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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6180 on: January 26, 2024, 10:35:30 PM
Found another Spyderco Ladybug gen1.  Destruction imminent.


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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6181 on: January 27, 2024, 12:39:00 AM
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Looking forward to this destruction.

I mean... "mod".
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6182 on: January 27, 2024, 04:58:20 AM
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Looking forward to this destruction.

I mean... "mod".
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This day and age "destruction" is an inappropriate term, we have to say "repurposing" (with or without lethal intent)  :whistle:
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6183 on: January 27, 2024, 07:58:24 AM
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6184 on: February 04, 2024, 06:03:32 AM
Haven’t done anything in a while and got a cheap Wenger Monarch off eBay a few days ago. Blade tip was jacked along with bottle opener was bent. So I dropped it layer getting rid of fish scaler entirely. Like the clip blades so I replaced jacked up blade and nail file. Also  removed dog leg can opener and put in new opening layer. The whole reason I wanted this SAK was for the old school scissors. Nobody messes with Wenger anymore, but I like them.
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6185 on: February 04, 2024, 07:08:19 AM
Nice!  Looks pretty good.  I like the old school Wengers.  I have a few laying around that could use some cleaning up. 
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6186 on: February 04, 2024, 07:15:45 PM
Haven’t done anything in a while and got a cheap Wenger Monarch off eBay a few days ago. Blade tip was jacked along with bottle opener was bent. So I dropped it layer getting rid of fish scaler entirely. Like the clip blades so I replaced jacked up blade and nail file. Also  removed dog leg can opener and put in new opening layer. The whole reason I wanted this SAK was for the old school scissors. Nobody messes with Wenger anymore, but I like them.  [ Quoting of attachment images from other messages is not allowed ]

Very nice, I'm a sucker for SAK in black.


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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6187 on: February 05, 2024, 04:17:06 PM
 :iagree: Looks great. 
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6188 on: February 05, 2024, 11:06:43 PM
Yeah that is a sweet looking mod Matthew. Do you know if those old Wenger scissors can go into a Vic 84mm frame like the later Wenger ones?


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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6189 on: February 06, 2024, 04:27:05 AM
Yeah that is a sweet looking mod Matthew. Do you know if those old Wenger scissors can go into a Vic 84mm frame like the later Wenger ones?

Yep, I think they would go in easy since they fit the same back spring. Big risk is really the spring on the scissors. Hard to find the old style springs. This one is in fantastic shape.
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6190 on: February 14, 2024, 08:07:23 PM
My first try at this, it's nothing spectacular but at least it turned out ok.

I want my SAK in Alox, as sleek as possible, with only the tools I need. I haven't used the openers in years. There are better drivers in every EDC tool that I carry, I also have a pry bar that can take my body weight, we have virtually outphased bottle caps, and tins come with opening tabs. So off with that whole layer. Knife, awl, scissors, saw - they all perform a task that the other tools don't. Nothing is redundant. It's remarkably light, and as a three layer item with saw, it is a whole millimetre thinner than the Pioneer X (which also has a near perfect tool set).

So it's a Farmer X without openers. What should I call it? Something agricultural. I'm thinking maybe the Peasant X. Or Serf X? Kulak X? Settler X? Homesteader X?

For my next attempt, I'm gonna need a set of quality bits for drilling into metal. As you might guess, I made a mess of the scale with the Vic Cross. I may sacrifice a Solo to fix it. I may also play around with the layers, maybe turn the saw around, there seems to be more clearance on the other side.

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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6191 on: February 14, 2024, 08:21:51 PM
The whole business was very simple, it just took a month because I ordered the parts from the UK, and the EU likes to punish the UK for leaving the club. With shipping, customs and taxes I could have just bought another Farmer, but where's the fun in that! So if you can point me to a dealer inside the EU, I may do more hack jobs like this.

At least you can tell it's slimmer than Pioneer X.

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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6192 on: February 14, 2024, 08:26:01 PM
My first try at this, it's nothing spectacular but at least it turned out ok.

I want my SAK in Alox, as sleek as possible, with only the tools I need. I haven't used the openers in years. There are better drivers in every EDC tool that I carry, I also have a pry bar that can take my body weight, we have virtually outphased bottle caps, and tins come with opening tabs. So off with that whole layer. Knife, awl, scissors, saw - they all perform a task that the other tools don't. Nothing is redundant. It's remarkably light, and as a three layer item with saw, it is a whole millimetre thinner than the Pioneer X (which also has a near perfect tool set).

So it's a Farmer X without openers. What should I call it? Something agricultural. I'm thinking maybe the Peasant X. Or Serf X? Kulak X? Settler X? Homesteader X?

