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Custom alox? 7694

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Custom alox?
« on: October 24, 2010, 07:34:08 PM »
Any one make Alox customs? I have an idea for a new model (Farmer + file/metal saw + pruning blade/electrician's blade layer), but I don't know if anyone can build one or what the cost would be. Any ideas?

Thanks!

Ed
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 07:47:54 PM »
Any one make Alox customs? I have an idea for a new model (Farmer + file/metal saw + pruning blade/electrician's blade layer), but I don't know if anyone can build one or what the cost would be. Any ideas?

Can the file fit in the 93mm frame? I don't seem to have seen that type of mod.
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 08:08:26 PM »
I assume it does, but I really don't know. That's why I need to find someone who does this sort of thing.

Actually, wasn't there an Alox Swisschamp floating around a while back? That would have the file in it, right?
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 09:47:55 PM »
Yes the 91mm file can be drilled out and fitted to the 93mm frame.

Now the pruner/electrician layer seems like a no brainer but... I've tried it (long time ago) and am trying to remember why it didn't work :think:  It was either the kick sizes or blocking of nail nicks but I can't remember which  :ahhh

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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 10:26:53 PM »
... Now the pruner/electrician layer seems like a no brainer but... I've tried it (long time ago) and am trying to remember why it didn't work :think:  It was either the kick sizes or blocking of nail nicks but I can't remember which  :ahhh
That's one thing I want.  it could make the perfect knife for me as a combo or a do it all.  They do it on those fancy 91mm collectors, and the tools are available on the 93mm on different models at the right ends, so maybe if it really won't work it was a nail nick thing.... maybe with the right tools... since I think the small pruner is available on either end on 93mm knives and so it the sheepsfoot.  Maybe there are different profiles for these that would allow the two in the same layer, because on Alox I don't want to give up the reamer.
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 10:32:36 PM »
Yeah, I work in telecom, and I think this would be a perfect pairing to a Cybertool Lite and/or a multi-tool for me. I thought about a customized Cybertool Lite, but decided that a custom Farmer might be a better option. I'd rather carry 2 knives that fit my hands rather than 1 that's too big. I hope we can figure out a way that this could work!
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2010, 12:56:18 AM »
It could well have been a nail nick clearance issue as I remember I needed to retain the opener layer.  However keep in mind that both those blades replace the can opener normally and the opener backspring isn't symmetrical so it could still be a kick issue  :ahhh 

I'll have to physically check.

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2010, 01:19:33 AM »

pruner and electricians blade in the same knife is not a problem but it's not easily possible in the same layer.
You cannot exchange the bottler opener with a pruner or electricians blade. The nail nick would be on the wrong side.

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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2010, 01:21:21 AM »
So it was a nick access issue :D  Thanks :tu:

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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2010, 11:00:35 PM »
How are the layers arranged on a Swisschamp XLT? Are the pruner and electrician's blade on the same layer? If so, is it possible to do a similar set on an Alox frame?
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2010, 06:41:58 AM »
Yes, on the XLT they are on the same layer.
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2010, 11:50:36 AM »


different frame of course :)  If people  :pok: me towards the end of the week I'll see if I've got the parts to check this with :)

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2010, 02:06:21 AM »
I'd love to see you try, it might be instructive...  :)
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2010, 11:32:26 AM »
Can a Farmer with scissors be made?

Is so does anything need to be sacrificed?

             
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2010, 11:52:34 AM »
Can a Farmer with scissors be made?

Is so does anything need to be sacrificed?

There's a few of those knocking around :)  No real issues.  You drill out a 91mm scissors and its backspring and fit them into the 93mm frame.  Additional liner and a bit of brass required.  Action on the scissors will be acceptable but don't expect it to be as snappy as the tools that are designed to fit that frame.


I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2010, 03:51:32 PM »
Can a Farmer with scissors be made?

Is so does anything need to be sacrificed?

There's a few of those knocking around :)  No real issues.  You drill out a 91mm scissors and its backspring and fit them into the 93mm frame.  Additional liner and a bit of brass required.  Action on the scissors will be acceptable but don't expect it to be as snappy as the tools that are designed to fit that frame.



You can add snap using a brass tube around the brass pin. In this way the snap is as usuall.

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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2010, 04:15:07 PM »
I'd considered that but I felt that the snap was acceptable without and I must admit, I felt better not putting the additional strain on the backspring as it was already being employed in a role it was not designed for :)  I'm probably just paranoid :D

Excellent picture by the way :tu:

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2010, 06:10:28 PM »
I'd considered that but I felt that the snap was acceptable without and I must admit, I felt better not putting the additional strain on the backspring as it was already being employed in a role it was not designed for :)  I'm probably just paranoid :D

Excellent picture by the way :tu:

This is Swiss quality  :twak: and this spring will stand forever... hopefully....  :D :D :D
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2010, 06:40:26 PM »
  Ouch, yes of course it will, what was I thinking ;)

They last forever.... or until some grubby Brit start shoving them in places they shouldn't go :D

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2010, 07:31:42 PM »
Can a Farmer with scissors be made?

Is so does anything need to be sacrificed?

Any excuse to show off my Scibeer mod. :D


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: Custom alox?
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2010, 07:42:02 PM »
Very nice idea with the extra bushing!  I like snap.  I noticed my EDC, probably an early scissor mod have no snap.  I have some other thoguht hat seem to have more, not sure if they did anything special or it's just in the peening.  I'm not sure if any have factory level snap.
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2010, 04:57:23 PM »
Can a Farmer with scissors be made?

Is so does anything need to be sacrificed?

Any excuse to show off my Scibeer mod. :D

(Image removed from quote.)

Nice  :drool:

             
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2011, 02:13:54 PM »
Did anyone come to the conclusion if the pruner/electrician blades from the XLT can be used in the same layer on a 93mm? What if they were in the layer behind the bottle/can openers or after the saw? can you get access to the nail nicks then?
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2011, 03:01:50 PM »
Pron :D

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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2011, 06:51:01 PM »
Did anyone come to the conclusion if the pruner/electrician blades from the XLT can be used in the same layer on a 93mm? What if they were in the layer behind the bottle/can openers or after the saw? can you get access to the nail nicks then?

I did some investigation about this issue today.
I took a farmer and exchanged the bottle/can opener layer with a pruner/electrician blade layer and it works!








You can even add the bottle/can opener layer. Then the electrician blade is hidden behind the can opener, but it's still possible to open it.






 
More pics....

https://picasaweb.google.com/marsax7000/AloxModPrunerAndElectricianBlade?feat=directlink
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2011, 06:55:01 PM »
Fantastic shots Victor. :salute:

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: Custom alox?
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2011, 07:13:06 PM »
OH thankyou so much! Just what i wanted to see/hear. I will have to try this.
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2011, 07:20:18 PM »
Great shots! Thanks 8)
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2011, 07:24:21 PM »
AWESOME!!  And great pictures...

I've been wanting an Alox knife with these two blades for a long time!

Thanks for the testing!
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Re: Custom alox?
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2011, 07:28:52 PM »
Superb job. Great to see the pictures.  :salute:

 

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