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Did you put your EDC to work today?

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by L Bow, May 31, 2006.

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  1. Ted Andkilde

    Ted Andkilde Loaded Pockets

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    No photos, but...

    Managed to drop my new prescription safety glasses, as in plucked them out of the mailbox thirty seconds ago, in the stairwell at the office, step on and break them before I'd even had an opportunity to try them on :(. I was pretty bummed out.

    Luckily they were wrapped in the microfiber wrap so the lenses were OK.

    Closer inspection revealed that the frameless lenses were retained by, now broken, pieces of thick monofilament.

    Tried with the 4 lb I have on my fishing pole at home, no dice. Went to Canadian Tire, grabbed a spool of cheap 40 lb test and restrung the frames with the aid of a BM grip and my trusty paracord sealer (bic lighter). The ends of the monofilament are simply heated to make a "ball" on the end.

    New glasses are once again good as new :)

    Victory!

    t
     
  2. Monocrom

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    Quite right ... That's why I don't mess with them. Just food and drink. :D
     
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  3. SAKplumber
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    This reminds me of something Red Green says:
    "If they ladies don't find us handsome, they'll at least find us handy":D Good save!
     
  4. AK Adventurer

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    Skeletool used to pull cotter pins to take the mower deck off the ridding mower at church(blades turned out to have about a 1/4" thick edge...(!!!!) Not sharp enough to mulch the leaves on the lawn.

    That was about it... was a Very busy Saturday, but other than above, all went smoothly.
     
  5. Brtsmpsn
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    Brtsmpsn Oh, Canada!

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    Don't forget "the handyman's best friend"

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  6. AK Adventurer

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    Forgot one;
    used my Cryo to open the package containing my SWEET new scope from Swany6667!
     
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  7. Joost Heijnen
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    Joost Heijnen EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Made this today with my pioneer for my son..

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    Hedgehog by edcforum, on Flickr
     
  8. Mike R

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    Used the Vic Climber to break up some plastic and cardboard for the recycling bin.
     
  9. Jramirez9083

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    Ran my first 5k today. It was this thing called graffiti run where they throw powder paint at you at various checkpoints. Didn't want to get the stuff in my nose or mouth, so used my bandana as a makeshift face-mask. Also got to use a few bandaids from my FAK to cover my new blisters and i'm almost sure i'll have to take some of the ibuprofen tomorrow.
     
  10. Knightrock
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    Knightrock EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Wow, good fix.
     
  11. Brtsmpsn
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    Brtsmpsn Oh, Canada!

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    Used my knife and TT Skull while mowing the lawn. Had to replace the string in the trimmer. Knife to cut the string and the skull yo pry a couple of stuck parts.
     
  12. SAKplumber
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Ain't that always the way:rolleyes:
     
  13. SAKplumber
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I used my EDCF Pickpocket to open two bottle of Mexican Coke:)
     
  14. Knightrock
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    Knightrock EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Used Case Peanut to cut cord into shorter lengths. Daughter used scissors on SAK Midnight Manager to trim a cuticle.
     
  15. scbubba
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    Scissors on my key chain SAK Rambler to cut open a bag of baby carrots. Boker Nano to split baby carrots into more, thinner baby carrots for sharing.

    LM Supertool pliers to first grip the eyeglass screwdriver to open the battery panel on a hexbug toy and then to pull the "watch battery" out of it so it could be replaced.

    LM Supertool saw blade to cut a 2 foot length of paracord from one of my bundles to help hold up part of the hexbug track ("because the new generation can CLIMB, Daddy!") so it didn't fall over.

    SAK Rambler file blade used as an impromptu fingernail cleaning tool. :)
     
  16. AK Adventurer

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    Last night I couldn't find my headlamp, and needed to get a few tubs(20 gal. rubbermaid) of firewood in, in the dark and fresh snow:)frantic:), So I just clipped the Rofis JR10 to the edge of the breast pocket on my jacket, adjusted to medium, and set its angle head to shine at an ~50deg angle aimed about 8 feet in front of me, with enough spill over of light to show my path and work area from my feet out to ~15 feet, and 8 feet on either side! Works perfectly!

    G.
     
  17. keith1234
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    When I first saw that light I had my doubts about the adjustable head but after reading your posts and seeing how often you use this light my doubts have faded. I never thought that a light like that would survive much use before the head would break.
     
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  18. AK Adventurer

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    And the irony is that its usually bashed up enough to come fly apart at a moments notice, whenever it wants to but Never easily when you Need it apart... ;):rolleyes_revamped:
     
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  19. AK Adventurer

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    Yeah, its really held up well, I must admit to being pleasantly surprised a bit too, since I wasn't sure of how durable it would be. I have noticed that its loosed up just a tad, but its just enough that its a lot easier to rotate/adjust now. It was a bit stiff, and actually hard to get it to rotate to angle when it was new. Much better now, but its still stiff enough to stay where its set to, even bouncing around hanging on my jacket.
     
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  20. Knightrock
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    Oh man, I got to looking at the Rofis 10 and I want one!

    Update: ordered one!
     
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