Cross multi-tool

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Cross multi-tool
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Dutch designer Michiel Cornelissen sells these cruciform screwdrivers, which are laser-sintered stainless steel. There’s a flat-blade, a Phillips head, and an IKEA-sized hex bit. [via Dude Craft]

12 thoughts on “Cross multi-tool

  1. Ichabod Crane says:

    I love it! What else truly states I worship at the alter of DIY? When I say I worship the Maker I actually mean worship a maker. I am so wanting this, but no way am I spending over a hundred US dollars (69.50 Euros) for it.

    Anyone have any ideas on making a less expesive version?

    1. Anonymous says:

      not just too expensive — “not as hard as real bits”. just a piece of jewelry, really.

  2. clvrmnky says:

    No Robertson? Seriously. A good chunk of my world is held together by Robertson head screws.

    I even had a box of Robertson drywall screws once — seriously rare.

    As a side-effect, a Robertson would be less pointy.

  3. ethicalcannibal.livejournal.com says:

    I got paid today. I saw this and thought it was perfect. I was all set to buy. That was until I clicked the link and saw the price. Never mind. I’m sure there’s a diy person on my continent that can show me how to make one, or make one and sell it at an affordable price.

  4. craig says:

    Oh sure. You could seriously make one yourself but more practical. Buy two double ended bits; one phillips #1 and #2 on each end, and a slotted double end bit. File a notch in each one half way through and put them together like a pair of Lincoln Logs. Then sweat solder them with lead free silver solder and flux with a torch. Of course the crucifix design would rely on finding one of your double ended bits shorter than the other.

  5. Ryan says:

    I hate to rain on the seller’s parade, but he made it for about $8 a piece. He could probably sell them for $20 and still make a healthy profit. For those of you who have a 3D cad program (Alibre offers a $99 program that kicks ass), you can submit your design to shapeways.com. They can produce something in the same material the same way as the piece above. Shapeways also has a “creator” tool although I don’t know how well it works. There may be other websites that offer similar services that I don’t know about.

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