Wine Knife Final Report pt.1

I am quite surprised at how well this project turned out, aside from a few minor flaws of which I am almost certain are in my mind alone. The Wine Knife is designed to operate as a cork remover/ bottle opener tool but with a bit more machismo. I wanted a larger, heavier, more masculine feel to the servers wine key I currently use, thus as a pocket sized tool, mixing the wine key with a pocket knife sort of style seemed to fit the…

Wine Knife (almost there)

Tested some more handle patterns this weekend, finally got a good method for producing a random patterning in the handle material which will allow me to avoid cutting too deep into the locations where the pinstock is keeping everything held together. Hopefully I can finish assembly by the end of the week, I had started but forgot to include a few key pieces on the onset, I had to tear it apart and make a some adjustments losing a few hours on Tuesday. The issue…

The Wine Knife

The final project I have chosen is to re-imagine a tool I use often, the server’s wine key. The classic server’s wine key (shown in the title image) has a classic high society feel with smooth lines, efficient function, and generally drab colors (maroon, black, dark green). I intend to reverse this feel, taking a Bentley and ¬†transforming it into a Baja truck (edgy, expensive, and bright). On first inspection I want the piece to scream with high end male gadgetry, bright color mixed with…