I think most of us have an appreciation of not only what we have in our pockets, but having enough of those "wouldn't it be nice if..." moments which keep our inventories constantly changing and evolving, especially after seeing someone else's shiny thing we just have to have. Even a cursory browse of the forums and staff posts show there is plenty of talent borne of necessity, imagination, limited budgets, or just wondering if that $300 thing can be duplicated for $20.
Here, I'll admit it--I'm a dabbler. I tinker, take things apart to see how they work, get things back together again (sometimes with extra parts), adjust, modify, and try to make things "mine". I know I'm not alone in this crowd.
What sort of things do you folks do to get crafty or make something uniquely "yours"? This could be anything from a simple modification of something off-the-shelf to a complete fabrication of a new thing only you possess.
To get things rolling, I'll start with some of my work--both the knife and sheath. The knife is 440-layer nickel carbon pattern-welded steel, with nickel hardware and stag handle. The sheath is 4-5 oz vegetable tanned cowhide, all hand-cut, sewn, dyed and complete with a bit of freehand tooling. Having seen similar work in the $500+ range, I simply wanted to see if I could do it, and it turns out most of what I learned in the process translates easily to other things.
How about you?