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The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club. 279792

No Life Club Posts: 2,876
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3210 on: April 26, 2022, 03:38:35 AM »


I made this for my former apprentice and friend. He is 32 years my junior, but we get along very well. He has talked me into going to a concert with him, and he is buying the tickets. This is how I am paying him back.

I asked him what he thought would make a near perfect MT for an electrician. I used his comments as a guide, but also included a couple of things that I knew would be useful. Personally, I would replace the serrated blade/flat head screwdriver with the driver from a Center Drive, but I neither had one nor wanted to buy one in order to rob the driver.

He thinks it looks great, but I don't think he suspects I am giving it to him  :D
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Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3211 on: April 26, 2022, 12:39:41 PM »
Nice!  :like:

Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 73,663
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3212 on: April 26, 2022, 02:17:37 PM »
Very nice! I am sure he will love it when you give it to him :tu: :like: Nice gesture :cheers:

What concert you going to :pok: don't get into any trouble :D
No Life Club Posts: 1,828
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3213 on: April 26, 2022, 04:16:41 PM »
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I made this for my former apprentice and friend. He is 32 years my junior, but we get along very well. He has talked me into going to a concert with him, and he is buying the tickets. This is how I am paying him back.

I asked him what he thought would make a near perfect MT for an electrician. I used his comments as a guide, but also included a couple of things that I knew would be useful. Personally, I would replace the serrated blade/flat head screwdriver with the driver from a Center Drive, but I neither had one nor wanted to buy one in order to rob the driver.

He thinks it looks great, but I don't think he suspects I am giving it to him  :D

Lucky guy. Hope both of you enjoy the Concert.
No Life Club Posts: 2,876
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3214 on: April 26, 2022, 07:03:06 PM »
Thanks guys  :cheers:

What concert you going to :pok: don't get into any trouble :D

We are going to see Greta Van Fleet. My young friend is a big 70s classic rock fan (as am I), and Greta Van Fleet is a band that became know while he was in high school and is very much influenced by classic rock.

I have reminded him several times that my party days are well in the past. I'll have a beer every once in awhile, but that is as wild as I get. I'll have a tough enough time staying awake for the whole concert. 9 - 9:30 is when I typically go to bed.

The band will be in our area in October, so it will be some months before it happens.



No Life Club Posts: 2,876
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3215 on: May 15, 2022, 09:43:00 PM »
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I made this for my former apprentice and friend. He is 32 years my junior, but we get along very well. He has talked me into going to a concert with him, and he is buying the tickets. This is how I am paying him back.

I asked him what he thought would make a near perfect MT for an electrician. I used his comments as a guide, but also included a couple of things that I knew would be useful. Personally, I would replace the serrated blade/flat head screwdriver with the driver from a Center Drive, but I neither had one nor wanted to buy one in order to rob the driver.

He thinks it looks great, but I don't think he suspects I am giving it to him  :D

I made a few changes. I was able to buy a Center Drive cheap enough to strip for parts, so I took the bit driver and the prybar and put them in the Surge.




Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 73,663
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3216 on: May 16, 2022, 02:17:10 AM »
That is a beautiful mod :dd: :drool: :like: :like:
No Life Club Posts: 2,876
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3217 on: May 16, 2022, 02:33:19 AM »
Thanks buddy  :cheers:
No Life Club Posts: 1,119 MAJ/APA
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3218 on: May 16, 2022, 07:50:20 PM »
That is not a hacked Leatherman, that is an entirely reinvented Leatherman Surge.  :salute:

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No Life Club Posts: 1,828
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3219 on: May 17, 2022, 05:55:14 AM »
I made a few changes. I was able to buy a Center Drive cheap enough to strip for parts, so I took the bit driver and the prybar and put them in the Surge.

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Wow  :drool:   :like:  And you are still giving this away  :hatsoff:

No Life Club Posts: 2,876
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3220 on: May 17, 2022, 10:48:36 AM »
Thanks guys  :cheers:

I have to admit, there is a part of me that wants to keep it  >:D
But yes, I am going to give it to him today.
No Life Club Posts: 2,302
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3221 on: May 19, 2022, 12:55:01 PM »
Thanks guys  :cheers:

I have to admit, there is a part of me that wants to keep it  >:D
But yes, I am going to give it to him today.

For the black blade and saw, did you acid etch the stainless ones or you bought the black version? The blacks are so consistent with the rest of the BO tools. Looks just like it came from the factory.  :tu:
No Life Club Posts: 4,979
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3222 on: May 19, 2022, 01:00:48 PM »
I made a few changes. I was able to buy a Center Drive cheap enough to strip for parts, so I took the bit driver and the prybar and put them in the Surge.

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That is incredibly cool Adam, wow  :salute:
Great story too, you’re mate’s going to be blown away
No Life Club Posts: 2,876
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3223 on: May 19, 2022, 02:15:04 PM »
For the black blade and saw, did you acid etch the stainless ones or you bought the black version? The blacks are so consistent with the rest of the BO tools. Looks just like it came from the factory.  :tu:

I used stainless steel blackener for the finish. The Surge was already BO, but much of the finish had worn off. So, I used the blackener on the handles, plier head, and all of the tools. That is why the finish looks fairly consistent.
No Life Club Posts: 2,876
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3224 on: May 19, 2022, 02:15:41 PM »
That is incredibly cool Adam, wow  :salute:
Great story too, you’re mate’s going to be blown away

Thanks Echo  :cheers:
He does like it a lot  :tu:
No Life Club Posts: 2,302
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3225 on: May 19, 2022, 07:24:34 PM »
I used stainless steel blackener for the finish. The Surge was already BO, but much of the finish had worn off. So, I used the blackener on the handles, plier head, and all of the tools. That is why the finish looks fairly consistent.

Thanks buddy. U did a great job there. I have to look into the stainless steel blackener stuff.  :cheers:
No Life Club Posts: 2,876
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3226 on: May 19, 2022, 11:36:15 PM »
Thanks Sam  :cheers:
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 73,663
Re: The Hacked Leatherman Owners Club.
« Reply #3227 on: May 20, 2022, 01:33:56 PM »

 

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