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D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread 6260

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D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« on: February 14, 2018, 07:56:42 AM »
Welcome to the official challenge thread, opened in advance so that interested forum members may know where to post, and those lucky people where the day starts early, time zone wise, will have a place to post their Day 1 picture tomorrow :D.

I'll start off with:

Day 0

I proudly present the crew that will accompany me through the next 30 days. Mainly the glorious MTO Pioneer X, naturally. Secondary, but still urgent, tasks in the filing, pinching, manipulating and writing areas, as well as small-scale stuff may, if they occur, be delegated to the tools in my EDC pouch.



Just a reminder of the rules (yeah, there are rules, if not many :D):

The challenge will be considered met by anyone posting, in a reply in this thread, a picture, taken during the day itself, of the Pioneer X, engaged in more or less arduous tasks, or in settings of a particular photographic interest, during every single one of the next 30 (thirty) consecutive days. This period runs from Thursday 15th February (Day 1) to Friday 16th March (Day 30) of the year 2018. (Smurf, February is a short month, isn't it?)
 
Whenever the PX is - by virtue of its reduced tool loadout - not up to the task, other, specifically named tools may come to the rescue, with explanatory pictures and prose explaining the how, and why the PX could not do them, unless this is obvious.

Good luck everyone! :tu:
« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 08:44:19 AM by Dutch_Tooler »



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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 08:54:40 AM »
Is this for MTO Pioneers Xs only or are all Xs welcome?
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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 09:02:02 AM »
All of them are welcome, but the MTO ones are preferred. (Note that the (MTO) was in brackets. :D)

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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 09:52:50 AM »
I’m totally in!


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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 03:09:48 PM »
today is my last day of really loaded belt, going from 2 multis and 2/3 SAKs to just a PX and (as a backup, and only for times where pliers are needed) a Rebar.

The light shall remain the same.

It's gonna be a fun experiment   :salute:
« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 03:11:08 PM by ThePeacent »

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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 03:26:31 PM »
today is my last day of really loaded belt, going from 2 multis and 2/3 SAKs to just a PX and (as a backup, and only for times where pliers are needed) a Rebar.

The light shall remain the same.

It's gonna be a fun experiment   :salute:

Ohhh.... the pain.... the pain of deprivation.... :D

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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 03:48:32 PM »
Since the MTO PXs haven't reached our Philippine shores yet (boat in the middle of the Pacific methinks), I plan to use my ordinary PX for this.

Question: can I still carry my Spyderco Tenacious with my PX under this challenge? The Tenacious is exclusively and purely for self defense carry only.
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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 03:57:19 PM »
I think so, but for a definite answer I believe I have to defer to our master of challenge rules, magentus...  :pok:

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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 05:25:02 AM »
I'm awl ready  :salute:

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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 07:04:23 AM »
I´m not doing this after all, I´m having too much fun in the 111mm challenge and will complete that one first. The PX badge will have to be earned another time.

Off topic: Dutch Tooler´s initials always remind me of Dejah Thoris / Deety, one of the principal characters both in Burroughs´ Barsoom series and in Heinlein´s Number of the Beast. I hope I´ll never meet Dutch Tooler in real life, likely it would be a big disappointment  :D
« Last Edit: February 15, 2018, 07:12:38 AM by Ron Who »

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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2018, 08:04:33 AM »
I´m not doing this after all, I´m having too much fun in the 111mm challenge and will complete that one first. The PX badge will have to be earned another time.

Off topic: Dutch Tooler´s initials always remind me of Dejah Thoris / Deety, one of the principal characters both in Burroughs´ Barsoom series and in Heinlein´s Number of the Beast. I hope I´ll never meet Dutch Tooler in real life, likely it would be a big disappointment  :D

It would... Deety's pic sets the bar pretty high...  :whistle:

Pity you're not joining, but enjoy the other challenge :tu:

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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2018, 08:40:37 AM »
Day 1

Just to warm up, some light exercise.

