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The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge) 21392

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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1290 on: October 30, 2018, 10:46:30 PM »
Day 30. Continued.......


Firstly thanks to Styx for organising this challenge and thanks to all the other participants for their excellent posts and pictures.


When I first got my Spirit, my first thoughts were "it's much too shiny to be a serious multitool"

So, when Styx dreamt up this challenge I thought it was a good opportunity to put it to the test.

And test it I did, undoing tough screws, prying, filing steel shafts, even cutting steel shims with the scissors to no ill effect!

I love the pliers with their slightly stubby tips and the fine serrations on the grips, the cutters work great too.

Overall it packs so much into a relatively small form factor and I like how all the tools open from the outside.

The separate bit kit and wrench is brilliant, and as I've said before i prefer it to the Leatherman bit driver.

I can't really think of anything negative to say about it, apart from maybe the size of the scissors!

I've really put it to the test over the last 30 days, it's still smooth to operate, all the tools work as they should and it still looks great, and..........
      ...... It's still shiny  :o
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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1291 on: October 30, 2018, 11:06:27 PM »
day 30 - oddly little to do so fixed this Zippo



I wanted this challenge because the Spirit has been a part of my edc in some shape or form since the day I got my paws on it. One of the more interesting things about it is how it shows me what I need in my EDC and what is overkill. For instance I need a smaller, more precise blade like an electrician blade. I could use some scissors. Having an awl and a saw while a must in the past are not often used in my current job. So I'll be looking at an Alox Minichamp
However the Spirit still is a very capable tool that might be a bit too much for pocket carry in the office but as that EDC bag tool that gets pulled out when things get serious it fits the bill perfectly

Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1292 on: October 31, 2018, 12:26:56 AM »
This has been a excellent challenge everyone  :cheers:

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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1293 on: October 31, 2018, 01:06:01 AM »
 :iagree:  Nice summary Phil!  I've learned a new respect for this tool, and I really think it's going to be my hiking/camping edc.  It compares favorably, in my opinion, with the Craftsman which seems to come pretty close toolwise. I think the Spirit  will pocket carry better though!
Day 30.

The Haunting of the Turnip .......

It's been a fun challenge thank you Styx and it's been good to rely upon the Spirit. I don't need one as EDC but that doesn't mean it hasn't been good carrying one as a choice. And I think it is a much more polished (literally) tool than my LM Wave. With the Plus tools and a corkscrew (with mini screwdriver) it has everything I need.

Barry
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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1294 on: October 31, 2018, 01:30:20 AM »
 SO for
DAY 30
It's chicken parmesan with a fresh Home Grown and Home Made MARIARA prepaired by my WONDERFULLY talanted WIFE DANNI.


As for a conclusion to this GREAT CHALLENGE...


THANKS FOR A GREAT CHALLENGE styx!
« Last Edit: October 31, 2018, 01:31:38 AM by Douglas »

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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1295 on: October 31, 2018, 04:25:47 AM »
Excellent Challenge  :hatsoff:
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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1296 on: October 31, 2018, 07:34:07 AM »
Day 30!

Had the day off from work but spent it taking care of my 5 month old. I did find one use for it today, putting together another one of his toys.
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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1297 on: October 31, 2018, 10:55:53 AM »
I have done this challenge before and followed this one silently by the sidelines. Wonderful pictures and reviews guys! Thanks for a nice month

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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1298 on: October 31, 2018, 12:06:12 PM »
Make up day for me.  Put the Philips screwdriver to good use tightening a loose hinge screw. 

Barry
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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1299 on: October 31, 2018, 12:54:05 PM »
This has been a excellent challenge  :cheers: :like:

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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1300 on: October 31, 2018, 06:12:54 PM »
Great finish you all  :tu:
I'm not there yet though...  :pok:

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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1301 on: October 31, 2018, 06:32:32 PM »
Day 29
Today the Spirits pliers and blade helped me with the following.

I've got a new set of Leatherman Bits and some of them kept falling out. This seems to be a known problem  ::)
So I came up with the following idea that appears to work fine for me.

