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Postby spyderwa » Wed May 02, 2007 11:16 am

This is a project that I have been thinking of for a while now. Finally had a few hours available so here it is. I wanted to make a little display for desk or shelf showing the first Spyderco knife. I really did not want to lock away my first-gen Worker in a box so I made one for the display. I started with an Ikea shadowbox, Worker patent drawings from the internet, and a little Spyderco artwork. The knife was made from plastic-blind material that was shaped with a Dremel, sanded, and painted. My first-gen Worker was used for the measurements so it is 1:1 scale. It was epoxy glued onto machine screws and bolted onto the back plate. The drawings were printed onto adhesive sticker paper and trimmed into place. I probably spent more time on it than I should have but at the end I was satisfied. If I had to do it again I would spend a little more time getting the fake wood grain off of the surface of the plastic blind material. Just thought you all might like to see. Thanks for looking.

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Postby CajunMike » Wed May 02, 2007 11:21 am

That is absolutely awesome. The knife looks great. Congrats!

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Postby Woody » Wed May 02, 2007 11:29 am

Very cool... Would you mind sharing the link for the patent... ;)
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Postby Fred Sanford » Wed May 02, 2007 11:33 am

Wow man that looks really nice.

You did a great job on that.

I really want to get a Worker now. :)
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Postby spyderwa » Wed May 02, 2007 12:15 pm

Here is the link for searching patents. You may have to create a free account to view pdf. images. I don't think it will let you download the images, but you can print them out from the pdf. viewer toolbar. Search under Glesser not Spyderco. Look for the older ones to find the Worker. Have fun, you can learn a lot.

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/

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Postby Mr Blonde » Wed May 02, 2007 1:33 pm

That looks really cool! Nice job.

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Postby cobrajoe » Wed May 02, 2007 2:10 pm

Very nice work, I love the patent pictures on the inside.

Now you just need to get yourself an origional slab sided two screw worker to put in the box :D

EDIT: I completely skipped over the part that said you didn't want to lock it in a box :o

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Postby spyderwa » Wed May 02, 2007 7:52 pm

I forgot to mention that my 1st-gen Worker is really an early 3-screw model. It still has the flat slab sides Technically it would be the 2nd variation of the first model with 3 screws and one handle side thicker than the other. Still looking for the first 2-screw Worker at a price that I don't have to sell my car to buy.

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Postby Fatboy » Wed May 02, 2007 8:57 pm

Nice work. Looks great
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Postby jaislandboy » Thu May 03, 2007 1:24 am

nice job Spyderwa.... looks great... :cool:
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Postby Peter1960 » Thu May 03, 2007 3:36 am

Nice work, indeed! And it fulfills the rules of your site - Rare Spyderco :cool:
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Postby Harry White » Thu May 03, 2007 7:33 am

very original -- thanks for sharing. :)
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Postby rcbalt2 » Thu May 03, 2007 8:11 am

Looks very cool. Took a while to realize it was a fake knife.
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Postby spyderwa » Fri May 04, 2007 6:20 pm

Next one, if I do another, will be better. I like the idea of being able to have a knife display in your office that will show your interests, not to mention what you have in your pocket. Maybe a Military shadowbox? Or first five Spydercos?

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Postby Darkfin » Fri May 04, 2007 6:25 pm

Guys, type google patents in your addy bar, the type spyderco in the search box. Google has really improved the ability to view patents over USPTO.org.

oh, and Spyderwa...AWESOME! If I had that worker I would send it to you to put in your box.

Hey, is there a Spyderco Museum yet?
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Postby fellyjr » Fri May 04, 2007 6:50 pm

Very cool Dave!!!
Good job, I thought it was real at first!! ;) :cool:

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Postby spydutch » Sat May 05, 2007 3:11 am

:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

Very nice work ;)
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