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Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021 26185

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #180 on: October 31, 2021, 04:24:39 PM »
Best wishes for a speedy and successful treatment and recovery.  Feel better soon.
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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #181 on: October 31, 2021, 09:37:15 PM »
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

I'm ready for the November Executive Challenge. I've stropped the edges and oiled the joints.


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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #182 on: November 01, 2021, 04:50:45 PM »
Been using the Executive today to cut some bandages for the granddaughter. She's 11 and had an unfortunate incident with her Tinker while carving a Halloween pumpkin that cost here 6 stitches. On the positive side, she handled the cut and the subsequent stitches like a pro.

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #183 on: November 01, 2021, 05:10:38 PM »
Been using the Executive today to cut some bandages for the granddaughter. She's 11 and had an unfortunate incident with her Tinker while carving a Halloween pumpkin that cost here 6 stitches. On the positive side, she handled the cut and the subsequent stitches like a pro.

Glad it was only 6 stitches! 
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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #184 on: November 01, 2021, 06:47:33 PM »
We all had to learn the lesson at some point not to attempt plunge cuts into hard surfaces like pumpkins with non-locking knives while our fingers were wrapped around the handle.  There's a technique to it that even when done correctly probably shouldn't be done.  I'm glad she's okay.  When I learned the lesson I cut my finger to the bone and hid the injury from my mom for a week.
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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #185 on: November 01, 2021, 09:00:32 PM »
Been using the Executive today to cut some bandages for the granddaughter. She's 11 and had an unfortunate incident with her Tinker while carving a Halloween pumpkin that cost here 6 stitches. On the positive side, she handled the cut and the subsequent stitches like a pro.

Shucks! 

Glad it was just a six-stitches event. And hopefully her technique will improve, along with her enthusiasm for SAK's.

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #186 on: November 01, 2021, 09:17:49 PM »
Ouch! Best wishes. Hope it will heal just fine  :salute:
Are you calling her Pumpkin now?

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #187 on: November 01, 2021, 09:48:51 PM »
Nice to see things are shaping up for this Challenge. I shall probably watch from the sidelines but might join you now and then as I would like to carry my Christmas Sportsman a bit in December.

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #188 on: November 01, 2021, 09:53:35 PM »
... I shall probably watch from the sidelines but might join you now and then.....


And here I thought you were a fan of aviation and its histories......   :facepalm:

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #189 on: November 01, 2021, 10:03:11 PM »
We all had to learn the lesson at some point not to attempt plunge cuts into hard surfaces like pumpkins with non-locking knives while our fingers were wrapped around the handle.  There's a technique to it that even when done correctly probably shouldn't be done.  I'm glad she's okay.  When I learned the lesson I cut my finger to the bone and hid the injury from my mom for a week.

First cut for me was trying to carve a peach pit monkey.
I only got 3 stitches but my finger was cut to the bone too.

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #190 on: November 01, 2021, 10:10:23 PM »

And here I thought you were a fan of aviation and its histories......   :facepalm:

Oh yes Nix, but I do like my 84mm .. tough call

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #191 on: November 01, 2021, 10:55:48 PM »
I decided to take up whittling.  I'm a total newbie.  Been watching YouTube videos to learn about which mistakes to not make.
My first project is trying to whittle an Executive.  I'll post updates as it (hopefully) gets to looking better.  :facepalm:

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #192 on: November 01, 2021, 10:58:08 PM »
The 84mm's are sweet knives. They really have a good balance between practical utility and size/weight. Very hard to argue against the 84's in this day and age. I do wish Vic would make an 84mm Climber again.   :climber:

I understand that early aviators in WWI would celebrate a successful sortie with a French 75. Sounds suspiciously close to a Vic 74, a.k.a. Chuck Yeager's Executive.  Just sayin'....... :pok:...

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #193 on: November 01, 2021, 11:00:59 PM »
I decided to take up whittling.  I'm a total newbie.  Been watching YouTube videos to learn about which mistakes to not make.
My first project is trying to whittle an Executive.  I'll post updates as it (hopefully) gets to looking better.  :facepalm:

Remember: much easier to take wood off than add it back.....  ;)

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #194 on: November 01, 2021, 11:21:49 PM »
Remember: much easier to take wood off than add it back.....  ;)
So true!  This might end up being a Classic instead.  :D

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #195 on: November 01, 2021, 11:38:02 PM »
 :rofl:

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #196 on: November 02, 2021, 04:02:00 PM »
I decided to take up whittling.  I'm a total newbie.  Been watching YouTube videos to learn about which mistakes to not make.
My first project is trying to whittle an Executive.  I'll post updates as it (hopefully) gets to looking better.  :facepalm:

Nice start FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #197 on: November 02, 2021, 07:02:23 PM »
The only advice that I give to whittling folk is to know when to stop.

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #198 on: November 02, 2021, 07:21:04 PM »
The only advice that I give to whittling folk is to know when to stop.
Good advice.  I'm working on that skill right now.  :salute:

Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.
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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #199 on: November 02, 2021, 09:34:37 PM »
The 84mm's are sweet knives. They really have a good balance between practical utility and size/weight. Very hard to argue against the 84's in this day and age. I do wish Vic would make an 84mm Climber again.   :climber:

I understand that early aviators in WWI would celebrate a successful sortie with a French 75. Sounds suspiciously close to a Vic 74, a.k.a. Chuck Yeager's Executive.  Just sayin'....... :pok:...

I like your style Nix  :rofl:
Maybe … :think:

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #200 on: November 03, 2021, 01:23:38 PM »
Using the Executive to open mail this morning.

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #201 on: November 13, 2021, 03:29:19 PM »
So, Nix, just thinking this through ... how much flak will I get for swapping out at Christmas for a Christmas LE? Will I have to hit the silk and deploy my "escape and evasion" skills in the Challenge?

Or will the season of good cheer, and an upright explanation see me right?

"➢  If you have to use a tool other than the Executive, stand at attention and explain yourself."

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #202 on: November 14, 2021, 04:35:17 PM »
 :rofl: :salute:

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #203 on: November 16, 2021, 01:08:05 AM »
This is Patch, my latest and perhaps my last Executive.
Previous owner apparently tried to remove the scales and cracked them.  Insides and blades look to be unused, so I did a quick patch job on the scales until I can get a replacement set.

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #204 on: November 16, 2021, 08:38:31 PM »
Looks good PitCarver  :cheers:

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #205 on: November 16, 2021, 10:32:53 PM »
Thanks, Fast Bill.

It's good you can't see the cracks.  Got them sealed up with a combination of super glue and JB Weld.
Don't know what scales I want on it.  I'm looking at blue celidor or a set of carbon fiber, which would look good alongside one of my MiniChamps.

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #206 on: November 22, 2021, 09:18:19 PM »
..., my latest and perhaps my last Executive.
...

So much for "perhaps my last".
 :whistle:
Looking around eBay I saw one that wasn't even labeled executive,  Just 5 blades Rostfrei.  No bids on it until the last 15 minutes or so and came in at $3.00 over starting bid.
Pics when it arrives.  :popcorn:

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #207 on: November 23, 2021, 03:00:03 AM »
 :like: Nice job!!

Barry
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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #208 on: November 23, 2021, 04:41:13 AM »
So much for "perhaps my last".
That's a feeling I know all too well. Good score.

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #209 on: November 23, 2021, 06:53:43 PM »
Still carrying the executive,  using it for all the usual tasks such as opening mail and packages, taking care of fingernails, cutting strings, etc.

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