1. Remove the bit if it didn't fall out yet
2. Heat up a needle and push it through the holder into the bit compartment (just to the middle, not fully through). The molten plastic will create a bump on both sides of the hole.
3. Remove the needle and the bump on the outer side.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2018, 06:58:07 PM by MTMatt »

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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1302 on: October 31, 2018, 06:42:14 PM »
Good tip Matt :tu: :like:

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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1303 on: October 31, 2018, 06:58:33 PM »

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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1304 on: October 31, 2018, 10:56:38 PM »
now sadly our mods will have a lot of work. and i managed to miss day 31 and the pumkin

Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1305 on: November 01, 2018, 01:07:40 AM »
Halloween
DAY 31...

This was no TRICK or TREAT!! :doh:  :dunno: :poh: :bnghd: :facepalm: :surrender:

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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1306 on: November 01, 2018, 01:24:48 AM »
Day 31:

Bonus day, jack-o-lantern!

If the trees blew down the wind and no one was around, would the alphabet song really go backwards?
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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1307 on: November 01, 2018, 07:44:14 AM »
now sadly our mods will have a lot of work. and i managed to miss day 31 and the pumkin

That's ok because it's a 30 day challenge  :salute:
Not that we don't like your pictures though... (double negative sentence alarm)  :pok:

I did miss the Jack-O-Lantern too because when I came home yesterday the kids had it done already... they couldn't wait  :dunno:
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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1308 on: November 01, 2018, 07:45:20 AM »

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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1309 on: November 01, 2018, 09:25:35 AM »

Cheers!
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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1310 on: November 01, 2018, 03:17:33 PM »
Been following this thread since the beginning, great work everybody ........ :2tu: :2tu:

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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1311 on: November 01, 2018, 06:23:48 PM »
I'm really proud of what we've managed to do with this challenge

Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1312 on: November 01, 2018, 08:45:13 PM »
Day 30
Final day for me too now  :salute:
Thanks styx, this was a very enjoyable challenge.
I did come directly from the Wave challenge, just had to wait 2 more days until my Spirit X got delivered, and I was super excited to test it thoroughly of course  :ahhh

So how did it work out for me? Excellent  :2tu:
I don't want to rephrase what others mentioned already, like DT's summary for example.

The scissors are a bit of a let down for me though.
For my uses they sometimes don't open wide enough. And if you cut some sticky tape etc. you want to clean them easily which is a bit of a hassle if you cannot open them fully.

BUT, they do cut precise and well.

Anyhow, the Spirit X plus will stay in my EDC for quite a while I guess  :hatsoff:


...oh, and here are the pictures from today.
Peeled a kiwi, checked a dodgy looking power socket and removed tags and lose threads from my new jacket  :salute:

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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1313 on: November 01, 2018, 09:05:38 PM »
I've informed the Mods and Admins about the survivers of this Spiritual challenge.

I'm sure the batches will fly in shortly for those who are missing them still  :drink:
« Last Edit: November 01, 2018, 09:07:50 PM by MTMatt »

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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1314 on: November 01, 2018, 09:08:15 PM »
Great final day Matt........ :like:
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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1315 on: November 01, 2018, 09:12:50 PM »
 :iagree:nice one Matt :like: :tu:

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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1316 on: November 01, 2018, 09:29:25 PM »
Cheers Jay and Wim  :cheers:

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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1317 on: November 01, 2018, 09:44:27 PM »
there is one negative of using the Spirit exclusively for this long - no clue what to EDC tomorrow

Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1318 on: November 01, 2018, 10:04:47 PM »
there is one negative of using the Spirit exclusively for this long - no clue what to EDC tomorrow

What about a shiny flashlight?

                ...aaaaand a Spirit  :D

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Re: The haunting of the Spirit (October 30 day Spirit Challenge)
« Reply #1319 on: November 01, 2018, 10:29:02 PM »
there is one negative of using the Spirit exclusively for this long - no clue what to EDC tomorrow

What about a shiny flashlight?

                ...aaaaand a Spirit  :D

A good idea ... but I've got Cellidor withdrawal symptoms !  :facepalm:

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