Love to see you got bit by the modding bug again lately, Eric. And yes, the Evil one was a dream Btw, why printed in steel? Do you mean CNC milled? If not, why not? Wouldn't it be stronger that way. I'm not in the loop as far as 3d printing goes, didn't even know that metal printing was a thing, so I don't know how strong it might be. But considering the stress and forces a hammer or pry tool has to endure, I'd rather go with something more solid than melted powdered steel. Looking forward to future updates.
For one, it's cost, CNC is very costly and time consuming. Not to mention, I would have to find someone to do it.
Powdered steel, when treated in the way they do it (infused with bronze) is extremely strong. Way stronger than this little prybar and hammer can endure. Crucible Metalurgy in the USA uses powdered steel for their 154CM & M390. These steels are heat treated to be become super steels, but the idea is still the same, laser or heat sintered. I am certain this will be fine for the purpose, if anything I am worried a tiny but about the sheet steel frame but there is contact along the bottom edge, and the shaft of the hammer insert goes all the way up into the handle and butts up against the plier springs, lots of support.
Hi MetroYes another fan here in awe of Evil's amazing Skele modThis looks pretty amazing tooOne question though - Why put a hole in the hammer head?-When you already have the regular LM bit driver on the Skele and the 1/4' bit driver hole in the hammer that will also take the flat bits.Yes it's a good position for it ergonomically - But won't it seriously affect the use of the hammer eg for hammering in a nail!H