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us Offline Farmer X

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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #540 on: November 23, 2022, 05:57:01 AM
Brisk here too, at 22 degrees F 🥶
Hope it got warmer as the day progressed!

The MC’s cuticle pusher reported for snack duty  :salute:
Good use! :tu:

Day 22

A whittler I am not (yet), but I suspect the emergency blade would handle detail work pretty nicely.

 
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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #541 on: November 23, 2022, 08:04:38 AM

A whittler I am not (yet), but I suspect the emergency blade would handle detail work pretty nicely.


It is a sharp blade but also a thin one. With some caution it may be useful, but it won’t be a heavy duty tool. Cardboard, plastic… but some hard woods could be to much. My old MiniChamp got the tip of that blade broken after some abuse from me, which I don’t remember anymore.

Also, the handle is too small, in my opinion, to allow a safe and comfortable use for whittling.

Having said that, I am not a whittler, so it would be nice to have the opinion of someone who is


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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #542 on: November 23, 2022, 02:05:02 PM
Not tried whittling with the MC - but then I’m no expert whittler either!

Day 23

Used the wharncliffe blade to open the latest purchase - sterling silver Parker Sonnet fountain pen and mechanical pencil set for a very low price so I couldn’t resist! I had wondered whether they might not be the real thing as the price was so low, but they are - the nib is a nice fine nib in 18k. The only slight oddity is that they were both made in the same year, but the pencil is a Mk 1 and the fountain pen a Mk 2 in terms of style, but both are in excellent condition and work well so I’m not complaining, specially not at the price!  :D


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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #543 on: November 23, 2022, 04:04:46 PM
It actually did Farmer.  Turned into a pleasant Fall day!

Day 23: Manicure duty!

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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #544 on: November 23, 2022, 05:17:31 PM
Hope it got warmer as the day progressed!
Good use! :tu:

Day 22

A whittler I am not (yet), but I suspect the emergency blade would handle detail work pretty nicely.

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My oldest daughter gave me a copy of that book a couple years back. 
I wouldn't use the emergency blade too much in many woods.  The author, Chris Lubkemann works with a Tinker pattern and mostly uses softer wood for his carvings. 
 
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We met him once when we were in Pennsylvania on vacation.   I think I picked up most of his books too.
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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge Day 23
Reply #545 on: November 23, 2022, 06:30:04 PM
DAY 23
'orrible wet & cold morning here today  :rant:
However, I arrived home to what was basically "a freebie" from fabregas485  :hatsoff: (isn't that what makes this place so great  :2tu:)

Here's the MC posing with the Pocketwrench (albeit a generic one, don't care  :dunno:) that it set free from it's VERY WELL packaged envelope  :surrender:

Just grateful that this sort of camaraderie (MTO spirit) exists  :salute:
Cheers Rhys  :hatsoff: :cheers:


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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #546 on: November 24, 2022, 12:19:59 AM
 :tu: :tu: :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #547 on: November 24, 2022, 12:28:43 AM
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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #548 on: November 24, 2022, 02:20:46 AM
Took my sidekick home to her mama today and took time to fix her back door. 
 
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My MiniChamp wasn't the right tool for the job.  Luckily I had thought to bring my Dremel tool for the task.
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MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #549 on: November 24, 2022, 02:56:33 AM
Day 22
Opened a treat for Fisher


Day 23
MC opened a package and cut off the tag on a new packable cooler bag


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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #550 on: November 24, 2022, 03:15:11 AM
Our guys really love those bones!
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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #551 on: November 24, 2022, 03:36:26 AM
Took my sidekick home to her mama today and took time to fix her back door. 
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My MiniChamp wasn't the right tool for the job.  Luckily I had thought to bring my Dremel tool for the task.
Cool pic PC :tu:

Day 22
Opened a treat for Fisher
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Day 23
MC opened a package and cut off the tag on a new packable cooler bag
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Reckon Coco would be well keen on that too, Fisher has a treat instore :like:


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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #552 on: November 24, 2022, 03:37:49 AM
Day 24

Mail duty with the back up blade which I like a lot although find it a little difficult to locate quickly



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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #553 on: November 24, 2022, 04:23:51 AM
Day 22
Opened a treat for Fisher
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I'd have to keep the bone for me to make beads and such from.  The Boss Lady wears a ring that I made from one.
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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #554 on: November 24, 2022, 04:54:57 AM
Day 23:

Massive amounts of package opening with the main blade today, as an onslaught of holiday presents arrived in the mail. Then a bit of travel, and I have now arrived in the mountains for a relaxing Thanksgiving weekend.

