Sugru Grip for Xacto or Hobby Knife

Introduction: Sugru Grip for Xacto or Hobby Knife

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If you have a hobby knife that did not come with a grip here is a quick easy way to fix this with sugru. This also works with things like pens and pencils.

Step 1: Materials You Will Need

materials,
 - hobby knife (or whatever item you are adding a grip to)
 - Sugru or clay

Step 2: Piece of Sugru

1. Cut a strip of sugru.
2. Trim it to however wide you would like you're grip to be.

Step 3: Placing on the Knife

1. Wrap the strip around you're knife.
2. Cut off excess sugru.

Step 4: Molding Knife

1. place you're fingers on the sugru how you normally hold the knife or a pencil and press down. 

Step 5: Finished!

That's it! you're done. You now have a fancy new grip for you're hobby knife.

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    6 Comments

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    the poodleo
    the poodleo

    10 years ago on Introduction

    that is a great idea. i don't know if there isnt already something on instructables like this, but something related to this would be a sugru finger protector. sort of like o thimble, but a lot more moldable. it would be great for anything, because i find that i am constantly getting stingy little cuts on my fingers from not being carefu enough with my hobby knife.

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    ChrysN
    ChrysN

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Nice idea, I find xacto knives can get uncomfortable to use if you are doing a lot of detailed work.

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    Iam4NUru
    Iam4NUru

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, that was my problem to those little bumps are annoying!

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    sojakai
    sojakai

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    You can also use one of those Pencil Grips. You get several of them in a pack and they are normally under two bucks.

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    tinstructable
    tinstructable

    10 years ago on Introduction

    How much sugru did you use? I just bought some and there's 6 5 gram packets. 1 packet? More? Thanks!

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    Iam4NUru
    Iam4NUru

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    i think less than one packet maybe even less than half. I did not have sugru at the time so I used clay to demonstrate. So i dont know off the top of my head.