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New Year, New Badge challenge!

us Offline Farmer X

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New Year, New Badge challenge!
on: December 28, 2021, 10:13:15 PM
I've said before, and I'll say again: the challenges are one of my favorite parts of this forum. So I'm starting another. Apologies for the short notice, but it is much like the challenge that ran in November of 2021. The rules are simple:

1. Determine which badge you'd like to earn. For the benefit of new members who may be unaware of what's available, a list can be found starting at the below link and going on to page 8. There is also a Farmer X challenge, but that's within the "site" category.

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=profile;area=listAwards;start=60

2. Copy and paste the list of participants and add your user name and chosen challenge to it.

3. Post a photo, ideally of the SAK in use, for 30 days.

4. Use just one SAK or all you have that fit within your chosen challenge.

5. If you have to use another multi-tool, explain why (i.e. "needed pliers" or "needed a wood saw").

6. Have fun!

With that said, I'm in.

1. Farmer X: Minimal SAK Challenge
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If you have absolutely nothing better to do, my YouTube channel is awlways an option:

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCWA0VjH6v3WS6gvLkPGk9KA/


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #1 on: January 01, 2022, 03:47:13 AM

1. Farmer X: Minimal SAK Challenge
2. Jackpine54: Huntsman Challenge


Should be a good one. Same SAK for 30 days!


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #2 on: January 01, 2022, 03:57:57 AM
Sounds like fun!
Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #3 on: January 01, 2022, 04:30:44 AM
Enjoy guys  :like: :climber: :tu:


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #4 on: January 01, 2022, 01:32:17 PM
Thanks for organizing! I will join for the Minimal challenge:

1. Farmer X: Minimal SAK Challenge
2. Jackpine54: Huntsman Challenge
3. z1913: Minimal SAK Challenge
Current SAKs:
58mm - Rambler, Alox Minichamp, SwissLite
84mm - Waiter, Alox Bantam, Excelsior, Tourist
91mm - Cybertool M, Swisschamp, Compact
93mm - Harvester
111mm - Forester Wood, Tradesman
other - Baker's, Floral


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #5 on: January 01, 2022, 01:51:46 PM
And let me start it off with my first submission:

Day 1

My tool of choice for the Minimalist SAK challenge is the alox Bantam, here cutting bread which I baked as part of our family tradition for New Year's Day.- the bread turned out very well and the Bantam as well handled the task with ease.

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Current SAKs:
58mm - Rambler, Alox Minichamp, SwissLite
84mm - Waiter, Alox Bantam, Excelsior, Tourist
91mm - Cybertool M, Swisschamp, Compact
93mm - Harvester
111mm - Forester Wood, Tradesman
other - Baker's, Floral


us Offline Jackpine54

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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #6 on: January 01, 2022, 03:16:39 PM
Great looking bread and Bantam


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #7 on: January 01, 2022, 03:58:08 PM
Great looking bread and Bantam
Thanks, I used my favourite recipe from Jim Lahey's book My bread - really excelent and easy, no-knead method, highly recommended to anyone who would like to try to make own bread. Only flour, salt, dry yeast, water and (ideally) cast iron pot is required (+ some time planning - the dough requires 12-18 hours to raise).

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Current SAKs:
58mm - Rambler, Alox Minichamp, SwissLite
84mm - Waiter, Alox Bantam, Excelsior, Tourist
91mm - Cybertool M, Swisschamp, Compact
93mm - Harvester
111mm - Forester Wood, Tradesman
other - Baker's, Floral


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #8 on: January 01, 2022, 05:08:18 PM
And let me start it off with my first submission:

Day 1

My tool of choice for the Minimalist SAK challenge is the alox Bantam, here cutting bread which I baked as part of our family tradition for New Year's Day.- the bread turned out very well and the Bantam as well handled the task with ease.

That's a sweet Bantam, and tasty looking bread !  :cheers: :like:

I'm up to participate at my first challenge !

1. Farmer X: Minimal SAK Challenge
2. Jackpine54: Huntsman Challenge
3. z1913: Minimal SAK Challenge
4. Lemonizer: SAK STACK Challenge


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #9 on: January 01, 2022, 07:03:36 PM
My tool of choice for the Minimalist SAK challenge is the alox Bantam, here cutting bread which I baked as part of our family tradition for New Year's Day.
The Bantam is a favorite of mine, and that bread looks really tasty. Feel free to use any other minimal SAKs you have, too!

