CNCed Knot Mandrels

I’ve been spending a lot of time at Pocket NC’s workshop lately, learning about CNC machines and adapting my knot code to generate tool paths for them. Pocket NC makes a small 5-axis CNC machine, which packs a lot of bang for its buck. In addition to the standard XYZ axes of movement, it provides […]

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Free 3D model download!

For Valentine’s Day I entered one of my ring designs into a 3D printing contest. The winner wins a B9 Creator 3D printer! The printer goes to the one with the most downloads during the voting period. Help me out by downloading design here. Download For Free Here!

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Custom 3D Printed Gear Shifter

UPDATE: I’ve added a Shapeways link where you can purchase the shifter, but know that there is NO current method of attachment. You MUST know how to drill and tap threads on your own (or how to add any other method of attachment required for your gear shift). The base of the shifter as a […]

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2015 Ring Giveaway – The Process

Today I revealed which ring was a photo of a real 3D printed ring and which was a computer render for my 2015 Freakin’ Sweet Knots Giveaway. The ring can be purchased here. I promised to show you the process I went through to match up a photo and render, so here it goes. The idea […]

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New Year’s Giveaway 2015

UPDATE: Happy New Year everyone! The TOP ring is the photo. Of the 59 submissions, 37 correctly chose the real ring. I selected a winner at random and am waiting for a reply. Here’s a write up about the process of taking the photo and matching render. Happy holidays! We’re counting down to 2015 and we wanted to announce that we’ll […]

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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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