Titanium Pocket-Wrench – Prototype #1
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Out of all the products I get asked to produce (I get asked a lot!) – there are a few themes that keep popping up.
The two most common are:
A titanium wallet (working on it …getting very close – and it’s nothing like you’ve even seen before).
A titanium pen (making some good progress with this …but I’m finding it very tricky because I’m aiming for ultra-minimalist …and it’s tougher than you’d think. Hell, it’s tougher than I thought).
But, here’s the thing…
The other most common thing I get asked for is small titanium pocket-tool type products.
I’ve been on a bit of a prototyping blitz lately (while I was waiting for the HookUp™ Clips to be water-cut, laser-cut and CNC machined) …and came up with this initial prototype:
Now, here’s the thing…
This prototype is just to get a feel for how such a design is going to work in real-life.
And by this I mean size, shape, feel, function and aesthetics.
This design has been cut and is in the tumbler as I type this (should be finished tomorrow) …so I’ll take some photos when it’s done.
Enough though I designed it myself in my 2D CAD software …it still turned out a lot smaller than I expected. Which is awesome – because I simply don’t carry anything with me that’s too big. It’s a purely personal preference.
It almost had that “X-Factor” …but not quite do to a few aesthetic/visual-design “issue”.
However, once I get it out the tumbler, I’ll be able to have a play around with it and get these things sorted. I’ll also show you the scale of it.
I will be making this (or something close to it) very soon.
I’ll most likely be making two versions… one metric and one imperial.
One last thing…
I don’t carry a wrench type tool around with me because I’ve always found them a little “clunky”.
However, I’m pretty damn excited about this one as it’s small enough that even ol’ “Minimalist Magnus” would carry it. Sweet!
You’re thoughts and comments on this design are most welcome (good, bad and downright critical)…