New skin. Old UF2100 gets a makeover

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New skin. Old UF2100 gets a makeover

I probably should have made a complete new host but I’ve had this one kicking around for some time and decided to use it for this build.

There’s an ebay seller that sells banksia resin fill knife block scales / pen blanks. I wanted to use one for a torch.

I cut the body back to slip the new skin on.

Then I worked on the resin block

It was another learning curve working with this stuff. The metal cutting bits tend to tear at it. As a result there are a few shallow holes where the resin pulled out of the banksia. Additionally there are some holes within the banksia pod so never got any resin fill to start with.



Cut to length and glued to the body

Tail. I didn’t want these too loose of a slip so I used a bit of pressure to push these on but if you look closely toward the bottom right you can see I cracked the banksia pod. The aluminium sleeve is just holding it in place while the glued dried.

I didn’t want to use the resin on the head for heat reasons (and honestly I hope the resin over the body doesn’t get affected by the heat either Sad ). Soo I made up a sleeve for the head made of Damascus of course Evil

Test fit…

I still need to etch the Damascus, glue it to the head, coat the resin sleeve in CA glue and fill the host with electronics. Depending on how I go I might make up a thin slice of Damascus to go at the back of the tail. I was also thinking of shaping it some more but I kinda like the look of it as is, plus it’ll be stronger. Not exactly a user but isn’t it pretty Love

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Superb.

Never heard of banksia and their wooden pod before,very interesting.

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That looks very exclusive, if finished well you could sell that for some real money! Beer

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Creative and posh materials use for such a light. Excellent turning work.

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JamesB wrote:
Superb.

Never heard of banksia and their wooden pod before.

Me either. Nice mod pp. Very creative. Reminds me of an RBD mod. Beer

 

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Thanks guys Beer

@djozz to finish well one needs to start well. As Rat_Racer pointed out it’s a pretty cheap host to be upgrading like this.

Ah yes, RBD. Nice of you to say that Moose though he had more finesse than me.

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I wanted to get this done and dusted (along with the timo) as I have an awesome idea for my next build. Internals on this is all done. xpg2 led salvaged from somewhere and LD-4 driver. Driver is set to 4 amps but there is quite a bit of resistance in the circuit as I suspect the led is only getting about 3 to 3.5 amps. This doesn’t need to be a hotrod anyway because of the skins I made.

Next is a quick phone shot. Left is UF2100 right is Amutorch AT40

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Nice finish pp. When is the new thread on the new idea starting?

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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When I have something to show for it Facepalm

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Did you even use any of the UF2100? I can see it now lol just the head? Hardly a UF2100 any more.

Nice build i like it!

Also nice choice Banksia was discovered around my area in Botany bay. A few suburbs down is a area called Banksia and a park named Sir Joseph Banks where they discovered the plant.

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Very nice build.
I enjoy every single step on the pictures.

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Did you even use any of the UF2100? I can see it now lol just the head? Hardly a UF2100 any more.

Nice build i like it!

Also nice choice Banksia was discovered around my area in Botany bay. A few suburbs down is a area called Banksia and a park named Sir Joseph Banks where they discovered the plant.


I used nearly the whole host. Original parts not used are the bezel, led+star+centering ring and the driver.

Where I live banksia’s, much like blackboys (grass trees), are like a weed. They’re everywhere.

I asked the seller where I got the resin block about the possibility of pinecone resin blocks and he said it might be too structurally unstable to be of any use. Oh well.