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March 19, 2021 at 5:25 am #9129@
Hey this is Noam from the New Orleans Chapter. I had a request from the community for a easy to use knife holder for cutting food. We looked at the library but did not see anything suitable for this application. After speaking with the user we decided that a simple ‘back and forth’ motion of a saw handle might work best. Attached is a diagram showing the handle and the knife, the obvious difficulty being a sturdy attachment. I do have a few ideas on this, and am working on a prototype, but I wanted to see if anyone had tackled this design/geometry before.
Noam![Screenshot 2021-03-18 215305|569×500](upload://iA1CerdKSVTM8Zad2xjHtxWPyAn.png)March 19, 2021 at 5:25 am #9130
I know @imtiaz is working on a solution for eating that interfaces with the hand in a different direction, which may get you part of the way. Also, @MMC_Pran didn’t you do a chef knife attachment before?
Thought is if you can share your designs might give inspiration/ save @noamplatt some work.March 19, 2021 at 5:25 am #9131
May be this will give you an idea, something I’ve been working on.
This post will show you a [picture of a cuff holder](https://forum.makersmakingchange.com/t/request-for-personalized-cuff-utensil-holder-vancouver-bc-canada/1594/4?u=imtiaz) with a utensil bent at 90 degrees.
The [next post](https://forum.makersmakingchange.com/t/request-for-personalized-cuff-utensil-holder-vancouver-bc-canada/1594/5?u=imtiaz) by @KenHackbarth is a great adaptation to mount the utensil sticking out of the palm.
But I think you want more of a sawing motion, I think trying the [Personalized Cuff Utensil Holder](https://forum.makersmakingchange.com/t/personalized-cuff-utensil-holder/69), with the utensil holder mounted at 90 degrees would work. Something like this.
![Screen Shot 2021-03-22 at 1.43.35 PM|409×500, 50%](upload://81Es1PohiNLtdtb6HISLW2ICAd6.png)March 19, 2021 at 5:25 am #9132
Hey @MMC_Chad ,@imtiaz, and @KenHackbarth Thanks for the responses- is there any way I could get the Fusion file mentioned in [this post](https://forum.makersmakingchange.com/t/request-for-personalized-cuff-utensil-holder-vancouver-bc-canada/1594/4) ?
I would like to print the above Personalized Cuff Holder and see if that is a workable solution. I know overall hand strength is an issue with this client, and I am curious to see what she thinks of the device.
perhaps adapting the utensil holder dovetail geometry and adding a solid vertical handle (instead of the loop handle shown above) with the dovetail receiver would be a really elegant solution. Wedges then could be used to secure the knife.
Tagging a local maker @James_Cat to get this on his radar. –
NoamMarch 19, 2021 at 5:25 am #9133
You can find the Personalized Cuff Holder here:
1. [Info on MMC](https://makersmakingchange.com/project/personalized-cuff-utensil-holder/)
2. [Thingiverse](https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3492411) – You’ll find the open SCAD files here
3. Ken’s instructions on how to customize it on [his website here](https://volksswitch.org/index.php/volks-devices/personalized-cuff-utensil-holder/)
Hope this is a good start.March 19, 2021 at 5:25 am #9134
My Personal Fusion 360 license expired yesterday – very frustrating! I contacted Autodesk and am currently waiting for them to renew my license…
@noamplatt, are you looking for the Fusion 360 file for the 90 degree angle or more? The cuff itself was implemented in OpenSCAD.
KenMarch 19, 2021 at 5:25 am #9135
Thanks for the resources, the customization guide is very comprehensive.
@KenHackbarth – that is exactly right, I am looking for the fusion file for the ’90 degree angle’ holder, I plan to remove the loop and replace it with a straight handleMarch 19, 2021 at 5:25 am #9136
Happy to print and deliver once you knock this one out Noam. Thanks everyone!
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