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My Charge knife, a work in progress

us Offline Poncho65

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My Charge knife, a work in progress
on: November 11, 2018, 04:13:15 AM
I have been wanting to make either a Wave or Charge knife for some time now and have been trying to get a cheap Wave or Charge on the bay of E (much harder than one would think :facepalm: :D ) I finally snagged a Charge Al that was in a little rough shape but functionally still good :tu: I started with disassembly and cleaning :ahhh



After a good cleaning of the parts it was time to assemble the knife :tu: I wanted to use the scissors, flat driver and small bit driver on the plier pivot end but ended up breaking the scissors at the pivot whilst trying to enlarge the hole :facepalm: So if anyone wants to donate some more scissors I would try again :D I decided for now to put it back together and drill the others at a later date ::) ;) I am still very happy with what I have but if I did have tools in the other end I would have near the perfect companion for almost any MT :dd: I did however make use of the extra space that the tools coming from the other end would have taken by adding a longer LM bit :like: It makes a very nice screwdriver like this :tu: and with the added clip and a newly sharpened blade I am very happy with my progress thus far :salute:



Oh and to accompany the longer reach bit I did have to break the little tab off as well :tu:



Thanks for reading :D also any input on drilling that might make this easier is appreciated :salute: I may use a Dremel with diamond bit this time, last time I was just using a regular drill and I think it caught on the scissors and broke them :oops:
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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 04:56:08 AM
Nice!   :tu:

No 90 or 120 degree lock on the bit driver for extra torque?   :pok:


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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #2 on: November 11, 2018, 04:59:56 AM
I have thought about that in the past :think: but I wasn't thinking about it in this instance :whistle: I may take it back apart and do this :cheers: Or is it just as easy to do when it is still in the handle :think:

Oh and thanks :salute: :D


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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 05:06:33 AM
It isn't, take it out.   :cheers:


us Offline Poncho65

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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 05:15:02 AM
It isn't, take it out.   :cheers:

Will do :salute: Probably be a day next week or next weekend :tu: that is if I remember to do it ::) :facepalm: :D


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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #5 on: November 11, 2018, 10:46:30 AM
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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #6 on: November 11, 2018, 10:49:45 AM
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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #7 on: November 11, 2018, 11:27:23 AM
Niceeeeeeeee

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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #8 on: November 11, 2018, 01:44:38 PM
Nice!  :like:
How did Leatherman miss this? ::)


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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #9 on: November 11, 2018, 01:48:47 PM
I love that, Poncho!   :like:


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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #11 on: November 11, 2018, 03:37:14 PM
Thanks guys :hatsoff:

Nice!  :like:
How did Leatherman miss this? ::)

I think they would rather keep the half tools more basic to not eat into their MT sales  ::) :D

I am rather happy with it but if I could have gotten the tools from the other handle in it, that would have been totally awesome :dd:  :D


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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #13 on: November 11, 2018, 04:41:54 PM
I am using this diamond coated stuff to enlarge pivot holes. Works very well. I did that on the recent Supertool blade. Gave up on drilling as I dun have a proper set up for that. But will the scissors work without the lock?  :think:
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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #14 on: November 11, 2018, 06:10:40 PM
Looks like it was made by Leatherman
Good work Poncho very nice  :tu: :like:
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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #15 on: November 11, 2018, 07:04:52 PM
I will give those diamond bits a look as well :tu: As for the scissors I think they will work  :think: but only one way to find out :D


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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #16 on: November 11, 2018, 07:06:07 PM
Looks like it was made by Leatherman
Good work Poncho very nice  :tu: :like:

Thanks Ws  :hatsoff: it was a fun project that wasn't hard at all :cheers: if not for being so dirty and grungy it wouldn't have taken long at all :tu:


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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #17 on: November 11, 2018, 07:19:27 PM
Are you going to do the same with the other handle  :think: :tu:
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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #18 on: November 11, 2018, 07:46:51 PM
Are you going to do the same with the other handle  :think: :tu:

I can make one with the other handle, yes :tu: I hadn't really planned on it though :think: all the parts I wanted were already in the one handle minus the scissors :cheers: I may just put one together just to what I can do with it :tu:


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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #19 on: November 11, 2018, 08:01:02 PM
Are you going to do the same with the other handle  :think: :tu:

I can make one with the other handle, yes :tu: I hadn't really planned on it though :think: all the parts I wanted were already in the one handle minus the scissors :cheers: I may just put one together just to what I can do with it :tu:
Make one with different tools  :tu:
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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #20 on: November 16, 2018, 03:38:30 PM
Little bit of an update :cheers: I borrowed some scissors from one of my Rebars :whistle: and took the can opener out of the Charge knife and placed the scissors there :tu: I would have rather had them on the other end because now I had to swap the bit driver over to the other side (scissor tab is in the way of it going into the handle if it isn't on the side it is on :facepalm: ) and also the scissor tab is a bit in the way of the long bit in the bit driver :ahhh I also will have to file a spot in the bit driver to allow it to close properly because of the lock inside the handle being in the way but I do have scissors in it now and am very pleased with this :like:



The bit driver sitting a bit proud but still not in the way of functioning :salute: just an OCD thing though :facepalm: :D



Starting to work on the clearance notch :cheers:



Really comfy scissors  :dd:



And a nice locking screwdriver :like:



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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #21 on: November 16, 2018, 03:41:11 PM
Makes for a very nice combo with something like this ST300  :tu:



Also matches well here :dd:



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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #22 on: November 16, 2018, 04:02:49 PM
Good job Poncho  :like: :tu:
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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #23 on: November 16, 2018, 04:33:08 PM
Good job Poncho  :like: :tu:

Thanks Ws :hatsoff: it has been one of the more fun projects of this nature that I have done :tu:


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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #24 on: November 16, 2018, 04:44:55 PM
Looking sweet! :like:
Can you put tools in the pliers side?  :think:


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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #25 on: November 16, 2018, 04:49:10 PM
Looking sweet! :like:
Can you put tools in the pliers side?  :think:
It already has  :D
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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #26 on: November 16, 2018, 05:53:11 PM
I have the PE blade and diamond file on the other side but I would have to enlarge the pivot hole if any regular tools were to go in there and if you read earlier I tried to do this to one pair of scissors and it didn't end well  :ahhh

My plan is to put something else over there but I have to wait on stuff to drill them out properly  :tu: and hopefully without breaking anything :facepalm:


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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #27 on: November 16, 2018, 06:23:48 PM
Can’t wait  :popcorn:
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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #28 on: November 16, 2018, 07:33:59 PM
 :drool:

That's some really nice work P  :salute:
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Re: My Charge knife, a work in progress
Reply #29 on: November 17, 2018, 12:14:59 AM
Thanks Sparky :hatsoff: I really am liking this knife, as it has been much more handy as a knife than both my SAK and MT have been :like:


 

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