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Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge 7114

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #450 on: February 20, 2019, 12:16:45 AM »
Great job GJ nothing worse then a frozen lock  :tu: :like:

It's not so bad with some basics on hand  :cheers:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #451 on: February 20, 2019, 12:17:30 AM »
Great stuff everyone, this is a fun challenge  :cheers:
:iagree: :like:

These challenges with less popular tools do seem to be a bit more fun.  :)

Day 19

Used the pliers and a Bic to warm up a key for a frozen lock  :tu:


Good work, Greg!  :like:

 :cheers:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #452 on: February 20, 2019, 01:38:34 AM »
Day 19:

Used the ToughTool to break into a very secure and valuable safe! :woohoo:

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CRKT Graphite is accompanying the ToughTool today. :)
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Is that toy bank actually metal?  :like:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #453 on: February 20, 2019, 02:21:41 AM »
Is that toy bank actually metal?  :like:
Thank you, Cody! :cheers:
Indeed it is. Made by the Arrow company when they were manufacturing in California.  :)
The three dials and code mechanism are also metal. A pretty cool antique/vintage coin bank. :)

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #454 on: February 20, 2019, 02:24:19 AM »

:like:  While I normally don't like larger folders (the exception being Folding Hunters); I've always had a thing for big folding rescue knives.  I mostly use this German-made Skedco Warfighter Extreme Medicine (Eickhorn PRT-IV); which opens really quick and a joy to use with gloves on. I just wish the regular PRTs were cheaper--these for a long time were $30 through many people dealing in military surplus (they were issued to combat medics in a rigging kit for MEDEVAC helicopters); while the standard PRT is $120. It also has a seatbelt cutter (cutting twine and opening clam pack, I've just about wore out the section of snap-off blade that forms the tool; and I don't know what type Eickhorn used; guessing OLFA) and a carbide glass breaker.


Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the spectrum of folder size, I chose the rare (as a USA model) USA Old Timer 106OT "Granddad's Old Timer" to supplement the TT; since the USA model never had scissors. Due to its rarity, I've used it as a shelf queen, not ever carried or used it. That had to change. So I cleaned it, sharpened it, and lubed it and started carrying it tonight.

Today's only use didn't come until just now, after taking today's photo. I used the scribe to peel an orange--it worked great!


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I'm with the G-Man on those scissors,  also noticed you forgot to mention the mini-champ and it seems something else is playing a little "peek-a-boo" down in the corner.


I've been carrying the MiniChamp since FolderBeholder sent it to me earlier this month in advance of March's Minichamp Madness; more or less the entire Tough Tool challenge. Used the two blades and scissors the most, along with the "cut and picker" blade for opening clam pack.  I use this keychain clip, which came off a Stadlbauer Nintendo Classics LCD game to secure it to the belt loop of my jeans while it's riding in the watch pocket.   I wish I knew what these things actually were so that I could find  a place I could buy those same clips in bulk so I could affix one to all my 58mm and 74mm SAKs, as well as 65mm Wengers. They work great for the job, and don't seem flimsy at all. Did misplace the tweezers today somehow. Thinking they are in the car.  Oh well, I've got tons of Classics I can borrow one from until I can buy a few (dozen; at the rate I lose them).

Today's Tough Tool use was the scraper trying to make the top half of the side barn door open better.



From left to right:

Tough Tool
Alexander reversible pocket screwdriver with valve core remover top.
Fisher military model Cap-O-Matic Space Pen.
Pal Blade Co (1940s) Stockman
Schrade USA 3OT (actually didn't even know I was carrying it until emptying out my pockets for this thread)
Spyderco Ladybug Salt Hawkbill
Victorino MiniChamp
Fossil (Belk) checkbook
NEC Terrain smartphone.
CV PocketWrench II
Black AAA Mini Maglite.


« Last Edit: February 20, 2019, 02:25:44 AM by cody6268 »
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #455 on: February 20, 2019, 03:08:42 AM »
Nice assortment of EDC gear, Cody!

