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Edged Tools / Re: 30D Traditional challenge
« Last post by Ronald Schröder on Today at 07:14:25 PM »
Over 1 kg? Does that mean the RR Camper is a nail breaker?
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The Mod Squad / Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
« Last post by Bob Wolfson on Today at 07:01:36 PM »

I have been using a similar solution (but made of wood) to hold the pins in place when putting mods together. I can't answer if that is Bobs use for it but I imagine something along those lines. Made of metal it would allow for peening of the first side while holding it together.

Yes, that's it exactly.  I cut pins overly long and insert them in the 4 holes for whichever I'm assembling, either a 58 or 74.  That holds them vertical and stable while I build the layers. The holes are actually very slightly oversize so the pins bind less when removing the assembled knife.  I don't actually use them for peening because there's too much chance of causing that very binding.  I just remove the assembled knife, grind down excess pin on both sides, and then bang away on the flat part of the plate (a barbell weight).

I also use the plate holes as a template for drilling holes in metal scales or liners.  It's actually the first thing I do, even before shaping them.  I cut the work shape roughly and mark where the holes are going to be.  I then drill the hole 1 by eye.  I pin the work to the plate at hole 1, and rotate it out of the way of hole 2 diagonally opposite, while I align hole 2 exactly with the bit in the press.  I then rotate the work back into place by eye and drill through it, knowing the bit is dropping into hole 2 in the plate.  Now I have two holes in the work exactly where they belong relative to each other, though they may not be exactly at the locations I originally marked.  I can then align hole 3 in the plate with the bit in the press, rotate the work into place, pin it through holes 2 and 1, and drill 3.  Etc. for #4. 

Once I have 4 perfectly aligned holes in all my work pieces I pin them all together with an original side liner as a guide and start grinding away at the edges of the work pieces until they're flush with the liner.  When I'm done, I have a mated set of pieces for polishing and assembly.

I'm maintaining a sort of blog of my results https://sites.google.com/...wiss-army-knife-mods/home.  No ads, for your enjoyment.


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Swiss Army Knights Forum / Re: Triple X club
« Last post by Ronald Schröder on Today at 06:57:06 PM »
Thank you! At first, I was gonna edit out the PTC, but I don´t want to hurt your feelings.  :D
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Edged Tools / Re: 30D Traditional challenge
« Last post by Noa Isumi on Today at 06:56:12 PM »
Day3
As promised here's a study in opening and closing. I imagine the best way to measure these knives would be to clamp both knife and blade then pull open using a spring scale. Since I don't have that kind of a setup available at the moment I will be simply pushing the knife shut from 90 degrees on a kitchen scale. This should produce similar results as the back spring applies equal force in either opening or closing. For consistency I will be aiming for the center dot on the scale, holding the blade roughly at where a nail Notch would be (some of them don't have it) and the reading is the highest that I catch by eye. This should be the hump point of the knife where it's most likely to either slip or snap your thumbnail.

Rough Rider pliers 460g
Queen Cutlery Big Chief 930g
Rough Rider camper 1024g
SOG mini Auto clip 144
 IK co 1040g
unknown Pakistan 370g
Victorinox Trekker 280g

I've also included a close up of the nail notch on the screwdrivers of both the RoughRider camper and the Victorinox Trekker. As you can see the Trekker notch is cut a little bit deeper and at a sharp 90-degree on the inside edge. The RoughRider is a little shallower and you see the vertical scallops. The RR's top edge instead of being 90° like the Victorinox is polished slightly round making it harder to grip. If you press your thumb across both nail notches the fleshy part of your thumb will actually catch on the Victorinox but not on the Rough Rider indicating that high polish and the slickness inside the nail nick.


Edit:
Correction I just caliper the thickness of the nail nick on the Roughrider camper screwdriver and the Vic and they're both read the same. So I guess it's just the polish that makes the Rough Riders slicker
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Swiss Army Knights Forum / Re: Triple X club
« Last post by gene stoner on Today at 06:55:37 PM »
Thanks Ronald!
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Leatherman Tools / Re: PST, PST II Owners Club
« Last post by 5hif7y on Today at 06:49:01 PM »
Don't forget to get a  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh !!!MINI!!! :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

 :D

Definitely an OG Supertool and a SideClip and perhaps the Flair :think: A Crunch is always a welcomed addition :like: :like: and etc. etc. etc. :rofl:

LOL the list is never ending. I have the Crunch already at least  :tu:
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Leatherman Tools / Re: The Lone Wanderer's 30 Day Super Challenge
« Last post by SteveC on Today at 06:46:55 PM »
Day 13, on top of the world with this tool.


Nice !     :like: :tu:
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Swiss Army Knights Forum / Re: Triple X club
« Last post by Ronald Schröder on Today at 06:46:05 PM »
FIFY  :D
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Leatherman Tools / Re: Texas Tool Crafter
« Last post by Sam Lim on Today at 06:46:00 PM »
How gross of Texas tool crafters! Imagine if you'd have even paid full price, what a travesty... AND it took like 6 weeks or something to ship too right? smh... I'm sorry for ya man  :'(

Yeah. Gross is the one word to describe the finishing..
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The Shutter Shop / Re: The Rockin' Multi-tool picture thread
« Last post by SteveC on Today at 06:44:20 PM »
Thanks buddy !    :cheers:
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