Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Steel Mini Wedgies!

Hi Everyone,

Winter is still with us here in New England, but it's definitely easing up. We have a few patches of snow left from the weekend storm, but that will be gone by the end of the week as temps are supposed to go as high as 65F by Friday. I'm more than ready for spring and getting back to my gardens.

The situation remains grim in Europe. Let's hope things turn around soon and the Russians stop this madness and tragedy they have created. But I am fearful for a long dangerous period ahead, perhaps for the whole world. In the meantime about all we can do is try to send some aid. Today I will send some of the proceeds of this sale to some more reputable organizations helping the people of Ukraine.

So, I finally have some new steel tools for you. This is a new Mini Wedgie design that I drew up last year and am just now getting them done. They are roughly the same size as the older Mini Wedgies, but I gave them a tapered handle to remove some weight, and a broader tip with a cut V notch. An O2 wrench serves as lanyard hole and they also have a milled 5mm divot for a DIY epoxy glow dot if you so choose. They are close to 1/4 inch thick so are quite massive, and they have my usual wide range of stamps on them. I also have a few unstamped ones set aside for anyone who wants to email me. 

I had a big thick sheet of 17-4ph stainless steel in my garage and wanted to use it up, so I split the sheet between these Mini Wedgies and another larger pry bar called the BarClaw, and those will be coming later this year. 17-4ph is a cool material that is often overlooked. Used in marine and industrial environments for bearings and pumps, nuclear power plants, etc it is very corrosion resistant and tough. You won't find it used in knives because it doesn't harden quite enough to keep a long lasting edge like you would need for a premium cutting tool. But it's great for a small pry bar tool application like this. 

Mini Wedgies will run $65 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for dropping by today and I hope your spring is on the way as well.

All gone for today, thank you so much everyone!


Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Ukraine Relief Sale

Hi Everyone,

Quick update: I've been very busy lately trying to move some projects along. Steel MikroStiks and Steel Mini Wedgies just went to heat treat so will be coming back in a couple of weeks. New Ti Wrunts and Zr Atwrenches are in the works. Steel and Zr Stubby MiniBars are being milled right now. I have a few other designs that I am mulling as well, and I just had some super cool new custom stamps made too. Lots coming up so please stay tuned.

But, like everyone else I've been watching with horror as the tragedy unfolds in the Ukraine. It is all so needless, so senseless and so cruel in these pandemic times. As if the world needs anything else on top of all the other countless disasters...I am furious.

So today I have decided to donate to several carefully chosen and highly rated humanitarian organizations who will hopefully spend the money on useful programs rather than just executive salaries. The proceeds of today's sale will go to them and hopefully help Ukraine in some small way. In the meantime, let us hope the heartless KGB man with microscopic member meets his maker soon and in the most unpleasant circumstances.

Today I have a couple dozen older Titanium Tiny Tims. These have been anodized with a variety of colors, with many blue and gold ones for Ukraine. I would have made them all blue and gold but I did these up a few weeks ago before this whole situation blew up. Anyway, the Tiny Tims will run $50 plus shipping. Thank you for stopping in today and stay with it everyone!

Gone in a flash, thank you everyone!