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August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!

ca Offline Grant Lamontagne

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Here we are, about 25% of the way into the month, and only 9% into this month's draw.  I guess I'll need to come up with something good, right?  Well, I think I have, and I'm pretty certain it is as solid as reinforced concrete.

What do you reinforce concrete with?  I mean, isn't concrete pretty darned tough by itself?  Well, yes, it is, but if you ask any construction engineer, it also suffers from being brittle, especially with regards to temperature changes, and so you need something with some flexibility to compensate- basically something for it to adhere to and hold it together when it wants to crack.  The obvious choice is steel, since steel is flexible, tough, and more importantly, cheap.  Steel bars are inlaid into the concrete before it sets to reinforce it, which is what gives us the term "steel reinforced concrete."

Years ago when I used to drive a transport truck I used to visit a plant that manufactured steel reinforced concrete beams and the like for construction and road works companies.  It was a cool operation, with a giant conveyor that hauled wet concrete all the way to the top of a giant tower, where it was then dropped down under pressure into whatever mold they were using at the time.  It was a cool operation, and more than once I joked about how they needed to let me use their "water slide" at least once.  This is what it looked like:



Apparently that water slide is not as much fun to ride as it seems.   :ahhh

Anyways, these steel bars that are used to reinforce the concrete are called (get ready, this is technical) reinforcement bars or "rebars" which brings us all the way back to the thing you probably all decided to open this thread to see, and that is this month's Donation Draw Prize.  Have I made you wait long enough?  Do you think you know what it is now?

Well, you are probably right.  Or asleep.  I kind of wanted to then say "It's a Leatherman OHT!" now just to screw with your heads, but Megan wouldn't let me.  This month's prize is...

A Leatherman Rebar!
But hey, this is Multitool.org right?  And, this is the continuation of our huge 10th Anniversary Celebration so we couldn't just do something ordinary- that would simply be passe, and with all of the discussions of Flairs recently (even if it does say Smurf It) I feel like we should do something a bit more special.  So, I am putting forth this Limited Edition (there are only two three of them, I think that qualifies as Limited Edition, don't you?) Multitool.org Rebar!



How's that for special?  Does is make up for all of the lame rambling above?

I thought so....   :pok:

The usual rules apply- minimum $10 donation using the Donation link at the top, the Make a Donation button on the right or by following this link:

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=treasury

Each $10 you donate gets you another entry, but only if we make the goal of $275 for the month.  If we don't make the goal, I'll find some other way to give this away.  Or maybe I will find some way to embezzle it into my own collection....

And, if we reach the goal of $275 before midnight on the 15th (Forum Offset Time) then we will find something to give away as our Early Bird Draw, so you will probably want to get in on this earlier rather than later.

That's about it- good luck to everyone and I hope this beautiful tool finds a new home very soon!   

Oh, and a HUGE thanks to the fine folks at Leatherman for making this excellent tool available to us!  Make sure to check them out on Twitter and Facebook and let them know that you appreciate them supporting us here at MTO!

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« Last Edit: August 10, 2016, 02:26:16 PM by Grant Lamontagne »
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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 12:23:14 PM
But hey, this is Multitool.org right?  And, this is the continuation of our huge 10th Anniversary Celebration so we couldn't just do something ordinary- that would simply be passe, and with all of the discussions of Flairs recently (even if it does say Smurf It) I feel like we should do something a bit more special.  So, I am putting forth this Limited Edition (there are only two of them, I think that qualifies as Limited Edition, don't you?) Multitool.org Rebar!

Wait, weren't there three limited edition Rebars?   :pok:   Also, that anniversary link isn't quite right.   :D   Thank you for another awesome prize Leatherman.   :cheers:
« Last Edit: August 10, 2016, 12:26:22 PM by zoidberg »


ca Offline Grant Lamontagne

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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #2 on: August 10, 2016, 01:42:48 PM
I guess I stand corrected.  No one should want this one then since it's pretty well standard issue, what with three of them out there instead of just two......  :ahhh

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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #3 on: August 10, 2016, 02:16:36 PM
Yeah better send it to me middle earth for disposal asap.   :whistle:   :whistle:


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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #4 on: August 10, 2016, 02:23:57 PM
Yeah better send it to me middle earth for disposal asap.   :whistle:   :whistle:

It's still a good tool- besides, if I send it tou you, you are just going to give it to a couple of short guys who are going to drop it in a volcano.   :ahhh

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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #5 on: August 10, 2016, 02:26:47 PM
What's your point?    :think:   :facepalm:


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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #6 on: August 10, 2016, 02:28:01 PM
Just the top of my head, as usual....   :ahhh

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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #7 on: August 10, 2016, 02:29:41 PM
Po.ta.to.


