Still working out the kinks and getting the details right, but things seem to be going in the right direction.
New, improved hidden blade design. Cases are milled aluminium (cost me over $400) and the blade is now two stage. Spring is much stronger to fire out both stages with enough momentum to lock.
Version 2.0 Video
Version 1.0 Video
Version 1.0 Detail Video
Even though you said "I'm not planning on making more of or selling this prop. I'm not planning on posting further
how to's, instructions, guides, etc".
Because as said on the original 1.0 vid that if we found a company or manufacturer willing to make them,
that you would provide the design. I would be willing to pay around $500-1100 for commission (you decide on that).
If you make the primary parts for Shapeways, then give a tutorial of how to assemble the kit, that would be f--king awesome man.
Okay, i saw the Youtube vid for this and i really, really wnat it!!!!.
Besides, How do you strap it to your arm? i don't see holes for straps. just curious.
P.S. This project really means a lot to me
if my english is bad...i'm only speak spanish, sorry jejeje :S
I'm just curious though, did you use the scissor jack. Also, I'm trying to figure out how you get the second part of the blade to lock/unlock. Are there grooves in the blade somewhere that lock and does the case have something that extends downward to unlock the two parts when they retract?
how does structural integrity of the blade (now being 2 pieces) hold up?
haha actually that's all i got for now
If the 2 stages where made of metal the integrity would be the same as the draw slide blades you may have seen on YouTube.
Am I right in thinking that pulling the string compresses a spring in some way, which releases when it's fully pulled?