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June Pocket Rocket Challenge 23778

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June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1020 on: June 16, 2021, 09:35:28 PM »
Day 16
I used the classic to cut some paracord and some shockcord to make a bungee extension for Fishers leash.  I think the shockcord was really pushing the limits on the classic.  The scissors wouldn’t cut it so I used the blade, but it still was difficult, so after the first cut, I did switch to a 91mm that I normally use.

I also used the classic to cut some fatwood for my twig stove.  The classic did ok, but I was only able to get small shavings.  To get bigger shavings like what I usually use, I think a bigger blade would do better.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2021, 09:51:21 PM by Sos24 »
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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1021 on: June 16, 2021, 09:38:48 PM »
Cut some fresh peppermint for tea with the Classic.  Slow going, almost like grooming a Bonsai...

Barry
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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1022 on: June 16, 2021, 09:49:54 PM »

Uh...perhaps we should just be eating the standard, 58mm compatible, Banana Nut muffins?   :think:

If your mid-day snack requires a Chef's knife.....well.....what do your pants tell you....?   :think:
Isn’t part of the point of challenges to push the limits (within safety limits) of the tool.  Although, I can say there has been a couple instances where I have wondered if I was going to break my new classic before its pretty scales even get scuffed.
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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1023 on: June 16, 2021, 09:55:31 PM »
Day 16:


Used the nail file to open a jar of instant. A simple task, but one where a nice pocket knife that is quick to hand is something I appreciate. And this Esquire is a very nice little pocket knife.





A bit later I used the nail tool again, this time to open the top of a tin of alcohol (fuel).

At lunch, the Esquire's scissors came in handy when I needed to snip a bit of cilantro for my guacamole.





I used the chef's knife in the background to split open up the avocados used in the guacamole. I was annoyed with myself because I just grabbed the chef's knife to quickly slice them open. I didn't think to use the Esquire, which I am sure is perfectly capable of doing the job. I just wish I'd thought of it at the time. Time permitting, I'll try to use the Esquire to prep another avocado on another day.   :tu:

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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1024 on: June 16, 2021, 09:59:03 PM »
Isn’t part of the point of challenges to push the limits (within safety limits) of the tool.  Although, I can say there has been a couple instances where I have wondered if I was going to break my new classic before its pretty scales even get scuffed.

Your point is well taken.   :tu:

Which just begs the question..... Why was Barry shirking his challenge obligations and not pushing that Classic to its limits?   :rant:

And, if the muffin in question was capable of breaking his classic.... Well.... I'd suggest the smaller muffins at a different muffin shop!   :rofl:


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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1025 on: June 16, 2021, 10:00:31 PM »
Day 16
I used the classic to cut some paracord and some shockcord to make a bungee extension for Fishers leash.  I think the shockcord was really pushing the limits on the classic.  The scissors wouldn’t cut it so I used the blade, but it still was difficult, so after the first cut, I did switch to a 91mm that I normally use.
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I also used the classic to cut some fatwood for my twig stove.  The classic did ok, but I was only able to get small shavings.  To get bigger shavings like what I usually use, I think a bigger blade would do better.

Both the Classic and the extension look good!   :tu:
« Last Edit: June 16, 2021, 11:10:19 PM by Nix »

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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1026 on: June 16, 2021, 11:19:17 PM »
Day 16, opening a snack for the cat


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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1027 on: June 16, 2021, 11:55:14 PM »
Day 16

No use today.
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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1028 on: June 17, 2021, 01:18:22 AM »
Day 16

Filed a hangnail down. Took a fancy picture instead.
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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1029 on: June 17, 2021, 01:22:12 AM »
 :rofl:
Your point is well taken.   :tu:

Which just begs the question..... Why was Barry shirking his challenge obligations and not pushing that Classic to its limits?   :rant:

And, if the muffin in question was capable of breaking his classic.... Well.... I'd suggest the smaller muffins at a different muffin shop!   :rofl:

Barry
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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1030 on: June 17, 2021, 02:50:22 AM »
Isn’t part of the point of challenges to push the limits (within safety limits) of the tool.  Although, I can say there has been a couple instances where I have wondered if I was going to break my new classic before its pretty scales even get scuffed.

Now that's something to think about.😆

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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1031 on: June 17, 2021, 03:27:18 AM »
Day 16

The Mini Champ cut open the parmesan for tonight's dinner.


