First off, very nice collection of all tools . Secondly, since you tool a considerable amount of time arranging them all, did you leave them out like that?
That setup you have reminds me of old PC game "Myst" very nice
Great space Way more organized than mine and I always a good desktop and that one looks awesome I love getting to use mine when I get home in the evenings Of course some evenings I still get on the couch and use my phone cause it is handier Great pics
Impressive collection there Nice to see an array of users which many would overlook too (Balance, Switchplier, BG Strata, ToughTool, ...) I was surprised to only see one Swiss knife in the users though.
Quote from: AimlessWanderer on February 18, 2019, 11:06:35 PMImpressive collection there Nice to see an array of users which many would overlook too (Balance, Switchplier, BG Strata, ToughTool, ...) I was surprised to only see one Swiss knife in the users though.Thank you much, AW! Indeed, a lot of cool tools get overlooked for modern carry. The Balance, BG Strata, and TT are great tools. IMO).Truth be told, I have never been big on carrying SAKs outside of the Explorer(I do have two backups for the one pictured). I have carried the same Explorer(now with new SilverTech scales) for 15 years and cannot really see EDC'ing another model SAK. It does the lightweight stuff I need a SAK to do(good scissors, mag glass, backup screwdrivers(in case I am using the MT pliers), awl, and clean blades. The corkscrew gets some odd tasks sometimes.The Explorer is always supplemental to the pliers-based MTs on my belt/in my pocket. Now, as far as collecting, I enjoy the different toolsets and styles of SAKs(particularly the 91mm class). The good fit and finish are appealing as well.
The Balance is a user for me too, as was the BG Strata till I robbed it for parts Point taken on the Explorer too. I have one which is destined for surgery, but can't decide whether to just transfer the Phillips, or the mag glass too. It was just going to be the Phillips, until I got it and gave it some carry time (first time with a newer magnifier). The Swiss knives do play a larger role for me, as you can see in my long winded thread here...https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,80625.0.html... but that's because a lot of my carry options are knifeless. Regional cultural differences play a part too. I also like "spreading the load", rather than expecting one tool to do everything I might want. Combos are what serves be best, though I do have a couple of "single tool solutions" Impressive that you stuck with the same one for that long. I've settled in regards of not wanting to find more, but am still planning to tweak things a little through modding
Thanks for the observations and insights into your collecting and carry habits GLBM. I’m sure that all forum members that invest even a little time here share a level of interest in EDC, with a selection of flashlights, MTs, SAKs, etc. My weekday EDC varies from my weekend EDC, and that too changes when on vacation, and I find that trying what works for other people is a good way to experiment for my own needs. A good example is that I always thought “more is better” with SAKs, going for 4 or more layers, but then hardly carrying them because of the bulk. Trying a 2-layer Alox on a belt clip suspension lanyard has been a revelation and I can now appreciate why this is such a popular choice. But it’s because of MTO that I’ve gained these insights.
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I dun know how I could have missed this.. Sure was a joy looking through all the pictures!!
The Multi Tool Alcove is finally shaping up. I've managed to get almost everything within arms reach with this setup. Before everything was scattered all over the house. The room needs some minor spackle and paint, but has a great built in desk with shelving above. I'll fill and stain it eventually, but as far as a multi-tool layer, it is great.The only MTs not within arms reach are some of the fixed pliers, which are in a smallish box, but will need to find a reasonable place to put it.(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)On the right is a wood organizer on top of the main MT chest. For now it holds the Victorinox, Bear & Sons, and Small Gerber tools in varying storage containers. (Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)On the floor is a tackle box with a bunch of MTs in it as well. To the left is a computer I built in 2010/2011. The power supply burned up in 2014, so I put it away in the closet. Moved back home and just recently dug it out and installed a new 500W power supply. Luckily the motherboard and HDDs were fine. (Image removed from quote.)Runs very very well, which was a pleasant surprise. Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition 2.8GHz, ASUS M3A79 Board, 8GB DDR2, 1GB DDR3 Nvidia GTS250. I had forgotten how nice it was to surf a forum with a desktop computer instead of my cheap phone.(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)
Great stuff- you inspired me a lot - today a get my hands on a black Zilla Tool for a really good price.
Quote from: CeHo on February 22, 2019, 09:27:50 PMGreat stuff- you inspired me a lot - today a get my hands on a black Zilla Tool for a really good price.Very Very nice find, CeHo! Thank you for the kind words as well. This came in today to add to the collection.(Image removed from quote.)This came yesterday(the black one) to go with the two-tone CD.(Image removed from quote.)This came over a week ago.(Image removed from quote.)The CK&T goes with the Gerber Multi-Pliers(aka Pinchy tools).(Image removed from quote.)
Good find then! No excuse not to do some pruning
Nice selection of tools for your collection GLBM