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The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club. 158563

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2010 on: January 19, 2019, 11:56:38 AM »
:D
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Nice! I did a double-take on that one. Old and new in a perfect marriage  :)
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2011 on: January 19, 2019, 02:01:34 PM »
Sam don't be a tease   :pok:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2012 on: January 19, 2019, 02:16:03 PM »
Show us some pics Sam  :popcorn:

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,113
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2013 on: January 19, 2019, 03:28:18 PM »
 :sa:

 :o

 :drool:

 :like: :like: :like:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2014 on: January 19, 2019, 04:08:36 PM »
It's continued from the earlier mod, the same sideclip as the base. Its essentially the same tool, I just gave it scales for a cleaner look. For some reason it operates smoother this way. And manage to sneak in 2 more tools.







My recent obsession with hook blade.. A little locking hawkbill housed on the outside bay but opens from inside.

With so much metal here now, not exactly a light-ish tool but I manage to keep the footprint small.

From the back, it still looks like a unsuspecting sideclip with its signature pocket clip.

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2015 on: January 19, 2019, 04:15:45 PM »
Excellent work again Sam  :cheers: :like:

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2016 on: January 19, 2019, 04:15:57 PM »
So very awesome :drool:  I really :like: that one alot, Sam :tu: :like:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2017 on: January 19, 2019, 04:53:27 PM »
That’s a winner Sam  :cheers:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2018 on: January 19, 2019, 06:31:22 PM »
 Sweet !    :like: :tu:

Sam the Man  :salute:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2019 on: January 20, 2019, 12:18:28 AM »
Great work Sam!  :salute:

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2020 on: January 20, 2019, 12:34:57 AM »
Very cool  :tu:

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2021 on: January 20, 2019, 05:41:27 PM »
 :salute: :salute: Sure was a fun thing to do!  :cheers:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2022 on: January 20, 2019, 07:55:11 PM »
:salute: :salute: Sure was a fun thing to do!  :cheers:

And we appreciate the pics :tu: :like:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2023 on: January 22, 2019, 10:29:15 PM »
nice one  :cheers:

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2024 on: January 23, 2019, 08:24:39 AM »
Very nice Sam :2tu: :like:, thanks for the pics & the explanations. Makes for an aesthetically pleasing tool  :drool:

Cheers!
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2025 on: January 23, 2019, 09:38:37 AM »
 ;) :cheers: something to do to destress!
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2026 on: January 23, 2019, 11:11:06 AM »
Sam, are you a wizard?  :think:

That is magical! So elegant, if I had seen it next to the Free P3 as a new model, I'd never question it. It is so badass! How about you let LM know that he's one engineer short?  :like: :hatsoff: :tu: :drool:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2027 on: January 23, 2019, 12:41:44 PM »
Sam, are you a wizard?  :think:

That is magical! So elegant, if I had seen it next to the Free P3 as a new model, I'd never question it. It is so badass! How about you let LM know that he's one engineer short?  :like: :hatsoff: :tu: :drool:

The more I look at the pics of this one the better I really :like: it and want to make something similar :ahhh but I don't want to mess with my SideClip :facepalm: Oh the dilema :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2028 on: January 23, 2019, 01:45:17 PM »
Sam, are you a wizard?  :think:

That is magical! So elegant, if I had seen it next to the Free P3 as a new model, I'd never question it. It is so badass! How about you let LM know that he's one engineer short?  :like: :hatsoff: :tu: :drool:

 :salute: I think most of the time we are a bit harsh on new designs and there's just so much that can be done to a set of pliers and tools. They still have to try out new ideas now and then, no one design pleases everyone I think. Really like that new P3 pliers though. At least they addressed the area that snaps often.

PP, no harm was done on the Sideclip. So it's reverseable. Think of it as a attachment.  :cheers:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2029 on: January 23, 2019, 03:06:45 PM »
You are not making it any easier ::) :D
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2030 on: January 23, 2019, 03:37:48 PM »
You are not making it any easier ::) :D

If there's a will, there's a way.  :pok:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2031 on: January 23, 2019, 04:13:48 PM »
Well done  Sam :2tu:, well done indeed  :hatsoff:

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2032 on: January 27, 2019, 05:55:50 PM »
Well done  Sam :2tu:, well done indeed  :hatsoff:.

 :hatsoff:

Love weekends! That's the time I can work on stuffs! :D Work on the other scale and attachment for the diamond file. Did some changes of internal tools. Decided to put in the file and change back to the original LM scissors. Fashioned a awl from the larger flathead and gave it the locking treatment. Man.. I love this tool... I go everywhere with it.  :cheers:


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2033 on: January 27, 2019, 06:06:51 PM »
Well done  Sam :2tu:, well done indeed  :hatsoff:.

 :hatsoff:

Love weekends! That's the time I can work on stuffs! :D Work on the other scale and attachment for the diamond file. Did some changes of internal tools. Decided to put in the file and change back to the original LM scissors. Fashioned a awl from the larger flathead and gave it the locking treatment. Man.. I love this tool... I go everywhere with it.  :cheers:

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Hey Sam, that really does look great, and functional. You could almost imagine this coming out of Leatherman's R&D dept. in the early 90's.  :like:

What is really impressive is that the work is almost 'invisible', as the mod's blend into to the tool as though they were part of the original design.

Well done again. It makes you wonder if LM have strayed too far from their roots if you look at the direction they are now taking with Free. What you're created here is just so much more appealing.
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2034 on: January 27, 2019, 06:19:09 PM »
 :iagree: well said Max Stone  :cheers: :like:

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2035 on: January 27, 2019, 06:20:29 PM »
Well done  Sam :2tu:, well done indeed  :hatsoff:.

 :hatsoff:

Love weekends! That's the time I can work on stuffs! :D Work on the other scale and attachment for the diamond file. Did some changes of internal tools. Decided to put in the file and change back to the original LM scissors. Fashioned a awl from the larger flathead and gave it the locking treatment. Man.. I love this tool... I go everywhere with it.  :cheers:

(Image removed from quote.)
(Image removed from quote.)

Hey Sam, that really does look great, and functional. You could almost imagine this coming out of Leatherman's R&D dept. in the early 90's.  :like:

What is really impressive is that the work is almost 'invisible', as the mod's blend into to the tool as though they were part of the original design.

Well done again. It makes you wonder if LM have strayed too far from their roots if you look at the direction they are now taking with Free. What you're created here is just so much more appealing.

 :cheers: I like to work on older tools. they seems to be better built with quality material. They have some kind of solid feel to them. I like the new Free though. Can't wait to get my hands on them... April is a long wait!!:ahhh
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2036 on: January 27, 2019, 06:21:06 PM »
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2037 on: January 27, 2019, 06:40:22 PM »

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2038 on: January 27, 2019, 07:18:43 PM »
I've got at idea for a 'retro' Rebar...(maybe PST III) apologies if this has been done by someone before, but here goes:

- Take the handles from 2 PSTs.
- Bisect all the handles length-ways so that the cut edge of the 'extended' side runs perfectly central along the spine, pliers to tool end.
- Reassemble like a Side Clip, but only using the 'extended' handles.
- You can now place long tools on all sides of the pliers, like the Rebar, winning 2 more tool slots. (5 tools a side)
- You'll lose the inch rule, as these sides of the handles get discarded.
- You'll need to extend the tool pivots by about 2.5mm to accommodate the extra width, and maybe a thin washer.

You do you guys think?
« Last Edit: January 27, 2019, 07:21:20 PM by Max Stone »
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #2039 on: January 27, 2019, 07:20:04 PM »
Something to try next weekend Sam?

 

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