1. Are you a current member with account or password issues?

    Please visit following page for more information

    Dismiss Notice

The Commander. Metro's Super Charge

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by metropolicity, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. SAKplumber
    • In Omnia Paratus

    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    29,783
    Likes Received:
    107,161
    Look at her levitate it like that!
     
    vegassprky likes this.
  2. metropolicity

    metropolicity Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Messages:
    3,764
    Likes Received:
    9,144
    Wanted to waste some time in the shop late on a Friday night.

    Chucked up some 6061 and milled out some grips. The jimping isn't as nice, I only have 7/32 ball mills at the moment.

    Here is fresh off the mill, test fitting.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    After a 100 grit sand paper.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    ....and after a 400 grit wet sand, installed with doubled sided tape.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I used the blade profiles as a template. So the grips aren't protruding past them, and follow the curve.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The extra filler of the grips makes for a nice meaty grasp when using the drivers. It also solved the problem I was having with the blade exchanger digging into my hand.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. AK Adventurer

    AK Adventurer Ice, Ice, Tigre

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    6,905
    Likes Received:
    66,070
    Great, absolutelly great!
    I Love you working on the Wave as a platform, bercause I don't have to re-engineer any ideas I steal use... ;)

    The cutout of the handle to clear the BE looked so good, I did it for both BEs I have on mine tonight.What a difference! open so much easer and smoother. Can even OHO them now! The scissors I have are thinner I think, because I end with Exactly the right length of pivots. But, I sure do like the look of the surge pivots on there, might have to try them, if they're not too long for the setup I have... Oooh! I have a BO set thats not in use either!

    looking at the pics, I was thinking it must be great for that. You should try it with two of the things sticking out opposite each other... not the most comfortable mod I've ever done!

    If I can find the shop time tomorrow, I want to try copying the grips(if you don't mind... :) ) Will need to find the cross feed stock holder I made for my lathe tho... it works, but boy, I am dying of envy since you got that mill.

    G.
     
  4. metropolicity

    metropolicity Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Messages:
    3,764
    Likes Received:
    9,144
    Do it!

    I am going to throw some more CAD up today, instead of trying to fit stuff in them, I am going to concentrate on getting the grip right and will try to get it done in polished stainless.

    Frankly, I had no idea how you shoved the BE into the handles. Haha, I had always thought about cutting out the blade cover a bit.

    I've had a mill for about 3 years now, just was inactive for 6 months. Cabin fever!
     
  5. metropolicity

    metropolicity Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Messages:
    3,764
    Likes Received:
    9,144
    Did some playing around with the grips I made last night. Always nice to manually manipulate real metal instead of pushing pixels around.

    Instead of trying to mill a dual slot for the T&T, I milled a single slot for the tweezer. This gave me a great idea of off setting the slot to one side for a later generation. Once offset, they won't interfere with each other when the pliers are open. I think I can also incorporate a pin when I go to CAD.

    For now, a single slot for the tweezer will do for now.

    [​IMG]

    Adding some double sided tape.

    [​IMG]

    Stuck on!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The tweezers fit too, so this'll work for either or.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I was also racking my brain trying to figure how to add the 1/8" without compromising the body of the Wave. So I pulled a temporary, emergency solution: blue tack.

    [​IMG]

    The BE slot has plenty of room for the rod, and it's kept in place and safe, until needed.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. hiljentaa

    hiljentaa Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    797
    I'm simply amazed at the mods you come up with.
     
  7. Shur
    • In Omnia Paratus

    Shur Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,441
    Likes Received:
    1,787
    Used my Surge a bit this week and whether it holds bits/tweezers/toothpick or nothing at all I'd like a set of those just to fix the ergonomics.
     
  8. metropolicity

    metropolicity Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Messages:
    3,764
    Likes Received:
    9,144
    I sent another updated design to Shapeways, there is a sale on Stainless steel so I am going to risk it and get 'er done!

    off set tweezer and toothpick AND a spot for a straight pin!

    [​IMG]
     
    hiljentaa and vegassprky like this.
  9. Cornholio2188

    Cornholio2188 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2012
    Messages:
    3,131
    Likes Received:
    13,565
    Dude, everything looks freakin SWEEEET! Love those handles! I want those so bad.
     
  10. vadsoom

    vadsoom Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2006
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    87
    Please add me the list for wanting a set of these.... Utterly amazing!
     
    SAKplumber likes this.
  11. SAKplumber
    • In Omnia Paratus

    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    29,783
    Likes Received:
    107,161
    Theres a LIST!!:frantic::frantic::frantic::frantic::frantic::frantic::frantic::frantic::frantic::frantic:
     
    Fukurai likes this.
  12. AK Adventurer

    AK Adventurer Ice, Ice, Tigre

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    6,905
    Likes Received:
    66,070

    I never did get around to doing a set of grips, finishing Christmas presents took priority. Love the offset/one toothpick/tweezer per side solution, and ya even added the pin, Great!

    I did get to thinking about when I do try this stuff, what tools I have available to me. Realized I never use my metal lathe for anything anymore(literally haven't touched it in a year) Gonna rig a work table on it at right angle to the chuck with a cross feed vise on there instead of the tool/cutter holder so I can move metal in front of a cutter in the chuck instead of the other way around; Instant milling machine!

    G.
     
  13. metropolicity

    metropolicity Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Messages:
    3,764
    Likes Received:
    9,144
    Bout time! Doooo it!

    Hack on!
     
  14. Shur
    • In Omnia Paratus

    Shur Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,441
    Likes Received:
    1,787
    Grr,
    Any time I see this thread bumped I get excited thinking that these might be available to us all now...
    ;)
     
  15. metropolicity

    metropolicity Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Messages:
    3,764
    Likes Received:
    9,144
    It's possible, but no I sales here! Against the rules!

    Also, I'll see how the new stainless ones fit.
     
  16. Fukurai
    • In Omnia Paratus

    Fukurai EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,757
    Likes Received:
    4,768
    There is always a list somewhere...
     
  17. Kripto

    Kripto Evil Sid

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Messages:
    3,019
    Likes Received:
    7,877
    Metro, you should send the plans/ideas to Leatherman! These are mods that their tools should have. (Heck, I'd happily own one of those tools) I think you have definitely elevated the mod / multi-tool scene.
     
  18. vegassprky
    • GITD Manix 2XL Owner
    • In Omnia Paratus

    vegassprky Loaded Circuits

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    11,578
    Likes Received:
    63,698
    Would like to see Leatherman have custom tools.:cool:
     
    Kripto likes this.
  19. vegassprky
    • GITD Manix 2XL Owner
    • In Omnia Paratus

    vegassprky Loaded Circuits

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    11,578
    Likes Received:
    63,698
    Or at least customer easily customzed tools with available parts.
     
    Kripto likes this.
  20. SAKplumber
    • In Omnia Paratus

    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    29,783
    Likes Received:
    107,161
    I would like to see Victorinox install removable pivot screws.
     
    vegassprky likes this.