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Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over 3810

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Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« on: May 01, 2009, 08:52:10 AM »
Thanks to all you merchants of poverty  :pok: :pok: :D :D , the Swisschamp found it's way onto my must have list  ::) ::) :D :D.
So when I got my Gerber Recoil I noticed the seller also sold lots of SAK's , he did not have any Swisschamps for sale but I thought I would ask if he had any 'out back'  :D, he had X3  :o :D. So for $28us I thought what the heck , it's what I do (attract tools that do more than one thing :D).
Initially I thought wow you are a wide old sucker, I always think of a hamburger with the lot when looking at the Swisschamps side profile  :D :D. As I inspected it , a mighty challenge as it was filthy & full of grit, the wide one was quite  neglected externally & internally  had a twisted screw driver  >:(.
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After consulting with DR NKB(SAK Trauma Consultant Surgeon) a plan of action was enacted. Neil chucked this thread my way http://edcforums.com/index.php?topic=27684.0 courtesy of Tinman. The fellow in the thread must of worked for NASA at one stage , he falls on 'the thorough side of the fence' ::) :D. I modified his approach a little/lot. I started of with a 360 grit wet/dry sandpaper sanding down the  scales one way like I was patting a cat (not a back & forth sanding motion). I graduated too a 600 grit paper using the same sanding action & then finished it with a 1200 grit paper. Ideally the finishing sanding would of been done with a 2000+ wet/dry sandpaper but I could not find any at the 3 hardware stores I went too  :ahhh.I then finished with a automotive polish ,the plastic polish  the other fella used costs around $30 here in OZ  :o :o


The finished product
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I am well chuffed with the results & have a real soft spot for my Swiss Army 'Big Mac'. I would like to get a sheath for it at some stage. ::) :D :D

« Last Edit: May 01, 2009, 08:54:38 AM by MultiMat »


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Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 10:53:44 AM »
There's a labour of love.  Me I'd have swapped the scales but then where would the job satisfaction come from :D  Nice work Mat  :tu:  Hope it serves you well.

 :pok: Now ;)

Neil


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Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 31,235 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009, 11:26:57 AM »
Great job Mat, far more work than I've ever put into polishing scales and a far better result.  :tu:  Did you manage to sort out the driver?

Try not to be the person who blunders around and causes everyone else to get out the way.  Everyone else thinks you're a utter...
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Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009, 11:39:27 AM »
What ???

A NIB Swiss champ  for 28USD....:P :D

BTW what polish did you use?

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Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009, 02:15:56 PM »
Great job Mat, far more work than I've ever put into polishing scales and a far better result.  :tu:  Did you manage to sort out the driver?


Project 'straight & narrow' will hopefully get off the ground tomorrow  ;)


What ???

A NIB Swiss champ  for 28USD....:P :D

BTW what polish did you use?

Tinman I tried everything I had  :o :o ::) :D. 3 car polishes I have had for over 10 years  ::) ::) :D. I did buy a cheap Kitten brand polishing wax NO.1 . That was not fine enough really. Ideally I would of had a 2000+ grit paper & a finishing type polish.

There's a labour of love.  Me I'd have swapped the scales but then where would the job satisfaction come from :D  Nice work Mat  :tu:  Hope it serves you well.

 :pok: Now ;)

Neil



Thanks for your help Neil  :cheers: :cheers: :D


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Yeh Baby :P >:D >:D
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Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2009, 05:12:40 PM »
WoWzers! nice job :cheers:

do you do shoes? :pok: ;)

Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,317
Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009, 05:19:54 PM »
WoWzers! nice job :cheers:

do you do shoes? :pok: ;)

I believe he does, so long as they're red :P

Neil

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
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Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009, 10:23:27 PM »
Top job that Matt :tu: :tu:

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
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Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2009, 11:12:31 PM »
Looks great.  :tu:

I'm back!!
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Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2009, 11:41:44 PM »
Nice one.

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Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2009, 12:46:13 AM »
Sweet, great job!  :tu:

I think Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency. 

Mike
Ambidangerous Mistress of Mod Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,072 I'm not all bad, I'm just drawn that way.
Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2009, 12:52:09 AM »
You sure you didn't just put a new bun on that burger?!  :think:

It does look great though, well worth the elbow grease  :tu:

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Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2009, 01:01:59 AM »
It makes me feel guilty actually. I've taken scales in much better condition than those and tortured and abused them just for fun. I had no idea you could restore them  :oops:

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Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2009, 01:03:22 AM »
It makes me feel guilty actually. I've taken scales in much better condition than those and tortured and abused them just for fun. I had no idea you could restore them  :oops:

Wickedness.... but then again you do nice things with wood so it's ok to hurt them a bit  ;)

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Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2009, 01:10:39 AM »
Neil pointed out to me earlier that I haven't done a SAK mod for ages, except the scales for the meet ones.

