This is pretty much a handle to hold a standard size box cutter (X-acto knife) blade. I find that it helps apply more pressure than normal, and it is far more dangerous. If you cut your hand, it is your fault, you have been warned. Please use the sheath, as it helps resolve the cutting oneself issue stated before, and the pin can be slotted once everything has been lined up. If the pin does not want to go in, some pursuasion with a smaller, or rubber hammer can be used.
This is a work in progress and I will update with pictures showing construction, and probably not a video.
Also, printing everything at .3 mm layer height took me a total of two hours and seventeen minutes at travel speed of 60mm/s, so take from that what you will.
My example is in .3mm, so that it would print quickly. If you are someone who cares for print quality then try at most .2mm to .05 mm. If I were to print this again, I would suggest it to be .1mm for the handle, .3mm for the pin, and .2 mm for the sheath.
Whatever you have on hand I used PLA, I have no Idea why you would print in flexable, and print in ABS if you are extremely worried about it breaking.
70% for the pin, 10% for the sheath, 20% for the handle.
Anything that looks nice. Try a contrast between colours, as that can look cool
This should be able to be printed on any 3d printer. I suggest using PLA, or any PLA that has a strength blend. I used Cura to slice everything, and it worked pretty well. if you find the gaps hard to print, examples would be print collapsing, or the slot for the blade filling up with filament, try printing it so that the slot for the blade is facing up, and the "back" where you would place your fingers is on the printing plate. Do not use a brim if you are prining it on its side, as some of the holes will get filled.
- I had my nozzle at 200 degrees celcius, and print bed at 64
- My fan was at 100%
Extra Print Settings:
- I had the wall layers at 4-5 layers, you can choose either
- Top and bottom layers were set at 3 layers
- Everything was printed at 60mm/s
Use supports if you need to.
How and why I designed this:
I was playing around in TinkerCAD, and decided to try to make something functional. Hopefully you can do something with it, and help it serve a purpose. I am currently in the works of trying to make the sheath look nice and fancy, and eventually make it so that can be attached to your belt, for when you have your hands full. once I get a better understanding of 3d design, I will try to make the handle more ergonomic, as well as the sheath.
Please if you do make this tell me in the comments section if you have any idea on how to improve this, and make it more functional.