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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1032 on: June 17, 2021, 03:51:59 AM »
Day 16

Minichamp helped to cut the seal of a vinegar bottle. I used the vinegar to oxidize two Mora Basic

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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1033 on: June 17, 2021, 04:22:18 AM »
They look good!   :tu:

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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1034 on: June 17, 2021, 05:01:17 AM »
 :iagree: :like: :tu:

Barry
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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1035 on: June 17, 2021, 05:41:29 AM »
Day 16

Minichamp helped to cut the seal of a vinegar bottle. I used the vinegar to oxidize two Mora Basic(Image removed from quote.)

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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1036 on: June 17, 2021, 05:48:22 AM »
Day 16

Executive helping to liberate a healthier dessert option... healthier for my body at least, I could have bought triple the amount in chocolate  :facepalm:


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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1037 on: June 17, 2021, 11:27:41 AM »
Looks tasty, GearedForwards! Nice work, everyone!

Day 17

The pen on the midnite minichamp looked on again as the professional completed the task on this morning’s crossword (free paper with the shopping on this morning’s supermarket run first thing).

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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1038 on: June 17, 2021, 11:42:00 AM »
Day 17
Took to the woods for a dander with the dog and my Collins Gem Guide to Wild Flowers. Along for the ride were a Jetsetter and Cadet. The former helped me decide exactly which species of Buttercup I should mark off as “identified”. In the end I decided that the yellow flower I was looking at was definitely a “buttercup” but any more than that I could not tell. Apparently the subtleties of plant identification are largely beyond me.
The Jetsetter is a funny little thing that I took to more than I thought I would. Modified with a pen scale And paired with the cadet it had really become my preferred EDC. Nice to be able to break it out again for this challenge.

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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1039 on: June 17, 2021, 02:01:39 PM »
Day 17



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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1040 on: June 17, 2021, 02:55:12 PM »
Day 17
Took to the woods for a dander with the dog and my Collins Gem Guide to Wild Flowers. Along for the ride were a Jetsetter and Cadet. The former helped me decide exactly which species of Buttercup I should mark off as “identified”. In the end I decided that the yellow flower I was looking at was definitely a “buttercup” but any more than that I could not tell. Apparently the subtleties of plant identification are largely beyond me.
You’re not alone there! A bit like some birds I see which just have to remain as LBJs (little brown jobs) due to my failure to make any kind of identification! :rofl:
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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1041 on: June 17, 2021, 02:58:16 PM »
Day 17 bonus

Given that the last “use” wasn’t really a use, I used the orange peeler blade on my Executive to open a delivery this lunchtime - some more targets for the air rifle. It’s a pretty useful tool for package opening, almost as good as the 93mm awl for doing it without collecting gunge! :tu:

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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1042 on: June 17, 2021, 03:21:34 PM »
Day 17

Removing itchy tag from my daughters uniform.   

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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1043 on: June 17, 2021, 03:22:22 PM »
You’re not alone there! A bit like some birds I see which just have to remain as LBJs (little brown jobs) due to my failure to make any kind of identification! :rofl:
:rofl:

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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1044 on: June 17, 2021, 03:34:46 PM »
Day 17: If at first you don't succeed.... :D

Plus some other kitchen activities

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« Reply #1045 on: June 17, 2021, 03:46:48 PM »
 :woohoo:

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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1046 on: June 17, 2021, 03:47:49 PM »
DAY 17

It has started. We've got 300' of blackberries behind the warehouse that are beginning to ripen. Might be a cobbler made this weekend.

Or muffins,,,, :cheers:



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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1047 on: June 17, 2021, 03:50:12 PM »
Day 17:


Esquire cut up some reasonably sized bits of jerky to use for dog treats this morning.





While I want to have a Swiss Champ in my pocket, this little Esquire has done most everything I need a pocket knife for.  I haven't even missed my beloved awl so far......  :dunno:

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Re: June Pocket Rocket Challenge
« Reply #1048 on: June 17, 2021, 03:52:04 PM »
Day 17
Postal service today, received new batteries for my HP-41C. This was HP's first LCD calculator, and the first to support alphanumeric characters, significantly improving the capabilities of the machine. The HP-41C series was one of HP's most successful calculators, in production from 1979 to 1990, and even flew on 9 Space Shuttle missions to aid with some critical calculations should the main computer fail.  :salute:  A real Pocket Rocket  :D

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« Reply #1049 on: June 17, 2021, 03:52:25 PM »
DAY 17

It has started. We've got 300' of blackberries behind the warehouse that are beginning to ripen. Might be a cobbler made this weekend.

Or muffins,,,, :cheers:


I love fresh blackberries!  My grandparents used to a have a good blackberry patch behind their place. We'd sneak out there--one eye open for bears--and pick our fill. The purple smudges around our mouths usually gave us away. But it was worth the scolding.   :rofl:

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