Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Atomic Wedgies!

Hi Folks,

Hope you had a nice Christmas weekend! It was cloudy but mild here, and the trend continues. I think it is supposed to rain much of the next few days, but that beats the white stuff anytime.

Today I have some beautiful tools for you. The CPM 154 steel Atomic Wedgies are nearly 1/4 inch thick, and they are 4.25 inches long, not counting the offset PryTail which gives about another 3/4 inch. These are very robust tools with nice broad pry end, 1/4 hex lanyard hole. And, in a nod to the original Wedgie design, these are drilled to accept DIY paracord wrap if you choose, and I will include a length of cord. A versatile tool for your pocket but could be comfortably carried on a key ring for a last ditch self defense tool as well.

The Atomic Wedgies are all stamped, but I do have a couple dozen plain ones if anyone wants to email me. And there are a handful of lefties as well. 

Atomic Wedgies will run $85 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for swinging by today, and for making my 2023 so great too! Stay tuned for lots more exotic goodies this winter including 3v Steel Prybabies, various Timascus tools and more crazy ceramic items. :)

Sold out, thank you so much!


Friday, December 22, 2023

Area 51 Zircuti MikroSpikes

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Lovely weekend ahead it looks like. I plan to make the most of it...

Steel Atomic Wedgies will be coming early next week. I may be able to finish one or two other batches as well, we shall see how it goes. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to many interesting projects for after the New Year, so stay tuned for a wild winter. :D

Today I have the remaining Zircuti MikroSpikes for you. These are all stamped, and they all have cool Area 51 style grinds on them. I did a mix of bright anodized colors, and also some with more subtle torch coloring.

A51 MikroSpikes will run $95 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks once again for coming by, and hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Sold out, thanks again my friends!


Thursday, December 21, 2023

Large Vintage Tiles

Just back from the post office...really nice day out there and we are going to get so spoiled if this mild weather continues. I'm sure plenty of heavy wet snow will be coming soon enough though...

This afternoon I have a couple more of the cool older pieces for you. These were the larger sized ones that I made, just about 6 inches square. They feature the sea fan patterning and a notch on the back for hanging on the wall if you wish. The glazes vary from the rutile blue to green copper Oribe and barium blue/green matte.

Large Vintage Tiles will run $55 plus shipping, and there are just these six available. Link is below. Thanks again for stopping in, and I will have Atomic Wedgies next week for you as I just got word that they have now shipped back to me.

Tiles are sold out, thank you again!


BagBoy Clips

We're closing in on the end of the week and the busy holidays ahead for many...I hope everyone has safe travels and is able to enjoy the blessings of the season! It will be super warm here, so should be good for those who have to drive.

Today I have a nice batch of BagBoy Clips that I had completely forgotten about and just recently assembled. I consider these to be the ultimate kitchen clip. I was tired of the crummy plastic ones that barely have any grip, and the magnets are so wimpy that they slide down the door of the fridge. When they hit the floor the brittle plastic shatters. Pathetic! In contrast, BagBoy clips are made of strong stainless steel. The custom rifle knurled fasteners are titanium with powerful magnets and the whole assembly is held together with a stainless steel machine screw.

BagBoy Clips will run $37 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for coming by, and best wishes for a great holiday season!

BagBoys are all gone, thank you so much folks!   



Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Green Delrin Magnum Beads!

Here's another little remnant batch for you...Green Delrin Magnum Beads! Only a dozen or so of these are left. 

Green Delrin Magnum Beads will run $30 plus shipping...Thanks for popping by again, and enjoy the rest of the week!

Sold out, thanks again my friends!



Steel Wheelman Tools

Howdy Folks,

It's a bright and sunny morning out there today. We're so close to the shortest day of the year, and it's always great to be on the other side with the days getting longer. 

I'm still waiting for steel Atomic Wedgies to come back from heat treat. I don't know if they will come back this week or not, but hopefully they finish them and get them shipped back before the end of the year. Same with steel Tiny Tims...we shall see. In the meantime, I have a few more odds and ends to get through.

Today I have the last few CPM154 steel Wheelman tools for you. A nice little pry tool, opener and spoke wrench. These are all stamped.

Stamped Wheelman tools will run $70 plus shipping and the link is below. As always, I appreciate you taking time to come by today, and have a great week.

Gone in a flash, thank you so much!



Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Stamped Zircuti MikroSpikes

Hi Guys,

Thankfully we managed to avoid power outages yesterday, despite the big storm that swept up the coast. We did get quite a lot of rain though and the Connecticut River is raging today. Down the hill in Turners Falls the muddy water is churning like mad as it plunges over the falls to the rocks below.

Today I have a cool batch of tools for you...these Zircuti MikroSpikes are really gorgeous. I have stamped them all with a wide variety of images, and then I played around with finishes. Some of these are brightly colored with electrical anodizing, and others have more subtle torch coloring. Fun stuff all around.

