THIS Is What Happens When I’m Bored…
Last Saturday I wasn’t feeling that well (some sort of cold/flu thing I think).
So, just to get out the house (I was bored), I went to the workshop and made this:
Yes, these letters are made from titanium.
If you want to see the “behind the scenes”, then here’s the video:
Right, enough of that shenanigans, let’s be serious for a minute:
Progress is going slower than expected – but getting there for sure.
I had the concept in my head. But it takes a while to figure out if and how it can be machined.
Finally, after a lot of work and discussion and back-and-forth with my machinist – we reckon it’s possible to make the wallet out of a solid slab of titanium.
I wasn’t 100% sure it could be done (and still not sure to be honest as I won’t know until we actually try to machine it).
In my last blog post I showed a couple of cool photos of the “slab” of titanium the wallet it going to be made from.
Well, I must confess to you:
Things have taken a slightly different turn.
I very quickly realised I knew absolutely nothing about knives. And so I started reading, studying, watching and learning all about knives (yeah, I know, I was only planning on making a simple little key-chain knife …but my extremism and obsessive-compulsive traits took over as usual …*sigh*).
Not only that, but…
I bought a couple of knives (nothing fancy …just a couple of hundred dollars each) to get a feel for them. To see how they are made. That kind of thing.
Then a strange thing happened:
While carrying these knives with me to test how they functioned and how they felt …I discovered I actually used them loads of times each day!
I only carried one with me at a time – but I found I would use it multiple times per day. To the point where I wonder how the hell I did without it.
So, yeah, I am no longer interested in a key-chain knife for myself (right now at least). I want a proper, full-size folding knife.
And so for the last week or so I have been in full-on, Magnus-what-the-hell-is-wrong-with-you obsession mode.
I’ve even started doing some designing (just for fun as I am a long way from actually prototyping anything):
Ah hell, I’ve even started learning a new piece of CAD software from scratch (Solid Edge if you’re interested to know what software it is) JUST for the purpose of this whole knife obsession.
And, further still, I’ve even started doing some designs (only to figure out how to use this software – definitely not the knife I’m making) in CAD too:
Why can’t I just be “normal”?
Like… it would be good if I was maybe just a little bit obsessed with making a knife. Or if I could approach is strategically. Or, better yet, just say to myself, “Magnus, knives are something you know nothing about …just stick to other stuff.”
But, alas, my brain does not seem to be wired that way.
Still, look on the bright side, the result is probably going to be a horribly and disgustingly good knife. 😀