Hello everyone, as you may have guessed, my name is Bob. I pre-ordered a Glowforge a couple months ago and occasionally pop in here to see what’s going on. I finally posted a comment in another thread and a few members asked to see some of the work that I do. I make handmade custom knives.
I strive to create useful, high quality pieces using unique and interesting materials. The thing about knifemaking that really appeals to me is that one can always add new skills and continue to evolve their art. For me, the handmade aspect of my knives is a critical piece; I will not use CNC technology to directly make or embelish any components of my knives. That said, I embrace technology and employ it in making tooling, fixtures, and other appliances that aid me in producing my knives.
I currently see about half a dozen applications in which I hope the Glowforge will enhance my knifemaking. I can see value in it for early prototyping, patternmaking, marketing and packaging to name a few. I think it looks like a great concept and see it as a gamechanger.
So, without further adieu, here are some examples of my work. You can see more on my website at http://www.rangermadeknives.com/