Pricing should work out to be $39 for the holsters (Same as my others), $25 for the bit holder, and $14 for the thumb tabs. Those prices are mostly Shapeways production costs.
And I understand you've designed over/with what was already there but those thumb tabs are over the blade edge.Having experienced this from some well known knife brands, it's something I choose to move away from.
(Image removed from quote.)I am not sure what you mean by "over the blade edge". The tabs are all within the profile of the blade. And other than the main blade: They are all just barely larger than the thumb opening they go into. None of them extend more than a fraction of a millimeter past the back of the blade, so they won't interfere with other tools.If you meant they rise above the scales on the tool. Currently they rise just 0.7mm above the surface. Just enough to grip even with gloves, but not enough to snag on anything.
I mean it interrupts the line between the edge and the back of the blade.When cutting the thumb tab will snag.IMO this reduces the effective length of the blade or saw.
I'm ordering a set of thumb tabs in white this weekend.
ZapWizard, those are really good -looking, well-designed accessories you made...kudos to you Sir! Will you consider doing the thumb tabs and sheath for the gen2 and 3 Waves? I'll be interested in two sets!
This project is awesome, very nice work Sir
My2cents, maybe focus on a bit adapter for the small bits, the ones used by victorinox cibertool
...maybe focus on a bit adapter for the small bits, the ones used by victorinox cibertool
(Image removed from quote.)Here is the re-designed non-can opener version. It can probably keep the 1/4" hex opening.I am not quite happy with it. The flat end doesn't look great, but is needed to keep up the material thickness.-------------------------------------------(Image removed from quote.)Since this will be a product mostly for tool modders, that is a good idea. I use a set of 4mm precision bits constantly at work. The only catch is they don't have the larger Torx and screw sizes.Above is a mock-up image, showing a 4mm bit will fit nicely, and won't require the 5 degree tilt. I may even be able to get the can opener back in.I may be able to develop both at the same time, it would just double my prototyping costs.
Interesting option to use the 4mm bits . That combined with a cap lifter and 1/4" hex would be awesome