Friday, March 29, 2024

Timascus Mini Poltergeists

Happy Easter Weekend Everyone! It's a bit raw and gloomy here this morning. The sun is supposed to make an appearance later this morning, and it should be a cool but lovely early spring weekend ahead. 

I've been chugging along and slowly working on various projects. Not too much to report, but I did make some headway on a new technique which will allow me to stamp thinner items much more easily, so that is very good. You can expect the next waves of TightWads and perhaps some new Count Sporkulas to have stamps. I also need to get going on grinding some steel now that it is not quite so freezing cold in the shop.

Today I have a tiny batch of fancy torch colored Timascus Mini Poltergeists for you! These are just the first dozen pieces, and the bulk of the batch will be coming in a couple of weeks. They are all right handed ones today, but I will have some more lefties coming up in the regular batch sale as well.

Timascus Mini Poltergeists will run $99 plus shipping and the link is below. Have a great weekend and I hope warmer weather is on the way for you as well.

Gone in a flash! Thank you so much. :) 



Friday, March 22, 2024

Titanium TightWads

Happy Spring Everyone! It really is nice to be able to say that, and I am looking forward to some warmer days ahead. Of course, Winter has a few ideas about that and is sending us another week of cooler weather, and maybe another inch or two of snow, just to remind us of our follies...

I continue to plug away at the projects in the shop. Currently I'm going through a bunch of these TightWads from several years ago. They are slow going as the broad flat shape does not interact well with tumblers, so I can only do a few a time and have to constantly babysit them or they all bunch up in a clump and rub together making marks which then have to be further tumbled away to even everything out. Tedious, hehe!

These updated TightWads feature various hex openings, O2 wrench, cap lifter and enhanced side grips. They are made of .060 titanium, so thin enough to be very lightweight, but plenty thick enough to be totally rigid and strong. Cash on one side, cards and ID on the other, or however you want to organize for a light minimalist wallet carry. These have a plain tumbled finish which I believe will wear the best in a hostile environment such as a pants stamps because they are too thin to stamp effectively. Getting color anodizing to come out evenly is difficult with something this large, plus anodized colors will not wear well in a pocket and they fingerprint with oils and grime too easily.

I will send these with an extra band as well. These take a standard Youth Size wrist band, so you can use any commercial Youth Size band that is available or have personalized ones made very easily. And yes, I do have some lefties! ;)

Plain Titanium TightWads will run $75 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for popping in and have a great weekend ahead!

All gone for now, thank you so much! I will have yet another version of these coming up at some point soon.


Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Hexy TightWads

Hi Everyone, and Happy Tuesday!

It's a cool and crisp one here today and supposed to only be in the 40's. Looks like maybe an inch of snow later this week, so winter isn't done with us just yet, but it's getting darned close.

Going through some half forgotten older projects the other day I came across these early TightWads. These were made of hexagonal textured stainless steel, very similar material as the Tableman coasters I made a while back. So they are a bit heavy, but very cool nonetheless. I only have 10 of them and no more will be made of this particular material, but I do have a couple of other oddball titanium ones from this era if anyone cares to email me... And there are two more batches of unfinished TightWads in brand new designs that I have been putting off finishing for a long time.

Hexy TightWads will run $85 plus shipping and the link is below. Thanks for swinging by and have a great day!

Sold out, thank you!

Monday, March 18, 2024

Carbon Fiber RubRats

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the long radio silence! 

I've been perpetually stuck between projects and then had to catch up with taxes, paperwork and early spring household chores. I still don't have any major projects ready to go, but I did manage to make some very good progress on two of them. Timascus Mini Poltergeists and tiny Timascus Larva tools are finally all prepped out and just need milling before the grinding and final finishing steps. They still have a lot of work left but the most miserable hand sanding prep work has been completed which took a solid couple of weeks...I also have several small misc batches of older odds and ends which I am getting together right now.

Today I have a few dozen Carbon Fiber RubRats for you. These little guys are handy for quieting your jangling keys down and for preventing brassing from the rubbing of keys against fancy tools or other valuable items.

RubRats will run $20 plus shipping the link is below. Thanks for dropping in and hope spring is coming early for you all as well!

All gone, thank you everyone!