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'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales 748

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'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« on: August 16, 2019, 11:41:19 AM »

Victorinox 91mm mod "Mountain Yeoman" with Transparent GID scale

Backside Phillips vs Inline Phillips?
Combo Tool vs Can/Bottle Openers?


These are some of the most heated debates amongst SAK users. 



As some of you might know, Victorinox 91mm Mountaineer has been one of my most favorite SAKs for many years.  Yeoman and Explorer are close seconds, which both featured the well-loved inline phillips.  After the Mountain Tinker mod, I can't help but to wonder what if I add a metal file from the Mountaineer to the Yeoman?  And that's where this mod originated.


Executive Summary: Replacing the small blade and hook of the 91mm Explorer with a Combo tool and hook from a 91mm Compact respectively, while adding a layer of 91mm Mountaineer's metal file to the Explorer's chassis.  For the scale, strip off the original paint from the 91mm Silvertech scales, then filled in with GID expoxy.(please see other thread for details)



Three tenors donars(all 91mm, from the left, Explorer, Mountaineer, Compact) :D


Following Jaya advise, I tried submerging the SAK in 65C hot water for 3 min to descale, and it turns out really well.


For the Explorer, I would recommend leaving the magnifying lens out of the hot water when de-scaling the SAK.  I don't know that plastic property of that mag glass housing, and for sure don't want to mess with it.



If you are using hand drill, or even drill press, "center punching" the rivets are of upmost importance.  Any run out will potentially damage your bushings, and if you are only doing one mod, those 6 bushings are the only chances you got.





Wearing eye protection around power tools, mods can wait, eyesight can't.





Most majority of time, I could thin out the rivets almost perfectly, with the combination of drill press and dremel...





But I would be lying to you if I can drill out every rivets perfectly everytime, for those times that I don't, careful dremeling will rescue the day. :facepalm:






The beauty of using a jig is you could safely capture the bushing at the bottom, while hammering the pin out layer by layer.





As you drill/dremel to thin out the rivets inside the bushings, it will eventually get so thin that you could 'wiggle' the bushing out of the pins with a pair of cutter.  After that, It is important to file/chamffer the pin before punching/pulling them out thru the layers.  Without doing so, you probably could still hammering those pins out, but the layers could be warpped with pin holes enlarged. :o





I always recommend to take photo before and after punching out the pins, while dissembling the SAK layer by layer.





Polishing the backspring and every single parts for the mods, it is all the attention to details that counts.




Layering out different SAK and be sure to make records of them dissembled:



91mm Victorinox Explorer Dissembled



91mm Victorinox Compact Dissembled



91mm Victorinox Mountaineer Dissembled





If you do own those SAKs that are similar to what you are making, like Yeoman and Explorer, now is probably a good time to pull them out for reference when setting out.




Setting out your final configuration is important, especially if you are combining different layers from different chassis.  This does help visualize what may went wrong.  For example, in this mod, where to put the metal file layer vs magnifier layer and what liner to use are important to protect the lens.




I love this hook tool I got, it helps to pull the spring back when I try to fit the tool onto the chassis :tu:






The order of the liner and tools are important, in my case here, this liner is instrumental for protecting the Mag glass getting scratched from the metal file



The rest of the procedure is pretty standard after assembling the SAK, put on different bushing(remember, the center ones are the smaller ones), measure/snap/grind/file the pin flat to around 0.5-0.7mm excess of the bushing, then start hammering.





Alternating very frequently and hammering squre on the pins, you should be able to get a flush finnishing rivet, just even with the top of the bushing.


For this mod, I took time to make a set of transparent glow-in-the-dark 91mm scale from the Silvertech scales.  Since there are a fair amount of details involved with that process, I gonna start another thread in Mod squard for discussion purpose.  Following are a few snapshots of the process:




Transparent 91mm scale overlaying on our Mountain Yeoman, aftering stripping clean of paint.



After the epoxy resin dried, I dremeled out two divots for hosting the backsping tool pin rivets



Completed!  I was a little worried at the beginning that it's gonna look like funny during the day time, but turns out it is a pleasant light jade green. :whistle:





These GID scales really stands out at night, exactly how it looked when you charged it up with semi-dark adjusted eyes. :D


Thank you for reading!  And hoped you'd enjoy it! :hatsoff:
« Last Edit: August 16, 2019, 12:30:16 PM by comis »

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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2019, 12:08:31 PM »
Awesome description, comis.
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2019, 12:35:13 PM »
Nice work and writeup! Those gitd scales!

[It's not failure if you learn something from it]

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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2019, 02:10:41 PM »
Outstanding job Comis!! :tu:

Barry
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2019, 02:35:24 PM »
Awesome mod neatly done Comis  :2tu:

* emoji for illustration purposes only

I need to get hold of some Silvertech scales  :ahhh

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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2019, 03:02:49 PM »
Sos24, kottskrapa, Barry and McStitchy, thank you for the support! :cheers:

Matt, if you gonna try the silvertech mod, please do stay tuned for the next write-up for making the GITD scales. :D
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2019, 03:11:06 PM »
Awesome  :like:

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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 05:05:16 PM »
Fantastic walk-through and pictures!  :salute:

Try not to be the person who blunders around and causes everyone else to get out the way.  Everyone else thinks you're a utter...
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2019, 05:06:58 PM »
BTW this definitely needs to be added to the list of "how too" guides.

