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The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.

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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3210 on: April 26, 2022, 03:38:35 AM


I made this for my former apprentice and friend. He is 32 years my junior, but we get along very well. He has talked me into going to a concert with him, and he is buying the tickets. This is how I am paying him back.

I asked him what he thought would make a near perfect MT for an electrician. I used his comments as a guide, but also included a couple of things that I knew would be useful. Personally, I would replace the serrated blade/flat head screwdriver with the driver from a Center Drive, but I neither had one nor wanted to buy one in order to rob the driver.

He thinks it looks great, but I don't think he suspects I am giving it to him  :D


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3211 on: April 26, 2022, 12:39:41 PM
Nice!  :like:


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3212 on: April 26, 2022, 02:17:37 PM
Very nice! I am sure he will love it when you give it to him :tu: :like: Nice gesture :cheers:

What concert you going to :pok: don't get into any trouble :D


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3213 on: April 26, 2022, 04:16:41 PM
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I made this for my former apprentice and friend. He is 32 years my junior, but we get along very well. He has talked me into going to a concert with him, and he is buying the tickets. This is how I am paying him back.

I asked him what he thought would make a near perfect MT for an electrician. I used his comments as a guide, but also included a couple of things that I knew would be useful. Personally, I would replace the serrated blade/flat head screwdriver with the driver from a Center Drive, but I neither had one nor wanted to buy one in order to rob the driver.

He thinks it looks great, but I don't think he suspects I am giving it to him  :D

Lucky guy. Hope both of you enjoy the Concert.


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3214 on: April 26, 2022, 07:03:06 PM
Thanks guys  :cheers:

What concert you going to :pok: don't get into any trouble :D

We are going to see Greta Van Fleet. My young friend is a big 70s classic rock fan (as am I), and Greta Van Fleet is a band that became know while he was in high school and is very much influenced by classic rock.

I have reminded him several times that my party days are well in the past. I'll have a beer every once in awhile, but that is as wild as I get. I'll have a tough enough time staying awake for the whole concert. 9 - 9:30 is when I typically go to bed.

The band will be in our area in October, so it will be some months before it happens.





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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3215 on: May 15, 2022, 09:43:00 PM
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I made this for my former apprentice and friend. He is 32 years my junior, but we get along very well. He has talked me into going to a concert with him, and he is buying the tickets. This is how I am paying him back.

I asked him what he thought would make a near perfect MT for an electrician. I used his comments as a guide, but also included a couple of things that I knew would be useful. Personally, I would replace the serrated blade/flat head screwdriver with the driver from a Center Drive, but I neither had one nor wanted to buy one in order to rob the driver.

He thinks it looks great, but I don't think he suspects I am giving it to him  :D

I made a few changes. I was able to buy a Center Drive cheap enough to strip for parts, so I took the bit driver and the prybar and put them in the Surge.






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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3216 on: May 16, 2022, 02:17:10 AM
That is a beautiful mod :dd: :drool: :like: :like:


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3217 on: May 16, 2022, 02:33:19 AM
Thanks buddy  :cheers:


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Reply #3218 on: May 16, 2022, 07:50:20 PM
That is not a hacked Leatherman, that is an entirely reinvented Leatherman Surge.  :salute:
"Every generation has the obligation to free men's minds for a look at new worlds, to look out from a higher plateau than the last generation." Ellison Onizuka


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3219 on: May 17, 2022, 05:55:14 AM
I made a few changes. I was able to buy a Center Drive cheap enough to strip for parts, so I took the bit driver and the prybar and put them in the Surge.

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Wow  :drool:   :like:  And you are still giving this away  :hatsoff:



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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3220 on: May 17, 2022, 10:48:36 AM
Thanks guys  :cheers:

I have to admit, there is a part of me that wants to keep it  >:D
But yes, I am going to give it to him today.


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Reply #3221 on: May 19, 2022, 12:55:01 PM
Thanks guys  :cheers:

I have to admit, there is a part of me that wants to keep it  >:D
But yes, I am going to give it to him today.

For the black blade and saw, did you acid etch the stainless ones or you bought the black version? The blacks are so consistent with the rest of the BO tools. Looks just like it came from the factory.  :tu:


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3222 on: May 19, 2022, 01:00:48 PM
I made a few changes. I was able to buy a Center Drive cheap enough to strip for parts, so I took the bit driver and the prybar and put them in the Surge.

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That is incredibly cool Adam, wow  :salute:
Great story too, you’re mate’s going to be blown away


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3223 on: May 19, 2022, 02:15:04 PM
For the black blade and saw, did you acid etch the stainless ones or you bought the black version? The blacks are so consistent with the rest of the BO tools. Looks just like it came from the factory.  :tu:

I used stainless steel blackener for the finish. The Surge was already BO, but much of the finish had worn off. So, I used the blackener on the handles, plier head, and all of the tools. That is why the finish looks fairly consistent.


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3224 on: May 19, 2022, 02:15:41 PM
That is incredibly cool Adam, wow  :salute:
Great story too, you’re mate’s going to be blown away

Thanks Echo  :cheers:
He does like it a lot  :tu:


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3225 on: May 19, 2022, 07:24:34 PM
I used stainless steel blackener for the finish. The Surge was already BO, but much of the finish had worn off. So, I used the blackener on the handles, plier head, and all of the tools. That is why the finish looks fairly consistent.

Thanks buddy. U did a great job there. I have to look into the stainless steel blackener stuff.  :cheers:


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3226 on: May 19, 2022, 11:36:15 PM
Thanks Sam  :cheers:


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3227 on: May 20, 2022, 01:33:56 PM


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3228 on: May 30, 2022, 10:24:30 AM
 :like: :like: :like:

I so like that Charge knife :drool:
Cheers!
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Location: Southern Germany, most of the time


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3229 on: May 30, 2022, 05:55:48 PM
Thanks DT :hatsoff: that is one of my daily companions :tu: It is always very useful and I do use it quite often :woohoo:


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3230 on: June 01, 2022, 04:08:07 PM
 :salute:



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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3231 on: June 01, 2022, 04:08:15 PM


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3232 on: June 01, 2022, 05:32:04 PM
Its been a while since I posted here. Might open a new thread in the Mod Squad for my recent Charge mods... I have been busy with Micarta and G10 scales lately.  :P

Frames are all cut from Wave handles. I got lucky with the pocket clip that I have on hand.















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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3233 on: June 01, 2022, 07:11:29 PM
Its been a while since I posted here. Might open a new thread in the Mod Squad for my recent Charge mods... I have been busy with Micarta and G10 scales lately.  :P

Frames are all cut from Wave handles. I got lucky with the pocket clip that I have on hand.

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I'd buy that immediately if they ever made one!


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3234 on: June 01, 2022, 07:13:14 PM
 :iagree: :gimme:
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3235 on: June 01, 2022, 07:13:22 PM
Awesome work as always, Sam :dd: :drool: :like: :like:


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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3236 on: June 02, 2022, 08:00:24 PM
Just another pic of one of my color swapped tools :cheers:




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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
Reply #3238 on: June 08, 2022, 07:34:35 PM
Now that is a deep carry pocket clip  :o :like:


 

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