CRX Brass 14500 Elegant

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CRX Brass 14500 Elegant

Been a little while since I made a hand made light so..

CRX Brass 14500 XP-L HI v2 1A - Convoy 8x7135 - 14500 - Rv Clicky Sw - 760lm.Hand made
Copper & brass construction
Cree XP-L HI v2 1A emitter
16mm Noctigon copper DTP MCPCB
18mm brass pill
16mm x 3mm soldered copper heatsink shelf
18mm x 12mm OP reflector
18mm x 2mm ARC glass
Convoy 8x7135 3A driver
Bypassed springs
Reverse clicky tail switch
16mm rubber boot
Cyan glow ring
Felt lined battery tube
Bayonet push, twist & lock system

Length - 102mm
Width - 20mm
Weight - 119g (With 14500 cell)
Max - 760lmCRX Brass 14500 XP-L HI v2 1A - Convoy 8x7135 - 14500 - Rv Clicky Sw - 760lm.

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CRX Brass 14500 Runtime graph

CRX Brass 14500 XP-L HI v2 1A - Convoy 8x7135 - 14500 - Rv Clicky Sw - 760lm.

CRX Brass 14500 XP-L HI v2 1A - Convoy 8x7135 - 14500 - Rv Clicky Sw - 760lm.

CRX Brass 14500

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This is a great light, can’t believe you have the skills to fabricate something like this. Excellent work!

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Thanks mate, it’s not difficult really, just takes some perseverance with the old hacksaw & files Smile

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You didn’t even use power tools, wow! Can’t even estimate the amount of time or patience you put in.

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Well, I used a battery drill for three holes, two in the LED shelf and one in the side of the body for the brass bayonet pin.
It’s mostly just a case of cutting, filing & sanding the ready made tubes and copper bar to the right sizes.
The bezel & switch rings are made from brass driver extension rings though the work still took around ten hours or so.

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You make me sick.

This is gorgeous. How are elements like the bezel, driver, switch board and switch boot held in place? Are they press-fit? Soldered?

Also, that vapcell looks pretty good.

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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Thanks, I think… LOL
Yeah that’s always an issue not having a lathe to make screwed parts, hence the bayonet system and no fancy body designs.
The bezel is siliconed in place and the tail end with JB Weld.
The pill is it’s own unit made from brass tube, 3mm copper sheet and a brass driver ring, all soldered together and pressed into the body. This is made to hold the reflector too.

The new Vapcell 14500 is quite good compared to our other usual 600mAh cells etc.
One of the reasons I made this light was to see how the 7135 driver would perform Big Smile
I also ordered some Vapcell 16340 cells but they disappeared en route, all I got was an empty box!
I’ve tested the 14500 with a FET driver too.

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Great mod CRX as usual! Thumbs Up Beer

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Thanks, I think… LOL Yeah that’s always an issue not having a lathe to make screwed parts, hence the bayonet system and no fancy body designs. The bezel is siliconed in place and the tail end with JB Weld. The pill is it’s own unit made from brass tube, 3mm copper sheet and a brass driver ring, all soldered together and pressed into the body. This is made to hold the reflector too. The new Vapcell 14500 is quite good compared to our other usual 600mAh cells etc. One of the reasons I made this light was to see how the 7135 driver would perform Big Smile I also ordered some Vapcell 16340 cells but they disappeared en route, all I got was an empty box! I’ve tested the 14500 with a FET driver too.

Yes, it was definitely a compliment Silly  
Thanks for the build process details. I doubt I’ll ever have real access to a lathe, but it inspires me to see such an elegant light made without one. 

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