Ervin's try (2nd. Annual BLF Scratch Made Light Contest) update 6/23/2014 finally beam shots of my new thrower

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Thank you RBD as allways supporting others Smile
I wonder where do you find all this energy and time to proced as a swiss clock in progress with your building and also supporting and helping others Smile
I have made progress, in fact from today my flashlight is 100% functional but have to make cosmetic work now. Not to sure on time so I decided that will not spare it with posts, till I make it functional, now I can finally start to update here. Hope time will be ok for me in the end to finish completely and also post all the work.

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
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So which tube did you decide on? Just when you think you have seen it all with hand built lights theres another just as unique as the rest of them comes right at you. Looking real good.

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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So which tube did you decide on? Just when you think you have seen it all with hand built lights theres another just as unique as the rest of them comes right at you. Looking real good.


In a way I think the hand made category has an advantage in not being limited by what a lathe can be made to do. You don’t use a hammer on a lathe but I use mine all the time. Used it today in fact. Anyone want a 75mm aspheric lens with 100mm focal length(all that’s left of my magnifying lamp)?

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

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Time forced me to stick with black one and not experiment further.

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
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I am looking forward to it, I can’t wait to see beam shots. Great work Ervin.

"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."

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scottyhazzard beam shots are ready just started to update

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
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post 2 again updated (how tiresome this days are only us that are building and fighting against time can really know Silly )

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
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Amazing Ervin. You have one extraordinary clever mind with a talent to build what you dream. I'm speechless really. What an effort.

 

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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Awesome copper braiding you did there! Your build just makes me smile from all the effort, original ideas and the attention to detail.. and great big old mess on the desk. I love it. Keep it up Smile

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The amount of work you have invested in each and every part in this build is truly amazing. Scratch built and then some. BRAVO!

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

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thank you ALL
post some small progress in post nr. 2, but too tired to finish all, however i posted again the link with all the photos for the curious.

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
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This is a challenging build.  I get the impression you are struggling with how you want to continue.  That is where I have been on mine and your build looks much tougher to execute.

Best wishes.  Keep chugging along.

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Keep grinding Ervin, it’ll be worth it. This is a fantastic build with magical paraphernalia overtones that needs to get finished.

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

Scott

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Coffee is my friend Ervin. I'm sure he's willing to be yours as well. Smile

 

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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I like the open look of the head without any covering, more like a magical scepter or talisman.

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

Scott

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A very peculiar build !
Where’s the box? You’re not in it. Big Smile

But ehrm... i can't even properly load your first page as it's chucked full with LARGE pictures. After half a minute of downloading at 500+ kbps i gave up. Tried it yesterday, Firefox gave up...

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update in post 2 and three, finally complete and beam shots(have some cosmetic work still, but from now on i consider it 100% functional)

Jerommel i understand there is a big problem now in my first page because is very heavy in photos, i remove some from my old updates and added some more to updates and don’t know how it is right now. if it is worse than please tell me i will try to delete more. this build (my first one from scratch) take me an imaginable amount of time energy and work in this 3 months so the amount of photos putted here barley reflect how the build progress in reality and for removing photos i am in difficult situation now.

about the light i think to call it ‘SYRI’ . it looks like an big eye when you look at it in reality and in my language the eye is syri .

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
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Congratulations Ervin. Glad you found the pesky short and really like the change in optics. It’s even more magical. Incredible throw!

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

Scott

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thank you. it throw surprisingly well, and that make it my preferred toy right now Smile around 400Klux from an led WITH dome is something that i am enjoying really and for the first time i am thinking to not dedome. when a led go dedome it have a more soft light. it throw more the lux are there and the light meter see it, but the effect you see in the beam is not that spectacular compared with cooler light that have dome. the particles in the air reflect more light that come from led with dome, its little bit difficult to explain with words.

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
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Bravo!  Very impressive build and that baby can throw.  For some reason when I visited this thread this last weekend, I was under the impression you were still early in the build.  Now there are a ton of pictures and it is clear you have been very busy building.

I really cringed when I saw that picture of you drilling that section of tube between your legs.

