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« Reply #180 on: December 05, 2021, 06:17:53 AM »
And with its neighbor…
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« Reply #181 on: December 07, 2021, 10:55:28 PM »
No knife time yet today, but test fit going okay yesterday.
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« Reply #182 on: December 25, 2021, 02:08:09 AM »
Made this today for my oldest.

Just the magnifier and a modded UV LED, GITD on the front.

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« Reply #183 on: December 25, 2021, 02:17:11 AM »
Made this today for my oldest.

Just the magnifier and a modded UV LED, GITD on the front.

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Scientist jr.?

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« Reply #184 on: December 25, 2021, 03:21:54 AM »
Scientist jr.?

Lol. Mad Scientist Jr.  ;) :D

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« Reply #185 on: December 25, 2021, 07:13:44 AM »
Made this today for my oldest.

Just the magnifier and a modded UV LED, GITD on the front.

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:like:
I like the GITD.

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58mm: Bijou (3), Classic SD (6), Cavalier, Mini Champ Plus (mod), Alox Classic SD, Rambler (2), Companion
65mm: Wenger Esquire
74mm: Executive
84mm: Bantam
85mm: Evolution S557, Serrated Commander, Traveler, Evolution 18
91mm: Champion "c", Swiss Champ (3), Explorer (3), Deluxe Tinker, Climber, Huntsman, Serrated Spartan/Weekender, Explorer Plus, Deluxe Explorer Plus (mod), Outdoorsman Plus, Spartan, Champion "a", Champion Plus, Timekeeper Alarm
93mm: Pioneer Alox
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« Reply #186 on: December 25, 2021, 09:23:08 AM »
Nice work again, Kamakiri! :like: :like:
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« Reply #187 on: December 25, 2021, 10:16:22 PM »
 :cheers: Thanks, guys! Helped make for a Happy Christmas in the Kamakiri household! Totally worth the effort.  :)

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« Reply #188 on: January 03, 2022, 06:16:56 AM »
Happy New Year!

 :whistle:

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« Reply #189 on: January 04, 2022, 05:05:41 PM »
Also in blue + glow, this time on a Huntsman Lite.
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« Reply #190 on: January 05, 2022, 07:02:37 AM »
OK, those are both beyond cool.
 :like:

Does the shield light come on with the flashlight? Or are they switched separately?

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58mm: Bijou (3), Classic SD (6), Cavalier, Mini Champ Plus (mod), Alox Classic SD, Rambler (2), Companion
65mm: Wenger Esquire
74mm: Executive
84mm: Bantam
85mm: Evolution S557, Serrated Commander, Traveler, Evolution 18
91mm: Champion "c", Swiss Champ (3), Explorer (3), Deluxe Tinker, Climber, Huntsman, Serrated Spartan/Weekender, Explorer Plus, Deluxe Explorer Plus (mod), Outdoorsman Plus, Spartan, Champion "a", Champion Plus, Timekeeper Alarm
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« Reply #191 on: January 05, 2022, 04:34:37 PM »
OK, those are both beyond cool.
 :like:

Does the shield light come on with the flashlight? Or are they switched separately?

Thanks SteveP! :cheers:

I wired the Huntsman (blue) with the module switch to come on in two steps. Press for the module light and lock on for both.

The red one is wired so you lift the module out and squeeze it like the moment switch style on a Photon.

Brief (easy way) ‘how to’:
Need (arguably) LED string 2-wire insulated
Remove scale(s)
Figure out where you want pass-thru, and drill.
Sand or file two ends of LED lead wires
Drill module case
Wires on mine were about 0.4mm each. I drilled 1.0mm and 0.9.mm.
Thin LED height. Mine are about 2.3mm tall and I reduced to ~1.8mm
Pass wires thru frame. test polarity of wires and mark. I used red sharpie for +.
Pass wires into module case. Hookup and test.
Locate and epoxy LED to scale plug or secure in pass thru hole with epoxy.  Epoxy not ‘required’ but good practice so wire insulation doesn’t rub thru and short.
Glow epoxy scales or liner or LED.
Reattach scales. Epoxy shut if desired for water or dust resistance

 :tu:

Showed my siblings and even one of my sisters wants two.  :gimme: :gimme:

I was doing a full hidden wire and ‘clean’ install when I realized I could do it this way and complete like 3or 4 in an hour. Lots of ways to do the electrical too…even to squeeze way more LEDs in if desired.

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« Reply #192 on: January 05, 2022, 06:03:37 PM »
Beyond cool 💯!!

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« Reply #193 on: January 06, 2022, 12:00:35 AM »
Thanks, Barry!

