FW3A, a TLF/BLF EDC flashlight

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Did you manage to level the driver so the signal tube sits properly or still at an angle?

Ish. Not very well though. One can only do so much with a dremel. And to make things fit a little better I filed down the edges of the driver as far as they can go without making it not work any more, so there’s only a hair width of ground ring left. It’s not ideal.

In any case, my proto4 is now modified and no longer represents what to expect from a stock light. After CNY, I hope Lumintop will have some good news for us.

Yes, lots of people looking forward to this one becoming available.
Remember you can send any of these protos to me to try to fix if you like Innocent

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Maybe the formulas aren’t the best way to judge it then.

That’s perfectly possible.
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Please put me down for one LH351D.

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contactcr wrote:
I found a diffuser for the FW3A

https://www.ledil.com/product-card/?product=FP15072_ZORYA-SC-C


That looks like it’s designed to fit a 42mm HEKLA-SOCKET.

The FW3A is 25mm. How would this fit?

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JasonWW wrote:
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I found a diffuser for the FW3A

https://www.ledil.com/product-card/?product=FP15072_ZORYA-SC-C


That looks like it’s designed to fit a 42mm HEKLA-SOCKET.

The FW3A is 25mm. How would this fit?

That’s for someone with a 3D printer or an x-acto knife and some creativity to figure out. I’m not super serious with this suggestion but it does interest me, and since it’s from a real optics manufacturer I suspect it would diffuse better and have less impact on the tint of the beam than some of the other options I have seen.

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There are other sizes too but obviously nothing that fits without some modding

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Please put me down for one of each emitter with aluminum body.

And I would also be intersted in a single-emitter version.

Thanks.

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Is the cast iron version ready to order yet? FW3I

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The real question is would you season the cast iron or let it tarnish?

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The real question is would you season the cast iron or let it tarnish?

Season it. Running it on turbo until just below the smoke point of the oil and holding it there forms a durable protective coating as the oil soaks into the pores of the cast iron and polymerizes. I do it with all of my cast iron lights.

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The real question is would you season the cast iron or let it tarnish?

Season it. Running it on turbo until just below the smoke point of the oil and holding it there forms a durable protective coating as the oil soaks into the pores of the cast iron and polymerizes. I do it with all of my cast iron lights.


I just put mine in turbo and cook bacon on them to season them
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Yum, bacon wrapped fw3i

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I got my special order FW3D #1 yesterday! A Devin Thomas Damascus / Stainless Raindrop pattern . It is truly a work of art.

My special FW3D #2 should be ready to pick up next week. It is gonna be a Brad Vice (Alabama Damascus) made from a billet of ‘Alabama Buckshot Damascus’.

Pictures to follow if I can just figure out how to capture the images in that dream I just had. Wink

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Hello Teacher,
I’ve been having the same Dream about the FW3D- Raindrop and Alabama Buckshot Damascus Too! That is some Beautifully Crafted Damascus and it Really would make a Fine Looking FW3D Flashlight for Sure! Maybe even make One extra with 4 straight Flutes from the Tail Up to 1/8” from where the head or Optic seats and turn 3 small rings to Dispurse any Heat from the Front End? Etch it and that would be Absolutely Beautiful, just a Little Different then the Original Sleek Damascus Version of the Elegant FW3A Original I Dream of at least twice a week. Wink
I sure look forward to getting That Sleek light in my hands when I am Awake, and not just Dreaming Smile

Interested in repairing my JetBeam TC-R1, (I’m lacking knowledge and a Novice) Wires broken between LED and Double Stacked Boards below. I soldered New wire to LED (Brass LED Base is loose, not glued or secured). 1 wire is Broken just above the top of the

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Hi Tooreal….

Yeah, both those would make beautiful lights for sure!! Love

I’m acquainted with Brad Vice (Alabama Damascus), their shop is less than 20 miles from my house.
I think I could get a proper sized billet from him fairly reasonably.

I have two friends that are machinist & teach that at two different vocational schools. One in my county & one in a neighboring county. They each have the latest equipment at their disposal.

When I actually get a FW3A in hand I am gonna disassemble one & take it to each of them to see what the possibility’s are. It sure can’t hurt.

Even if I had them change the internals a bit so as to eliminate the inner tube & electronic tailcap…. it would still be a beautiful light. Love . Thumbs Up

All types of possibilities….. if I can get at least one of them on board.

Time will tell…… Wink

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Please add me for one with LH351D.

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FW3B
FW3C
FW3D
FW3I
FW3S
FW3T…

Damn, I must be very basic!! Oops
I only dream with 2 x FW3A, one with each LED type… Big SmileInnocentPartyBlushing
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(I wouldn’t mind having one of each other types in case they were built Evil )

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I have the feeling that they are trying to make a FW3U.

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I have the feeling that they are trying to make a FW3U.

I’d take one as well Big Smile

(what does the U stand for? Flat StareInnocent )

REVIEWS: AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 & SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B018 /// ACEBEAM: H20 /// BLITZWOLF: BlitzWolf BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 & A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C 

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Uranium

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Geuzzz wrote:
I have the feeling that they are trying to make a FW3U.

Is the stepdown measured in half-lives? It might not need aux leds. It might glow all by itself!

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I was thinking unobtanium Big Smile

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Ahhhh! I was thinking Uranium. Right now, any material is Unobtanium!

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Geuzzz wrote:
I was thinking unobtanium Big Smile

That would turn the FW3_ into a great light Big Smile

REVIEWS: AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 & SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B018 /// ACEBEAM: H20 /// BLITZWOLF: BlitzWolf BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 & A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C 

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8  TIR Lenses: 1 / 2   Others: Biscotti 3 & 1*7135     Triple TIR & XP-G2

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this thread is starting to go way off-topic now i think ? better we keep the original light talk only here or what u say ? maybe make it an other thread for other versions of the fw3 light maybe ??

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Yeah, exactly. Why are these signatures still so bloody long?

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MascaratumB wrote:
FW3B
FW3C
FW3D
FW3I
FW3S
FW3T…

Damn, I must be very basic!! Oops
I only dream with 2 x FW3A, one with each LED type… Big SmileInnocentPartyBlushing
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(I wouldn’t mind having one of each other types in case they were built Evil )

I found a few more…. Big Smile
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FW3B = Brass
FW3C = Copper
FW3D = Damascus
FW3G = Gold
FW3I = Cast Iron
FW3M = Mokume
FW3N = Naked
FW3P = Platinum
FW3S = Stainless
FW3SS = Sterling Silver
FW3T = Titanium
FW3U = Uranium (might need a safety warning on this one… Wink )
FW3W = Wood

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teacher wrote:

FW3B = Brass

FW3C = Copper

FW3D = Damascus

FW3G = Gold

FW3I = Cast Iron

FW3M = Mokume

FW3N = Naked

FW3S = Stainless

FW3SS = Sterling Silver

FW3T = Titanium

FW3U = Uranium (might need a safety warning on this one… Wink )

FW3W = Wood

Yeah…we have projects for the next 20 years or so Big SmileEvil

Keeping this on-topic: let’s wait some more weeks to see this FW3A beauty! Blushing
For those that meet the criteria and wanna have a chance of winning one of these lights, I have an ongoing GiveAWay! Check the link in my loooong signature Evil

REVIEWS: AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 & SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B018 /// ACEBEAM: H20 /// BLITZWOLF: BlitzWolf BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 & A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C 

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8  TIR Lenses: 1 / 2   Others: Biscotti 3 & 1*7135     Triple TIR & XP-G2

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