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Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by johnny five, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. The Albino Yeti

    The Albino Yeti EDC Junkie

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    How about a 2x4 say... 3-4 foot long with 6 " segments each being covered with different challenges i.e. Paint , nails, glued material, caulked area etc?


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  2. srvctec

    srvctec Loaded Pockets

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    Those are some great ideas, MTFatboy ! Pretty much all of which I already have the supplies for. All except the Altoids tin, ice block and 5 gallon bucket. Now we're getting somewhere!
     
  3. srvctec

    srvctec Loaded Pockets

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    Another great idea, The Albino Yeti ! I have scrap 2x4's laying around as well as paint, caulk, glue and nails for something like this test.

    Keep the brainstorming going!

    I also have some scrap metal I could apply all the above (except the nails) to and test as well.
     
  4. johnny five

    johnny five Loaded Pockets

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    I can provide an altoid tin
     
  5. JHGM

    JHGM Dinosaur Supervisor

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    Yesterday, I used mine to remove 6 large staples from a box (you know, those that are 2 inches long or so), separate a shift cable eyelet from the manual valve lever on a transmission, removing silicone chunks from a trans pan, pry the connector out of the case for the valve body wiring, pry some tabs away from one of those stupid "captured exhaust nut" things, and opened a Mt.Dew (I gots no fingernails.)

    It was the most I'd used it in one day, but then again I've started looking for excuses to use it just to see how it holds up and how well the shape of the tip is for random tasks.

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  6. srvctec

    srvctec Loaded Pockets

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    Just thought of another test. Prying out electrical staples that hold standard 12-3 wiring, with wire stapled in place, both solid steel staples and plastic type with a nail on each end.
     
  7. theirishboxer

    theirishboxer Loaded Pockets

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    go to home depo, buy a board some nails and a paint sample can, paint the board drive some nails in it, scrape the paint off and pry the nails out?
     
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  8. srvctec

    srvctec Loaded Pockets

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    Thanks for the idea, theirishboxer but The Albino Yeti beat you to it. :)
     
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  9. theirishboxer

    theirishboxer Loaded Pockets

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    yea i didn't see that till after i posted it, great minds think alike i guess
     
  10. johnny five

    johnny five Loaded Pockets

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    eng1nerd. . Just need a hand sanding and I'm ready.
     
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  11. eng1nerd

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    Awesome, good choice of beers too.
     
  12. johnny five

    johnny five Loaded Pockets

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    So when are we doing this. .. I met specs. I'll send you that beer can do you can cry in it haha
     
  13. eng1nerd

    eng1nerd Loaded Pockets

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    Ha-ha, finish up your sanding and we can nail down the challenge details a bit more this week.

    Ship then off to the testing ground the end of the week?
     
  14. johnny five

    johnny five Loaded Pockets

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    Sounds good bro did you get your heat treating done?
     
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  15. eng1nerd

    eng1nerd Loaded Pockets

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    Nope. If I get to it that's great, if not I'm not too worried about it. It's a tank either way.
     
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  16. johnny five

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    A tank you say. ... We will see......
     
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  17. eng1nerd

    eng1nerd Loaded Pockets

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    Hey everyone, this isn't dead, it just got delayed. A new baby and work has kept me busy. This should actually be getting underway next week.
     
  18. srvctec

    srvctec Loaded Pockets

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    Yep. Here is the edited list from ideas taken in this thread. This list is how I will actually be testing the pry bars in this challenge. I plan to get everything ready for the tests this weekend. Thanks for all the great ideas, everyone!

    Removing a short length of 2x4 nailed down to a longer length (longer for leverage).
    Separating lengths of 2x4 glued together
    Driving the pry with a hammer into the end of a 2x4 and prying until it splits
    Opening a paint can
    Breaking zip ties fastened around a pipe
    Breaking baling wire fastened around a pipe
    Inserting into the end of copper pipe, tearing pipe
    Hammering into a cinder block
    Using as a can opener
    Lifting a magnet off a smooth metal surface (requires a fine edge)
    Unravelling twisted cable
    Opening a glued-shut altoids tin
    Removing staples (staples for cardboard, paper, electrical wire, etc.)
    Chiseling wood
    General scraping (caulking, glue, paint, gaskets, stickers, etc. from various surfaces)
     
  19. theanticrumpet

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    That's good to hear, I just found this thread, and catching up I've been on the edge of my seat! Excited to see where this goes.
     
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  20. eng1nerd

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    Here is the final list from srvctec. If my bar makes it today this should be going down this weekend!

    • 01. Lifting a magnet off a smooth metal surface
    • 02. General scraping (caulking, glue, paint, gaskets, stickers, etc. from various surfaces)
    • 03. Opening a paint can
    • 04. Breaking zip ties fastened around a pipe
    • 05. Breaking baling wire fastened around a pipe
    • 06. Inserting into the end of copper pipe, tearing pipe
    • 07. Separating lengths of 2x4 glued together
    • 08. Removing a short length of 2x4 nailed down to a longer length
    • 09. Driving the pry with a hammer into the end of a 2x4 and prying until it splits
    • 10. Chiseling wood
    • 11. Removing staples (staples for cardboard, paper, electrical wire, etc.)
    • 12. Opening a glued-shut Altoids tin
    • 13. Unravelling twisted cable
    • 14. Hammering into a cinder block
    • 15. General scraping (caulking, glue, paint, gaskets, stickers, etc. from various surfaces)

    This is going to be brutal on these bars...and AWESOME!!!
     
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