Electric Ratcliff

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Electric Ratcliff

Postby QTCut5 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:03 am

Gentlemen...I present to you the one and only 'Electric Ratcliff" custom mod by Lansky1, the creator of the original Ratcliff. I know what you're thinking..."That Muskrat doesn't have a Wharncliffe blade...it has a sheepfoot." And while you may be correct, the possible name combinations, Muskfoot & Sheeprat just didn't seem to have quite the same the panache (besides, it's actually more of a sheepcliffe blade anyway) so I'm sticking with John's original name for his Muskrat Wharncliffe creation and adding "Electric" because he modified the original clip blade into a super fine flathead eyeglasses screwdriver, kind of like an electrician's knife...sort of...(for optometrists?). Anyway, call it what you will, he turned an old Queen muskrat with a worn out clip blade into a beautiful and useful tool.

Thank you, John...Great work as always. I am VERY pleased with how it turned out. Now that's what I call an "Improved Muskrat"!

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After:

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~Q~
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Re: Electric Ratcliff

Postby glennbad » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:05 am

Cool, looks neat and useful!

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Re: Electric Ratcliff

Postby royal0014 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:37 am

Interesting, to say the least . .. ... .. .
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Re: Electric Ratcliff

Postby Lansky1 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:44 am

Glad you like it Q ... reminds me of something my dad used to say for situations like this - "making something out of nothing". That muskrat blade was pretty worn out, so glad i could make it into something more useful to you ...

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Re: Electric Ratcliff

Postby QTCut5 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:02 am

I'm impressed with how fine you were able to make the screwdriver tip...in fact, I think it's probably going to get more use as a toothpick than as a screwdriver...very handy little tool to have, indeed.
Me be very pleased ::super_happy::!!

~Q~
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Re: Electric Ratcliff

Postby edge213 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:11 am

Hey Brother....It's yours, call it what you want ::nod::
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