(unemployment SALE) vwpieces Vicious Circle... Builds FS (USA)

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(unemployment SALE) vwpieces Vicious Circle... Builds FS (USA)

Upddate 09/11/2017: Listed several Quads Starting in post #24

Lost my job after 30 years as of Monday 9/4/2017.
Need some money to get by for now. I am making this update to quickly see if there is interest in some builds.
Just looking to recoup parts cost plus shipping. Perhaps some bit extra for the custom finishes on a few.
I have many triple builds with various emitters, XP-L HI V2 3A,B,C, 219B, 219C 5000K. A couple are Guppy but most have Mountain Ele. drivers with Bistro.
S2 Triple, maybe 2 or more
S2+ Triple, several…
One S3 Triple
Eagle Eye X6 Triple, several
Eagle Eye X7 26650 (my Favorite triple) have several and more hosts and parts waiting to make more
Astrolux SS Triple with soldered in copper spacer and MCPCB, Think I have 2 built complete.
Astrolux Copper SC 14500 Quad, all soldered together copper spacer .
Astrolux K01 Copper 14500 Quad, all soldered together copper spacer, frosted optic
M2 Quad, one black one Baked to reddish chocolate.
VG10 Quad, baked to champagne with polished head. Couple plain hosts to make what you want.

If you desire something I will get build specs and pics. Post your emitter choices, but keep in mind I basically have what Richard has offered.

A teaser pic of a couple Quads

Original posting…..
I will use this Original topic Post as the current offerings and I will keep a link to the post of the lights available in this thread.

It’s a Hobby and I enjoy building. But to keep building it’s time to sell some to keep the Vicious Circle… as a circle.
I didn’t build anything with intent to sell but here we are.
I have posted a lot of builds in the “What did you Mod Today” thread and if there is something of interest just ask. TI X6 is a keeper for now.
I do not have a light meter.

USA priority mail shipping and paypal fees are included in the asking price. International shipping is outrageous from USA. If you gotta have it and will pay the cost, I will get you a quote minus $7.00. Or check for yourself at usps.com and use zipcode 18103, USA.

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Sold the EE X6. More to come.

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SOLD

-Number One! Just finished today…
Eagle Eye X6 Triple XP-L V4 4500K Ledil Cute 3 frosted grid pattern. MtnE New Fet+1 Bistro with bypassed spring and 22AWG wires. Tail switch bypassed. AR Glass over optic. Used the Kiriba-Ru Copper X6 heatsink, with the XP32 Noctigon soldered direct to the heatsink. Heatsink then Thermal Epoxied into head. Heatsink has been lapped into head before epoxy to achieve a good matched mating surface and clamped for 24+ hours to set.
Has a couple small dings in anno at the clip area that are practically invisible without magnification, otherwise as new. Pocket clip included.
$70 Shipped in USA and PP included-

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Got the light today. beautiful!

Nick is a great person to deal with, light was exactly as described.

Thanks again for everything.

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

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BeardedRaleigh wrote:
Got the light today. beautiful!

Nick is a great person to deal with, light was exactly as described.

Thanks again for everything.

You are welcome.
Thanks for letting me know it arrived and you are pleased.
Nick

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Lost my job after 30 years as of Monday 9/4/2017.
Need some money to get by for now. I am making this update to quickly see if there is interest in some builds.
Just looking to recoup parts cost plus shipping.
I have many triple builds with various emitters, XP-L HI V2 3A,B,C, 219B, 219C 5000K. A couple are Guppy but most have Mountain Ele. drivers with Bistro.
S2
S2+
One S3
Eagle Eye X6
Eagle Eye X7 26650 (my Favorite triple)
Astrolux SS with soldered in copper spacer and MCPCB
Astrolux Copper SC 14500 Quad, all soldered copper.
M2 Quad
VG10 Quad
If you desire something I will get build specs and pics. Post your emitter choices, but keep in mind I basically have what Richard has offered.

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Sorry to hear about the job loss vw and all the best for the sale.

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

Budget light hobby proudly sponsored by my Mastercard and unknowingly paid for by a hard working wife. 

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

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

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30 years! Sorry to hear, hold tight.

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Sorry to hear about your job loss. I also lost my job after 30 years of dedicated service. This happened a couple of years ago. I’m now on social security.

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Sorry to hear about your recent unemployment.
Hope it all works out soon and good luck !

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So very sorry to hear of your job loss and wish you all the best in life and for this sale.

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Thanks guys,
all too kind on here.
30 years there in a lead position, I am now 47 years Old. Had No raise in the last 10 years, no severance on the way out. Only regret is not leaving 15 years ago.

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vwpieces wrote:
Thanks guys, all too kind on here. 30 years there in a lead position, I am now 47 years Old. Had No raise in the last 10 years, no severance on the way out. Only regret is not leaving 15 years ago.

That really sucks. BTW, I got no severance pay either. I was 62 when they let me go.

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Yeah Glenn we were sorta in the same business. You may have seen me mention before the “days are numbered”. Been there too long not to see the signs.
Just today my own employer published this news.
http://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-questions-over-morning-call-printing-allentown-20170905-story.html

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Condolences…

Worked at The Evil Company, and found out from AmEx that I got canned. They were pushing me to get an AmEx card, did the 1-800-THE-CARD thing to apply, some weeks went by, and no word. Finally called to find out, and the nice lady told me I was declined. Huh? Why?

“We called your company to verify your salary and how long you were there, but were told this Friday is going to be your last day there.”

Huh??