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #456 on: February 20, 2019, 04:22:02 AM »
Day19

I used to be a lot of things, and someday will again.
But for now I'm just a lost jack of trades with neither mastery nor home. ~NoaIsumi
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #457 on: February 20, 2019, 06:09:31 AM »
Love the safe G-Man.  Cody, I too have been EDCing my FolderBeholder Mini-Champ. :tu:  I was planning on being in the March madness untill the MusicMen Center-Dive Cahllenge was anounced.  MM left us far to early for a much better place and I feel strongly about honoring his memory so I will be participating in that challenge instead.  Greg that was a "cool" trick on the lock.  I have commited that one to a top priority folder in the ol' memory bank. Thanks for hanging out Speedy.  You're a very welcome guest.

Now to DAY 19
Oil Field HangOut

"LOGIC!  My God, the man's talking about logic!  We're talking about Universal Armageddon!"
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #458 on: February 20, 2019, 07:31:40 AM »
Thanks, Douglas! :cheers:
Nice photo! :like:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #459 on: February 20, 2019, 07:37:52 AM »
Thanks G-Man.
The Tough Tool may be antiquated, but I think It may well be the most photogenic tool I own.  As much as I love my SwissTool, I have had more fun photographing the TT and the Rebar.

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #460 on: February 20, 2019, 07:58:53 AM »
 :cheers:

The TT is unique for sure and has a retro appeal. Indeed, it is very photogenic. We just don't see a lot of them on MT.o either.  :like:

Plus, we always have a bit more fun using something different/new, than we do with our old faithfuls. :drink:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #461 on: February 20, 2019, 08:30:16 AM »
What a beautiful thread. :like:
It feels like a trip back in time, when things were simpler.  :cheers:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #462 on: February 20, 2019, 12:36:34 PM »
Thanks Douglas  :cheers: :like:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #463 on: February 20, 2019, 12:58:01 PM »
Is that toy bank actually metal?  :like:
Thank you, Cody! :cheers:
Indeed it is. Made by the Arrow company when they were manufacturing in California.  :)
The three dials and code mechanism are also metal. A pretty cool antique/vintage coin bank. :)

That is a cool bank  :like:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #464 on: February 20, 2019, 12:58:55 PM »
Love the safe G-Man.  Cody, I too have been EDCing my FolderBeholder Mini-Champ. :tu:  I was planning on being in the March madness untill the MusicMen Center-Dive Cahllenge was anounced.  MM left us far to early for a much better place and I feel strongly about honoring his memory so I will be participating in that challenge instead.  Greg that was a "cool" trick on the lock.  I have commited that one to a top priority folder in the ol' memory bank. Thanks for hanging out Speedy.  You're a very welcome guest.

Now to DAY 19
Oil Field HangOut
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Love the pic Douglas  :cheers:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #465 on: February 20, 2019, 12:59:40 PM »
What a beautiful thread. :like:
It feels like a trip back in time, when things were simpler.  :cheers:

Thank you Sir  :cheers:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #467 on: February 20, 2019, 01:02:07 PM »

:like:  While I normally don't like larger folders (the exception being Folding Hunters); I've always had a thing for big folding rescue knives.  I mostly use this German-made Skedco Warfighter Extreme Medicine (Eickhorn PRT-IV); which opens really quick and a joy to use with gloves on. I just wish the regular PRTs were cheaper--these for a long time were $30 through many people dealing in military surplus (they were issued to combat medics in a rigging kit for MEDEVAC helicopters); while the standard PRT is $120. It also has a seatbelt cutter (cutting twine and opening clam pack, I've just about wore out the section of snap-off blade that forms the tool; and I don't know what type Eickhorn used; guessing OLFA) and a carbide glass breaker.


Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the spectrum of folder size, I chose the rare (as a USA model) USA Old Timer 106OT "Granddad's Old Timer" to supplement the TT; since the USA model never had scissors. Due to its rarity, I've used it as a shelf queen, not ever carried or used it. That had to change. So I cleaned it, sharpened it, and lubed it and started carrying it tonight.

Today's only use didn't come until just now, after taking today's photo. I used the scribe to peel an orange--it worked great!


(Image removed from quote.)


I'm with the G-Man on those scissors,  also noticed you forgot to mention the mini-champ and it seems something else is playing a little "peek-a-boo" down in the corner.