Congratulations on what has to be the most intricate build in this contest.

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Again, Firefox quit on me scrolling through the OP Smile
It may also be my computer, which is 7 years old and tired of me…
This is just too much for it..

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Page works fine for me Ervin, nice build and I hope you win.

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There are a lot of multiple views of the same part. Given the number of pics in my build I have a hard time criticizing this but it is where you might be able to pare down the size of the thread without much loss of detail. Documenting these DIY builds adds a ton of time and having to edit as you go makes it even harder but when I stop to take a shot I go ahead and take several but before I upload I pick through the days images for just the ones I want to use and delete the rest. I should delete more. Posting the new work can often take an hour or more and usually happens when I should be sleeping which causes more errors. Ultimately Jerommel is right in that it’s on us to make our posts as user friendly as possible. I was asking about this at the beginning of the contest knowing just how many images are generated in a build but didn’t really understand much. Photobucket does slide shows so maybe just a bare minimum of pics in the thread with a link to the slide show is the way to go. I still don’t completely understand PB yet so every image I’ve uploaded is all in one album which is crazy and unmanageable.

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

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thank you ImA4Wheelr I am very controlled in movements and its unusual for me to make accidents of any kinds. I have only risked once during this three months with one solid cooper wire that put it in my drill to polish it, that was an big mistake. the wire was to long to hold its form and from the big torque (very high rpm numbers of the micro drill ) it lose the straight shape and it bend from one side and i was simply lucky to not get damaged somewhere. when rotating it touch something on table like a kick it hard like an golf stick that kick the ball and some small part that was in table i still don’t know where there are. they just simply vanish. i managed to power of quick the drill very frightened by what happened in a fraction of a sec. next day i bought some protective glasses for the eye, and make sore to not put long straight object in the drill anymore.
ah and forget, have ruined once my jeans bu the drill too but the skin was safe, …. uhm and some fingers fell very hot during grinding of cooper :bigsmile:

Jerommel will try to delete some more photos … really tough situation for me this….

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
UF-T20 review and mod —->http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30186#node-30186
My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
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Jerommel wrote:
A very peculiar build !
Where’s the box? You’re not in it. Big Smile

But ehrm... i can't even properly load your first page as it's chucked full with LARGE pictures. After half a minute of downloading at 500+ kbps i gave up. Tried it yesterday, Firefox gave up...


Chrome and 300kbps handles it fine on a 5yo comp, except for 1 pic for whatever reason.

Definitely worth taking the time to look through em’ all though, a TON of tiny details in this light. The further I scrolled the more I kept thinking “this is ridiculous… and awesome” Silly
I can’t imagine how long it took to put this whole thing together.
Bravo Ervin.

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I’m sorry Ervin, I’m afraid I can’t do that. :bigsmile:

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Wow. You have the patience of a saint. That’s one amazing build right there, great pictures too.

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That looks like the eye of Sauron

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What an amazing effort. Such an enormous amount of work into every little part and there are so many little parts. Well done. The light is no longer at the end of the tunnel. Its on the unit three streets away. The throw looks to be real winner along with the light itself. Smile

 

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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Wow – a ton of work in those last updates. Great determination.

…not a bad beam either!! Beer

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Jerommel wrote:
A very peculiar build !
Where’s the box? You’re not in it. Big Smile

But ehrm... i can't even properly load your first page as it's chucked full with LARGE pictures. After half a minute of downloading at 500+ kbps i gave up. Tried it yesterday, Firefox gave up...


Chrome and 300kbps handles it fine on a 5yo comp, except for 1 pic for whatever reason.

Definitely worth taking the time to look through em’ all though, a TON of tiny details in this light. The further I scrolled the more I kept thinking “this is ridiculous… and awesome” Silly
I can’t imagine how long it took to put this whole thing together.
Bravo Ervin.


Yes, i agree, and maybe because it’s so many pictures, you really enter Ervin’s weird world of flashlight building.
Fascinating. Organic.
He really does NOTHING like how i would have done it ! Party

And it seems it’s just me who has problems with the first page, so i guess it’s just another computer ageing problem..

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