Poor woman was in tears at “surprising” me with that, but I was happy, and was consoling her. Big Smile

Hey, sometimes you just gotta walk away, and take a nice long shower to get their stank offa you.

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Keepin’ the “B” in BLF

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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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Oh dang vwpieces, was about to write how strange it is to just let somebody with 30 years experience walk out the door instead of let him teach new people, but read your link, paper news, explains a lot.
Sad but the world changes.

Lightbringer that is really nasty , one would expect some privacy laws being broken there.

Hiring personnel in the EU is expensive because of lots of protection people are entitled to, it slows down an economy but reading all this sure has some major benefits for workers.

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Lightbringer that is really nasty , one would expect some privacy laws being broken there.

Actually, that’s one of the “milder” stories I got about the place…

Funny(?) thing is, the Friday before, I was stressed out from the unrelenting abuse they heaped on me (and not just me), so I asked my boss for next week off, as I’d already accrued a full week of vacation. He balked, saying it “wasn’t a good time” to take off. I told him a week of vacation or a week of sicktime, his choice.

That whole next week I just stayed home to decompress, so I was home the entire time. I called AmEx that Monday, and the whoooooooole week, no one from the company called me. Point being, they got the call from AmEx while I was still there.

That Friday, late afternoon, I called. The receptionist sounded like she was talking to a ghost. Big Smile I asked for Boss-Man, she transferred me over, he answers…

“Hey, HisNameHere, it’s me.”

“Oh… hi…”

“So, HisNameHere, should I bother coming in to work on Monday?”

pause

pause

pause

“Well… no… I guess not.”

“Well, thanks for telling me.” —click—

 

Prime Grade-A asshats.

Like I said, sometimes you just gotta wash their stank offa you.

Still, it’s asshats like those, at asshat companies, that make me appreciate the good ones.

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after being there for thirty years that’s retirement. look forward to the next step. I worked for my city since I was 14. retired in 2009. won’t get my pension until 2019. now I have to work for a living. I bounced around a few jobs for the past couple of years, but the one I have now is pretty decent, and i’ll probably keep working there until I retire again. it’s rough starting again at that age, but either stick with what you’ve been doing at a different company, or go into an entirely different direction. even if you work at a Wal-Mart or big box store in the meantime, you’re out in the world. use that opportunity to cultivate contacts to find a better job. you can also check with your state unemployment office for training opportunities in a different career path.

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Good luck to you both VWpieces and Aginthelaw. Just noticed this post. 

 

 

 

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Good luck to you guys, that’s gotta hurt but remember it’s not you fault.

BTW, that Bobby Fuller Four song has the all time greatest guitar piece as far as I’m concerned!

Here is a cover of it by Bob Rivers, “I fought the LawnLOL

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I fought the lawn is so funny. His off key singing makes it even funnier. Thanks dchomak.

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Sorry to hear about the job Sad

Curious, how much are the Convoy M2 quads?

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Sorry to hear about the job Sad

Curious, how much are the Convoy M2 quads?

Thanks, Let me know if the pic links work.

Plain black Convoy M2 Quad XP-L HI V2 5A2 18 AWG Mtn Fet+1 Bistro 13.4A on tail with DMM $80 shipped in USA
Black Convoy M2 picture album

Baked to a reddish brown Convoy M2 Quad XP-L HI V2 3A or 3C (I can’t remember) Mtn Fet+1 Bistro $85 shipped in USA this has a couple dings of missing anodize on the fins of head.
Baked M2 pic album

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Convoy S3 triple Nichia 219B 4500K 90+ MtnE Fet+1 Bistro frosted Carclo Copper spacer lapped into head a nd glued with thermal epoxy $65 shipped in USA
Convoy S3 pic album

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ThorFire VG10 Quad
Baked to a champagne with polished head XP-L HI V3 3C on Tpad Quad. MtnE Fet+1 Bistro, Carclo 10622 24mm quad Narrow Spot Plain TIR, Springs bypassed. Tpad soldered to copper spacer. $100 shipped in USA

VG10 Quad Champagne bake and polished pic album

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Astrolux K01 Quad $90 Shipped in USA
Nichia 319AT D440 5000K
10621 Carclo Quad Spot with DIY Frosting
17mm – MTN-17DDm Bistro
Solid Copper spacer soldered directly into the head. Poor little Battery!!!
Astrolux K01 Quad Pic Album

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Polished S41 $85 Shipped in USA (I love this light.)
Look of the S41S without the weight.
Tpad Quad and Carclo. Hazed over the Carclo with 400 wet to reduce artifacts.
Nichia NVSL219BT-V1 4000K 90 CRI reflowed by Richard on the Tpad quad. Also used the MtnE New version FET+1 Bistro.
Soldered the Tpad into the head and reduced the 24mm Carclo to 22mm. Pulls 14.5A for a few seconds off a 30Q on my DMM.
Polished S41 Pic Album


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Astrolux SC all Copper
Sorry but this was kinda expensive with a $40 Host, 4X XPL HI and copper spacer. Total $108 Shipped in USA
Soldered Tpad to pill and pill to head. XP-L HI V2 3A with original driver, bypassed spring and 20 AWG.
Uses 14500 battery (not included)
Astrolux SC all Copper Pic Album


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vwpieces wrote:
Baked to a reddish brown Convoy M2 Quad XP-L HI V2 3A or 3C (I can’t remember) Mtn Fet+1 Bistro $85 shipped in USA this has a couple dings of missing anodize on the fins of head.

Oooooh, that’s niiiiiiiice….

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Another light donated anonymously, Klarus Mi7 modded with Nichia 219.

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