Copper & Aluminium Mule Build

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Copper & Aluminium Mule Build


Another wee torch for you today Wink

I built this copper & aluminium triple mule flashlight out of some 3/4” plumbers pipe, 1” aluminium tube and some other bits ‘n pieces I had with the usual hacksaw and hand files.
It has an S6 brass pill filed down and soldered into the copper tube along with a filed down brass retaining ring holding the reverse clicky switch.
I’ve used a slightly different design with this light, incorporating a sliding inner core held in place by friction and a magnetic battery door cover.

This light is 18350 powered and a companion light to my copper & aluminium zoomie build

XP-G2 S3 3C emitters on 20mm noctigon MCPCB
MTN 17mm driver
Reverse clicky tail switch
Magnetic tail
ARC glass
Felt lined battery tube
Carbon fibre bezel insert
Length – 60 mm
Width – 25 mm
Weight – 97 grams (with cell)
Max – 1400lm

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Another awesome little creation!

You need to make a album or thread with a compilation of all your custom built lights, just 2-3 of each one, they are soooooo good

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Thanks very much Thumbs Up

lionheart_2281 wrote:
You need to make a album or thread with a compilation of all your custom built lights, just 2-3 of each one

Click on the image in my sig Wink

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Cute little thing it is. Are you going to use a carclo lens?

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CRX wrote:
Thanks very much Thumbs Up
lionheart_2281 wrote:
You need to make a album or thread with a compilation of all your custom built lights, just 2-3 of each one

Click on the image in my sig Wink

Lol!!! Way ahead of me it seems, that’s unreal

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leroycp wrote:
Cute little thing it is. Are you going to use a carclo lens?

No, for a few reasons.
I did think about it but this is the last cutting of 1” alu tube that I had and it was just not long enough for an optic to be installed.
I considered not using the brass pill and having virtually no heatsink but as this is a set with the larger zoomie light I felt the floody mule complimented that.

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Very clever. What did you use to cut the section from the copper tube?

 

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everyone should have one of these.

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Once again, Wow!!!

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MRsDNF wrote:
What did you use to cut the section from the copper tube?

Laservision Big Smile

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I cut and filed a section from another piece of copper pipe Wink

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Neat. Beer

 

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Stevi man………………….!!! STEVI!!!!

Just stop it will ya!!!!!????

Absolutely awesome – not just the execution, but the design as well – you don’t half think outside the box mate.

You know where I live. Big Smile

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lionheart_2281 wrote:
Another awesome little creation!

You need to make a album or thread with a compilation of all your custom built lights, just 2-3 of each one, they are soooooo good

great work as usual

even a index of links to you different builds

sorry all images down
thanks photobucket

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Once again… ART! Great job! Crown

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