Hello, first post. I've been a lurker on here for a couple of years actually so I'm excited to be a member finally lol. Anyway, I just had a couple questions regarding modding. I watched a couple of YouTube videos and thought it was pretty straight forward. That was my first mistake. There are lots of little things to know. I really want a Vic Scientist but as I'm sure many people here are aware, they are discontinued and not the easiest to find. Even the cheaper ones I manage to find are around $150. So that lead me to trying to mod one into existence for myself. I bought a couple SAK's on eBay for this purpose. An old style Explorer with the fluted corkscrew and the magnifying lens in the grey housing. A bit later a Spartan, and a factory new Waiter. I have been trying to get it all together for the past few days and am having a bit of a hard time. It's all together now, but it's sloppy. The layer with the mag. lens/phillips locks up great and is nice and tight. The problems lie with the knife/combo tool layer. The outermost liner on that layer, where the scales attach, it's out of alignment. The combo tool likes to get hung up on it when I fold it back down. So I guess I should say that I tried to simply salvage the Explorer's pins and bushings and liners and reuse them to save time, material, etc. Should I simply drill them out and start over? And when peening the pins, should I start at the corkscrew pin and then to the 2.2mm pin, then to the other 2 pins? I guess I'm asking, what am I missing? Thanks for any help you can provide.
Alright I'll try that stuff. I was thinking too, since I don't have a vice or a workbench...or a workshop of any kind..that I could get a couple of those furniture clamps they make for things like cabinet handles. The little tiny ones to hold it all together during assembly. Thanks again for the help