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Nice idea for a GAW. I’ll be keeping an eye on this and watching it come together. Please count me in.

I just gave a wuben t046r to a tech averse older friend. It is a perfect gift for the uninitiated because of the built in micro usb charging feature. I could tell he was just used to maglight levels of brightness and was blown away by this relatively little pocket rocket. Often times, giving feels better than receiving.

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Love to win something.
I’ve never done a giveaway on here but I have given many of my lights to friend’s and family. I always want anyone I know to be able to reach out and light someone

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I am in. Thanks for the GAW and congratulations on your 3000 posts.
I have given countless flashlights to family and friends over the years, hoping they will enjoy and use them.
Best of luck on your expertise in the flashlight build.

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Hey man, I’m interested in a shot at this light here, since I didn’t see anything indicating you’ve already finished it.

Regarding what I’ve given away, my flashlight hobby is known by most people, and I have no qualms about reinforcing that view of me. I’ve gifted Nitecore MT06MD penlights to friends when they graduated nursing school, I’ve given many a headlamp to friends working in industrial settings, and I’ve offered countless recommendations to people who ask me. I’ve done modding work for various people, as well, not charging more than a few dollars for my time on top of the cost of parts (generally just enough to round out a dollar value).

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Hey, very cool. Please count me in

I’ve given some furniture and time to a struggling single mom.

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CRX wrote:
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I am very curious as to what a CRX light is. They must be amazing due to the comments I have read here.

Some are better than others, each one is a unique prototype Wink

The idea behind a “CRX light” is the making of a flashlight by your own hands without having access to a lathe or CNC machine from easily obtained parts & materials using only everyday common hand tools, i.e just about anyone could make them with some thought, dedication & perseverance.


Sounds like the description of a “Old-Lumens” light, too.

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Keeping the tradition alive Smile

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Only the tube and the CRX gaw light looks beautiful already. Sweet GAW!

Just gave grandma (recently widowed and can’t see well) an Astrolux A01 219B, Convoy S9 in NW & Nightwatch NA40SE SST20 95 CRI.
She isn’t afraid of the dark anymore and also loves high CRI lights. Big upgrade from D cell Mag from 1999…..

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I would like to enter. My recent non financial GAW have been my time. I am a merit badge counselor for the Boy Scouts and I have met with several scouts over the past year. Guessing 10 – 15 hours in 2018. If you’re looking for something physical, my wife and I gave away a baked lasagna and bread to some local homeless folks.

PocketSammich wrote: I don’t need this, but I want it. Please sign me up.

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I’ve never been rich money-wise but I did give my car to my buddy who needed it. My buddy sold me his car for a couple hundred bucks so I gave my car to my buddy who had a new job and a broken-down car. It was trickle down economics that actually worked. I think part of his first paycheck paid for one of his parent’s health bill or something. Crazy how it all flowed down and it was fun to be part of a serendipitous giving chain.

Other more boring things I’ve given are random gift cards that I get in presents or birthday cards. Sometimes I’ll mail them to other people just to surprise them. Usually with an anonymous note just to make them smile. I’ve only done it a few times, really, but once a buddy told me about getting one of those cards in the mail and I just acted surprised and enjoyed seeing his smile as he was talking about it. I didn’t get to see him open it but I could tell it was like a random Christmas-morning feeling for him.

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nice giveaway! I gave a blf q8 to a friend because he liked it so much and i have a few spare light in my collection;)

"It wouldn’t be so bright if there wasn’t a shadow every once in a while." - Jason Mraz

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As usual, one more piece of art Stevi! Thumbs Up

Please don’t count me in.
I’ve given freely many good flashlights to friends who appreciate them but I don’t deserve to participate in this great GAW, as I had the honor to be picked as the winer of your amazing Carbon Fibre & Brass Flashlight, so someone else deserves more than I do to win your handmade piece of art. Smile

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Wow, no lathe? I honestly thought that was part of your tool set. Thumbs Up

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WillyD wrote:
Wow, no lathe? I honestly thought that was part of your tool set. Thumbs Up

I am convinced he uses some kind of advanced alien technology. That or telekinesis.

"Everywhere I go, there I am"

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toddcshoe wrote:
WillyD wrote:
Wow, no lathe? I honestly thought that was part of your tool set. Thumbs Up

I am convinced he uses some kind of advanced alien technology. That or telekinesis.


Nah, he’s just channeling Old-Lumens. O-L regularly employed the “Human Lathe” method to make some very beautiful works of art.

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DavidEF wrote:
toddcshoe wrote:
WillyD wrote:
Wow, no lathe? I honestly thought that was part of your tool set. Thumbs Up

I am convinced he uses some kind of advanced alien technology. That or telekinesis.


Nah, he’s just channeling Old-Lumens. O-L regularly employed the “Human Lathe” method to make some very beautiful works of art.

I have a hard time tying my shoes in the dark. He cranks out lights with nothing but a screwdriver and a cold beer.

"Everywhere I go, there I am"

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toddcshoe wrote:
DavidEF wrote:
toddcshoe wrote:
WillyD wrote:
Wow, no lathe? I honestly thought that was part of your tool set. Thumbs Up

I am convinced he uses some kind of advanced alien technology. That or telekinesis.


Nah, he’s just channeling Old-Lumens. O-L regularly employed the “Human Lathe” method to make some very beautiful works of art.

I have a hard time tying my shoes in the dark. He cranks out lights with nothing but a screwdriver and a cold beer.


