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The long and winding road in the development of Jan-Stix.

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Version The first prototypes were built from hand sketches. This model had wooden stalks and plates, plastic coated metal drawer handles with open loops, a metal hinge, and rubber bumpers. Metal Drawers, Hand Sketch, Drawer Handles, Drawing Board, Sketches, Plastic, Model, Accessories, Draw Handles

Version 1: The first prototypes were built from hand sketches. This model had wooden stalks and plates, plastic coated metal drawer handles with open loops, a metal hinge, and rubber bumpers.

 Flat, tapered stalks in food gripping area. Drawing Board, Flat, Metal, Metals, Drafting Desk, Flat Shoes

Version 2: Wooden closed loops. Metal bumpers. Flat, tapered stalks in food gripping area.

Version Cosmetic modifications to plates. Metal Drawers, Drawer Handles, Drawing Board, Plates, Cosmetics, Licence Plates, Dishes, Draw Handles, Griddles

Version 3: Cosmetic modifications to plates. Closed loop metal drawer handles.

Version Cosmetic modifications to plates. Wooden Drawers, Drawer Handles, Drawing Board, Toilet Paper, Plates, Licence Plates, Dishes, Draw Handles, Griddles

Version 4: Cosmetic modifications to plates. Closed loop wooden drawer handles.

Version Loop orientation changed, and cosmetic modifications to plates. Drawing Board, Golf Clubs, Oriental, Plates, Licence Plates, Dishes, Griddles, Dish, Plate

Version 5: Loop orientation changed, and cosmetic modifications to plates.

 First painted prototype. I must have thought I was getting close! Metal Drawers, Drawer Handles, Drawing Board, Oriental, Draw Handles, Drafting Desk

Version 6: Metal drawer handle loops; orientation changed. First painted prototype. I must have thought I was getting close!

Version Plates elongated to provide greater rigidity to stalks and stability at rest. Shower Curtain Hooks, Drawing Board, Stability, Rest, Plastic, Curtains, Window Scarf, Drapes Curtains, Drafting Desk

Version 7: Plates elongated to provide greater rigidity to stalks and stability at rest. Plastic shower curtain hook loops. Plastic bumpers.

Version First plastic prototype. Nylon stalks, ABS plates, loops and hinge, with a nylon pin. Winding Road, Drawing Board, Abs, Plastic, 6 Pack Abs, Abdominal Muscles, Drafting Desk, Ab Workouts, Ab Exercises

Version 8: First plastic prototype. Nylon stalks, ABS plates, loops and hinge, with a nylon pin.

Version Hinge screwed in place for extra strength. Hinge axis tilted from stalk axis to improve opening and closing action. Screw It, Drawing Board, Chopsticks, Strength, Action, Group Action, Running The Gauntlet, Drafting Desk

Version 9: Melamine stalks--actual, commercially-available chopsticks! Modified hinge and bumpers. Changed loop orientation.

Version Modified plates, hinge and bumpers. Hinge glued in place. Winding Road, Drawing Board, Plates, Licence Plates, Dishes, Griddles, Dish, Plate, Drafting Desk

Version 11: Modified plates, hinge and bumpers. Hinge glued in place.

Version Hinge screwed in place for extra strength. Hinge axis tilted from stalk axis to improve opening and closing action. Screw It, Drawing Board, Chopsticks, Strength, Action, Group Action, Running The Gauntlet, Drafting Desk

Version 13: Hinge screwed in place for extra strength. Hinge axis tilted from stalk axis to improve opening and closing action.

Version Longer plates to improve stalk rigidity and balance at rest. Holes added to food gripping area to reduce slippage, but food would get trapped in holes, which were hard to clean. Winding Road, Drawing Board, Long A, Rest, Plates, Food, Licence Plates, Dishes, Meal

Version 14: Longer plates to improve stalk rigidity and balance at rest. Holes added to food gripping area to reduce slippage, but food would get trapped in holes, which were hard to clean.

 First "ergonomic" version, with rounded handles (wooden eggs). Grooves replace holes in gripping area. Drawing Board, Eggs, Egg, Drafting Desk

Version 15: Wooden prototype. First "ergonomic" version, with rounded handles (wooden eggs). Grooves replace holes in gripping area.

Version A radical change. Loops removed due to spring-loaded hinge in wooden egg-shaped base. Melamine stalks oriented upward to improve stability and reduce footprint. Last prototype made before designing with Alibre CAD. Radical Change, Winding Road, Egg Shape, Drawing Board, Footprint, Stability, How To Remove, Base, Shapes

Version 16: A radical change. Loops removed due to spring-loaded hinge in wooden egg-shaped base. Melamine stalks oriented upward to improve stability and reduce footprint. Last prototype made before designing with Alibre CAD.