EDSG 5th Annual BLF / Old Lumens Scratch Made Light Contest (Handmade)

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EDSG 5th Annual BLF / Old Lumens Scratch Made Light Contest (Handmade)

Hey folks so this is my entry to this year scratch made contest. I am all for handies if you know what i mean Silly
I am bit out classed but i will see what i can come up with. I feels i am a bit better prepared then last years attempt. I have picked up a few more skills in the time since last years effort! Well at least this is what i like to think.

My theme is recycling i am trying to use as many second hand parts as i can. Not to give a sob story but money is a tad tight right now. I would love to build a 20k lumen light but no chance right now with my budget. So i will do what i can with parts i have and buy as little as needed.

I have no solid plan yet as of what i want to build only a few ideas in my head. I am more of a practical person design is not my strong point but i like pushing my self to try new things.

We have a slight start of some thing i guess lol. Brass and steel fittings.

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Hahaha i do not have a drill press but i have a drill vice i use as my standard vice (bench to small). Trying to drill a 10mm hole here and the drill bit got caught on a chip and spun around the vice and flung every thing of my work bench. This is what i am dealing with so far. Yes i should have drilled a pilot hole first but i was being lazy.

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Trying out optics
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Drilled another hole lol
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Yep i drilled a hole lol knock of time!

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Good luck with your build Thumbs Up

…even better luck if the neighbours see you walking around the back yard with that…. The bomb squad will be knocking at the door! Big Smile

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Should be cool Thumbs Up

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FmC wrote:
Good luck with your build Thumbs Up

…even better luck if the neighbours see you walking around the back yard with that…. The bomb squad will be knocking at the door! Big Smile


You know, a simple pipe bomb can be made with not much more than a pipe and a 18650! Here’s hoping the driver doesn’t short on this one! Shocked

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I like it. Thumbs Up

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Thanks lads and good luck every one! I look forward to seeing the lathes at work.

As you can see i have already put in a venting hole Silly

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Slightly updated so i have ran into a few bumps lol.

I should also say this is only the inside of the torch it will have a different outer shell.

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Looking good !