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I'm no MacGyver, but I can't leave home without Deluxe Tinker! 2052

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Re: I'm no MacGyver, but I can't leave home without Deluxe Tinker!
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2021, 09:31:10 AM »
:tu: Nice work...you had some dust rhinos hiding in there!
:rofl:
Having it apart was a good opportunity to give it a good cleaning. 
This might be more appropriate in the monogamy club thread but I'll just say it here:  I love this knife! I wish I could find the flashlight equivalent but emitters evolve, drivers get more efficient, new batteries and capacities pop up, it's a never-ending money pit. But this knife has been such a good companion for so many years.  I BUY other knives, friends give me knives, but they only get used if there is a specific use or situation.  With the suspension clip I have to check if the DT is even there some times because it doesn't sit across the curve of my leg. 
I have a Manager and Night Manager and previously had an Alox Champ, all very useful,  (the Phillips is fantastic), but the DT has everything covered and if I have my keychain with me I probably am wearing pants, and if I'm wearing pants then the DT is there.  It just winds up being more weight on the keychain. 
That said... Now that I've seen enough examples and videos of what can be done with modding I'm really trying to come up with a combination that would be worth hacking up a couple/few knives to pull off!

Hey! Fantastic refurbishment!  I'm wrecked a few sets of scales in my day. It is always fun and satisfying to get some fresh pants on an old and treasured SAK. Great job!  :tu:


And, you may be able to claim your first badge:

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Thank you! I've got some reading to do on the badges and I've still never made a proper avatar!  As much as I gripe about the internet ruining the world, there's still places like this that balance it out.
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Re: I'm no MacGyver, but I can't leave home without Deluxe Tinker!
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2021, 11:48:37 AM »
:tu: Nice work...you had some dust rhinos hiding in there!

Don't know if you meant this, but thanks for letting me know about them.

 :tu: :tu:

https://dustrhinos.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp-iXq2i1WY

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Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,960 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: I'm no MacGyver, but I can't leave home without Deluxe Tinker!
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2021, 11:52:09 AM »
Thanks for sharing your views on the DT, MisterB.

 :tu: :tu:

It's good to see a well used tool (even if it awlso makes me cringe).



 :cheers: :salute:

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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

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Re: I'm no MacGyver, but I can't leave home without Deluxe Tinker!
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2021, 03:43:26 PM »
Now that I've seen enough examples and videos of what can be done with modding I'm really trying to come up with a combination that would be worth hacking up a couple/few knives to pull off!

The DT is great tool.  In terms of related mod-worthy combinations, here are a few options to consider:

- Deluxe Climber (DT with corkscrew instead of backside Philips)
- Alox DT (Pioneer X + pliers)
- DT + 1 (add the next most useful tool layer to the DT)
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Re: I'm no MacGyver, but I can't leave home without Deluxe Tinker!
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2021, 04:04:52 PM »
They're are several models that I'd love to have in Alox.  Pretty certain that Victorinox won't produce them thought.
The idea of paying to have one modded is beyond my finances.  I've only bought one set of aftermarket scales, which are still in the mail right now.  I have a bad habit of buying whole knives with the intention of doing scale swaps with.

Addicted to sharp pointy things.
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Re: I'm no MacGyver, but I can't leave home without Deluxe Tinker!
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2021, 06:48:14 AM »
I just noticed that in the photo above, I don't see a little magnet in the hook! 

(Sometimes the magnet gets caught in the base channel for the hook, no problem, the toothpick can work it out.)

For fishing a little magnet can work like an extra hand, but really the uses for a small magnet are probably much broader!


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Nix, what do you use a magnet that small for? I carry a ring rare-earth magnet about the size of a dime in a separate EDC kit in my pocket. I can tie a cord through it for fishing for dropped metal things and it's big enough to handle to stick things on the fridge. (I've got a thin twist-tie wrapped around it so I can get it off metal things easily.)

But I'm always open to suggestions...

Current SAKs:
Champion "c", Bijou (3), Classic SD (5), Cavalier, Mini Champ (2nd gen.) Plus (mod), Swiss Champ (3), Explorer (2), Deluxe Tinker, Climber, Pioneer Alox, Bantam, Delemont Evolution S557, Wenger Serrated Commander, Huntsman, Serrated Spartan/Weekender, Executive, Explorer Plus, Deluxe Explorer Plus (mod), Wenger Traveler, Marlboro Unlimited Outdoorsman, Alox Classic SD, Spartan, Champion "a"
Newbie Posts: 18
Re: I'm no MacGyver, but I can't leave home without Deluxe Tinker!
« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2021, 08:42:58 PM »
It looks like I'm not as monogamous as I thought. 
Been carrying the Pioneer X, just got an Electrician, there's a black Alox Pioneer and Alox MiniChamp in my cart, ordered 3 clips from KnifeKits.com, and just received an assortment of brass rods.  I don't have the DT tool selection in my pocket but I'm surrounded by tools at home and at work and if I'm going somewhere that there won't be tools I have the Deluxe Tinker and full-size tools in the truck.
I've been modding everything I own since my teen years so this is not a surprising progression.  Modding flashlights has gotten stale since you can often find a decent flashlight with a great tint and useable UI with no effort.
Been digging around and looking at what other folks have done to their Vics for inspiration, I have access to mills and lathes and other shop equipment so this may allow me to have some creative fun.
Perhaps I can pull off an Alox DT, but I'm gonna start simple.
Thanks to all who've posted and shared info, I wouldn't even have new scales on the Deluxe were it not for the members here!
Robert
Jr. Member Posts: 86
Re: I'm no MacGyver, but I can't leave home without Deluxe Tinker!
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2021, 02:29:45 PM »
Currently the DT is my favorite SAK. I think it’s the best not Alox SAK.

Changed scales, with black Plus on the backside. Sad, that I can’t find a black pen.

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Re: I'm no MacGyver, but I can't leave home without Deluxe Tinker!
« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2021, 02:41:16 AM »
 :like:

heterodox, not in the box

 

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