Multitool.org Forum
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
+-

Hello Lurker! Remove this ad and much more by logging in.


Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021 10897

No Life Club Posts: 1,050
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #210 on: November 23, 2021, 08:42:33 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:

Why, it looks just great! You did a fine job with the black paint and the silver logo, nobody would guess it's not real. Very nice 👍
No Life Club Posts: 1,050
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #211 on: November 23, 2021, 08:47:55 PM »
Has anyone figured out how to open bottles with the Executive yet? It's winter, it's dark and we are still in the middle of a pandemic situation. I need to open bottles, for crying out loud.  :ahhh
Hero Member Posts: 839 Average Old Guy.
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #212 on: November 23, 2021, 11:59:22 PM »
You'll need to pick up a Rambler, as a helper to the Executive, and stand up and salute when you want a cold one.  :whistle:

Addicted to sharp pointy things.
Hero Member Posts: 594
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #213 on: November 24, 2021, 12:10:12 AM »
Has anyone figured out how to open bottles with the Executive yet? It's winter, it's dark and we are still in the middle of a pandemic situation. I need to open bottles, for crying out loud.  :ahhh

What are we talking about?  Beer?  Wine?  Whiskey?  Brake fluid?   :cheers:

Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 21,246 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #214 on: November 24, 2021, 12:21:10 AM »
What are we talking about?  Beer?  Wine?  Whiskey?  Brake fluid?   :cheers:

Awl of the above! That's the MTo way!

 :cheers: :drink:


________________________________
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

No Life Club Posts: 1,050
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #215 on: November 24, 2021, 08:39:17 AM »
Awl of the above! That's the MTo way!

 :cheers: :drink:

True. I'll admit I was only thinking of bottle caps (beer), but it would be interesting to know if one can pull out a cork with the Executive 🤔 .Felix Immler's way might not work with the less robust 74 mm blade.
No Life Club Posts: 1,050
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #216 on: November 24, 2021, 08:45:52 AM »
You'll need to pick up a Rambler, as a helper to the Executive, and stand up and salute when you want a cold one.  :whistle:

I was actually thinking of that. I have a Jetsetter, the perfect companion to an Executive. But wouldn't that be against the rules? 🤔
Hero Member Posts: 512
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #217 on: November 24, 2021, 03:28:43 PM »
With a 58mm you simply pound the cork the rest of the way into the wine bottle using the entire knife. The knife ends up in the bottle, but comes back out eventually. It's a kind of dual purpose exercise as it also forces you to wipe the knife down after. Not sure if the 74mm would work or if it's too large.  :dunno:
Hero Member Posts: 561
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #218 on: November 24, 2021, 05:34:29 PM »
I have a Jetsetter, the perfect companion to an Executive. But wouldn't that be against the rules? 🤔
No. You'd just need to explain why you used a tool other than the Executive.

Current SAKs: too many to list in a mere 512 characters.
Hero Member Posts: 839 Average Old Guy.
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #219 on: November 24, 2021, 07:48:06 PM »
Getting Patch ready for next week.  Took him in for an oil change and a polish.

* 1124211343.jpg (Filesize: 252.44 KB)
252.44 KB | 620x826

Addicted to sharp pointy things.
Hero Member Posts: 839 Average Old Guy.
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #220 on: November 24, 2021, 07:49:28 PM »
No. You'd just need to explain why you used a tool other than the Executive.
Don't forget standing and the salute.

Addicted to sharp pointy things.
Hero Member Posts: 561
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #221 on: November 24, 2021, 08:09:49 PM »
Getting Patch ready for next week.  Took him in for an oil change and a polish.
And a spiffy lanyard, too! Hope you're able to get him a new set of scales soon.

Don't forget standing and the salute.
I did indeed forget to add the "stand tall" and salute requirements.

Current SAKs: too many to list in a mere 512 characters.
Hero Member Posts: 839 Average Old Guy.
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #222 on: November 24, 2021, 08:20:17 PM »
And a spiffy lanyard, too! Hope you're able to get him a new set of scales soon.

Thanks Farmer, new scales might be waiting till the new year, now.  After my latest executive  purchase the Boss Lady has me on a short leash.

These challenges just kill me.
When I signed up I didn't even have an executive yet... Now, by next week I'll have 5.

Addicted to sharp pointy things.
Hero Member Posts: 561
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #223 on: November 24, 2021, 08:29:09 PM »
When I signed up I didn't even have an executive yet... Now, by next week I'll have 5.
At the start of this year, you could count the SAKs in my house on one hand, and have at least a finger and thumb left over. Now you'd need four or more sets of hands to count all of 'em! I should add an Executive sometime, before they start going for silly prices...

Current SAKs: too many to list in a mere 512 characters.
No Life Club Posts: 4,135
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #224 on: November 24, 2021, 10:32:59 PM »

These challenges just kill me.
When I signed up I didn't even have an executive yet... Now, by next week I'll have 5.
At the start of this year, you could count the SAKs in my house on one hand, and have at least a finger and thumb left over. Now you'd need four or more sets of hands to count all of 'em! …

We understand, we awl totally understand :rofl:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,741 Bon Journee!!
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #225 on: November 25, 2021, 01:53:43 AM »
 :iagree: Completely :facepalm:

Barry
Hero Member Posts: 839 Average Old Guy.
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #226 on: November 25, 2021, 08:21:59 PM »
I should add an Executive sometime, before they start going for silly prices...

