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Chuck Yeager Challenge 7353

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #270 on: October 13, 2017, 12:39:27 AM »
I'm planning on a 4000 mile road trip, starting tomorrow. Having at least a slight sense of responsibility, I decide to give the truck a going over. Checked fluids, lights, tire pressure, and made sure that there is a fresh pack of chewing gum in the glove box. The Executive blades got a touch-up, too. I'm feeling ready. I'll try to post to this thread via Taptalk as I go.

After overfilling the tires, I used the tip of the nail file tool to reduce the tire pressure to spec. Quite handy.

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #271 on: October 13, 2017, 12:59:31 AM »
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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #272 on: October 13, 2017, 02:19:49 AM »
It was in my other pants most of today. Thought I'd lost it, until a few minutes ago.

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #273 on: October 13, 2017, 02:37:40 AM »
 :o  :ahhh

That Exec is too cool to lose.  :D
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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #274 on: October 13, 2017, 03:10:51 AM »
I'm planning on a 4000 mile road trip, starting tomorrow. Having at least a slight sense of responsibility, I decide to give the truck a going over. Checked fluids, lights, tire pressure, and made sure that there is a fresh pack of chewing gum in the glove box. The Executive blades got a touch-up, too. I'm feeling ready. I'll try to post to this thread via Taptalk as I go.

After overfilling the tires, I used the tip of the nail file tool to reduce the tire pressure to spec. Quite handy.

(Image removed from quote.)

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #275 on: October 13, 2017, 03:15:23 AM »
Here is a sample of the Executive nail file I want to rehab as previously explained...

Executive Nail File - Before by NorCal Jim, on Flickr

It looks like there is a little rust near the pivot point.

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #276 on: October 13, 2017, 04:14:33 AM »
Day 12: Exec with a can of Trader Joe's finest!
Coffee lovers unite!

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #277 on: October 13, 2017, 04:17:58 AM »
I'm planning on a 4000 mile road trip, starting tomorrow. Having at least a slight sense of responsibility, I decide to give the truck a going over. Checked fluids, lights, tire pressure, and made sure that there is a fresh pack of chewing gum in the glove box. The Executive blades got a touch-up, too. I'm feeling ready. I'll try to post to this thread via Taptalk as I go.

After overfilling the tires, I used the tip of the nail file tool to reduce the tire pressure to spec. Quite handy.

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Best of luck to you during your adventure.

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #278 on: October 13, 2017, 10:28:05 AM »
October 12th

The Executive was on food duty today. Again.
For lunch I spread my jam, I'm getting used to the small blade.
I couldn't make a picture because my phone was in my backpack.
Usually I carry it in my labcoat, but one of the pockets tore.

I had some miso soup early in the afternoon. The scissors made short work of the packets. Here is the Executive posing with the miso.


Executive, Ka-Bar Tactical Spork and Miso soup

Tonight I made dinner and it was the perfect time for a little challenge: peeling and cutting potatoes.


Executive blade trial: peeling potatoes

I expected it to fail. But then again, so did I when I cut my croissant a few days ago.
The large blade is super sharp and thin. It cuts through the potatoes with very little resistance. Nice clean cuts. The length of the blade can prove a problem, as some potatoes are thicker than the blade length. I also noticed that it's harder to peel the skin of  in thin pieces. Other than that it performed very well.
One thing to keep in mind is the juices of the potatoes running in the Executive when peeling and cutting. I had to keep an eye on that.


Executive peeling succes!

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #279 on: October 13, 2017, 01:35:28 PM »
I did some more turning on my walking stick which I'll cover in more detail here. https://www.edcforums.com/threads/pocket-full-of-kryptonite.130576/page-4#post-2652174.

I used the Executive to open the box of rubber tips.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2017, 01:42:59 PM by Mizedog »
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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #280 on: October 13, 2017, 06:00:25 PM »
October 12th

The Executive was on food duty today. Again.
For lunch I spread my jam, I'm getting used to the small blade.
I couldn't make a picture because my phone was in my backpack.
Usually I carry it in my labcoat, but one of the pockets tore.

I had some miso soup early in the afternoon. The scissors made short work of the packets. Here is the Executive posing with the miso.

(Image removed from quote.)
Executive, Ka-Bar Tactical Spork and Miso soup

Tonight I made dinner and it was the perfect time for a little challenge: peeling and cutting potatoes.

(Image removed from quote.)
Executive blade trial: peeling potatoes

I expected it to fail. But then again, so did I when I cut my croissant a few days ago.
The large blade is super sharp and thin. It cuts through the potatoes with very little resistance. Nice clean cuts. The length of the blade can prove a problem, as some potatoes are thicker than the blade length. I also noticed that it's harder to peel the skin of  in thin pieces. Other than that it performed very well.
One thing to keep in mind is the juices of the potatoes running in the Executive when peeling and cutting. I had to keep an eye on that.

(Image removed from quote.)
Executive peeling succes!

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Another good example of telling a story using photos! It's the next best thing to being there.

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #281 on: October 13, 2017, 06:01:34 PM »
I did some more turning on my walking stick which I'll cover in more detail here. https://www.edcforums.com/threads/pocket-full-of-kryptonite.130576/page-4#post-2652174.

I used the Executive to open the box of rubber tips.
(Image removed from quote.)

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:popcorn:

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #282 on: October 13, 2017, 06:10:54 PM »
So much exposure to this challenge has resulted in me succumbing to yet another purchase, a new Executive with white scales...

