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The 6th Annual BLF Old Lumens - machine made - Pinkpanda's Entry

I had plans of making a recoil light but after some defective mirrors showing up I lost a bit of mojo and other things took up my time. One of those things taking my time was getting fit for an annual MTB event

….and to make things even more fun my daughter is having issues with her MacBook tonight Tired

Enyhoo… I put together some ingredients. It’s not going to be flash or special in any way. I just want to be apart of the competition this year Party

Xhp35, single cell driver, plus related bits

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Finally competition in machine made category. Felt lonely already.
Good luck!

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Lol, no competition. I’m not in your league Blushing

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Good to see you enter Thumbs Up

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Good luck with the build. Beer

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Go for it mate Wink Good luck with the build Wink

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Great! I’ll be looking on.

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This’ll be fun. Thanks for joining the contest. The more the merrier!

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Its good to see you in the OL comp pp. Good luck on fixing the Mac.

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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Yeh, definitely the more the merrier Party

I see a lot of others are making pretty renders of their creations. I’m not wired that way…. Grad

What I was trying to do last night (before apple issues stole my time) was edit this video of making the head. Since I’m a hobbyist that’s learnt from the wild web I’m open to constructive criticism Grad

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Old Skool Pen & Paper SmileThumbs Up

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Watching your video I wouldn’t have the patience to make a torch.To much work for this guy. Beer

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

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Lol, you so funny… LOLLOL

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I came home early enough to get some more done today.

I don’t have stainless so I made the bezel out of titanium. I kinda like the way titanium cuts.


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I don’t have stainless so I made the bezel out of titanium.

Well, it will just have to do Big Smile
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That knurling is so neat. What type of knurler are you using as it appears to be an opposite knurl if that makes sense.

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Well spotted Moose. I’m trying out this new knurling wheel. The end product looks aggressive but it doesn’t feel like you’re holding a metal working file. This is the first time I’ve used it. The down side is this type of wheel is it cannot travel up and down the work piece. Knurl one section then disengage and knurl the next section.

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That knurling is pretty. I didn’t notice it was any different until MRsDNF pointed it out. Now, I want all my flashlights to have that knurling. Love

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pinkpanda3310 wrote:
Well spotted Moose. I’m trying out this new knurling wheel. The end product looks aggressive but it doesn’t feel like you’re holding a metal working file. This is the first time I’ve used it. The down side is this type of wheel is it cannot travel up and down the work piece. Knurl one section then disengage and knurl the next section.

Do you have re-align the knurling wheel each time you move it?

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Yes, it would need to be re-aligned but honestly I think it would be very hard to align it seamlessly. So I think grooves to partition each knurled section would be a better option. Much like this pic I found -

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Wow the light looks stunning Big Smile

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Thanks for the heads up. Its an interesting looking knurl. Does it put much load on the lathe?

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It does put a sideways load on the chuck, I probably should’ve used the tail stock or steady rest when I knurled the head part but you know…. I’m a lazy bugger Facepalm

Given it’s a single wheel operation it couldn’t be used in a clamp style knurl holding tool. So there is no avoiding that sideways load.

Thanks EDSG. Stunning isn’t the word I would have used Big Smile

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Thanks EDSG. Stunning isn’t the word I would have used Big Smile

I think EDSG was talking about that brass object. Silly

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Damn! Lol, that thing isn’t even a light TiredLOL

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Coming along nicely Thumbs UpBeer

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Love the knurling.

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I had a pretty crummy day today. Took the family dog to the vet to be euthanized. I tried to get some machining done in the afternoon but my head wasn’t in the game plus I was getting a number of interruptions from the family.

I ‘did’ get a bit done but the body is far from finished. I still need to shape and thread the tail as well as bore it out to the right size.

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Sorry if you can’t see the video. I just got notified of copywrite on the music. Will re-do the video with different music tomorrow.

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Sorry about your dog mate.

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