I AM SUSPENDING ORDERS FOR APPROXIMATELY 4 WEEKS FOR ALL KEYS.
NO NEW ORDERS ARE BEING TAKEN AT THIS TIME!
I have come to the conclusion that I will never catch up (or even come close) if I don’t take any new orders for awhile. My business has grown tremendously, but I’m still a one man shop making stuff by hand so there are limitations I have to deal with.
If you ordered recently, I will definitely be making your key, so no worries there.
Those of you who have been waiting for your keys, I want to thank you so much for being so patient and please know that I am working to get them out the door as soon as I can.
I am leaving all information up on my site at this time and have no intention to stop making keys. I just ask you not to order anything at this time.
If you want to be advised when I start taking new orders again, shoot me an email and I’ll keep a list.
Ok, some of you guys asked me to make the same Cootie key but make the base heavier. I get it…hard sometimes to switch over from smacking a bug all about the shack to a little guy with a very light touch. SO……I am now going to offer up the same key with a 1/2″ solid stainless steel base which makes it ever so chunky. Either way, this key is becoming a favorite to many a happy cootie convert….BUT remember, the key comes with an adapter to make it a cootie so it is also a stellar performer as a paddle. Two keys for the price of one eh?
As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of the cootie key or sideswiper. I’ve been using one for years and all of my keys can easily be used as either a paddle or cootie.
Knowing that cootie keys are not the most popular way of sending CW, I’ve set out to produce a key that is wired as a paddle but is equally at home as a cootie. It features my exclusive Torsion Bar action with hand contoured black lexan finger pieces.
The key is a solid block of stainless steel with brushed brass mechanics, and has enough mass (even though it only has a footprint of 3″x3″) to stay put during use thanks to the blind tapped rubber feet. A 3.5mm cable is included as well as a stereo to mono adapter which converts the key to a side swiper.
Handmade with great care, this key will last a lifetime.
Waiting time depends on demand. Currently (12/28/2021) it’s 8 weeks. Keys are sent via USPS Priority Mail and professionally packed to ensure safe delivery.
Here’s a video of the first “Fat Boy” version:
TBFB (Torsion Bar Fat Boy) $265 plus $13.85 USPS Priority Mail Shipping