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pizza cutter designs -- feedback wanted. [Nov. 14th, 2011|01:23 am]
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Over the last couple of years, I've been sketching a lot of pizza cutters. Right now, I have 5 wheels ready to go, but haven't decided on the final designs for the completed pieces.

As a note, most of these sketches are quite small, though a few I've gone ahead and done a full-scale drawing of. These would be made using stainless steel rod for the bodies, with exotic woods for handles, and either sintered bronze bearings, or if I can make it work, lignum vitae.

Images (there should be 26 of them, some aren't showing up) below the cut, in no particular order. Please leave feedback below if you like/dislike any of these in particular.


One of my favorites, just a small sketch, but it has much promise.



I played around a bit with the Fibonacci sequence/golden ratio:
















Spirals might work:



Anthopomorphic Stick Figure Pizza Cutter Man!


Moon and cloud (cloud needs to be cloudier, wheel gets craters):



The "Ice Tongs" look -- the handle on top extends out both sides, crosses under the grip as a guard, then crosses back to form the axel mount.









Infinity:


Phi:


Axe handle -- multi-handed so you can put a lot of down pressure:





Ligtning Bolt:




Geometric:







A very crude sketch that still, somehow, catches my eye.


Brass Knuckles:


Handle based on a dagger:


Drill out the handle for lightness and a bit of aerospace punk:


Samurai:


T-Handle:



How about using a pair of handles that just go through the wheel as a straight axel:



Also, on the bacarta (bacon micarta) project, looks like I need a new vacuum pump. At least this kind is cheap.
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[User Picture]From: perspicuity
2011-11-14 06:55 am (UTC)
could you do various cuts/holes in the wheel itself?

perhaps gears? perhaps spirographs? mmm

that samurai handle (with ray skin?) would kick it.

mmm. like the dragon thing too :)

maybe something with leaves? ivy... what would elves use for a pizza cutter? :)

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[User Picture]From: blackanvil
2011-11-14 07:18 am (UTC)
These are all high0carbon pattern welded, so no holes -- though I do have some ideas in mind for a blade and handle whith holes, one es which line up for guillotine action. After all, who'd put a finger in there?

For the samurai handle, it would also reinforce the idea that you don't toss this in a dishwasher. OTOH, tying those handles together is an art all it's own, and a real pain. Probably not this round.

Dragon thing? You mean the one at the top? No intentional dragon in that, just a bulbous handle and a finger guard.

Elvish pizza sounds too wholesome to be real pizza. They order from the orcs down the valley, same as everyone else. If they did need a pizza cutter, it'd have a sapphire blade and a handle of crystal and platinum, with diamond bearings, but no leaves. Someone has to wash it, and things like leaves can be impossible to get all the crud out of.
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[User Picture]From: tamidon
2011-11-14 01:00 pm (UTC)
I like the first spiral and the one directly above it with the bent back handle. They look nice and look the most useful/easy to use
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