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2nd. Annual BLF Scratch Made Light Contest is CLOSED - WINNERS results have been posted in the OP!

Well, the moment is upon us!

Here is the list of Winners:

 

HAND MADE

1 DenBarrettSAR
2 Ervin Anastasi
3 Rufusbduck
4 FmC
5 southland
6 Alpg88
7 nickelflipper
8 mhemling33
9 firehopper
10 HBomb

 

MACHINE MADE

1 Bucket
2 MRsDNF
3 RaceR86

 

I will be contacting all of you over the course of the next several days, to let you know how to redeem your prizes. With the holiday, I think it will be sometime next week, before I hear back from all of the dealers involved, so please be patient.

 

I just want to thank all of you who took the plunge and made build threads here. They have been the highlight of my days for quite some time and I appreciate all of the labor and thought put into them. You are ALL WINNERS in my book!!

Thanks also, to the judges and to all of the sponsors. Last, but not least is the members here who helped support the contestants during their builds.

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Photos of finished builds now shown in Post #1

 

2nd. Annual BLF Scratch Made Light Contest

IS Now Officially Open

Hello everyone,

First things first, I need to do a little advertising. As you already know, all of the prizes this year are coming from Dealers who are well known in this forum. Here they are:

IL

 

 cnqg

 

WB

 

TMart

 

 e2

 

LC

 

mtn

 

I cannot express my feelings well enough about the sellers that have responded so quickly and completely, when they were approached to sponsor this contest. I’m humbled at their generosity. I sincerely thank them and I hope you all will look to them when purchasing quality lights and accessories.

 

 

The contest officially starts as of this posting and it runs until June 30th. at Mignight. No matter what the stupid countdown shows.Tongue Out

 

 

 

Here are the Contest Rules:

Hand Made Category:

  • Must be made from scratch. Cannot use a pre-existing light.
  • Must be a hand held light loosely classed as a flashlight.
  • All hand tools are acceptable, as well as these power tools: Soldering gun/station, Electric Drill, Drill Press, Dremel style Rotary tool, Cutoff saw including band saw, Disc or belt sander. No lathes, End Mills, or automated machines.
  • Single or multiple emitter, driver and battery configurations are allowed.
  • You may use manufactured components such as; reflectors, P60 drop-ins, drivers, LEDs, “O”-Rings, switches or lenses.
  • You may not use manufactured flashlight parts such as: a bezel, body, tail cap or head.

 

Machine Made Category:

  • Must be made from scratch.
  • Must be a hand held light loosely classed as a flashlight.
  • Can be made using machines such as a Lathe or End Mill, or what I would consider machines found in a machine shop, or any other tools listed in the hand made category.
  • Single or multiple emitter, driver and battery configurations are allowed.
  • You may use manufactured components, such as: reflectors, P60 drop-ins, drivers, LEDs, “O”-Rings, switches or lenses.
  • You may not use manufactured flashlight parts such as: a bezel, body, tail cap or head.

 

Rules for All Contestants:

  • You must make a build thread and you must be able to show clearly legible photos of the progress of the build. The better your thread, the better your chances, since we can only judge on what you show us in your thread.
  • No outside services allowed. You cannot send your parts or light out for someone else to work on it, or to Anodize it or plate it. All work must be done by you.
  • You may enter in only One Category, Machine made OR Hand Made.

 

A panel of judges composed of current members of BLF, from all walks of life and from different countries, will judge the winners of the competition. I will be one of the judges as well.

 

What do we judge the contestants on?

  • Uniqueness/Inventiveness of the build. - Is it a one of a kind? Different? Using New methods?
  • Skill level of the finished build. - Does it look like one of my hack jobsTongue Out? Or were the finished parts/assemblies done with skill and care?
  • Thoroughness of the build thread. - Did the builder do a good job of showing and explaining to the forum, how he did the steps in the build?
  • Follow the guidelines. - Did the builder follow the rules and guidelines written in the contest thread?

 

 Contestants: Please remember to PM me with a link to your Build Thread.

POST your Build Threads HERE PLEASE   

I will keep all of the links in Post #1, so people can easily find all the builds.

Thank you.

 

 

PRIZES:

“Hand Made” category Prizes:

(Changes made on 6/4/14)

1st Place Prize – Solarstorm SP03 provided by Wallbuys

AND  it has been Modded by O-L.

 

2ndPlace Prize – Thrunite TN35vn provided by Illumination Supply

AND  it has been Modded by vinh.

 

3rdPlace Prize –BTU Shocker provided by CN Quality Goods

AND  it has been Modded by Tom E.

 

4thPlace Prize – $50 gift certificate provided by Tmart

 

5thPlace Prize -  $40 gift certificate provided by Lightscastle

 

6th. Place Prize - $20 gift certificate provided by Mountain Electronics

 

7th. 10th Place Prize - $20 gift certificate provided by E2 Field Gear

 

 

“Machine Made” Category Prizes:

 

1st. Place Prize - $100 gift certificate provided by Illumination Supply

2nd. – 3rd. Place Prizes - $50 gift certificates provided by Tmart

 

 

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List of Contestants

Also it's a List of links to their builds

 

Hand Made

bushwhacked

ImA4Wheelr

dave_

djozz

JaredM

driveX

Nightbird95

Jalben

 

 

FmC   fmc

 

 

Adam706

PH_Oton

18sixfifty

 

 

 
 
 

nofearek9

 

 

DenBarrettSAR   dbsar

 

 

 

CyrusAM   cyr

 

 

 

mhemling33   mhem

 

 

 

alpg88    alpg

 

 

relic38

 

 

Rufusbduck   rbd

 

 

furythings

sandalian

Helios-

Serifus

 

 

nickelflipper    nf

 

 

Firelight2  

NightCrawl

 DBCstm

texaspyro

onetrickpony

 

 

southland    sl1

 

 

 

HBomb    hb

 

 

 

blfdemigod

 

 

Jerommel    jer

 

 

Major

 

 

firehopper     fhop

 

 

 

 

ruffles    ruf

 


 

Machine Made

RaceR86   r86

 

 

wight

PCC

vestureofblood

 

 

MRsDNF     mdnf

 

 

mattthemuppet

 

 

Bucket    buck

 

 

TexasLumens

kralyevski

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Contestants, Please post your build threads in the Giveaways and Contests forum and PM me with a link to your thread.

