Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Steel PryDaddies

Hi Everyone,

We still have a couple of tiny spots in the shady areas of our property where a few lingering piles of snow remain. But they are disappearing fast, and there are 4 days in the 10 day forecast that are promising temperatures above 60 F., so those piles are not long for this world, and we will not be sorry to see the last of them!

Today I have a few steel PryDaddies left. This is a very small batch, but there are some great stamped ones here...steel Prydaddies will run $85 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for coming by today, and hope your spring is coming soon where you are too!

Gone in a flash, thank you so much!



Friday, March 24, 2023

Steel Mini Wedgies

Hi Folks, and Happy Friday!

Looks like a typical late march weekend is in store for us here. It will be chilly and rainy tomorrow, followed by cloudy and 50's on Sunday and Monday. At least the snow is receding from our lawn except for a few piles here and there, mostly on the north side of things where the sun doesn't come round until the afternoon. I did spy a few crocuses yesterday and some daffodil shoots, so that's a pretty good sign that we are heading for some warmer days.

Today I have a little batch of steel Wedgies left over from last year. These are 17-4ph stainless steel and feature a drilled divot for DIY glow dot if you so choose. A handy little tool and quite stout! These are mostly all stamped, but there are 4 plain ones without stamps as well if anyone prefers that.  

Mini Wedgies are $65 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks so much for coming by today, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!   

All gone, thank you so much everyone!


Tuesday, March 21, 2023

G10 6 Flute Megas

Hi Folks,

It's still quite chilly out there this morning. So even though the calendar says spring, the reality is that it will take a month or two before we can really believe it. There is still a couple of stubborn inches of snow on our yard and some big frozen piles that the plow pushed up, and that will be around for at least a few more days, or possibly weeks.

Today I have some more of the 6 Flute Olive G10 Mega beads for you. These really look great tied onto many of the popular folders from Benchmade and Spyderco, and indeed I have been enjoying several myself. They also make terrific lightweight zipper pulls for gear bags and garments.

G10 6 Flute Megas will run $30 each plus shipping and the purchase link is below. Thanks as always for coming by today and I hope your week is shaping up to be a good one. 

All gone, thank you so much everyone!


Monday, March 20, 2023

Fluted PermaCorks!

Happy Spring Everyone!

Yes indeed, that long awaited day has arrived! As of 5PM today it will officially be spring, my favorite time of year. Can't wait to see the last of Polar Vortexes and nasty snow storms, and I'm really looking forward to seeing some green grass again.

My recent shop cleanups and organizing continues to pay dividends as I uncover more older projects. I will get into the shop for some finishing operations this week and hopefully get some of this stuff done.

Today I have a few dozen PermaCorks that I had completely forgotten about. These are the 6 Flute Aluminum ones with the clear HAIII hardcoat anodizing for that cool Surefire/Military kind of look. 

Bottle openings do vary a bit, but these will fit most beer, wine and liquor bottles. I often will moisten mine under the tap if the fit is on the tight side. Once in a while I find I cannot use them either because the wine bottle is a little too narrow, or sometimes on beer bottles it might be a tiny bit loose. But for the most part they do perform very well. 

PermaCorks will run $45 plus shipping and the link is below. There are a half dozen of the version with black round head and knurling left as well if anyone wants to email me for them. Thanks for dropping in and have a great week ahead folks!

Sold Out, thanks again everyone!


Friday, March 17, 2023

Bronze MultiMags

Hi Folks,

Well another Friday is upon us. I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend after this rather busy and stressful week we just had. It looks like the temperatures will be moderating here and that just might be the end of the big snowstorms for the season. I sure hope so!

I don't have anything new to report on as far as projects go. But, I will be putting in a few days in the shop next week for sure.  

Today I have a small batch of bronze MultiMags left from a couple of years ago. These are a dandy little fiddle toy, and they also make really nice fridge magnets. I have a few with bead blast finish and a couple with dark tumbled finish.

Bronze MultiMags will run $55 plus shipping. Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

Gone in a flash, thanks again my friends!


Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Titanium Wrunts

Happy Snowy Wednesday Everyone!

We're still cleaning up after a massive snow dump for the past 36 hours. Heavy, wet and nasty. It brought down a lot of power lines in the area and many folks are still out of power this morning. We got lucky and only were down for a few hours yesterday, but seem to be back up and stable so far today. I'm not sure how much we got but it was about a foot probably.

Today I have a small batch of Titanium Wrunts for you. These were unfinished from the earlier batch a few months ago that I recently got around to getting done. All have extra grinds and there is a wide variety of stamps. I have a half dozen without color or stamping if anyone prefers that. There are also a half dozen lefties as well if anyone wants to email me ( for them!

Titanium Wrunts will run $75 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for popping by today, and I hope you are having a great week!

All gone, thanks everyone!


Monday, March 13, 2023

Titanium Game Boards!

Hi Everyone,

Well, looks like a doozy of a storm is heading our way tonight and tomorrow. We're supposed to get a foot or so of heavy wet snow, accompanied by gusty winds up to 50mph. I have a lot of emergency stuff ready to go just in case of power outages, so I know I will be fine, but it sounds like it could get a bit unpleasant for a day or two...

Today I have something very fun for you, the OG GameBoard! Everyone knows the game Tic-Tac-Toe, but it turns out this game has quite ancient origins and can have much more strategy involved than the basic X and O game that we all played in the dirt or on paper as kids. Some variants have been played since Roman times or even earlier, and apparently it is common to see early boards carved into the choir pews in certain cathedrals in Europe. Different versions have been called Nine Holes or Three Men's Morris and the rules are slightly different for each one. 

Basically, each player takes turns placing three men on the board. If there is no three in a row after all 6 pieces have been placed, then the players takes turns moving one man at a time until someone achieves three in a row. Some versions allow the piece to be moved only to an adjacent spot, others allow to move the piece anywhere on the board, so you will have to decide how you want to play. Some versions say that diagonal rows aren't allowed to win, only the horizontal or vertical, so again, you have to decide how difficult to make it. Just do a Google search for Nine Holes or Three Men's Morris to get all the different rules of play so you can decide how you want to do it.

These OG GameBoards would have delighted the original players I am sure...Made of 1/4" thick titanium plate and measuring 3 inches by 3 inches. These are quite heavy. I elected to lighten them up a bit by drilling 9 large holes and using marbles for the game pieces. Milled lines indicate the rows. And they can be used as table coasters as well when not playing. Given the 9 square inches of material, these may be the heaviest titanium items I have made. Also, they were quite expensive just to cut them and do the milling. So this is probably a one time run unless I can figure out a more economical way to manufacture them.

The OG GameBoards are stamped and anodized with a wide range of images and colors. I did leave a few of the stamped ones without anodizing, and there are two or three without stamps as well, so if anyone wishes to have a plain version just drop me a note please.

OG GameBoards will run $90 plus shipping. Thanks for swinging by, and stay safe out there this week if you in the path of the storm!

 Sold out, thank you so much folks!



Monday, March 06, 2023

Hi Folks,

After a snowy weekend we now have typical moderate March temperatures and some nice sun today. I can tell spring is well on it's way and it won't be long until the bulbs are pushing up in the flower beds.

It's super busy here right now with tax season coming up and much scrambling around. But the projects continue rolling along. I will have a new batch of Count Sporkulas in a week or so. The titanium Game Board project is on the bench today and I will be working on that for much of this week. I have lots of  miscellaneous batches on the shelves that I need to get to, so I will be putting up a series of these smaller sales during the next several weeks for sure. Still trying to decide what to cut next in steel, but I have several sheets kicking around and I would really like to use them up this year.

Today I have a few dozen Black Delrin Mega 6 Flute beads for you. This is one of my favorite synthetic materials and it is wonderful light weight with good strength. It's nice too in that it will not scratch or mar delicate items.

Black Delrin Megas will run $30 each plus shipping and the link is below. Thank you for looking in today, and hope your week is going to be great.

Gone in a flash, thank you so much!