Stamped Zircuti MikroSpikes will run $95 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for dropping by today, and I hope your holiday plans are going well.

All gone for today, thank you so much!



Monday, December 18, 2023

More Fridge Magnets!

Happy Monday Folks!

It's a rainy one here today, and quite windy this morning. At least it's freaky warm too with highs supposed to reach around 60f...crazy for this time of year.

Well today I have another round of Fridge Magnets for you. This is a big batch, and they are mostly glazed. As always there is a wide variety of cool images and colors...these work nicely on the fridge, toolbox, file cabinet, etc.

Fridge Magnets will run $25 plus shipping and the link is below. Thank you for coming by today, and I hope your week is going great!

Gone for now, but I will make more in a few weeks! Thanks so much. :)



Saturday, December 16, 2023

Original White Teflon Mini 5 Flutes

Hi Again Everyone,

Years ago when I first started making beads I was fooling around with some different materials and couldn't resist checking out Teflon. These were some of the first fluted beads that I made and are 1/2"  diameter white Teflon. Interesting material that is somewhat slippery, but feels nice on a lanyard. Small batch of less than two dozen...

White Teflon Mini 5 Flutes will run $25 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks so much for swinging in today and have a great rest of the weekend.

Teflon Minis are gone, thank you so much!



Bronze GameCoins

Lovely day out there! Sunny and colder, but will start raining tonight it sounds like...

Here are a few of the remaining Bronze Game Coins. These little beauties will spin for a long time on a piece of glass or in one of the concave sapphire spin tiles that are available. I think I clocked something like 9 minutes or better last time I tested them out...these have a wide variety of stamps and leather inlays, and will run $85 plus shipping. Thanks for coming by as always!

All gone, thanks again my friends!  


Vintage Atwood Tiles

Howdy Folks!

Well I was looking through my old ceramic work and found a few more neat little pieces. 

An old friend had been vacationing down in the islands and she brought back a couple of beautiful sea fans for me. I really loved the textures that these could make in soft clay and I used them often. They were one the delightful discoveries that got me to switch from wheel throwing to hand building from slabs towards the end of my potting days. 

The sea fans remind me so much of giant leaf skeletons and their classic shapes show nature's deep connection between land and sea...Anyway, I even carried them into my metal work a few years later. The silica skeletons are so tough that they can withstand some light sandblasting, so I was able to use them as stencils to create my "Snake Skin" and "Coral Reef" patterns. They eventually did fall apart but they were cool while they lasted.

Here are some small 3 x 3 inch tiles with sea fan texturing and various other stamps. They vary a lot with how much glaze is on them, some sparse, some thick and some medium, but they are all kinda cool, and there are 9 of them total. There's a small notch on the back side so they could be hung on the wall with sheetrock screw if you wish, or they would make a neat little decorative item for windowsill or garden. Tiles like these are nice for testing glazes and stamps so maybe I will think about making a few new ones this winter.

Vintage Small Tiles are $25 plus shipping and the link is below. Have a great weekend!

Sold Out, thanks so much! :)



Friday, December 15, 2023

Fluted PermaCorks

Hi Folks,

Happy Friday to you! It is going to be a very mild day here, sunny and in the 50's...I love it.

I'm almost done with Zircuti MikroSpikes, so those will be forthcoming...meanwhile I looked through my shelves and found a few other odds and ends, so I will continue the sales through the next several days. There are more kitchen magnets on the way, more beads, and various small tool batches.

Today I have some Fluted PermaCorks for you. These are the aluminum ones with OD green (actually clear, but it comes out looking olive drab for some reason) anodizing for that Surefire/Military look. These fit a wide variety of wine, beer and liquor bottles. A nice little stocking stuffer...

Fluted PermaCorks will run $45 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for visiting today, and hope you have a great weekend ahead!

Sold out, thank you very much!


Thursday, December 14, 2023

Vintage Pottery!

So I was going through my storage a couple of weeks ago and came across a couple of older items. I made several dozen of these nifty little Earring Bowls around 1999 was surprised to see there were three left! These are wheel thrown stoneware, fired in gas reduction to cone 10, so they are highly vitrified. The glaze was a Rutile Blue that has a variegated and slightly opalescent look. A perfect gift for the lady in your life who has lots of long dangling earrings...inside there is plenty of room for bracelets, hair pins, scrunchies, etc. 

Earring Bowls are $55 plus shipping and there are three of them...

Gone in a flash, thank you so much!



Vintage Count Sporkulas: 301 Stainless Steel

Well here's a small batch of rare tools for you, from the depths of the Atwood Vault! I think I only made a few dozen of these SS Count Sporkulas way back in the day. Anyhow, these 301 Half Hard Stainless Count Sporkulas are really cool and they have a little more heft to them than titanium. Also, I do have a couple of the original design titanium ones as well kicking around if anyone wants to email me for them...and I think there are a couple of the more recent styles left too, as well as some ti Count Forkulas.