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I’m not on the list of hand bodgers builders yet?

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I'm not on the list of hand -bodgers- builders yet?
You are now, Thanks.

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This is the place to see all of the builds linked to one thread. See Post #1 for links to the builds. Updated as I get time and as members PM me with their build links.

 

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Here we go!! Best wishes to all the contestants. And special thanks to Old Lumens for organizing this, it’s going to be a ton of fun.

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1st month gone and time for a bump. Where are the rest of the builds? I’ve seen just a handful so far.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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Is not a hand full enough for some people? Mine is slowly happening. Hopefully I will have leds and a switch soon. I have a busy weekend so not much is going to happen. Its times like these the long build period is appreciated.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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Boy, I sure hope everyone is able to get their builds done! I sure want to see them!

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Old-Lumens wrote:

Boy, I sure hope everyone is able to get their builds done! I sure want to see them!

I’m still bustin’ my knuckles and dirtying up my finger nails on the Brass Steam multiLight. I have the Glow-Tube night-light section completed, and working on the main Light head and lantern side-light over the weekend after i pick up a couple new hacksaw blades. Smile

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Old-Lumens wrote:
Boy, I sure hope everyone is able to get their builds done! I sure want to see them!
I'm still bustin' my knuckles and dirtying up my finger nails on the Brass Steam multiLight. I have the Glow-Tube night-light section completed, and working on the main Light head and lantern side-light over the weekend after i pick up a couple new hacksaw blades. :)

And I love all your builds. Keep it up and thanks.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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DenBarrettSAR wrote:
Old-Lumens wrote:
Boy, I sure hope everyone is able to get their builds done! I sure want to see them!
I’m still bustin’ my knuckles and dirtying up my finger nails on the Brass Steam multiLight. I have the Glow-Tube night-light section completed, and working on the main Light head and lantern side-light over the weekend after i pick up a couple new hacksaw blades. Smile

And I love all your builds. Keep it up and thanks.

i have to many builds going at once. Silly

- The 2nd annual Contest Hand-built Steam-Pipe Multi-Light
- The 4-head DST/SRK, 8-20R 18650 SuperThrower
- SmallSun ZY-T08 / MT-G2 with 4 modes including Moonlight mode.
- Olight S20 / Nichia219 mod
- Fandyfire Warrior N/W XM-L2 mod with switch-off 2 emitter option.

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Old-Lumens wrote:

Boy, I sure hope everyone is able to get their builds done! I sure want to see them!

Made a start on my build & updated the build thread today – not too much to see at the moment…

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I posted Update # 3 on my Steam-Pipe Light build entry early this morning: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30643

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Another update # 4 on the Steam-Pipe Light build for the contest is added, along with first impressions & first photos of the Light. > http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30643

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Have I missed anyone who has started a thread? Look in Post#1 for the links. I'm not here enough these days and I feel like I am missing some links.

 

I hope the rest of the contestants start soon. Time is going to be a problem soon, for those who wait.Wink

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Well, I have to say, I am seeing some very interesting builds this year. The kinds of things that just make you say WOW.

I also see many who haven't started yet, or haven't gotten very far, but there's still time. It's just getting shorter every day!Tongue Out

For those of you who can't do or finish your builds, we all know life gets in the way when you least expect it, so my best wishes that life calms down for you and maybe next year, if not this year...

Thanks to all the contestants so far, for some wonderful photos and awesome work. I can't hardly wait to see the finish line!

 

 

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OK, it's June now. Less than a month to go and I see a few awesome mods, but I see a bunch of names with no links to their mods!

Contestants, have I missed your thread?

Let me know if you don't see yours linked in Post #1 here.


Not much time to go...

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List of Contestants that I DO NOT have a link to their thread

 

Hand Made

djozz

JaredM

driveX

Nightbird95

Adam706

PH_Oton

18sixfifty

nofearek9

CyrusAM

relic38

furythings

sandalian

Helios-

Serifus

Firelight2

NightCrawl

texaspyro

onetrickpony

HBomb

Major
 

Machine Made

wight

vestureofblood

mattthemuppet

TexasLumens

kralyevski

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I have it on very good authority that TexasLumens has been burning the midnight oil working.  

 

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Only one month left? Shocked

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wow, wild mod Vinh !:) MT-G2 flood monster.

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I wanted to make this light a bit more unique than the typical TN35vn as it bear the Fiat Lux name Smile

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I wanted to make this light a bit more unique than the typical TN35vn as it bear the Fiat Lux name Smile

The extra engraving on the head of the light adds a very nice touch too. great work Smile

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nice work on that tn35vn…now we all know your secrets into modding a light hahah jp

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Smile

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nice work on that tn35vn...now we all know your secrets into modding a light hahah jp

If 99.9% of us here tried this the light would never, I repeat never work again.

Nice work vihn and thanks for joining in on the fun and for some agony of the OL comp.

Two greats in the one sentence, sentences dont get any better than that. Smile 

 

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Thanks!

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Your welcome. Many of us as modders and Builders here are envious of the stuff you can do.

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