Farmer, I already think they're going for "silly" prices at least the eBay sellers seem to be asking...
I think that the ONLY reason I got the last one, for so cheap, was the fact that the seller didn't have Executive in the description.
It could also be that no one liked the women's clothing advertising on the back.

Addicted to sharp pointy things.
Hero Member Posts: 839 Average Old Guy.
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #227 on: November 25, 2021, 08:33:26 PM »
I've been carrying an Executive around more, in the last few months, to prepare me for this challenge.  For other challenges I simply used what I already had so this one will definitely be interesting.  I still think that I'll miss the magnetic Phillips screwdriver.  I really wish that Victorinox would have included that blade into the 74 mm line.

If they would have had a 74mm "MidiChamp,  I'm fairly certain that the Boss lady would be filing divorce papers on me.

Addicted to sharp pointy things.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,282
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #228 on: November 26, 2021, 06:47:33 AM »
Has anyone figured out how to open bottles with the Executive yet? It's winter, it's dark and we are still in the middle of a pandemic situation. I need to open bottles, for crying out loud.  :ahhh
I’m going to just stick with cans and corks that don’t require a corkscrew. 
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,741 Bon Journee!!
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #229 on: November 26, 2021, 05:30:26 PM »
 :iagree: :D

Barry
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,847
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #230 on: November 26, 2021, 07:10:53 PM »
Chuck Yeager is of course famous for taking the X-1 through the sound barrier in 1946. There are a few facts about the X-1 that are interesting...

The X-1 was powered by hand sanitizer – seriously.

The X-1’s rocket engine used a mixture of alcohol fuel (75% ethyl alcohol, 25% water) and liquid oxygen. Each of the 4 chambers could be switched on and off individually - they could not be throttled. With all running the rocket engine consumed the 604 gallons of fuel in 2½ minutes.

While the X-1 was designed for conventional runway takeoffs, the limited engine runtime forced the decision to select the air-launch system, dropping the X-1 from a Boeing B-29 at 25,000 ft.

A little more down to earth, I've been carrying my Executive on-and-off the past few weeks, and really enjoying it. Looking forward to starting the challenge next week!  :salute:



Education is a journey that starts when you realize that knowing a little about something opens the door to the universe.
Hero Member Posts: 839 Average Old Guy.
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #231 on: November 26, 2021, 07:22:03 PM »
I like the hanger setup that you have, Max.

Addicted to sharp pointy things.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,847
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #232 on: November 26, 2021, 09:20:03 PM »
 :hatsoff: Thanks, a bit of a mishmash but works for almost all my needs.

Education is a journey that starts when you realize that knowing a little about something opens the door to the universe.
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 22,036

Nix us

********* * *
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #233 on: November 27, 2021, 10:51:13 PM »
Fueling up for the challenge.



heterodox, not in the box
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,741 Bon Journee!!
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #234 on: November 27, 2021, 11:28:27 PM »
 :drool: :like:

Barry
Thread Killer 2019 Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,084
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #235 on: November 27, 2021, 11:38:55 PM »
I’m going to just stick with cans and corks that don’t require a corkscrew.
My philosophy is that there's very few things that can't be fixed with the application of a bigger hammer or a bigger wrench.

* P1110857.jpg (Filesize: 98.71 KB)
98.71 KB | 640x480
Hero Member Posts: 561
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #236 on: November 28, 2021, 12:13:36 AM »
My philosophy is that there's very few things that can't be fixed with the application of a bigger hammer or a bigger wrench.
That is definitely a BFH!  :like:

Current SAKs: too many to list in a mere 512 characters.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,282
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #237 on: November 28, 2021, 01:03:46 AM »
My philosophy is that there's very few things that can't be fixed with the application of a bigger hammer or a bigger wrench.
In the case of bottle opening, I’d try the wrench before hammer.
No Life Club Posts: 4,273 Carpe titanium
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #238 on: November 28, 2021, 11:01:27 AM »
In the case of bottle opening, I’d try the wrench before hammer.

Wise words  :rofl:

Per Titanium Ad Tearoom.
Apex predator of fruit cake
No Life Club Posts: 4,273 Carpe titanium
Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #239 on: November 28, 2021, 11:27:57 AM »
I’m not sure of this is the up to date list. But I’ll add myself to it so Nix can tell me to stand to attention and salute when I carry my Christmas Sportsman  :pok:

01. Nix
02. Max Stone
03. Barry Rowland
04. Simon_Templar
05. Fireman
06. Sos24
07. Echotech
08. Rizio Il Ghiro
09. MichaelGT83
10. PitCarver
11. comis
12. VICMAN
13. McStitchy
14. knifecoop
15. Myron
16. Mad Scientist
17. ReamerPunch
18. Alan K.
19. CM Yo
20. RoccoT.31
21. Rich_SD
22. Fast Bill

After all I did pick up a Black Executive this year having wanted one for a while…

Per Titanium Ad Tearoom.
Apex predator of fruit cake

 

Donations

Operational Funds

Help us keep the Unworkable working!
Donate with PayPal!
December Goal: $300.00
Due Date: Dec 31
Total Receipts: $54.54
PayPal Fees: $3.94
Net Balance: $50.60
Below Goal: $249.40
Site Currency: USD
17% 
December Donations

Community Links


Powered by EzPortal
SMF 2.0.18 | SMF © 2020, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.124 seconds with 93 queries.
© 2018 Defender Web & Tool