Talked to the sister who wants the same mod today. It’ll be a Huntsman Lite with the only change of a magnifier instead of the in-line Phillips…maybe a serrated main. 2nd knife will be like the Yeo-kiri earlier in this thread, but added Metal saw + chisel.

Gonna spec nephew’s knives after he uses my sister’s knives.

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« Reply #194 on: January 06, 2022, 02:28:50 AM »
Can this be added to a non-lite model like an Explorer?

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« Reply #195 on: January 06, 2022, 07:53:08 AM »
Can this be added to a non-lite model like an Explorer?

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Pretty sure it could. The lite module is an easy, existing source of power to tap. But anywhere you can put lithium button cells would work, I think. Lots of micro switch options that fit on or in a SAK.

It’s been one of my plans to try one like that without the Lite module. Explorers and Cybertools are at the top of my list for that.

I have several projects planned along these lines and misc. hardware inbound to support the effort.

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« Reply #196 on: January 06, 2022, 11:09:09 AM »
If you make an Explorer like that, I'll be envious forever.....

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« Reply #197 on: January 06, 2022, 03:33:47 PM »
If you make an Explorer like that, I'll be envious forever.....
In Blue/sapphire? The newer color? They keep changing it! I can almost date Sapphire knives just by the color. Without checking the date codes or looking at the style of back scale. And Explorer not Passenger? Still a preference for a gray magnifier?

Sister already claimed a nice ‘04 set that’s faded toward teal.

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« Reply #198 on: January 06, 2022, 08:46:14 PM »
Gray magnifier.  Either blue or red (doesn't matter) .  I don't need the scissors, but I'd be OK if they were there.

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« Reply #199 on: January 07, 2022, 06:01:12 AM »
Gray magnifier.  Either blue or red (doesn't matter) .  I don't need the scissors, but I'd be OK if they were there.

Test fit in older mag layers and the 1225 batteries don’t fit at all. 1 or 2 fit in the newer ones depending which side the driver is on.

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« Reply #200 on: January 07, 2022, 06:02:35 AM »
More weird kamakiri stuff
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« Reply #201 on: January 07, 2022, 10:35:32 AM »
Test fit in older mag layers and the 1225 batteries don’t fit at all. 1 or 2 fit in the newer ones depending which side the driver is on.
Could the batteries fit in lieu of the scissors or the on-end Phillips screwdriver?

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« Reply #202 on: January 07, 2022, 05:37:26 PM »
Could the batteries fit in lieu of the scissors or the on-end Phillips screwdriver?

That’s all possible, but at that point…why not put the Lite module in?  The tool, say the Phillips, could be essentially turned into a battery compartment door by grinding a lot if it away, but I don’t really like taking away the main function of the tool.  :dunno:

I prefer hiding things as much as possible or practical. I already see the added micro switch as a necessary evil without the lite module.

Wouldn’t be a ‘problem’ to put a big battery even like like a 123 size, but the compartment required wouldn’t look like knife or tool parts at all. There are some vertical drop-in style battery holders, which could work with button type batteries, but not really interested in doing anything that way. But could be an option for anyone willing to delete tools to add batteries which are visible, but safely secured.

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« Reply #203 on: January 07, 2022, 06:01:50 PM »
Wouldn’t be a ‘problem’ to put a big battery even like like a 123 size, but the compartment required wouldn’t look like knife or tool parts at all.

Now I think I have one more project to put in the queue. ‘Only’ as wide as about 5 mag/Phillips layers!

 :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:


Well, at least I know where some of all these spare parts I’m generating will go toward.  :rofl:

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« Reply #204 on: January 07, 2022, 11:14:19 PM »
Checkering file came in.  :mail:

Minutes after I got the mail I made some test pieces and put one on the knife I’m working on for my sister.

Pleased with the results so far. Pic is of the testing with a couple of patterns and spacing variations.

More details in the mod forum thread here:
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,87044.msg2309412.html#msg2309412
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« Reply #205 on: January 07, 2022, 11:23:17 PM »
Next to the Vic hook. 

Also better, IMO. Faster and smoother cut.
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« Reply #206 on: January 08, 2022, 01:56:14 AM »
OMG..  I had no idea this could be done outside of a factory (what do I know.....).  That's an awesome addition!

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« Reply #207 on: January 08, 2022, 10:23:42 PM »
 :cheers:

Cut my fingernails today and the performance of the file is great. No need to switch from a coarse to fine file. This profile cut quickly and smoothly. Way better than any single file I’ve used before. Crazy.

EDIT:

Just put it to a real test of smoothness. Dragged the bails on the back of an old necktie…no catching from the nails…can’t say the same from the machinist fingers.

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