I might see if I can do something this weekend I reckon, I've got a bunch of parts, brass, and a bit of time on my hands, so why not?

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Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2009, 04:47:37 AM »
Fantastic job salvaging those scales! When I first started reading this post and saw the pic, I thought for sure it was replacement time.

Oh, for really fine sandpaper, go to an auto parts store instead of a hardware store.
Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,317
Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2009, 11:10:37 AM »
Neil pointed out to me earlier that I haven't done a SAK mod for ages, except the scales for the meet ones.

I might see if I can do something this weekend I reckon, I've got a bunch of parts, brass, and a bit of time on my hands, so why not?

and you've got more fodder from Dennis that should arrive shortly. 

 :pok: But your not allowed to play until you vacuum the garage.  That's both for fire prevention and so you don't get kicked out :P

Neil

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2009, 01:17:17 AM »
Neil pointed out to me earlier that I haven't done a SAK mod for ages, except the scales for the meet ones.

I might see if I can do something this weekend I reckon, I've got a bunch of parts, brass, and a bit of time on my hands, so why not?

and you've got more fodder from Dennis that should arrive shortly. 

 :pok: But your not allowed to play until you vacuum the garage.  That's both for fire prevention and so you don't get kicked out :P

Neil

You promised you wouldn't tell  :twak:

It's true, everything in my garage has about a 1/4" of powdered oak on top of a reasonable layer of mahogany coating it. It hasn't gone unnoticed by SWMBO either.  :-[

Ambidangerous Mistress of Mod Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,072 I'm not all bad, I'm just drawn that way.
Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2009, 01:35:53 AM »
Tut tut. Now I have visions of SWMBO making you wear a nice pinny whilst putting you to work cleaning up the place!

 :D

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2009, 01:37:59 AM »
Tut tut. Now I have visions of SWMBO making you wear a nice pinny whilst putting you to work cleaning up the place!

 :D

 :o What do you know about the pinny?

Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,317
Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2009, 01:49:24 PM »
Tut tut. Now I have visions of SWMBO making you wear a nice pinny whilst putting you to work cleaning up the place!

 :D

 :o What do you know about the pinny?

 :pok: Pics.

Neil

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
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Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2009, 05:02:26 PM »
Tut tut. Now I have visions of SWMBO making you wear a nice pinny whilst putting you to work cleaning up the place!

 :D

 :o What do you know about the pinny?

 :pok: Pics.

Neil

RE: Pics

Let's don't and just say we did :D

I
Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,317
Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2009, 05:07:22 PM »
Tut tut. Now I have visions of SWMBO making you wear a nice pinny whilst putting you to work cleaning up the place!

 :D

 :o What do you know about the pinny?

 :pok: Pics.

Neil

RE: Pics

Let's don't and just say we did :D

Fair enough :D

Neil

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
Ambidangerous Mistress of Mod Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,072 I'm not all bad, I'm just drawn that way.
Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2009, 09:08:54 PM »
Let's have a which bloke looks best in a pinny competition! Hurrah  :D

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Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2009, 09:28:44 PM »
Wow...a thread gone off-topic without Mike and Ben's help ??? :D

Mike Ben
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Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2009, 09:47:27 PM »
Let's have a which bloke looks best in a pinny competition! Hurrah  :D

OK, but Spork isn't allowed to enter as he looks well lush :D 

  Oh and he never wears anything underneath  ::) and this is a family forum  :police:

Neil

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
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Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2009, 10:01:50 PM »
Let's have a which bloke looks best in a pinny competition! Hurrah  :D

OK, but Spork isn't allowed to enter as he looks well lush :D 

  Oh and he never wears anything underneath  ::) and this is a family forum  :police:

Neil

Spork?


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Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,317
Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2009, 10:18:38 PM »
Let's have a which bloke looks best in a pinny competition! Hurrah  :D

OK, but Spork isn't allowed to enter as he looks well lush :D 

  Oh and he never wears anything underneath  ::) and this is a family forum  :police:

Neil

Spork?

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:D  Like it  :tu:

As in Dave SporK

Neil

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
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Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2009, 10:52:57 PM »
Let's have a which bloke looks best in a pinny competition! Hurrah  :D

OK, but Spork isn't allowed to enter as he looks well lush :D 

  Oh and he never wears anything underneath  ::) and this is a family forum  :police:

Neil

I'll have you know I look dead sexy in a pinafore...especially with fishnets...
No Life Club Posts: 3,516 Benner fan club #003
Re: Battered Swisschamp gets a wee make over
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2009, 10:55:17 PM »
Let's have a which bloke looks best in a pinny competition! Hurrah  :D

OK, but Spork isn't allowed to enter as he looks well lush :D 

  Oh and he never wears anything underneath  ::) and this is a family forum  :police:

Neil

Spork?

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That was an injustice I tell you! :D

 

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