I'm up to participate at my first challenge !
Sweet! Good to have you aboard.

Day 1

I was going to take a photo of with my breakfast...until Tommy hopped up on the bed while I was getting dressed. I figured I'd get his opinion of the Bantam that was in my pocket. He says, "ah, it's okay."

 
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USN 2000-2006

One to four layers of SAK is (usually) best for me.

If you have absolutely nothing better to do, my YouTube channel is awlways an option:

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCWA0VjH6v3WS6gvLkPGk9KA/


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #10 on: January 01, 2022, 09:01:20 PM

 He says, "ah, it's okay."

What a smart cat!
Current SAKs:
58mm - Rambler, Alox Minichamp, SwissLite
84mm - Waiter, Alox Bantam, Excelsior, Tourist
91mm - Cybertool M, Swisschamp, Compact
93mm - Harvester
111mm - Forester Wood, Tradesman
other - Baker's, Floral


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #11 on: January 02, 2022, 01:33:17 AM
I'm in!!!
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1. Farmer X: Minimal SAK Challenge
2. Jackpine54: Huntsman Challenge
3. z1913: Minimal SAK Challenge
4. Lemonizer: SAK STACK Challenge
5. Hevy: Minimal SAK Challenge :woohoo:


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #12 on: January 02, 2022, 01:39:39 AM
Day 1

My trusty Compact helping to repair the pot lid handle.

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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #13 on: January 02, 2022, 04:34:59 AM
Day 1

Here's the Huntsman, just hanging out today.

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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #14 on: January 02, 2022, 04:36:00 AM
Thanks, I used my favourite recipe from Jim Lahey's book My bread - really excelent and easy, no-knead method, highly recommended to anyone who would like to try to make own bread. Only flour, salt, dry yeast, water and (ideally) cast iron pot is required (+ some time planning - the dough requires 12-18 hours to raise).

Thanks  :like:


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #15 on: January 02, 2022, 06:52:03 PM
I would like to join in if it's not too late?

1. Farmer X: Minimal SAK Challenge
2. Jackpine54: Huntsman Challenge
3. z1913: Minimal SAK Challenge
4. Lemonizer: SAK STACK Challenge
5. Hevy: Minimal SAK Challenge
6. GA1dad: Minimal SAK Challenge
Jason - N4RBZ- A Harley can get you through times of no money better than money can get you through times of no Harley____O~`o__


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #16 on: January 02, 2022, 07:23:21 PM
Day 2

no significant SAK activity today so only sharing how I carry my Bantam.

I usually pair it with Rambler (which is on my keychain) and the Bantam is in my 5th pocket. I really appreacite the slimness and lightness but still very solid feel of the Bantam, the only shortcoming is no keyring (I am very much in the keyring camp)  - I always found it cumbersome to retrieve it from the coin pocket without any lanyard so I made a little sheath from a piece of soft scrap leather with attached lanyard. It works fine, I like the tactile feeling of the leather and alox.

Before I made the sheath I even tried to carry a Cadet (to get the keyring) but compared to the Bantam the Cadet felt like a brick in the  coin pocket ( :D) with limited additional fucntinality so I sold it and came up with this solution.

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Current SAKs:
58mm - Rambler, Alox Minichamp, SwissLite
84mm - Waiter, Alox Bantam, Excelsior, Tourist
91mm - Cybertool M, Swisschamp, Compact
93mm - Harvester
111mm - Forester Wood, Tradesman
other - Baker's, Floral


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #17 on: January 02, 2022, 08:43:31 PM
DAY 1

Like others, not a lot of activity for my dear SC, besides chilling on the laptop, reading MTO !  :D



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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #18 on: January 02, 2022, 09:18:43 PM
Great pics awl!

Day 2 Huntsman

18f outside today so other than removing the mittens and cutting some bale twine, not much SAK action. I did cut the safety seal off a fresh jar of peanut butter at lunchtime.
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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #19 on: January 03, 2022, 12:06:34 AM
1/30

Day one finds the Bantam on cornbread duty.


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Jason - N4RBZ- A Harley can get you through times of no money better than money can get you through times of no Harley____O~`o__


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #20 on: January 03, 2022, 12:16:33 AM
Never seen that p-nut butter brand before Jackpine, bet it is tasty!!