For my next attempt, I'm gonna need a set of quality bits for drilling into metal. As you might guess, I made a mess of the scale with the Vic Cross. I may sacrifice a Solo to fix it. I may also play around with the layers, maybe turn the saw around, there seems to be more clearance on the other side.

Nice!  I like it, maybe call it the Rancher X


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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6193 on: February 14, 2024, 08:28:00 PM
Very nice!
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6194 on: February 14, 2024, 08:41:24 PM
Nice combination of tools and size. Now you should get another set of scales and re-assemble the openers into a nice single layer bladeless SAK.


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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6195 on: February 15, 2024, 06:04:39 AM
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6196 on: February 15, 2024, 04:42:18 PM
Nice mod BluntO.   
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Reply #6197 on: February 15, 2024, 05:47:35 PM
Thanks awl!
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Reply #6198 on: March 03, 2024, 04:20:18 PM
Decided to do another Wenger mod yesterday. Wanted to incorporate their brushed stainless steel scales with clip point blades. Heavy little compact SAK,.

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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6199 on: March 04, 2024, 01:05:49 AM
Very nice!  Did you do anything to refresh the scales or are they original?
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6200 on: March 05, 2024, 04:10:55 AM
They were original and royal pain in the butt to remove. Plan on warping some outer liners if you try it. Externally in fantastic shape so I did not have to do much else.
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6201 on: March 05, 2024, 08:42:42 PM
Decided to do another Wenger mod yesterday. Wanted to incorporate their brushed stainless steel scales with clip point blades. Heavy little compact SAK,.

Nice!  Really like those clip point blades!


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Reply #6202 on: March 06, 2024, 11:59:12 AM
I did small mods on my Pioneer X, i filed blade edge to inside can opener to act as hook like package opener also bit improved phillips part so it goes bit deeper.
I have also shortened bit my awl so now its bit stronger and sharper. It may not look shsrp but it is.


Mods are bit rough but both do their jobs and orginal purpose still stays.

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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6203 on: March 06, 2024, 02:23:33 PM
Nice!  Really like those clip point blades!
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Love the final result.

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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6204 on: March 11, 2024, 04:44:22 PM
I did small mods on my Pioneer X, i filed blade edge to inside can opener to act as hook like package opener also bit improved phillips part so it goes bit deeper.
I have also shortened bit my awl so now its bit stronger and sharper. It may not look shsrp but it is.


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Looks good Antti, I have done similar to one of my can openers, but more of a hook shape, pretty useful.


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Reply #6205 on: March 11, 2024, 04:49:06 PM
Looks good Antti, I have done similar to one of my can openers, but more of a hook shape, pretty useful.
I first thinked that hook type but decided to make straight blade since i noticed its more useful for me.

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Reply #6206 on: March 11, 2024, 04:52:03 PM
Lately I have been wanting to make mods that seem out of place and time. The fishing tool mod was one, wooden scales, bail, limited tools. On a similar thing I have had this one in my notebook for a while, but hadn’t quite figured out if it would be alox or not, or a 100mm.  This one is the “buzzsaw gardener”  :D  like a buzzsaw trapper only a Vic gardener. Thicker handle, no back tools, just saw and blade.  I wanted to go brass liner but got too impatient to wait for the material.
 
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Reply #6207 on: March 11, 2024, 05:12:27 PM
Lately I have been wanting to make mods that seem out of place and time. The fishing tool mod was one, wooden scales, bail, limited tools. On a similar thing I have had this one in my notebook for a while, but hadn’t quite figured out if it would be alox or not, or a 100mm.  This one is the “buzzsaw gardener”  :D  like a buzzsaw trapper only a Vic gardener. Thicker handle, no back tools, just saw and blade.  I wanted to go brass liner but got too impatient to wait for the material.
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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6208 on: March 12, 2024, 04:36:33 PM
After my last mod I successfully assembled some spare leftovers into a Spartan as I didn't have one already, went well.   However, as I intended I moved on to attempt a Yeoman mod.  Ive managed to assemble it, but the combo tool very slightly catches/rubs on the main blade, which is rather annoying.   Ive checked 2 other SAKs with Combo tool, 1 clears it, the other (a very old Compact with no file on the hook) rubs a very small amount.   Im wondering what the cause might be - my guess is poor peening during assembly.   Annoyingly the peening on the Spartan went really well but was more troublesome on the Yeoman.  Anyone able to confirm my suspicions?  (or offer alternative explanation)

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Re: Show off your Sak mod's!
Reply #6209 on: March 12, 2024, 08:40:22 PM
Are you certain the peening is tight enough on both tools? Sometimes the blade needs a few extra taps to move it fully over in my experience. Also using the older thicker blade makes the rubbing more likely.

That said, I once bought a waiter that has the two tools rubbing more than I like and it was stock from the factory. Never did figure a specific culprit.


 

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