Tuesday, January 24, 2012

PHX-1: Design Tool Set

Then Pen Addict introduced me to the PHX-1 Design Tool Set when he mentioned the PHX-1 Campaign back in November 2011.  The campaign is over but I was lucky enough to become one of the backers before the campaigned ended.  I received the tool yesterday which was like Christmas all over again.

This is truly a design tool.  The Bamboo case is simple and elegant as is the tool itself. The case is covered by a sliding seven (7) measurement ruler. I can probably only undstertand about 3 of them.  But it doesn't matter.  I love the tool. It is a hollow, stainless body that houses Hi-Tec-C and Signo DX refills in the writing instrument end and a hobby knife at the other end.  You have to supply your own refill and hobby knife. Both ends screw on securely when not in use.  

 It is almost too nice to use in my line of work but I fully intend to whip it at my next meeting.  I plan to dramatically unveil it from its case at the very start of the meeting to the admiration of all in attendance Can't wait!!  I'm such a geek.  I'm thrilled to have in my collection.  Here are some photographs of the tool which do not do the tool justice.  I used a Hi-Tec-C .4mm refill in the pictures. I'll try the Signo refill next time.

The link found through Pen Addict has much better pictures.


  1. What exactly is it? Is it a pen, or something to make a pen?

    Also, did you get in on that Render K aluminum or brass pen? Here's the link if you want to check it out: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/karaskustoms/render-k-a-custom-machined-pen

    I think I found it through Pen Addict, I'm not sure. But it's simply awesome. Going to be my go-to pen for a while.

    Speaking of Kickstarter, I'm doing my own project I'd love to get some backers on, when it starts. Right now I'm still planning it, but if you would like, I'd love to send you a preview link.

    Great post by the way.

  2. It is a hollow, stainless body that houses Hi-Tec-C and Signo DX refills in the writing instrument end and a hobby knife at the other end. You have to supply your own refill and hobby knife. Both ends screw on securely when not in use. I’ll try to take better pictures of all the features this evening.

    I did back the Render K project. I can’t wait to receive it.

    I look forward to hearing about your Kickstarter project

  3. Ah, ok, it's another housing. I need to be careful, Kickstarter is getting a lot of my money.

    This is just a preview link. The rewards are pretty close to being final, but I still have to write the main description. I'll probably be launching it in less than a month. I'm just trying to gauge interest right now.

    And it's not for everyone, like a few have told me, and that's fine, but I think a lot of people will enjoy it.

    Let me know what you think: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dadtolibbs/1626366945?token=3e48e8f6

  4. In honor of my late father who used to take us to the park on Sunday afternoons to launch my brothers' action figures using toilet paper holders and small engines, and in honor my younger brothers who loved TMNT back in the day, I'd be happy to back your project. Sound like fun.

  5. Nice. I'll put you on the list of people to make sure to tell once it actually launches. I'll be happy with any help whatsoever, including word of mouth.

    Thanks for taking a look.

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