Try not to be the person who blunders around and causes everyone else to get out the way.  Everyone else thinks you're a utter...
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2019, 05:21:43 PM »
That sir, is one very nice and useful mod knife!  :like:
That GID is the cat’s meow. I don’t think I have seen a nicer or purer glow!  :cheers:
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2019, 06:02:01 PM »
Awesome  :like:

 :cheers:




BTW this definitely needs to be added to the list of "how too" guides.
Such kind thing to say!  Thank you!




That sir, is one very nice and useful mod knife!  :like:
That GID is the cat’s meow. I don’t think I have seen a nicer or purer glow!  :cheers:
If you like the glow mod, please do stay tuned.  I'm in process writing up about the details of the scale mod. :D


I remembered being impressed by the GITD powder when I was making GITD mod for my flashlight a decade ago, yet glow powder nowadays are even better than what I used back then. 


I literally could turn off the lights in room, and the scale would give off a soft glow without charging by a flashlight. :o
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2019, 07:15:26 PM »
Sos24, kottskrapa, Barry and McStitchy, thank you for the support! :cheers:

Matt, if you gonna try the silvertech mod, please do stay tuned for the next write-up for making the GITD scales. :D

 :salute:

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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2019, 11:08:59 PM »
Comis,
Your tutorials are exquisitely done!  Great photos, layout and explanations.  Thanks for sharing! :like:
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2019, 11:49:58 PM »
 :iagree:

Barry
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2019, 02:59:29 AM »
That GID photo with you holding it needs to be in the Calendar thread and voted on.
I don’t know how to do it so maybe someone who know could do it?? or someone can tell me how to do it. Thanks

Figured it out...thanks
« Last Edit: August 17, 2019, 03:06:54 AM by Rapidray »
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2019, 06:21:23 AM »
Comis,
Your tutorials are exquisitely done!  Great photos, layout and explanations.  Thanks for sharing! :like:
:iagree:

Thank you!  Just sharing what little I know, if I can do it, so can everyone. :pok: :D




That GID photo with you holding it needs to be in the Calendar thread and voted on.
I don’t know how to do it so maybe someone who know could do it?? or someone can tell me how to do it. Thanks

Figured it out...thanks
Thank you for the nomination! :hatsoff:   I was trying to take some night photo with the GID scales, and it was glowing inside my hand and there I thought, 'doesn't that look straight out of LOTR?'
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2019, 10:20:32 AM »
Absolutely wonderful! :drool: :ahhh :cheers:
Fantastic work, photos and write-up. Thanks so much! :like:
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2019, 10:21:22 AM »
That GID photo with you holding it needs to be in the Calendar thread and voted on.

That's the first thing that I thought of when I saw that beautiful picture. :dd:
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2019, 11:38:57 AM »
Absolutely wonderful! :drool: :ahhh :cheers:
Fantastic work, photos and write-up. Thanks so much! :like:
That's the first thing that I thought of when I saw that beautiful picture. :dd:

Thank you for support!  :hatsoff: :cheers:
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2019, 09:27:23 PM »
Fantastic mod, great write up and beautiful scales!  :like:

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf

'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2019, 10:35:00 PM »
Mags, I miss you!  Where have you been?

Barry
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2019, 01:57:57 AM »
Outstanding thread Comis - Thank you for taking the time.
- Great pictures
- Very clear, detailed and useful guide and comments
- Even before you get to the brilliant transparent scales

And now my dumb question - Please tell me what GID is?   :think:

BTW this definitely needs to be added to the list of "how too" guides.

Agreed - It's there (in your thread!!)   :pok:  : ;)
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,43303.msg695993.html#msg695993
« Last Edit: August 18, 2019, 02:08:05 AM by Huntsman »
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2019, 06:17:42 AM »
Fantastic mod, great write up and beautiful scales!  :like:
Thanks, Mag! :cheers:   Hope the youngster are doing well in your training program!  Like Barry, we all miss you!
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2019, 06:19:49 AM »
Outstanding thread Comis - Thank you for taking the time.
- Great pictures
- Very clear, detailed and useful guide and comments
- Even before you get to the brilliant transparent scales

And now my dumb question - Please tell me what GID is?   :think:

Agreed - It's there (in your thread!!)   :pok:  : ;)
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,43303.msg695993.html#msg695993

Thank you for the inclusion, it's a real pleasure! :cheers: :hatsoff:


GID stands for Glow-in-dark, some prefer to use GITD (glow-in-the-dark), I used it interchangeably in this thread, so folks could have an easier time to find the thread. :D
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2019, 01:08:18 PM »
Thanks, Mag! :cheers:   Hope the youngster are doing well in your training program!  Like Barry, we all miss you!
Cheers fella's  :cheers: Life is happening big time I'm afraid, so I don't have as much time to devote to the forum - you are all constantly in my thoughts though and I miss you too  :salute:

Hopefully things will settle soon.

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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2019, 02:21:05 PM »
Sweet mod, comis!  And a great write-up!  That was a fantastic post.  You sure do some nice work!
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2019, 04:50:56 PM »
Great mod comis, very professional work and excellent write-up.   :like:
Did you post the way you removed the Silvertech coating?  :dunno:
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2019, 05:53:07 PM »
Cheers fella's  :cheers: Life is happening big time I'm afraid, so I don't have as much time to devote to the forum - you are all constantly in my thoughts though and I miss you too  :salute:

Hopefully things will settle soon.


 :cheers:
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Re: 'Mountain Yeoman' 91mm mod & Transparent GID scales
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2019, 05:54:29 PM »
Sweet mod, comis!  And a great write-up!  That was a fantastic post.  You sure do some nice work!

Thank you for the kind words! :hatsoff: :D

 

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