We all know about the proverbial quality of the Victorinox scissors as used in the 91mm models and SwissTools. The scissors introduced to the 93mm Alox world with the Pioneer X are no exception, being generally from the same mould. In the pic below, the scissors are shown after having made short work of a sugar stick, the contents of which were then added to the beautiful and yummy cappuccino just visible in the background. As I said, light exercise - these scissors have the general quality and strength feeling normally associated with heavy metal or leather shears or the like, and feel up to exactly that kind of task.

I have read some criticism leveled at the (for 91mm/ST users) different location of the nail nick, sometimes and variously reported as odd, unusual and annoying. While I can relate to that (especially when I just got the PX) it does follow what appears to be the general Alox logic of having all the nail nicks to one side (the exception being the awl which has no nail nick). Be that as it may, for those willing to modify the otherwise aesthetically perfect Alox models, there is always the option of replacing the scissors with a (salvaged) 91mm pair. One only needs to enlarge the pivot hole from 2.5 to 3 mm (a tungsten carbide tipped drill bit is useful, bearing in mind that those available on the net may need to be trimmed down to exactly 3 mm).

More arduous work will follow in the next days (not only for the scissors).

« Last Edit: February 15, 2018, 08:43:56 AM by Dutch_Tooler »

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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2018, 09:43:59 AM »
So, early doors on Day 1 and as I don't take sugar with my coffee I can't show off any Alox scissor action. But this is todays tool selection.

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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2018, 10:46:44 AM »
This should be a fun challenge!!  I'll be following this one!

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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2018, 12:43:43 PM »
This should be a fun challenge!!  I'll be following this one!

You know you need a Pioneer X Barry ... you can hear it calling you ....

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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2018, 01:18:17 PM »
Day 1

commencing the challenge with the best Alox of all out there, the scissors do the trick for me over the Farmer or any other.
All but one of te tools I frequently use are there, the exception being pliers, which I need on occasion.



so this will be the one and only multitool to cover my back during the PX Challenge, in case I need pliers or some weird bits   :salute:



there will be a folding knife in my pocket as every day that I wore my pants for the last 5 years or so,
bt will remain unused and only there for emergencies, as it's always been  :salute:

My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2018, 01:33:45 PM »
Nice early starts :tu:

This should be a fun challenge!!  I'll be following this one!

You know you need a Pioneer X Barry ... you can hear it calling you ....

Yes, you do, Barry, you do... follow the watch with your eyes as I let it pendulate... follow... follow... and when I say "boom" you pull the trigger on the PX on your favourite online shopping site... follow the watch... follow... BOOM!

« Last Edit: February 15, 2018, 01:38:00 PM by Dutch_Tooler »

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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2018, 03:43:27 PM »
Day 1
An unusual rainy day in PHX

:salute:

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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2018, 04:04:42 PM »
Off to a good start, guys!

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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2018, 04:06:21 PM »
Good luck with the challenge everyone... Would love to join but am already set with my Jalox (basically a px with inline phillips)... Will be following this thread as well... :cheers:


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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2018, 04:55:41 PM »
I think so, but for a definite answer I believe I have to defer to our master of challenge rules, magentus...  :pok:
I'll wait for magentus official word then. In the meantime, my Day 1 entries. My PX in its sheath together with my pocket FL (Fenix LD02). Also, here it is with a skinned apple, which I eat 1-2 times a day (reason I bought a Pioneer Solo).

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« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2018, 06:57:05 PM »
:like:

Question for you there Ron ... the PX, the apple or both ?  :think:

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« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2018, 07:21:24 PM »
 :D Both of course, but for apples I have a Pioneer Solo.  :salute:
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« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2018, 07:42:30 PM »
:D Both of course, but for apples I have a Pioneer Solo.  :salute:
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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2018, 11:45:47 PM »
Count me in, it's time for another badge!



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Re: D_T's 30d (MTO) Pioneer X Challenge Thread
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2018, 12:21:37 AM »
:D Both of course, but for apples I have a Pioneer Solo.  :salute:


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« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2018, 12:29:08 AM »
Great photo, Josh.  :tu:
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« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2018, 12:43:14 AM »
Day 1
Finally put the handle back on this cabinet  :facepalm:
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« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2018, 12:57:29 AM »
 :like:
Good Stuff everyone.
Day 1
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