If the beer is cold enough, he doesn’t even need the screwdriver. Ughh

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Congratulations and please count me in. I absolutely love your flashlights. I like to gift a good flashlight or knife to my hiking and camping companions. Cheers mate!

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Thank you for the opportunity.

I have been clearing out the workshop, my two sheds, and garage for several months, a little at a time. I have given several loads of construction materials to Habitat for Humanity. Unused building materials. Nails, bolts, screws, and other assorted home building and renovating hardware. Assorted power tools and hand tools I no longer use or need as newer mostly cordless tools have supplanted them. Assorted lengths of pipe as well as boxes plumbing fittings. Electrical outlets, switches, boxes, and wire staples. The exercise has helped me clean up, free up space and made things tidier here. Habitat will use items for the community home building they do or sell items in their ReStore. Those proceeds are used to help the community.

And I gifted this years contest project to my son. He uses it every day. Or at least everyday I drop by his home. Wink

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Hey CRX, congratZ on reaching 3000 posts and thank you for the wonderful GAW! Thumbs Up I recently gave my nephew a blue Convoy S2+, which he absolutely loved.

Cheers Beer

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CRX, your lights are works of art. Count me in.

I built my dad a copy of my L6, but in the silver and without a lighted switch. It was a birthday gift last year. Now, I have built a C8F 18650 XPL-HI triple for a friend, and am in the process of getting parts for a triple SST-20 95CRI red convoy S2+ for another friend. Also birthday gifts 

Cool

EDC Rotation: ZL SC62 | Jaxman E2L XP-G2 5A | Purple S2+ XPL-HI U6-3A | D4 w/ Luxeon V | RRT-01 
EagTac D25C Ti | DQG Slim AA Ti | UF-T1 by CRX | Olight S1 | Klarus Mini One Ti
L6 XHP70.2 P2 4000K FET+7135 | Jaxman M8 | MF02 | Jaxman Z1 CULNM1.TG | Blue S2+ w/ ML Special
In-progress: Supfire M6 3xXHP50.2 
Others: Nitecore EC23 | Nebo Twyst | Streamlight ProTac 1AA | TerraLux LightStar 100

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I will be gifting a S2+ to my neighbor next week.
Thank you for the GAW (count me in if possible, thanks)

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I’ll get this built one day, I’ve had three packages disappear into the twilight zone the past few weeks..

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CRX wrote:
I’ll get this built one day, I’ve had three packages disappear into the twilight zone the past few weeks..
Crying I know ther feeling. Fortunately it doesn’t happen often to me (knock on wood)

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Your lights are not mere torches, they are masterpieces and demand their own gallery. I would love to visit a art gallery for flashlights, actually.
May I participate in this GAW, please?

I shall giveaway a few lights freely as I have done it before; however, I am also currently building a new light for my aunt who has breast cancer and is facing (unfortunately) a bad prognosis. She is a florist and requires near-distance high CRI lights for her creations.

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A large number of Fenix E0s (I was fascinated when they first came out), a couple of E05s, several dozens of various (on sale) led flashlights, in the last couple of months an olight aaa and a Sofirn SP32A .

There have also been a couple of cheap UV lights and many other odd lights, for years I have been trying to get friends and family into led lights and glove compartment and key chain lights, blackout headlights, and rechargeable batteries, including li-ion.

Along with the early E0s I also gifted some early Lightwave lights, the Classic2000 and Pro4000, they were really something at the time. http://www.flashlightmuseum.com/flashlights_list.cfm?list_method=browse&...
also a couple of CMG Infinity lights and other interesting lights, too many to remember but it is interesting to think about some of those early models.

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Wow a chance to use/touch/feel a CRX torch ? Add me in please !

I don't think i would ever buy one because i am too much a "rough" kind of user but i would like to feel how it is to (carefully) use such a nice work for some time then pass it to someone else (for my xxx BLF posts gaw ? Wink ).

 

What have i given freely ? 

Some time and a smile when i meet the lonely old lady from the 1st floor.

When i was younger some more time for teaching  astronomy, electronic basics, ... to fellow hobbyist in various associations

A few meters of PFTE insulated wire that i sent to a random BLF member (no offense for the "random" i only mean "someone i didn't know before  that")

The usual "buy one for me and add an other other one for the charity org" on my whole shopping cart if they happen to be around when i am shoping.

Maybe the "heaviest" for me was to have a "not so close" friend at home for a few weeks after he was so much a jerk with his mother that he didn't dare going back home. For sure i didn't like what he had done but he had nowhere to go and who knows what may happen when you start sleeping in the street ...

I love to put a big box full of home-made cakes/candies/whatever on my office desk and see people enjoy them (right now i have a 2kg bag of delightfull clementines ready for tomorrow !)

... small lights and knives to relatives, friends and colleagues of course but does that really count ? I know them already and maybe i am only trying to justify my own addictions ! Wink

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toddcshoe wrote:
WillyD wrote:
Wow, no lathe? I honestly thought that was part of your tool set. :THUMBS-UP:
I am convinced he uses some kind of advanced alien technology. That or telekinesis.

 

       CRX can levitate lights .... He just has a hard time putting them down .

 

 

 

    I'm impressed with the size of your post count vs. the impact of your contributions here on the forum .

 

                   Anxiously looking forward to your next 3k 

       καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

                            

       Dc-fix diffuser film  >…  http://budgetlightforum.com/node/42208

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CRX wrote:
I’ll get this built one day, I’ve had three packages disappear into the twilight zone the past few weeks..

Sorry to hear about this CRX, I hope you get a compensation for that Beer

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