Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Plain Titanium Tombstones!

Hi Everyone,

It's been a warm and steamy week up here in the Northeast, as I am sure it is in most of the country right now. This has been quite the summer so far... Last weekend we had 6 inches of rain in just a few short hours which did a lot of damage to local roads, and indeed a few are going to be closed for the foreseeable future. Farmers in low lying areas near the rivers and creeks are having an awful time and a lot of crops have been ruined from flooding. Meanwhile we keep getting dumped on, and pretty much the only things happy are the slugs in my garden, and the mushrooms which seem to be popping up everywhere throughout the forest.

I'm slowly picking away at projects. It seems like machine maintenance is endless, especially with tumbling equipment and other finishing tools. But, I am making good progress and I should be well set up for the rest of the year now. Tool batches are moving along despite the disruptions, and I have a nice batch of titanium Count Sporkulas that are well underway and will be coming soon. Ti Prybabies are on the bench and are next up for grinding. I should have some new titanium Wedgie tools ready for grinding soon. Steel MiniBars are still sitting on the bench where they have been waiting patiently for months and I need to tackle the grinding on those next week. And I'm testing yet another Wedgie variation to hopefully have cut in steel this summer.

Today I have a big batch of titanium Tombstones done! I decided to give stamps and anodizing a break for these and so all you plain vanilla fans should be pleased to see some old school style tools. :) 

These Tombstones have a lovely buttery smooth finish on them and feature a small SAE wrench set, broad pry tip with V notch and cap lifter. I'm pretty sure I made most of the originals years ago without the V notch, so this is an upgrade to the older design, plus the cap lifter arm is more robust. A sweet little tool with plenty of function...I will have a second wave of these with stamps and anodizing in a few days. And there are some lefthanded Tombstones here if anyone wishes to email me and request one.

Plain Ti Tombstones will run $60 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for popping in today, and I hope you're staying cool this summer!

All gone, thank you everyone!


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