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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #8 on: August 10, 2016, 02:44:32 PM
I remember going back to Strescon some 15 years ago in my buddies parents Blazer, and getting stuck. That was a fun night...


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ca Offline Grant Lamontagne

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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #9 on: August 10, 2016, 03:24:23 PM
I remember going back to Strescon some 15 years ago in my buddies parents Blazer, and getting stuck. That was a fun night...


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That used to be part of my usual Friday run- stop at Streescon for a pickup, then Arby's for lunch before heading off to Bridgewater.  I'll bet you never thought you'd see a post about it here on the forum!

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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #10 on: August 10, 2016, 03:58:06 PM
Good luck everyone, I'll wait till after the vet bills are in to see if I can enter :dwts:


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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #11 on: August 10, 2016, 04:10:27 PM
Good luck everyone, I'll wait till after the vet bills are in to see if I can enter :dwts:
I hear you Kevin. Every time we get close to any savings the dog spends it all for us.  :facepalm:
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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #12 on: August 10, 2016, 06:51:13 PM
¬ Outback in Idaho

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Reply #13 on: August 11, 2016, 01:05:55 AM
BUMP! :like:
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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #14 on: August 14, 2016, 01:08:51 AM
Waiting for the pay day to enter this one, and I'm quite excited  :ahhh

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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #15 on: August 14, 2016, 03:33:46 AM
get Rebar so you can challenge next month  :multi: http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,67876.0.html#lastPost   :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh


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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #16 on: August 14, 2016, 05:24:31 PM
Okay... Even broke-dudes-who-can-barely-pay-for-their-phone-bills are able to find some cash lying around for this donation BUT there is an issue: PAYPAL STOPPED WORKING IN MY COUNTRY  :facepalm:
There was a legal issue a couple of monts ago and Paypal (and thus, eBay!!!) waved good-bye to Turkey :(

Uhm, so, any other way to donate?..  :crash: :shrug:


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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #17 on: August 14, 2016, 09:20:11 PM
That is a good question. 

I wish I had a good answer for you.....  let me look into it a bit and see what I can come up with.

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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #18 on: August 18, 2016, 02:29:49 PM
ok I'm in   :salute:

 :gimme: :gimme:


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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #19 on: August 18, 2016, 03:09:33 PM
Welcome aboard! 

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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #21 on: August 19, 2016, 07:10:42 PM
Oh right, I'm in too, I forgot...


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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #22 on: August 28, 2016, 07:01:36 AM
Giving this a bump.
We are not quite there yet :pok:
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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #23 on: August 29, 2016, 01:01:41 AM
Indeed, it seems we are a little short yet.....   :pok:

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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #24 on: August 30, 2016, 07:36:16 PM
Giving this another bumb.

Not far to go now.

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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #25 on: August 31, 2016, 04:42:30 PM
Looks like we are there with 8 hours to spare   :tu:


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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #26 on: August 31, 2016, 04:48:55 PM
Looks like we are there with 8 hours to spare   :tu:

With a big :hatsoff: to Smashie for pushing us over the limit. :2tu:


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Reply #27 on: August 31, 2016, 06:17:38 PM
Looks like we are there with 8 hours to spare   :tu:

With a big :hatsoff: to Smashie for pushing us over the limit. :2tu:

:hatsoff: Smashie!

Well done everyone! :salute:
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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #28 on: August 31, 2016, 07:21:52 PM
We have indeed squeaked this one in, so I will do the draw tomorrow.

There is still time for anyone who wants to get in, now that it is officially going to be given away!   :pok:

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Re: August 2016 Donation Draw- Reinforcements have arrived!
Reply #29 on: August 31, 2016, 07:56:47 PM
I should have said, happy to get it over the line but if my name gets drawn, draw again  :tu:
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