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  • The MiniBlade Innovator Contest...

    Okay....a friendly rivalry between myself, Mr. Shakelford, and a couple of my other forum buddies has sparked a new idea.....

    Let's see who can best improve on the M40 design of the $0.10 survival knife.

    If you're interested, here are the rules we've come up with:

    *Your design must be original...you may assume M40's design as v1.0, but any other improvements must be your own.



    *Your design must be homemade, and your base platform must be a standard hacksaw or reciprocating saw blade, any TPI, any strength, any tooth aggresion.

    *Your design must be no longer than 6" from hilt to point, nor greater than 1/2" thick along any part of its profile.



    *No weight limitation.

    *You MUST post photos of EVERY phase of production, as well as name any techniques or products used (hey, this is educational, as well).

    *You MUST be an XColony member to participate in this contest.

    *The top ten entries will be nominated by XColony Team Members (yes, if you are a team member, you may nominate your own design), and will be voted on by Xcolony members in a poll to select the winner.

    Since I'm feeling generous, the winner will receive one of these, out of my pocket:


    While I will be participating in the contest, I will be removing myself from the voting portion.....obviously I don't need to give myself any prizes....;)

    Remember, we're not looking for the "perfect, slimline packer"....we wanna see what you can come up with within these parameters....go crazy...make it pretty, make it cool....who cares, just do the best you can to outdo the competition.

    You must post to this forum in order to enter. The contest will not be judged until there are at least 10 entrants. Once the first ten entrants have posted their projects, entries will be accepted for the following 7 days, at which time the competition will enter the voting phase.

    Good luck, and happy grinding...;)

    Who's game?

    Good hunting,

    'Saw.
    38
    Hell yeah, I love free stuff!
    23.68%
    9
    Hell no, I can't win for nothin'!
    0.00%
    0
    Sure, I'd even be willing to sponsor one!
    5.26%
    2
    Of course...win or lose, I enjoy the info...
    63.16%
    24
    Yeah...I enjoy tinkering just for fun.
    7.89%
    3
    No...it's just a waste of time and money.
    0.00%
    0
    Last edited by Big_Saw; 12-25-2008, 04:42 PM.
    "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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    By the way......

    To keep our projects as unique as possible......

    Sign onto the comp before you begin your build......

    If you post before everyone else is ready, don't whine when someone seemingly co-opts some portion of your concept.:(

    Again, Happy Grinding!!:D
    "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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    • #3
      Big_Saw here, officially posting my entrance into the MiniBlade contest.....
      Last edited by Big_Saw; 12-27-2008, 09:59 AM.
      "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

      "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
        Big_Saw here, officially posting my entrance into the MiniBlade contest......will advise when project is finished, but will withold photo post until 10 others are ready w/their docu.
        It is officially 2030 hrs West Texas time, and I am starting this tonight!! Steal my idea and Frito the Killer Terrier comes to your house and gnaws your feet off!!

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        • #5
          Nothing would make me happier then to win this little beaut. Sooooooo...Here is my folding blade design. I opted for the lTanto blade since I do not own one. I made a super thin handle out of pine, and dremmeled a place for the blade to slide into. I used a stainless bold as the pivot point for the blade, and cut an old 30 carbine shell to create a blade stop. Everything is held together by JB Metal Weld and is currently drying. Once that is done, I will clean it all up, and have a functional cheap pocket knife with a Tanto blade. HA.. Top that!!




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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
            Nothing would make me happier then to win this little beaut. Sooooooo...Here is my folding blade design. I opted for the lTanto blade since I do not own one. I made a super thin handle out of pine, and dremmeled a place for the blade to slide into. I used a stainless bold as the pivot point for the blade, and cut an old 30 carbine shell to create a blade stop. Everything is held together by JB Metal Weld and is currently drying. Once that is done, I will clean it all up, and have a functional cheap pocket knife with a Tanto blade. HA.. Top that!!




            HOLY CRAP, that was fast.......lol......
            "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

            "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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            • #7
              wow! cool contest and great entry so far!

              Thanks to bigsaw for generously donating a great prize! This could get interesting, come on people don't be shy jump in!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Diesel View Post
                wow! cool contest and great entry so far!

                Thanks to bigsaw for generously donating a great prize! This could get interesting, come on people don't be shy jump in!
                Don't be a Chicken Sh*t, Diesel, you're eligible, too......
                "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                • #9
                  lol like i have the time... i have to spend my free time baby sitting u guys :P

                  besides, i'd win lol and i wanna vote
                  WHAT IF THE AMERICA YOU KNEW, WAS ABOUT TO CHANGE?

                  The best thing you can do to support the site is pass it on to your friends and fav sites like other forums, facebook, twitter etc. Let people know about us! :)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Diesel View Post
                    lol like i have the time... i have to spend my free time baby sitting u guys :P

                    besides, i'd win lol and i wanna vote
                    A likely story....I'm recusing myself from the outcome, but am still entering a build.......
                    "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
                      HOLY CRAP, that was fast.......lol......

                      Nothing would make me happier then to force YOU to send ME something. Plus, never underestimate the power of Guiness to make ones mind creative. Next one will be a "boxcutter" type. I am trying to figure a way to get the blade to slide in and out. It is not as easy as it sounds just using a dremmel. Plus, I am friggin bored out of my skull until Coast to Coast AM comes on the radio.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
                        *The top ten entries will be nominated by XColony Team Members (yes, if you are a team member, you may nominate your own design), and will be voted on by Xcolony members in a poll to select the winner.


                        'Saw.
                        I nominate whomever did that fantastic folding knife design. WOW!!!!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
                          Nothing would make me happier then to force YOU to send ME something. Plus, never underestimate the power of Guiness to make ones mind creative. Next one will be a "boxcutter" type. I am trying to figure a way to get the blade to slide in and out. It is not as easy as it sounds just using a dremmel. Plus, I am friggin bored out of my skull until Coast to Coast AM comes on the radio.
                          While you may, indeed win.....you might be surprised by my little side-show entry...lol...BTW, I shoulda figured you for a damn Art Bell junkie.......:D
                          "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                          "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
                            I nominate whomever did that fantastic folding knife design. WOW!!!!
                            Oh, God....what have I done?
                            "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                            "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
                              While you may, indeed win.....you might be surprised by my little side-show entry...lol...BTW, I shoulda figured you for a damn Art Bell junkie.......:D

                              Just because you wear a tin foil cone shaped hat, does not mean that the aliens still are not affecting your mind!!!

                              Been listning to Art Bell for close to 15 years now. I even had a 5 minute online call with him after Red Beckman's home was raided by the Feds up in Montana. I was working part-time as a security guard and got the privelege of guarding his personal effects in a warehouse. Woo Hoo.

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