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Grinding down an Atwood

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by Crocodilo, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Crocodilo

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    Mr. Atwood, please forgive my arrogance (and lack of skill), but something had to be done... :shrug:

    Recently I got a flat Ti Keyton. Being what it is, thin titanium, I see it as suitable only for light prying jobs. But usually light also means small, and although the tool itself is quite thin, the tip was still a bit too thick for smaller tasks.

    Out comes the sharpenning stone, and a few strokes. The tip has now come down to about half the original width, and is therefore able to be inserted in much smaller spaces.

    I may have messed with a nice item, but functionality (for me) has increased. Here are some pics:

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  2. charlie fox

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    That looks great, we'll only burn you at the stake a little bit :laugh:
     
  3. nbmaine2007

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    My first Atwood was the DLC Flat Ti Gasbaby. The end IS kind of thick, and if not for the snazzy DLC, I'd be tempted to do this, too...
     
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    I don't think it's arrogant, I think it's cool! O0
     
  6. John Frederick

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    My motto is "never leave it stock" ;D
     
  7. georgemaggos

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    Looks pretty good O0

    ~George
     
  8. Cuso

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    IT even looks factory, nice job... Now wheres that little icon?? O here it is... :mob: nuff said.. ;D
     
  9. DpM

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    If by slightly grinding it down, you get more use out of it, then i think that is great.
    maybe you should give it some other A51 grinds while you're at it. :shrug: :-X :slap:
     
  10. erckgillis

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    I sharpen most all my Flat tip Atwood's as a smaller bit or a sharp tip for slicing helps on a tool that lacks an edge..

    Nice work.

    E :highfive:
     
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    Ouch. Even though it looks good and for your needs works better, I bet it had to take a bunch of mental anguish to do it. I could of never brought myself to do it.