Step 10: Other tool ideas

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When starting on the project I did a bit of research as to what tools are commonly found on multi-tool sets.  The choice of tools I included in mine was based on what I though I might need.  I was also limited in that you can only fit about 4 tools into the base of the lipstick holder.

Here is a list of some other tools that you might consider:
  • Scissors                                            
  • Pliers
  • Tweezers
  • Serrated knife
  • nail file
  • Wire cutters
  • Can/Bottle Opener
  • Safety whistle
  • Mirror
  • Light
  • Flint
  • Pen/pencil
Some of these may not be easily incorporated into my multi-tool design such as the scissors, pliers and tweezers.  And some things like the mirror, tweezers and nail file you may already carry in your purse.  The bottle opener seems like an obvious choice to include, but for me personally I tend not to drink any beverages requiring a bottle opener.  Another item, the safety whistle, was something that I really wanted to include in multi-tool (since it is an important item for women to carry with them) but unfortunately I couldn't think of a way how to do it.  If you have any ideas or suggestions or criticisms please leave a comment below, I would love to hear from you.
srchu2 years ago
Put a pretty whistle on a jewel-like chain, then solder the end of the chain to the bottom of the holder so it looks kind of like a key chain fob.
MPomerleau2 years ago
This is a cool project and a great idea. I'm going to make one for my wife.

Did you find that the Sugru was strong enough? I've never worked with it. Most of my work is done using polyurethane epoxy or "JB Weld".

My wife doesn't use lipstick, so I'll probably start looking for a fancy aluminum or plastic cosmetic tube to make hers.
pmshrink2 years ago
I love this project and plan to make one.