Archive for month: March, 2019

Over the years I’ve come to accept that in order to be good at things I’m interested in I generally have to be bad at them first. . . I spent about 5 hours yesterday trying to figure out how to convert some Rhino files from .dxf to .svg during that process I also started trying to figure out how to use Adobe Illustrator I left the shop completely frustrated with nothing to show for my time. . . This morning I came back in and a few things started to click. All I really have to show for it is a piece of wood with some holes and a little engraved logo. But to me it signifies a solid amount of work and a huge success in terms of understanding. . . . The difference between going from not having done a thing and the first time you experience a limited success is huge, from there it’s just practice. I can officially add laser cutting and designing in illustrator to a long list of things I’m bad at. Plus, now I have organized pens. 👊🏻 #BRNLY #NeverStopLearning #MakeThingsAllTheWays with #AllTheTools #ItsGoodToBeBad+

Over the years I’ve come to accept that in order to be good at things I’m interested in I generally have to be bad at them first. . . I spent about 5 hours yesterday trying to figure out how to convert some Rhino files from .dxf to .svg during that process I also started trying to figure out how to use Adobe Illustrator I left the shop completely frustrated with nothing to show for my time. . . This morning I came back in and a few things started to click. All I really have to show for it is a piece of wood with some holes and a little engraved logo. But to me it signifies a solid amount of work and a huge success in terms of understanding. . . . The difference between going from not having done a thing and the first time you experience a limited success is huge, from there it’s just practice. I can officially add laser cutting and designing in illustrator to a long list of things I’m bad at. Plus, now I have organized pens. 👊🏻 #BRNLY #NeverStopLearning #MakeThingsAllTheWays with #AllTheTools #ItsGoodToBeBad

I had way too much fun designing this one! When @crkt_knives gave me the opportunity to work with the @ken_onion Field Strip mechanism I immediately started thinking about how I would apply it. Ken did a killer job of designing models that fit the concept, (Of course) hunting, outdoor, etc so I decided to go in a slightly different direction⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ At the time I started working on this I was listening to a bunch of Sci Fi audio books in the shop and decided that I would work around that thought process. The basic Idea was that this would be a knife used on a long range reconnaissance mission, carried by the maintenance crew. I wanted something small but robust with a neutral handle shape to fit a broad range of hands and multiple opening methods. The blade shape needed to be suited to rough use like scraping gaskets or weird alien goo as well as fine work like cutting a pattern to make a replacement part on the fly and just general knife’y stuff. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Where I decided Field Strip came in was the fact that the environment the crew was working in was super corrosive (space goo yuck) and all of their tools needed to be able to be broken down and cleaned multiple times a day without the use of additional tools to save on the added weight and space. Field Strip win!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ It also just makes a pretty sweet little Edc… I know I’m a Knerd 🤓 🔪 ⠀ Fun Easter egg on this one. There are 3 design features each with 3 elements. ⠀ Link in bio if you want to see the specs.+

I had way too much fun designing this one! When @crkt_knives gave me the opportunity to work with the @ken_onion Field Strip mechanism I immediately started thinking about how I would apply it. Ken did a killer job of designing models that fit the concept, (Of course) hunting, outdoor, etc so I decided to go in a slightly different direction⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ At the time I started working on this I was listening to a bunch of Sci Fi audio books in the shop and decided that I would work around that thought process. The basic Idea was that this would be a knife used on a long range reconnaissance mission, carried by the maintenance crew. I wanted something small but robust with a neutral handle shape to fit a broad range of hands and multiple opening methods. The blade shape needed to be suited to rough use like scraping gaskets or weird alien goo as well as fine work like cutting a pattern to make a replacement part on the fly and just general knife’y stuff. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Where I decided Field Strip came in was the fact that the environment the crew was working in was super corrosive (space goo yuck) and all of their tools needed to be able to be broken down and cleaned multiple times a day without the use of additional tools to save on the added weight and space. Field Strip win!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ It also just makes a pretty sweet little Edc… I know I’m a Knerd 🤓 🔪 ⠀ Fun Easter egg on this one. There are 3 design features each with 3 elements. ⠀ Link in bio if you want to see the specs.

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