...And there are some lefties in this batch too!

Titanium Mini Prybabies will run $70 plus shipping.. No limit on them. Thanks for dropping by today and I hope your week is going great!

Sold out, thank you so much!



Thursday, December 02, 2021

Zirconium QuickDraws

Hi Everyone,

I hope your holiday season is underway and going great! I'm scrambling (!) to finish some projects here, and almost ready with fancy ti Prybabies and some other goodies. I will be trying to have several more sales over the next week...

OK, so today I have the remaining Zr QuickDraws done. I have given these an extra long tumbling and a series of small batch polishing tumbles to brighten them up and give them a lustrous final finish rather than the matte finish of the earlier run. I will use the same pics below, but this group today is a bit shinier. They have my usual wide variety of stamps, and there is no limit on them...they run $70 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for dropping by and stay safe out there!

Sold out, thank you so much everyone!