Finishing a DiResta “Skeleton Knife” @JimmyDiResta

In the last few years, YouTube maker, Jimmy DiResta, has been creating an increasing number of products to sell. His ice pick has become both a useful everyday tool (I use mine nearly every day) and a sort of must-have maker status symbol.

Recently, he has started making and selling blades, like a cutter in the shape of a giant utility knife blade. And his most recent tool offer, the Skeleton Knife. The idea was to create a big, very sharp knife that comes without a handle. It is designed so that you can use the tang as the handle or you can create your own handle to finish the knife.

I love when makers create products like this that the recipient has to finish. And that’s exactly what makers are doing with the Skeleton Knife. Here are some of the videos of well-known makers creating their own Skeleton Knife handles.

And my personal fave:

You can see more of these Skeleton Knife handle projects on this YouTube search link.

For makers who create and sell projects, there are two great tips here. Create products that challenge fellow makers to finish/improve upon them and then send one of your products to popular YouTubers so that they’ll create videos of them finishing the products (promoting you and your products in the process).


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