12 March 2014 @ 04:58 pm
Another dreary day here in the Northeast with freezing rain, sleet and snow in the forecast. Luckily it doesn't hang around very long this time of year though and that sun is getting stronger all the time.
Things have been slow going on the steel tool front lately. There are numerous projects underway but it seems like it's taking forever to move them along. However I'm happy to report that a brand new CPM 3v Mini Keyton design will be coming soon as well as a new CPM 3v captive bit tool. I'm hoping to have a small run of Tippler cups coming in stainless steel later this month...no guarantees as to when Tipplers will actually happen, although it is on the schedule. And I have several other interesting ideas that I am testing out both in round and flat stock. It's going to be a really fun spring if and when I can finally get all these projects going!
Today I have a good sized batch of titanium Count Sporkulas done. These are made from slightly thinner stock than the ones I made a couple of years ago, measuring .050 in thickness, so they are truly feather light and literally disappear in your wallet. These have been barrel tumbled for days to soften the edges and make them very smooth to the touch leaving just a few gentle marks here and there, perfect for EDC and utility use.
The Sporkulas will run $45 plus shipping and the clickable purchase link is below. Thanks for stopping in folks and hope your week is going great!
Sporkulas are sold out for now but a few more will be forthcoming soon, thank you!
12 March 2014 @ 04:00 am
09 March 2014 @ 03:20 pm
It's sunny and bright today, spring is definitely on the way now, thank goodness! And the clocks have changed last night, another excellent sign that soon the icy grip of winter will be just a memory. Lastly, spring training is in full swing and regardless of whether the Red Sox win or lose I'm looking forward to another great baseball season ahead.
Today I have some fabulous bronze Terminators on black cord. These are made from silicon bronze, alloy #655, which is 97% copper with 2.8% silicon and then traces of a number of other metals to make up the remainder of ingredients. This alloy is very strong, nearly as strong as steel, with good corrosion resistance and it is used primarily in the marine industries and for industrial pump applications. It looks wonderful with a light golden color, quite shiny and bright and I think because of the relative hardness compared to tellurium copper for instance, that it might be fairly tarnish resistant. It will be very interesting to see how it looks over time.
So the bronze Terminators will be $25 each plus shipping and once again, limit of two per customer. The link is below....have a wonderful rest of the weekend everyone.
Sold Out, thank you!
07 March 2014 @ 03:06 pm
It's a bright and sunny one today with temps moderating slightly. Maple sugaring season is finally starting this weekend so that tells you something right there. Maybe if we're lucky some of that ugly white stuff piled up at the end of the driveway might even start disappearing, just enough to make room for another 12 inches due next week.
Bronze Terminators will be next up, probably over the weekend or early next week so stay tuned for those.
I have lots to do later on so I thought maybe an early morning sale (late night for the Aussies!) might be in order....Today I have some Titanium Dreadknots with green anodizing available. As usual, they run $60 each plus shipping. This is a tiny batch so one per customer please, the purchase link is below. Thanks and have a great weekend everyone!
Dreadknots are gone, thank you so much everyone!
05 March 2014 @ 06:21 pm
The cold and misery continues here this week but it looks like maybe this weekend we will finally get above freezing during the day. This surely has been a winter for the record books...
Today I have another round of the tellurium copper Terminator beads finished. Thank you for the many kind words on the Toolbook and the enthusiastic emails I got about these! They are indeed beautiful and they work wonderfully for their intended purpose. The upcoming bronze and titanium versions are going to be equally as nice and hopefully I'll have some of those coming up this weekend or by early next week.
As usual, the link to purchase is below and they run $25 each plus shipping. We'll keep it at two per customer once again. Thanks as always for stopping in everyone and stay warm this week!
Copper one are sold out for now, thanks again everyone!