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Handyman Challenge 2694

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2018, 07:13:38 PM »
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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2018, 07:16:44 PM »
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Thanks

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2018, 07:10:52 PM »
#8 No use today as I've got the flu or something, probably just beauty pics the next few days.

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2018, 07:18:56 PM »
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Maybe more people should get the flu?  :facepalm:
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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2018, 07:26:51 PM »
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Maybe more people should get the flu?  :facepalm:
Just to have time for beauty pics?

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2018, 11:23:29 PM »
If a flu is what it takes to slow down and smell the flowers, yes, probably.  :)
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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2018, 01:42:39 AM »
You are probably right, most people are to busy too enjoy the simple things in life.

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2018, 11:05:08 AM »
I've been off the radar for a couple of days. I did keep up the challenge, made photo's whenever I could.
It was incredibly busy at work, I actually had to do some work >:( I don't get paid enough for this!
On the bright side, I had a long weekend off. Had to do some work at my vacation house and we spend a couple of nights in a hotel. Unfortunately the wifi was wonky at best and my mobile internet connection had pracitcally zero reception there  :(
I've got a little moment now, so I have time to catch up.
Please excuse me for putting it all in one post.

Day 4
Not much action for the Handyman. I ran my a$$ off at work. Saw some time to go to the bathroom.
However, some genius removed the hooks from the door and since I can't put my white coat on the floor I had to pull a classic one: using a multitool to create a hook.


Microscrewdriver coathanger

Day 5
Again, crazy at work. In the evening I used the pen to draw a map to explain some things.
After about 20 years of carry I replaced the scales on my Handyman with plus scales, thus adding a pen and a pin.
Both are used frequently.


Pen in action

Day 6
What day is it? Friday! I woke up early thinking I had to go to work, but nothing could be further from the truth, I have a day off. As I wrote before I had some work to do in my vacation home which is on the other side of the country. We expected the weather to be rather cold, so we stayed in a hotel. Before we drove off I replaced the batteries in my keychain light.


Microscrewdriver, Handyman, Photon Freedom

Day 7
The work that had to be done was taking down part of a bed (3 beds above eachother) to make room for a double bed on the bottom. This is no job for a Handyman and I had to bring out the big(ger) guns.
Over the winter, mice nested in our cushions and we had to throw them out. We had one bin-bag left so my dad drove to the store to get some more. I got bored and decided to make a fire.
I've done bow-drill fired before but could not find any string. So I opted for a hand powered one instead.


I used the saw to break up some pine in managable pieces. The storm earlier this year brought down enough big branches.
Pocketknives are not suited for battonning, but you can improvise. I cut two narrow slits with the saw, then make a shallow cut in the same direction with the large blade. I cut a small wedge from another piece of pine and stuck it in the slit.

A few taps with another log and presto, a fire board!

I used the awl to make a small hole, once through I drilled from the other side. With the saw I made a v-cut. Don't make it to wide. Finally, with the small blade I made a conical cavity for the drill to fit into.

I stripped a straight piece of branch of it's bark with the large blade and cut a conical tip at the end.
Unfortunately, this was also the end of my fire-making attempt. My dad got back and we were a little pressed for time because we had a dinner reservation and lots f work to do!  :facepalm:

Day 8
I didn't get any use out of my Handyman this day. Sadly, my fire-starting attempt has left a lot of the tools gunked up with resin. I'll be able to easily clean it at work, where we have alcohol dispensers everywhere. I need to refill the alcohol prep-pads I usually carry in my bag.

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2018, 11:46:49 AM »
Good to have you back! And clever uses of the Handyman

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2018, 05:42:16 PM »
#9 Used it to whittle my first face/tiki/skull looking thing Bonus beauty pic and one with my company when I was whittling

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2018, 05:46:58 PM »
What a beautiful doggie!  :ahhh

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2018, 05:59:45 PM »
What a beautiful doggie!  :ahhh
Thanks! Not so happy about the camera though

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2018, 12:54:43 PM »
Day 9
*sweats* Hard day at work. I did not have much time to do anythings else but seeing patients.
I did see a small opportunity to try the instant coffee I took from my hotel. I needed a spoon and the large blade was a beautiful alternative.


Handyman large spoon blade

I love your photo's RF52! Give the doggo a pat on the head from me. He looks very sweet!
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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2018, 12:57:57 PM »
You need a pharmaceutical spatula...
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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2018, 01:38:23 PM »
What a beautiful doggie!  :ahhh
Thanks! Not so happy about the camera though

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that forest you got there is also beautiful   :dd: :tu:

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2018, 01:38:42 PM »
You need a pharmaceutical spatula...

coke spoon  :D

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2018, 02:53:24 PM »
Day 9
*sweats* Hard day at work. I did not have much time to do anythings else but seeing patients.
I did see a small opportunity to try the instant coffee I took from my hotel. I needed a spoon and the large blade was a beautiful alternative.

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Handyman large spoon blade

I love your photo's RF52! Give the doggo a pat on the head from me. He looks very sweet!
Sure thing He is very sweet

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2018, 02:54:33 PM »
What a beautiful doggie!  :ahhh
Thanks! Not so happy about the camera though

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that forest you got there is also beautiful   :dd: :tu:
Yes it is, and just 15 meters from the door

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2018, 08:29:53 PM »
#10 Not much use so a beauty pic again

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2018, 08:45:38 PM »
Lovely looking pic RF52 :like: :like: :tu:

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2018, 09:32:33 PM »
Lovely looking pic RF52 :like: :like: :tu:
Thank you

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2018, 08:48:31 AM »
Day 10

Desk duty today. I had the tedious task of importing data from CD-ROM. These things come by mail so the Handyman doubled as mail-opener. Because of privacy reasons I can't make a photo of this.

Every now and then I had to stop for a coffee. I'm getting used to the Nanopresso and cleaning it afterward is a breeze now.
I put my Handyman beside it when I was not using it for opening letters.
During the day I saw some photo opportunities, those were posted in other threads.


Handyman and Nanopresso

Back at home it opened a few packages, nothing all that special.

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2018, 08:23:43 PM »
#11 Just opening a new dustsucker (vacuumcleaner) and some other small cutting tasks. So another beauty pic.

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2018, 08:33:56 PM »
Just hanging around today then RF52  :rofl: :like: :like:

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2018, 08:38:17 PM »
Just hanging around today then RF52  :rofl: :like: :like:
Yeah, felt a bit hangy today

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #55 on: April 11, 2018, 10:14:47 PM »
This is an excellent challenve thread. :popcorn:
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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2018, 10:25:08 PM »
This is an excellent challenve thread. :popcorn:
I'm glad you like it

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #57 on: April 12, 2018, 08:48:08 AM »
Day 11

No photo's today I'm afraid. I recall some minor cuttings tasks, like opening a package.
Again hard work today and zero time to think about anything else. When I got home, all I wanted to do was sleep.
Sad story? Perhaps. But I need to work in order to get money for SAKs, so It's all worthwhile. :tu:

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #58 on: April 12, 2018, 08:41:18 PM »
#12 Opening some boxes and bags today at work, like this box of new brakepads

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Re: Handyman Challenge
« Reply #59 on: April 13, 2018, 08:53:41 AM »
Day 12
Not much to report. Of course, my Handyman has kept me company the entire day, but apart from some package opening it didn't see much use.
We're one third in the challenge and I can say the Large Blade get's the most use up until now.
Both of us are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a SwissCard. When it does the Handyman has a package to open and I something to put on a shelf  :)

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