About this project
First of all I would like to say a big thank you to GEAR HUNGRY http://www.gearhungry.com/ for the mighty gadget review on the Little Pinch More http://www.gearhungry.com/titanium-little-pinch-more/ as well as TheUpScout http://theupscout.com/category/gear/ and The-Gadgeteer http://the-gadgeteer.com/
The patent pending Little Pinch More is the first 6 proto types ever manufactured and now displayed with a movie demonstration and pictures on this project that have an overwhelmingly successful results because of my experience gathered while designing and manufacturing fine detailed titanium ideas, similar to jewelry craft.
The machine hours with the high quality EDM wire cutting work shop including the high quality CNC machining work shop is 3 hours for each Little Pinch More that is manufactured direct from 8mm Gr5 titanium plate.
Pictured above is another of my patent pending inventions called the Carabineer Split Second Key Ring for the perfect match that is offered as an add on reward.
My latest invention Gr5 Titanium key ring accessory called the "Little Pinch More" is almost unnoticeable on a key ring that has compact items such as EDC tweezers, fingernail file and clippers, electrical wire cutter an strippers with philips and flat screw drivers, two size leavers, knife, scissors, bottle and can opener with hidden features such as a wrench to undo boat trailer shackles and much more.
The Gr5 titanium strength and light weight structure is skin friendly, 100% rust proof, none magnetic, also an item neatly tucked away in a survival kit for when a disaster strikes.
The "Little Pinch More" is the perfect gift that will "WOW" the receiver, as the little things can mean a lot.
The Little Bit More Gr5 titanium scissors are designed to compete with the convention nail clippers that are too bulky for key rings, unattractive and rust, the Little Pinch Mores combination of tweezers with a blade on each inside of the tweezers allows left and right hand operation usage.
The Little Pinch More is also designed to compete with conventional tweezers that have sharp edges, bulky, rust and not suited for key rings, the Little Pinch More tweezers are folded into a small structure the size of 6mm X 6mm X 36mm, and is surgical friendly .
The little Pinch More is designed to have a small knife neatly unfold from inbetween the tweezers which is also a leaver and flat screw driver.
The Little Pinch More has a compact bottle opener designed to fold out of the structure and combine the tweezers as a leverage to open cap.
The Little Pinch More tweezer with the combined main structure become scissors to cut electrical cord appliances items as well as wire strippers.
The Little Pinch More hole that holds the key ring is used to cut heavy duty three phase electric wire without damaging the cutter blade edge, the wire is placed through the hole and then a weight is pressed down on top of the wire side into the main structures blade that acts as a guillotine to neatly cut the three phase wire, also the wire plastic surrounding can be rotated around in the hole against the blade in the main structure that cuts the plastic surrounding to allow the electrical cable to be wire stripped.
The little Pinch More tweezers can have a small screw placed in the end of tweezers, the screw driver part automatically presses the top of screw firmly so the screw can be placed and screwed into holes hard to get at.
The Philips screw driver can have added leverage when the main structure is unfolded for extra torque on the screw fixture
The Little Pinch More flat screw driver can have added torque to undo tight screw fixture when the main structure is unfolded, for extra torsion the tweezers can also fold out to assist as an extra leaver bar on the screw fixture
The Little Pinch More combination knife flat screw driver part can also be used as a lever to pry open can lids
The Little Pinch More tweezers also can be used as a larger lever which has the knife blade part between the tweezers to act as a laminated titanium metal structure that gives it a superior structure strength.
The Little Pinch More knife part also is good for prying open small objects like the small plug in the picture above that covers the screw hole or remove staples or open soft drink cans without damaging finger nails
The Little Pinch More is so small it can be used as a zipper handle for suit cases, tool bags or clothing zippers.
The little Pinch More is handy when wanting to pick or trim flowers.
The Little Pinch More scissors can cut strong strapping that is used to secure cardboard packaging.
The Little Pinch More scissors have a scalloped region to allow the finger nail close the cutting edge also because the blade is on both sides this allows right hand and left hand usage.
The Little Pinch More scalloped teeth region act as a gripping handle for when used as a screw driver or knife, especially if oil or grease is on the hands, most of all is a very good fingernail file.
The Little Pinch More can be used as a wrench to undo shackles, such as on a boat trailer that the shackle pin may have rusted in place, or to secure the shackle pin tight, making sure the shackle pin will not undo when in use.
The Little Bit More knife part can be fully extended to act like a pocket knife which the top part of the knife secures against the key ring slot part when cutting, the tweezers when squeezed inwards, stops the knife from moving downwards
The Little Pinch More combined with the Carabiner Split Second Key Ring for added leverage is used as a can opener when the knife part is unfolded to cut into the can.
The Little Pinch More is the perfect match for the Carabineer Split Second Key ring for when one will want to remove quickly and use the Little Pinch More without the Carabineer Split Second Key Ring attached that the Short movie below demonstrates quickly removing the Little Bit More and the keys.
Above pictures are the 6 Little Pinch More prototypes displayed.
Pictures is a high quality laser welding machine manufacturer and I who welded the Gr5 titanium pin on the 6 Little Pinch More structures.
The YouTube links below are a couple of my past prototype inventions in primitive stage which have been reinvented yet again, but need to raise a large amount of capital to further the future developments, especially the folding trailer barges that have exciting new designs for a future that is destined for global warming where flooding and sea level rise, the Myark amphibious folding trailer barges can save life’s or transport household belonging or vehicles when inevitable flooding occurs, hence the name MYARK as in Noah’s Ark.
Risks and challenges
Risk and challenges
The manufactures procedures are in order to start manufacturing that is time consuming EDM and CNC machining I personally supervise, including the detailed sanding and polishing each part.
The challenge was to make the Little Pinch More, high quality, compact and unique to combine everyday use items on a key a ring that would justify the 3 hours machining time cost and hand craft finishes.
Over time the last two years I have formed a close team relationship with the EDM and CNC work shop owners in China who the CNC workshop manufacture fine mold tooling for watches and jewelry, the EDM wire cutting work shop is the best I have seen for manufacturing fine structures during 12 years’ developing inventions China.
We are starting to gather a range of new designs Gr5 titanium multi tool and new design key-rings and accessory’s to be sold at trade shows with live demonstrations for an income and this project will be the start of the manufacturing to earn an income to make sure following finances are available for any hidden cost.
I have allowed 6 months to manufacture and post rewards which are needed for the start of the first production run hence the machining hours, sanding and polishing time.
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