Seller's photo:

White Executive - Seller's Photo
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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #283 on: October 13, 2017, 07:44:34 PM »
So much exposure to this challenge has resulted in me succumbing to yet another purchase, a new Executive with white scales...

Seller's photo:

White Executive - Seller's Photo
It's a beauty.

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #284 on: October 13, 2017, 08:23:39 PM »
Day 13

When smartphone doesn't existed, I always edc a little mag lite. But recently , if I needed a light, I used the flash of the smartphone.
In the last days I decided to reinsert a light in my edc, because it's more effective.
The Executive helped me to open the blister   of the my new toy 😀
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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #285 on: October 13, 2017, 08:42:31 PM »
Day 13

When smartphone doesn't existed, I always edc a little mag lite. But recently , if I needed a light, I used the flash of the smartphone.
In the last days I decided to reinsert a light in my edc, because it's more effective.
The Executive helped me to open the blister   of the my new toy 😀

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A white Executive!  Looks great!

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #286 on: October 13, 2017, 09:56:08 PM »
One side is white, the other is coloured like you can see in other posts. It's very elegant!

It's not simple to find color different from red or
black, so you did the right thing buying one white 😉
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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #287 on: October 13, 2017, 10:09:01 PM »
Mine either Nix!!

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #288 on: October 14, 2017, 02:18:58 AM »
Mostly scissor and file use today.  I cut my nails and some tape, as well as opened a Skittles packet with the scissors.Nail cleaner on file removed  No. 0 or 1 Phillips screws. I did use the SAK on my belt, a 1942 Soldier for it's large thick screwdriver and awl. It's battered (and the blade is about half an inch short, as well as heavily sharpened), but I can't complain that it only cost $15 from an Etsy seller in Montana (instead of Europe, where most M1908 Soldiers are found).  The handmade sheath originally came with two others in a lot of 84mm SAKs and a Wenger that were shoehorned in there and didn't fit (they were too short, and thick).. The largest of the three fits the Soldier like a glove.

As I type this, I filed my rough thumbnail with the file.

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« Last Edit: October 14, 2017, 02:23:33 AM by cody6268 »
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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #289 on: October 14, 2017, 02:55:16 AM »
I used my knife to cut the flaps off my lunch box. I was surprised that it seemed duller than usual. A quick pass over the bottom of a mug fixed that issue.


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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #290 on: October 14, 2017, 02:59:58 AM »
Oct 13:

Long day of driving.  Executive disappeared in the pocket, but didn't get any use.

Ended up near Provo Utah.




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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #291 on: October 14, 2017, 12:17:00 PM »
...Long day of driving.  Executive disappeared in the pocket, but didn't get any use.
Ended up near Provo Utah.
Have a safe journey Nix!

October 13th... friday 13th...

I really don't believe in bad things happening on friday 13th. Bad things happen all the time.
But that's not the point here. New day, new Executive adventures!

Today was a sad day, a good colleague of mine is leaving. She brought a pie. And although it was really good, it does not really make up for the fact we have to do without her now.  :'(
It was a very good opportunity to test the Executive yet again. It can be done, but the large blade is kind a fiddly eating pie. And don't forget it's sharp!


Executive pie

The rest of the day was pretty uneventful. My girlfriend wanted a snack at the end of the evening. So it was Executive duty again.


Executive Dim Sum

As usual the large blade makes short work of the packaging.
When they were done I wanted to use the caplifter to remove the rack from the oven... but there is no caplifter on the Executive.
Luckily the nail-file has some nice indentations on the tip, they did the job perfectly.


Executive oven rack
I noticed I was putting on weight lately, this challenge made it obvious to me how many snacks I eat.  :facepalm:

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #292 on: October 14, 2017, 12:45:45 PM »
Excellent idea using the Executive to removing the rack!

Sometimes, when I want to control my weight and alimentation, I try to write on a paper all the things I eat. It's useful and make me conscious.
If only Executive had a pen, it could be possible do it during the challenge 😀.

Day 14

Today we had rice for lunch, and opened the bag with scissor.
Here there are a lot of field of rice, and farmers sell it directly, and tipically it's putted in a bag. During past years  the bag was made of cotton, but now often it something synthetic.

Then I wanted to open a bottle of wine, but I had to call for help a Vic Huntsman.


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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #293 on: October 14, 2017, 01:38:59 PM »
Day 14: The day is young... we'll see what lies ahead!  22nd Wedding Anniversary here :)

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #294 on: October 14, 2017, 01:46:57 PM »
Found a piece of loose trim to try the Executive on!

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #295 on: October 14, 2017, 03:26:08 PM »
Oct 14:

The view from the window yesterday:


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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #296 on: October 14, 2017, 06:03:06 PM »
Oct 14:

The view from the window yesterday:

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Looks much like the Colorado high plains where I live.

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #297 on: October 14, 2017, 06:05:04 PM »
Great ideas, all. I like the oven rack idea. I'll be stealing that.

Today, the Executive helped prepare breakfast.


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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #298 on: October 14, 2017, 09:00:07 PM »
 :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Re: Chuck Yeager Challenge
« Reply #299 on: October 14, 2017, 09:30:51 PM »
Day 14: The day is young... we'll see what lies ahead!  22nd Wedding Anniversary here :)
Congrats! That's wonderful.

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