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I’ve no idea how you make such intricate pieces. One day you will make a video. Smile

I’m beginning to think he has some Elves cutting and filing over there—-definitely some Magic Dust—- Big Smile

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Now you know his secret Big Smile

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Jerks! LOL

Now a little something for your insolence... Wink

25mm x 22mm grade2 titanium tube arrived today Thumbs Up 

I think this is much better than the brass, a lot lighter too.

 Drilled & filed out slots for 6mm x 1.5mm tritium vials.

 

Roughly showing how the light will look with tritium mode indicators

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Maaan that’s some great skills and awesome ideas !
I love it !

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What did you use to make the slots?

 

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

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MRsDNF wrote:
What did you use to make the slots?

The trits are 6mm x 1.5mm and I only have 2mm or 0.9mm drill bits, (the thought only just occurred to me) so I used the .9mm bits to drill a series of vertical holes in wobbly lines Big Smile , then kinda drilled in from the sides of the holes at an angle moving the drill bits around to break the holes into one another then a diamond cone shaped dremmel bit to enlarge the slots so I could get the small rectangle diamond file in there, still needs tidied up & nothing is fixed in place.
Very excited though, first light I’ve made with titanium Smile
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You can stop making it better now…. anytime now… It’s already really really awesome.

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CRX wrote:

Very excited though, first light I’ve made with titanium Smile

With all the awesome things you’ve made over the years I’m surprised you haven’t played with titanium yet. This first dabble with it is looking very nice already.
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pinkpanda3310 wrote:
You can stop making it better now…. anytime now… It’s already really really awesome.

Just a couple more tricks, promise Innocent

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CRX wrote:

Very excited though, first light I’ve made with titanium Smile

With all the awesome things you’ve made over the years I’m surprised you haven’t played with titanium yet. This first dabble with it is looking very nice already.

Thanks mate, yeah it is surprising also considering it is my favorite metal. I just never got round to it though I think we can expect more of it now Wink
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MRsDNF wrote:
What did you use to make the slots?

The trits are 6mm x 1.5mm and I only have 2mm or 0.9mm drill bits, (the thought only just occurred to me) so I used the .9mm bits to drill a series of vertical holes in wobbly lines Big Smile , then kinda drilled in from the sides of the holes at an angle moving the drill bits around to break the holes into one another then a diamond cone shaped dremmel bit to enlarge the slots so I could get the small rectangle diamond file in there, still needs tidied up & nothing is fixed in place.
Very excited though, first light I’ve made with titanium Smile

Tedious and time consuming. Orsm work. Beer

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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

 

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MRsDNF wrote:
Tedious and time consuming.

Yeah, especially when the chuck is too big to even hold the bits...
So a little tip for this is I cut three pieces of 2.5mm copper wire and use them to brace the 0.9mm bit centre in the drill chuck.
Can be a bit fidgety to get them in place but it works Wink 

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Some more work on the casings today.

Cut, shaped & slotted a 3.5mm machine screw to make a grub screw for fixing the copper pill in place.

Drilled & tapped a 3.5mm hole through the inner cores into to the copper pill, installed grub screw and levelled off.

Drilled & filed another tritium slot into the front section titanium casing.

Marked final positions of the various contact points on the outside of the copper core in red & blue ink.

The thick red line on the very end rotating switch piece shows where the internal sprung brass contact lines up.
The thick blue line on the body shows where the flashlight will be in the off position.
The thick red line on the main body shows where the direct drive/ charging mode connection is. 

The way these indicators will work is, when the two green tritium vials are lined up    on the titanium outer shell, the light is in the off position.
When the green indicator on the rotary tail section is turned to line up with the red indicator in the body section    , the light is in direct drive mode, or in charging mode if the head section is then disconnected and the charger port is exposed.

Other than that the tritium indicators let me know where the switch is positioned.

Nothing is fixed in place yet, still got some tidying up to do and fit LED & reflector.

Tritium vials installed in outer casing with UV setting glue & copper bezels in place.

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I am running out of superlatives. Wink

Good trick with the “too small” drill bit

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Holy crap! You have outdone yourself again. That is beautiful!!!

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FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
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FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
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Getting there. Wink Thumbs Up
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Hum…I guess you won’t resist to make a CRX Rotary “family” (as you’ve done with the Stratis Lumina) inside or outside the constest, will you? Evil

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

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I wont be making a set or another one of these I don’t think, though the thought did cross mind mind Innocent
This light has turned out to be way more intensive and time consuming to build than I initially thought it would but I have enjoyed making it Smile
And it does already have a similar companion Wink

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Beer Smile

 

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I am running out of superlatives. Wink

I ran out of words long ago in this build. Now, I just watch as he continues to overwhelmingly amaze me. Shocked

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Are we there yet??

Great job Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

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Are we there yet??

Just about Wink

 

 

 Installed Cree XP-L HD v6 3D emitter, smooth 20mm x 14mm reflector, 22mm x 2mm ARC glass and light assembled Thumbs Up 

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Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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Great work CRX Cool

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

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It is nice, thanks mate Beer
I’ll do some pictures when it’s light & maybe make a better video/ GIF.

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A truly amazing job, CRX. Fabulous result.

My simple build just crashed and burned this evening…

O well..

2Q19

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Thanks mate. Sorry to hear that, it’s happened to me many times too but always a learning experience, even if at the most awkward of times.

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That is a fantastic result! Thumbs Up Beer
It is hard to believe that that supernice flashlight in the gif above is completely built with hand tools! Only when you see the complete build thread you realise that.

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Thanks djozz, yeah if you look close you can even see the hand tools latest inprint on my left thumb (hacksaw) LOL

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CRX your builds are always amazing but I think this one take it to a new level. I admire your creativity, skill, and especially your patience.

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