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Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by metropolicity, Dec 2, 2012.
Look at her levitate it like that!
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.
After a 100 grit sand paper.
....and after a 400 grit wet sand, installed with doubled sided tape.
I used the blade profiles as a template. So the grips aren't protruding past them, and follow the curve.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Adding some double sided tape.
The tweezers fit too, so this'll work for either or.
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.
The BE slot has plenty of room for the rod, and it's kept in place and safe, until needed.
I'm simply amazed at the mods you come up with.
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.
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!
Dude, everything looks freakin SWEEEET! Love those handles! I want those so bad.
Please add me the list for wanting a set of these.... Utterly amazing!
Theres a LIST!!
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!
Bout time! Doooo it!
Any time I see this thread bumped I get excited thinking that these might be available to us all now...
It's possible, but no I sales here! Against the rules!
Also, I'll see how the new stainless ones fit.
There is always a list somewhere...
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.
Would like to see Leatherman have custom tools.
Or at least customer easily customzed tools with available parts.
I would like to see Victorinox install removable pivot screws.