New Titanium Tweezers Design …Your Thoughts?
It’s that time again…
Time to take a popular product I’ve been making for a while and completely overhaul it.
Today it’s the Titanium Tweezers (or TiTweezers™). If you’ve somehow managed to get through life without a pair of my TiTweezers™ — and I have absolutely no idea how you could 😀 — then click here to check them out.
Here’s a reminder of what the (soon to be) old design looks like:
One of the main reasons I want to do a redesign of these titanium tweezers is to (a) machine the inside of them (because just now it’s a kind-of ugly water-jet cut finish) …and …(b) Add beveling around both the inside and outside edges so they feel a LOT nicer in the hand.
Now, truthfully, the plan is for these to replace the current TiTweezers™ …but if people create a big ol’ fuss (in a good way of course) and demand they prefer the older style, then I might keep both designs. Regardless, this redesign is happening (and could very well be a Kickstarter project).
Oh, and yes, I’m redesigning both the larger and smaller titanium tweezers (but, for now, just concentrating on the larger version …because once I have that one done, then the smaller ones are just a “Mini Me” version of them).
Here’s a look at where I’m at with them:
The angled tips currently work VERY well and so I’ll be keeping that design for the tips (I’m not showing a close-up of the tips because they are just a “quick and dirty” mock-up and not the real thing).
I’m also thinking about doing a flat-tip design as well. What do you think?
Let’s tall about the “finger-grips”:
The finger-grips on the current TiTweezers™ are, well, crazy good (even if I say so myself). But let’s think about this for a minute… do they really need to be that good? It’s not like we’re trying to pull a train or an elephant with them, right. It’s usually hairs and splinters for the most part. I don’t think these tweezers need such high-grip grooves. These are my thoughts. And I’m sticking by them for now.
Here’s some ideas for the finger-grips…
This really is where I’m at right now with these and I’d love to hear your thoughts on what you’d like. If you get your comment in quick …then I’m right at the stage where anything is possible (and it will happen fairly fast as I’m working with my machinist on these now).
Oh and feel free to be as brutal as you like (often the best feedback is when someone say, “Magnus, THAT is a pile of sh*t!” :-P)