301 Half Hard Stainless Steel Count Sporkulas will run $55 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks again for coming by today!

Sold out, thank you so much!


White Delrin Mini 5 Flutes

Hi Everyone,

Chilly but clear this morning. It was a little cloudy last night so no meteor showers for us! That's typical for this time of year and we rarely get to see any of the cool celestial events.

Digging through the shelves this fall I came across these White Delrin Mini 5 Flute beads that I had totally forgotten about. This is the tail end of the Mini 5 Flute batches but I will try to look into a new run in various materials for next year....

White Delrin Mini 5 Flute beads will run $30 plus shipping and the link is below. Thank you as always for slipping by this morning, and hope your upcoming weekend is relaxing.

All gone, thanks so much guys! :) 



Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Stamped Wroid Wedgies

Hello Folks,

Hey, how about an evening sale for a change? :D

Well the poor snow plow guys haven't made a dime yet this year. It is still quite mild and will stay that way right through Christmas it appears...I will take it, although some of the cold weather trees on our property like birches and maples will not be very happy about it if this trend continues for too many years.

I managed to get the Atomic Wedgies off to heat treat on Monday, and steel Tiny Tims just went out as well. I won't get to the steel Prybabies this year, but they are on deck for January. Steel Stubby Minibars are also still on the bench and are long overdue for finish grinding. Also coming soon will be some special ti Prybabies, and more fridge magnets are on the way as well...

Today I have some Titanium Wroid Wedgies for you! This the tail end of the batch and they are all stamped. There is a wide variety of images, as well as colors, but no plain ones remain from the first release.

Stamped Wroid Wedgies will run $75 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for popping in, and I hope your week is going great!

These are sold out, thank you so much!


Monday, December 04, 2023

Crazy Fridge Magnets!

"What? You're back so soon?" Yup, hehe...I just returned from dropping off all the earlier packages at the post office, then ran around and did some errands, plus a brisk 20 minute walk.. Now I'm back and still have some energy left today, so...

Here are some wild Fridge Magnets for you! These are ceramic with a strong neodymium magnet on the back, and they are fairly large... I have a wide variety of stamps and many different glazes, and as well as iron oxide washes on a few. These are very interesting and fun images which will certainly add a little zip to your decor.

FridgeMags will run $25 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks as always for visiting, and have a great week!

All gone for now, more in a week or two though, thank you so much!


Titanium Count Sporkulas!

Well, a very Happy Monday to you all!

It's going to be a warmish but cloudy day today, and then a mostly cooler week ahead, and then briefly warm and rainy again at the end of the week. Definitely some funny weather we're having this year, but at least the milder days are very welcome.

I keep picking away at the projects, but really need to get my lazy butt in gear and do some grinding this week if I want to get any more steel batches through the heat treat process before the holidays. We shall see...

Today the Prince of Forkness returns. :) I have some lovely Titanium Count Sporkulas for you... These are the second generation cap lifter version, with a fine stonewashed finish. They are a perfect light weight addition to your wallet or Go Kit, and they make for a nice little gift item as well. 

Titanium Count Sporkulas will run $55 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for coming by today, and enjoy the busy week ahead!

All gone, thank you so much everyone!


Friday, December 01, 2023

Mugs Again!

Hot out of the kiln this morning! How about a few more ceramic beauties? :) 

Mug #1: Green English Bulldog Mug. I grew up with lots of bulldogs because my mom was a breeder, so I really have a soft spot for them. This one is galloping all around the mug, and there is another cutie seated inside. About 12 oz,  $65 plus shipping...

Sold, thank you so much!

Mug #2: Denim Blue Mushrooms with Fairy Door: This is a smaller, cozy tea or cocoa sized mug with nice mushroom texture on the bottom and cute little frog inside. About 9 oz, $60 plus shipping...
 Sold, thanks again!

Mug #3: Apricot Gothic Images Mug: Cool new apricot orange glaze with Winged Lion, Frankenstein on the back side and Castle stamp inside. This one has a cool reptile skin texture on the lower portion and an even chunkier looking dino texture on the bottom. About 13 oz, $65 plus shipping...
Sold, thank you very much!


Blue Delrin Magnum Beads!

Happy Friday! Hard to believe it is December 1st already...I'm not sure what happened to the rest of the year but this one is rapidly coming to a close. And, naturally, as I do every year, I feel like I have a ton of stuff that I started but didn't get done. I will be trying to get to as many as possible though, and this winter should be rather busy too as I continue to get through the backlog.

Today I have a handful of Blue Delrin Magnum beads for you. These are big boys, but still very light in weight as well as non marking if they happen to rub against a valuable knife or flashlight in your pocket.

Blue Delrin Magnum Lanslides will run $35 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks once again for coming by, and have a relaxing weekend!

All gone, thank you very much!