Good looking loaf z1913!!  :like:

Interesting how peoples tastes differ. I love everything about my little red Bantam, except that it "had" a keyring. Our different views is what make like interesting though!! :cheers:

Congrats on joining your first challenge Lemonizer!

Good use Hevy!

Thanks for heading up the challenge FarmerX,,, nice red Alox!!

Jason - N4RBZ- A Harley can get you through times of no money better than money can get you through times of no Harley____O~`o__


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #21 on: January 03, 2022, 02:33:53 AM
Nice photos, y'awl! This is already shaping up to be a great challenge.

Day 2

The Bantam got called up for box opening duty today. Somehow I failed to notice that a little tape stayed behind. It also did a "combo vs. separate openers" pose with a Pioneer.

 
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USN 2000-2006

One to four layers of SAK is (usually) best for me.

If you have absolutely nothing better to do, my YouTube channel is awlways an option:

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCWA0VjH6v3WS6gvLkPGk9KA/


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #22 on: January 03, 2022, 03:43:50 AM
Day 2 - Minimal SAK Challenge

No uses today.
But at least I found my olivewood Opinel N06.
It was lost for months and I was very upset. But today, sorting some clothes for donation, I found my Opinel bellow some winter clothes.
Well... I can't be happier!



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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #23 on: January 03, 2022, 06:36:38 PM
I found my Opinel bellow some winter clothes.
Well... I can't be happier!


Congratulation to new/old knife day!
Current SAKs:
58mm - Rambler, Alox Minichamp, SwissLite
84mm - Waiter, Alox Bantam, Excelsior, Tourist
91mm - Cybertool M, Swisschamp, Compact
93mm - Harvester
111mm - Forester Wood, Tradesman
other - Baker's, Floral


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #24 on: January 03, 2022, 06:41:08 PM
Day 3 - Minimal SAK

Back to the office after the christmas break. One opened package and one stubborn key removed from the keyboard with the combo tool.

I am very satisfied with the combo tool - usualy more than adequate for the what if situations, I do not feel the need for full opener layer in the urban setting.


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Current SAKs:
58mm - Rambler, Alox Minichamp, SwissLite
84mm - Waiter, Alox Bantam, Excelsior, Tourist
91mm - Cybertool M, Swisschamp, Compact
93mm - Harvester
111mm - Forester Wood, Tradesman
other - Baker's, Floral


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #25 on: January 03, 2022, 08:19:01 PM
Hehe, never thought about using the cap lifter to lift a keycap ! But it sounds like it was made for that, literally  :rofl:

DAY 2

I just used the SC to open a decade box, in order to clean contacts !  :cheers:



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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #26 on: January 03, 2022, 08:31:11 PM

I just used the SC to open a decade box, in order to clean contacts ! 
Is electronics your hobby or profession?
Current SAKs:
58mm - Rambler, Alox Minichamp, SwissLite
84mm - Waiter, Alox Bantam, Excelsior, Tourist
91mm - Cybertool M, Swisschamp, Compact
93mm - Harvester
111mm - Forester Wood, Tradesman
other - Baker's, Floral


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #27 on: January 04, 2022, 12:40:40 AM
2/30

Day 2 started of interestingly.

Today was my first day back to work for 2022. So I got up at 4 am, drove though rain and high winds and pulled into an empty parking lot at 5:45. Turns out the plant was closed and nobody told me. Oh well,,, back home I go for a bonus day off. Five minutes after getting back home my wife calls and says she has just driven through a downed tree and there is damage to her new car. Back in the truck and get her taken care of. No major damage to car, just need to replace a mirror and buff out some scratches. Back home again and decided today is going to be a amateur radio day. Made a few contacts on 10 meters, then decided to dig out an old antenna project I started a while back. I'm experimenting with an extension cord to make a dipole radio antenna. Used the Bantam to trim a couple of notches in an orange juice cap. I will fill the cap with clear silicone which will seal everything and keep the connections waterproof.


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #28 on: January 04, 2022, 01:34:10 AM


The Bantam got called up for box opening duty today.

Awesome   :tu:


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Re: New Year, New Badge challenge!
Reply #29 on: January 04, 2022, 01:36:01 AM
Day 2 - Minimal SAK Challenge

No uses today.
But at least I found my olivewood Opinel N06.
It was lost for months and I was very upset. But today, sorting some clothes for donation, I found my Opinel bellow some winter clothes.
Well... I can't be happier!


Glad you found it!


 

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