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Re: It fits on a key chain.

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:29 pm
by Bfinnigan
I rarely design and build something that does not have redundancy or dual use. Engineering and trouble shooting my bizarre concepts is the best part. That way I keep learning.

realityguy, you have given me more ideas. That is called enabling and only contributes to the disorder. :DP:

Re: It fits on a key chain.

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:12 pm
by realityguy
You might as well construct a "fire piston" while you are at it..not far from it... :roll:
Okay more..fishing...
A nail knot tool for tying up steelhead and salmon flyfishing leaders and tying on flies with gloves on.
For checking the contents of what your mini-trout had for breakfast before you caught it..for "matching the hatch".
Pulling fishhooks out of fish mouths(disgorger).


or..cleaning the poop out of your boot lug soles when out "camo-painting the landmines" on the AT... :roll: (another thread) :lol:

For holding that one last desperate dry emergency match while you're sweating bullets(Please light!..Please Light!.. :o )..
For quick-deflation of a Sevylor canoe when you're too lazy to wait or in a hurry for the air to come out on its own.. :shock:
For checking the depth of the glaciers on Mount Rainier..a little at a time... when you are getting paid by the hour... :roll: ... :lol:
(I hike more Mountain Loop Highway because it's closer to my house and usually not as crowded..so I'd borrow it and use it on Three Fingers.. ;) ..)
For carving your initials on all the signs in MRNP... :mrgreen:


:lol:

Re: It fits on a key chain.

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:00 pm
by Ridgerunner
Cuz, you crack me up! :lol: :lol:

Re: It fits on a key chain.

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:06 pm
by realityguy
Hey..what can I say..It's raining cats and dogs here and I'm BORED.. :lol:
I'm setting up three craigs sales at the moment,one shipped to Yakima,a folding mountain bike to Whidbey Island(yep..might be selling the Montague and the Fuji MTB folders and waiting for someone to pickup the cannondale..might not come through from Vancouver,WA..Grrr),and some diving bags to Issaquah..just waiting on emails... :roll:(I need a "twiddling my thumbs" smilie)

Re: It fits on a key chain.

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:56 pm
by Bfinnigan
You now have kept me busy well into 2011. :roll: The rapid canoe deflation wand is an excellent idea, I shall start with that one. :lol:

Rain? Slightly north of Seattle surely you're kidding! That is why I have my metal and wood shop. Doesn't matter what the weather is I am creating and making messes.

Re: It fits on a key chain.

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:59 pm
by realityguy
..I am creating and making messes.


Believe me if I could get into my garage and shop..I'd be there also. :lol: Why do you think I'm selling bicycles!My herd has out grown my barn at about 15..I'm slimmin' that back down to 9-10..
I do need to get out there and at least clean off the 18" depth on my work table..mostly stove crap. :lol:

Rain? Slightly north of Seattle surely you're kidding!
I suggest packing a mask,fins, and snorkel for driving the freeways up here today..appropriate attire. :evil:

Re: It fits on a key chain.

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:19 pm
by sudden
Bfinnigan wrote:I rarely design and build something that does not have redundancy or dual use. . :DP:


Dual use or redundancy. Hmmmm.

The idea of a striker still makes the most sense. The rod portion shows a lot of wear, almost polished. A small sharpening steel maybe? You might also use the other end to drill a hole in something....but why???? :?

The tube would work for a couple of different knots.
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Re: It fits on a key chain.

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:35 pm
by realityguy
Hmm..he makes knives and hatchets..that sharpening steel maybe one of its purposes.

You might also use the other end to drill a hole in something....but why???? :?

Maybe he's like me on the trail and bakes a lot of muffins.That drill is for another hole in his belt when he's had too many... ;)

Re: It fits on a key chain.

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:08 pm
by Ridgerunner
Cuz, take that bime collection down to four and put two of those at the other house THEN you will have some more tinkering/sewing room. :P :lol: So you have a 56 200A lantern? I am drooling.(my birth year but what month?) I have a 220E from 56 on my birth month. I have a loft filled with lanterns. I need to thin them out like your bikes. :oops:

Re: It fits on a key chain.

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:47 pm
by realityguy
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