Monday, September 29, 2008

New Style Arowana

Just wanted to get up a better pic than that on the website. Several styles on the way. Next on the agenda: Barracudas, Bettas, Hammerheads, and maybe more Prymeras.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Two Prymera Available

I just listed these two on the website. I'm really pleased with how they turned out:)

Click on the pics for a detailed closeup.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

My Prymera

Same as the one below, but I added a couple of 1/4" mosaic pins in the handle, and gave it a "glowy eye".

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Some news; Could be a change on the horizon

I've been trying to avoid this, but just can't seem to find a way around it. It looks as if I'll have to change up the way I do things soon. Sales just aren't anywhere close to enough to keep me in materials and pay the bills. I've spent so much the last month, and have nothing but debt, scabs, and scars to show for it. I could honestly make more $ with less risk (and of course less personal fulfillment) working at a fast-food joint for minimum wage. I make EVERYTHING by hand, and I have found that though it was rewarding at first, it is very hard work, and very time consuming (not to mention the adverse affects on a person's health and the dangers from shop equipment). No health care, so if I get hurt, that's it.

I've got a few batches of tools to finish up, and will list them on the site. After that, I'm going to try to make this a one day a week thing where I'll fiddle in the shop, watch football, and make gifts for family and friends. I'm likely going to have to search for a proper "job" in my degree field in the meantime, but since I have no options or income until then, will have to keep plugging away with the material I have stocked/on hand.

My website address runs out in December, and I'll try to keep some stuff up and hope things improve. The blog, unlike my website, is free, and I may just switch over to it if the site runs out. I was going to try to purchase a forum on the USN, but of course with the current situation, that's just not realistic.

I can't thank you that I've befriended and that supported me enough. Though it has been a trying endeavor, I've enjoyed it thoroughly and have at the very least found a life long hobby:)
Obviously, I'll be around for at least a few more months, but I wanted to be honest with those that have been behind me, and let everyone know the state of things.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Wikipedia lists the genetic definition of the word chimera here:

In zoology, a chimera is an animal that has two or more different populations of genetically distinct cells that originated in different zygotes; if the different cells emerged from the same zygote, it is called a mosaicism. Chimerism is rare in human beings: there have been only about 40 reported cases.
Chimeras are formed from four parent cells (two fertilized eggs or early embryos fuse together) or from three parent cells (a fertilized egg is fused with an unfertilized egg or a fertilized egg is fused with an extra sperm). Each population of cells keeps its own character and the resulting animal is a mixture of tissues. An analogy is two jigsaw puzzles cut using an identical cutter, but with different pictures. A single puzzle can be made out of the mis-matched parts, but the completed puzzle will show parts of both pictures.

Inspired by the Graham Bros.' Razel and Peter Atwood's Son of PryThing, I call it the Prymera.


4 5/8" in length

~1 1/4" in width at the fat end

just over 5/32" in thickness

Material: CPM S30V

full edge right hand flat chisel ground blade

main wide pryedge/scraper

reversed grippy areas aligned to improve grip with specific tool usage

similar style bottle opener as on many of my tools

large flathead screwdriver/secondary pry edge on end of handle

thong/lanyard hole

two 1/4" holes

New lynx logo stamp

kydex sheath

pictured is the basic offering. I'm thinking of making some with a G10 scale and mosaics and maybe some with a glow dot in the "eye" :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The New Lynx Stamp

Here is a picture of the new lynx logo stamp on a partially finished titanium Moai. If you click the pic, a large detailed shot should pop up.
The steel also arrived, and I'm working on a batch of Arowana and New Barracudas, as well as some really neat new tools.
Also looking forward to getting satellite tv installed into the shop on Friday. It will make it a little more tolerable in there until the relief (hopefully) of autumn arrives. Also, it's football season!!!! :)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Waiting........but in the meantime

I'm still waiting for my shipment of steel to arrive. There was some confusion and delay because of the holiday, but it's all sorted out now, and should arrive Monday. I'm also still waiting on the new lynx stamp to arrive, and am really excited about it:)
Until I can get to work on the other tools and knives, I've been experimenting with the glow dots, and have integrated them into some of the pieces. Lots more to come!:) Check them out on the website if you get the chance.