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FL Woods Bum - The pockets emptied, a saga continues

Discussion in 'Show us pics of your EDC!' started by FL Woods Bum, Apr 15, 2014.

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  1. FL Woods Bum
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    Brass bushing made (improvised) and installed without drilling the replacement blade.. here's what I did...

    First.. walked around Lowes forever until I found a brass fitting that was near the perfect OD and ID to act as a bushing for this blade swap. This is what I found:

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    Brass compression insert fits almost perfectly as a bushing, this fit will tighten as we seat the bushing:

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    Tools you will need (or something similar) to press the bushing into place and to "open" one end up for an easier fit of the pivot pin from the Leatherman:

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    After you have pressed the bushing in place and have removed the pivot pin, us the grinder to clean the excess bushing material off:

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    Once you are done, reassemble to tool with the new blade:

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    A quick note.. when you first install the blade it is going to be a little tight. Work it back and forth (wear leather gloves or other protection) and it will loosen up.

    I still have some things to fix as the new blade is slightly canted up as you can see in this picture. I have tested cutting with the blade and there is zero impact to performance, but I am a stickler for appearances, so I am working on a mod to fix the alignment.
     
  2. AK Adventurer

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    Dude, your a genius!! Well Done!
     
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    Nick4305 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Superb work !
     
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    Thanks guys! I don't know about "Genius" AK Adventurer, but my grandfather and father taught me how to improvise and those skills came into use on this little project. If they had just had the bushing I wanted life would have been alot easier. ;) LOL
     
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    Excellent stuff!

    Also, Merry Christmas Woods Bum :)
     
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    Thank you dao!! I hope you have a Merry Christmas as well!!
     
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    SMAJ Loaded Pockets

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    Wow! Can't wait to try this mod.
     
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    Merry Christmas FWB!
     
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    Thanks buddy, you beat me to it!! I had to leave this morning in a hurry and had your page open (along with a few others) to ambush with some Christmas Joy!! :) I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with the family!!
     
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    Hurry up Sis! Merry Christmas!!
     
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    Hey Merry Christmas. I'll text ya but apparently they have plans for my day tomorrow. It's Bear viewing day.. Neat Mod btw.


    Death standing is better than life on your knees.
     
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    As always my friend, I am at your disposal. Have fun with your family, it's been too long coming.
     
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    Hey merry Christmas to you!
     
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    I just hope I'm cool. It's hard to be normal right now even for me. Some of them are trying to put me on a pedast and I'm just jeans and a beer all the way:)


    Death standing is better than life on your knees.
     
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    Put the fangs away in polite company as we discussed earlier.. ;)
     
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    Yessir......... Kicks at floor again. Grins, one fang barely showing:):):):)


    Death standing is better than life on your knees.
     
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    Nuff said... Ear twitch.


    Death standing is better than life on your knees.
     
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    The newest edition to the EDC rotation, thanks to my Step Daughter who knows me so well.. A Sanrenmu 910 Plus in 12C27 Sandvik.

    After getting my first Sanrenmu 710 some time ago, I was really impressed with the manufacturing and wanted to try some of their other knives. I then added a 913P to my collection and found it to be a solid knife (on par with the RAT1's I have owned). As I am the knife fairy, I have long since handed those knives to some great people in my life who still thank me for them when I see them.

    To the pics:

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    Next to Para Military 2 clone (gift from someone who did not know) for size comparison:

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    I think I may just have to bite on one of those 710 knives. Especially if it's orange scales & washed blade.... :) FL Woods Bum
     
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