Freakin’ Sweet Fid Handle

My last post was about the design process that went in to prototyping a fid (also called a marlinspike) handle. This post shows the real deal! I worked with Shane Marks of Rhino Ropeworks to make this happen. After I was satisfied with my plastic prototype, I had Shapeways 3D print the handle in their Polished Grey Steel […]

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Fid handle prototype and stl_cmd – more free software

My most recent knot idea is the 3D print a fid handle in steel which can then be attached to a traditionally lathe turned fid spike. I spoke with my knot buddy, Shane Marks, who does metal and lathe work to create awesome marlin spikes (check out his site, Rhino Ropework). He said if we […]

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Tie it yourself… for free

Overview I was doing a knot related google image search a while ago when I stumbled on several images that were clearly generated by my software which has come to be called the Advanced Grid Maker in the knotting community. This software started years and years ago when my dad asked me for a visual […]

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