CRX Magnetic Brass Art - 2016 4th BLF Scratch Made Light Contest Winner

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CRX Magnetic Brass Art - 2016 4th BLF Scratch Made Light Contest Winner

CRXs Magnetic Brass Art Kit

Winner of the BLF/ Old Lumens Scratch Made Light Contest 2016.

And also the

Peoples Choice Award 2016.

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Description:

My build will consist of numerous parts made with the use of small hand tools only except where absolutely necessary I will use a small rotary tool.

It is going to be a small compact kit where each part compliments the other.

Each part will be in it's own section as linked below.

Not all parts will be flashlight associated but you'll see how they come together as the building continues - stay tuned...

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Part One - Brass Petrol Trench Lighter

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Part Two - Brass Mini Lantern

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Part Three - Brass Pocket Bellows & Ferrocerium Rod

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Part Four - Brass Battery Charger/ UV Light

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Part Five - Brass Dual Rechargeable Flashlight

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Part Six - Brass Sliding Double Pill Container

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Part Seven - Brass Utility Knife/ Repair Kit

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Part Eight - Brass Carry Case

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Part Nine - Flint Striker/ Ceramic Blade Sharpener

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Part Ten - Magnesium Ribbon Container

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The Individual Pieces

Total Time - 88 Hours

Total Parts Approx - 214

Total Weight - 320g

Dimensions - 84mm x 74mm x 22mm

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Part One – Magnetic Brass Trench Lighter

This mini brass trench lighter is held together by strong neodymium magnets and friction.
Powered by refined lighter fluid or almost any combustible liquid in a pinch.
Made from 15/32” (11.9mm), 7/16” (11.1mm), and 13/32 (10.31mm) brass tubing and 0.5mm brass sheet.

Height – 40mm
Depth – 12mm
Weight – 20 grams
Parts – 21
Time – 10 Hours

Part two coming up…

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Part Two – Mini Brass Magnetic Lantern

This mini brass lantern is twist switch operated, held together by the use of strong neodymium magnets and friction.
Powered by a 10180 cell it will operate for more than 70 hours continuous use.
Made from 15/32” (11.9mm) and 7/16” (11.1mm) brass tubing and 0.5mm brass sheet.

After experimenting with various resistors I found the best light output/ runtime for me to be achieved with a 1000 Ohm SMD resistor soldered in line with the positive line of the LED’s.

Height – 40mm
Depth – 12mm
Weight – 16 grams
Parts – 26
Time – 12 Hours


Part three coming up…

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Part Three – Brass Pocket Bellows & Ferrocerium Rod

If you haven’t guessed yet, this is a small camping/ outdoor kit.

In this part I have made an extendable fire straw or pocket bellows (used for blowing on embers made with a ferrocerium rods sparks to get a fire going, it’s a very useful piece to have in your kit)
Powered by, however much puff you have left in you Wink
Made from 15/32” (11.9mm), 7/16” (11.1mm), 13/32 (10.31mm), 3/8” (9.52mm), 11/32” (8.73mm), 5/16” (7.94mm), 9/32” (7.14mm) and 1/4” (6.35mm) brass tubing plus a 75mm x 6mm ferrocerium rod.

Length – 80mm – 285mm
Depth – 12mm
Weight – 44 grams
Parts – 28
Time – 8 Hours

Part four coming up…

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For Lease

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You’re making a brass blowgun / flashlight that shoots nuts and bolts if you blow hard enough? Blushing

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You got it Silly

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Ouchyfoot wrote:
For Lease

How much?, i might need it LOL

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Someone here has an idea what there doing? That’ll be the day. Facepalm 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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Good luck, I have no idea what to do this year… No different from the last few times really…

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Thats the spirit FMC.

 

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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Gatling flashlight style each sourced with fet driver and one 18650 cell?

We’ll see Smile

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Hmmm, sounding interesting already.

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Big Smile Brass makes me smile.

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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Definitely a winner here! This is going to blow some socks off!! Beer

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Looks very interesting and possibly very tiny. Thanks for being in the contest this year.

My PayPal address: oldlumens (insert the @ sign here) gmail.com

My YouTube Flashlight Video Channel

The BLF Modding Links Thread 

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Just WOW. That is the hottest light I’ve seen here for awhile. Its smokin. Thumbs Up

 

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 just sat here for 5 mins with my mouth open….

10 hours? – can I borrow a little of your spare time please?

Beer

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Oh my, I wish there was a gofundmyimagination site where others could borrow some of that stuff.

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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Brass is good. Great pictures too.

Need some sort of ____-fire name for it.

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Old-Lumens wrote:

Looks very interesting and possibly very tiny. Thanks for being in the contest this year.

Thanks OL

Rufusbduck wrote:
Oh my, I wish there was a gofundmyimagination site where others could borrow some of that stuff.

I thought it was here… Smile

MG wrote:
Brass is good. Great pictures too.

Need some sort of ____-fire name for it.

Certainly Not! LOL

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It’s worth the time it takes for the pictures to load. A few words of text with the pics would help figure out which end we’re looking at. Fun puzzle figuring it out. This one reminds me of when I could still see small. Congratulations!

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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You’re too kind, thanks.

Added brief descriptive text to images.

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I can see we have another Brass Master in our midst! Seriously, CRX, your build is indescribably awesome already, and you still have parts three and four to go! Shocked

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My favorite entry so far. Do you intend to polish the surface?

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Thanks, yeah there’s still final tweaks, sanding and polishing to be done, i might even make them all black – just kidding! LOL

I was thinking of giving the acrylic window of the lantern a sanded/ brushed finish for a more diffuse light output – opinions welcome on that.

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Oh, I feel so outclassed and you’re only half way. Awesome work CRX.

For the diffusion try a bit of tape first to see if you like it. Maybe have some funky design on the tape (inside the tube)…? Just a suggestion.

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Good idea, thanks pink.

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Or cut a negative, stick it on, spray paint, then remove the negative. Sort of like OL’s flame Mag.

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

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You sir are a mad nutter. Where have you been hiding this skill? This is coming along beautifully. I may have to steel your Plasticine idea sometime. 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! I’m in awe of your imagination and talent.

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