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'Kingfisher' Lobster Cracker - A single dent on the ridgeline of a lobster claw is all that is needed to break open the shell. Conventional 'nut cracker' style tools shatter the shell and crush the delicate meat inside.

The 'Kingfisher' cracks the shell and contains a small pick for pulling the meat out of small spaces.

Images in this set show the process of making a working aluminum prototype with a urethane handled pick.
The Renshape Pattern - A single dent on the ridgeline of a lobster claw is all that is needed to break open the shell. Conventional 'nut cracker' style tools shatter the shell and crush the delicate meat inside.

The 'Kingfisher' cracks the shell and contains a small pick for pulling the meat out of small spaces.

Images in this set show the process of making a working aluminum prototype with a urethane handled pick.
The Renshape Pattern Halves - A single dent on the ridgeline of a lobster claw is all that is needed to break open the shell. Conventional 'nut cracker' style tools shatter the shell and crush the delicate meat inside.

The 'Kingfisher' cracks the shell and contains a small pick for pulling the meat out of small spaces.

Images in this set show the process of making a working aluminum prototype with a urethane handled pick.
Milling the Sand-Casted Part - A single dent on the ridgeline of a lobster claw is all that is needed to break open the shell. Conventional 'nut cracker' style tools shatter the shell and crush the delicate meat inside.

The 'Kingfisher' cracks the shell and contains a small pick for pulling the meat out of small spaces.

Images in this set show the process of making a working aluminum prototype with a urethane handled pick.
Detail of the Milling - A single dent on the ridgeline of a lobster claw is all that is needed to break open the shell. Conventional 'nut cracker' style tools shatter the shell and crush the delicate meat inside.

The 'Kingfisher' cracks the shell and contains a small pick for pulling the meat out of small spaces.

Images in this set show the process of making a working aluminum prototype with a urethane handled pick.
Drilling the Hole for the Pick - A single dent on the ridgeline of a lobster claw is all that is needed to break open the shell. Conventional 'nut cracker' style tools shatter the shell and crush the delicate meat inside.

The 'Kingfisher' cracks the shell and contains a small pick for pulling the meat out of small spaces.

Images in this set show the process of making a working aluminum prototype with a urethane handled pick.
Renshape Pattern in Silicone Mold - A single dent on the ridgeline of a lobster claw is all that is needed to break open the shell. Conventional 'nut cracker' style tools shatter the shell and crush the delicate meat inside.

The 'Kingfisher' cracks the shell and contains a small pick for pulling the meat out of small spaces.

Images in this set show the process of making a working aluminum prototype with a urethane handled pick.
Pouring the Silicone Mold - A single dent on the ridgeline of a lobster claw is all that is needed to break open the shell. Conventional 'nut cracker' style tools shatter the shell and crush the delicate meat inside.

The 'Kingfisher' cracks the shell and contains a small pick for pulling the meat out of small spaces.

Images in this set show the process of making a working aluminum prototype with a urethane handled pick.
Casting the Urethane Pick Handle - A single dent on the ridgeline of a lobster claw is all that is needed to break open the shell. Conventional 'nut cracker' style tools shatter the shell and crush the delicate meat inside.

The 'Kingfisher' cracks the shell and contains a small pick for pulling the meat out of small spaces.

Images in this set show the process of making a working aluminum prototype with a urethane handled pick.
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Lobster Cracker Prototyping
Aaron Daley
Designer Montreal, Canada