I've been carrying the MiniChamp since FolderBeholder sent it to me earlier this month in advance of March's Minichamp Madness; more or less the entire Tough Tool challenge. Used the two blades and scissors the most, along with the "cut and picker" blade for opening clam pack.  I use this keychain clip, which came off a Stadlbauer Nintendo Classics LCD game to secure it to the belt loop of my jeans while it's riding in the watch pocket.   I wish I knew what these things actually were so that I could find  a place I could buy those same clips in bulk so I could affix one to all my 58mm and 74mm SAKs, as well as 65mm Wengers. They work great for the job, and don't seem flimsy at all. Did misplace the tweezers today somehow. Thinking they are in the car.  Oh well, I've got tons of Classics I can borrow one from until I can buy a few (dozen; at the rate I lose them).

Today's Tough Tool use was the scraper trying to make the top half of the side barn door open better.

(Image removed from quote.)

From left to right:

Tough Tool
Alexander reversible pocket screwdriver with valve core remover top.
Fisher military model Cap-O-Matic Space Pen.
Pal Blade Co (1940s) Stockman
Schrade USA 3OT (actually didn't even know I was carrying it until emptying out my pockets for this thread)
Spyderco Ladybug Salt Hawkbill
Victorino MiniChamp
Fossil (Belk) checkbook
NEC Terrain smartphone.
CV PocketWrench II
Black AAA Mini Maglite.

Nice set up Cody  :cheers:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #468 on: February 20, 2019, 10:31:04 PM »
Day 20

No uses today, but the TT still came along  :cheers:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #469 on: February 20, 2019, 10:39:31 PM »
The more I see the TT the more I like it :tu: :like:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #470 on: February 20, 2019, 10:40:22 PM »
Excellent challenge everyone  :cheers: :like:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #471 on: February 20, 2019, 10:42:30 PM »
 :cheers: Ws
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #472 on: February 20, 2019, 10:43:16 PM »
 :hatsoff:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #473 on: February 20, 2019, 10:45:07 PM »



I've been carrying the MiniChamp since FolderBeholder sent it to me earlier this month in advance of March's Minichamp Madness; more or less the entire Tough Tool challenge. Used the two blades and scissors the most, along with the "cut and picker" blade for opening clam pack.  I use this keychain clip, which came off a Stadlbauer Nintendo Classics LCD game to secure it to the belt loop of my jeans while it's riding in the watch pocket.  I wish I knew what these things actually were so that I could find  a place I could buy those same clips in bulk so I could affix one to all my 58mm and 74mm SAKs, as well as 65mm Wengers. They work great for the job, and don't seem flimsy at all. Did misplace the tweezers today somehow. Thinking they are in the car.  Oh well, I've got tons of Classics I can borrow one from until I can buy a few (dozen; at the rate I lose them).



Cody, they are called Lobster clips or clasps

https://www.amazon.com/ReNext-Lobster-Clasps-Trigger-Findings-x/dp/B00BOLG4W2
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #474 on: February 21, 2019, 01:05:55 AM »
Day20
Decided to give some of the tools a quick touch-up wits some needle files

(I give the can opener 50/50 of working now)

I used to be a lot of things, and someday will again.
But for now I'm just a lost jack of trades with neither mastery nor home. ~NoaIsumi
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #475 on: February 21, 2019, 02:36:20 AM »
I didn't use a tool on it today. Freezing rain and high winds didn't help.

Along with a new addition to my Matchbox collection, the NASA SEV/Chariot; a "lunar rover" design for a planned 2020 mission to the moon.

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #476 on: February 21, 2019, 03:04:01 AM »
Day 20:

I used the TT a lot today, but I would be in hot water if I got caught taking photos of everything.  :rofl:

So a quick snap of opening the Johnson paste wax again. I use this stuff a LOT.  :)


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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #477 on: February 21, 2019, 04:36:33 AM »
Looks like G-Man and Noa's TT are the only ones to see any action today.  Mine just kind'a hung out around the office today.
Day 20

Only 10 days left?????

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #478 on: February 21, 2019, 04:51:59 AM »
Great pics today guys :tu: this is a great challenge and seems to be going by very well :like:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #479 on: February 21, 2019, 04:56:24 AM »
Thanks Poncho.
It realy has been a great challenge.  It has shown me that just because it looks odd  and outdated dose not mean it's not an effective tool
If not for G-Man and following through on my word to him, I would never have given this tool a second glance.
 :hatsoff: G-Man.

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Dr.  McCoy

 

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