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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #555 on: November 24, 2022, 05:12:06 AM
Day 23
i needed to cut some paper towel,and the scissors worked just fine

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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #556 on: November 24, 2022, 05:59:30 AM
Sterling silver Parker Sonnet fountain pen and mechanical pencil set for a very low price so I couldn’t resist!
You've been on a hot streak lately! :tu:

I wouldn't use the emergency blade too much in many woods.  The author, Chris Lubkemann works with a Tinker pattern and mostly uses softer wood for his carvings. 
Thanks for the feedback! Now I know not to risk the MiniChamp when I start carving. I know Mr. Lubkemann favors a Tinker that he modified a little.

I arrived home to what was basically "a freebie" from fabregas485
Congratulations! :like:

i needed to cut some paper towel,and the scissors worked just fine
One instance in which I prefer scissors to the blades. The blades just chew up paper towel and tissue.

Day 23

Gutted and skinned an Amazon Brown. It had eaten some solar lights. :D

 
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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #557 on: November 24, 2022, 05:59:51 AM
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Great pictures and uses awl!  :tu:




Used the Phillips driver to tighten a tiny screw on a battery charger. Used the main blade to cut a bunch of packages and snacks. Didn’t have my phone on me so no action shots but managed to get a quick video later of my assistant with the MC

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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #558 on: November 24, 2022, 06:22:11 AM
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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #559 on: November 24, 2022, 06:35:53 AM
Great pics Buzzbait & Explorer  :tu: :like:


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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #560 on: November 24, 2022, 12:11:35 PM
You've been on a hot streak lately! :tu:

Thanks - it’s almost becoming a problem! :facepalm:

Day 24

Found a new use for the spatula! It makes a good coin substitute for opening the battery hatch on a trackpad when swapping rechargeable batteries. Apologies for poor lighting, but it’s Stygian dark out there today!


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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #561 on: November 24, 2022, 01:06:02 PM
Day 24: Happy 🦃 Thanksgiving Day for all Americans present!  My dogs woke me up this morning to a frost.  I used the mighty Minichamp cuticle pusher to help open a box of Milk Bones for them.

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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #562 on: November 24, 2022, 07:00:05 PM
I forgot to add Happy Thanksgiving to our American members!  :cheers:


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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #563 on: November 24, 2022, 07:34:50 PM
 :cheers: Rizio!
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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge Day 24
Reply #564 on: November 24, 2022, 08:56:18 PM
DAY 24
Happy Thanksgiving to those across the pond (or celebrating elsewhere)  :salute:  :drink:
Mrs Surge decided that with awl the miserable weather we've been having here that Xmas should start early  :twak:

Here's the MC hanging off the "upstairs" tree (the "downstairs" tree will be up next weekend, probably  :dunno:)


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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #565 on: November 24, 2022, 10:09:16 PM


It’s been wonderful seeing all of the great shots and uses by everybody- cheers to awl!  :cheers:
And a Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate the holiday. The MC main blade helped cut a test slice of some very delicious homemade apple pie made by m’lady. We are staying out at the cabin and celebrating with just us and the piglet- Seen below playing with her favorite toy.










She is definitely kind of a pig deal
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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #566 on: November 25, 2022, 12:27:35 AM
 :rofl:  great looking pie  :like:


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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #567 on: November 25, 2022, 12:32:54 AM
Day 24:

Grilling a Thanksgiving turkey today.

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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #568 on: November 25, 2022, 01:34:27 AM
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Re: MiniChamp November to Remember Challenge
Reply #569 on: November 25, 2022, 03:35:03 AM
Day 25


 

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