Wednesday, September 28, 2022

BabySharks Return!

Hi Folks,

My goodness, our best wishes to all of our friends in Florida as this hurricane is about to strike! Looks like it will be a bad one and is going to take some time to recover from it.

Things are shaping up this week. I really need to get in front of the grinder for a day or two in order to move some stuff along, but things are still happening. I will have a few smaller batch sales coming up shortly as I finish up some earlier unfinished projects, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, I was able to complete a few dozen more BabySharks. These are mostly all stamped with my usual wide variety of image, although there are a couple of plain ones here. These were made last year so are older images only... Also, there are a couple of lefties if anyone wants to email me for them. I will have more of these with some additional decorative features coming later this fall.  

BabySharks will run $165 plus shipping and the purchase link is below. Thanks as always for stopping by, and please do stay safe out there!

Woah, gone in a flash! Thanks so much! :)



Monday, September 26, 2022

G10 Lanslide Beads!

Hi Everyone,

Well, my Jury Duty got cancelled, so I'm back into production mode earlier than I expected. The weather is supposed to be lovely this week so I will no doubt try to take some time to catch up on outdoor stuff and run some errands while we still have some nice sunshine and can wear short sleeves.

Today I have the first wave of translucent olive/jade G10 beads done! These are 6 Flute Mega size and came out really nice, just like the Micarta ones. They are a great match for some of my favorite knives such as the semi custom Spyderco and Benchmade folders shown below from This is becoming a common handle scale material and a lot of great manufacturers are using it lately including Three Rivers knives and many custom makers.

G10 beads will run $30 each and the link is below. Hope your week is going great and thank you for dropping by, as always.

All gone for today. Thank you so much!


Friday, September 23, 2022

NOS Steel Wheelman Tools!

Hey Everyone,

Oh man, fall has suddenly arrived up here in New England. There is a bit of a chill in the air today, and the leaves are looking very tired indeed. There are a few colorful ones showing up but I have no idea what kind of fall we will be having since the drought was so severe and unusual this year. But I'm hoping there will be some lovely days with brightly colored maples before the inevitable storms knock them all off.

I've been up to my eyeballs with all sorts of administrative tasks, endless paperwork, flu/covid shots, car stuff, Real ID Driver's license upgrade, air conditioner removal, tree trimming...and now Jury Duty on Monday! Good grief... I wish all this distraction stuff would go away so I could get some actual work done, but I do seem to finally be getting past it all.  

Not too much to report on projects, but I will have a better grasp by next week when I can finally reorient myself to my work shop.

Today I have something cool for you. These are some New Old Stock tools that I first made about 10 years ago! The Wheelman tools were made in titanium originally and I'm not sure if I ever released any in steel or not. But this box of S30v tools has been hanging around seemingly forever and I thought I should finally get around to finishing them. 

They feature a 15mm hex wrench, 1/4 hex opening, cap lifter and pry tip, as well as three difference spoke wrench sizes. They have an aggressive scalloped edge treatment and, measuring 3.75" long, they make for a nice key fob type of tool. They feature my usual wide variety of stamps and all of them are stamped.

NOS Wheelman tools will run $70 each plus shipping and the link is below. I really appreciate you stopping by today and I hope your weekend is a great one!   

Sold out, thank you very much!


Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Micarta 6 Flutes!

Hi Everyone!

Well, we're finally getting some desperately needed rainfall here in the northeast. After the driest summer I can recall, we got about 4 inches last week and now looks like another inch or so today. Too late for a lot of my garden plants but at least it will help recharge the aquifers.

So I've been a busy boy lately. I just cut a batch of brand new tools in ti and steel, and so will get them started on the long road to finishing this week. I haven't settled on the name yet, but will just call it the PryDaddy for now, and those will be coming later this fall. I also just got back from heat treat the batch of steel Wheelman tools, and will have them coming up shortly. I also have a bunch of the BabySharks done, so will put a sale up for those shortly as well. And, a huge batch of olive G10 6 Flute beads is also close to ready and will be available in the next week or so.

Today I have the first wave of Brown Micarta 6 Flute Mega beads done. These are just gorgeous, and are my favorite of the lightweight synthetic materials to date. Each one is slightly different than the rest so the patterns on them are very cool. I have lightly burnished these and left them on the drier side. If you want to darken them simply apply any kind of oil (olive oil shown below) and the color will deepen to a rich chocolate brown, but you will lose some of the contrast of the woven cloth core. The color can be altered repeatedly as the material is very durable and washable so don't be afraid to experiment and periodically recolor as you wish.

Brown Micarta 6 Flutes will run $30 each and the link is below. Thanks for stopping by and hope your week is going great!

First wave is sold out, thank you so much! I still have more of these to finish so will have more soon.