The 6th Annual BLF / Old Lumens Scratch Made Light Contest - People's Choice Award - Please vote!

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Or try making the tubes instead of buying them.

What? Is that an insult?
Is that really all you have to say about all the work I’ve put into these?
Maybe I should mine & smelt the bare materials too?
Personally grown the tree from seed for the wood I used in the SL?
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Or try making the tubes instead of buying them.

What? Is that an insult?
Is that really all you have to say about all the work I’ve put into these?
Maybe I should mine & smelt the bare materials too?
Personally grown the tree from seed for the wood I used in the SL?

Not an insult, just a challenge.
I like them I’d just like to see more fabrication of parts. Everything looks like what it started out as. The detail work is amazing but everyone who enters puts a ton of work into their build. You bought nesting tubes, try making your own from flat stock and tell me how much work it is. I congratulate you on your skill and dare you to expand your efforts to put more diy into the parts. Make something from something it isn’t. You have tremendous skill and I want to see it challenged, so I’m challenging you to make it harder.

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Well I challenge you or anyone else with any doubts to replicate these creations and see how hard it really is already.
Pre-fabricated tube & ready grown trees or not.

I can see your point but don’t think your only comment about my build was necessary here.

You know that I only use small hand tools such as files & hand saws so making my own interlocking tubes from 1.5mm titanium sheet would not be practical at all and soldered copper tube made from sheet is not as good or strong.

The Rotary took over one hundred hours to fabricate as is, making my own tubes from flat sheet? Maybe double that time?
Sorry, can’t do that.

Remember it is a rotary tail switch light, did you read my thread with all the bits I made by hand?
Yes I am skilled but even I don’t have the time or will to be making such precision tubes by hand from flat stock.

Since you are back I will look forward to you showing me again how it is done though.

Nice to see you RBD Wink

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Well I challenge you or anyone else with any doubts to replicate these creations and see how hard it really is already.
Pre-fabricated tube & ready grown trees or not.

I can see your point but don’t think your only comment about my build was necessary here.

You know that I only use small hand tools such as files & hand saws so making my own interlocking tubes from 1.5mm titanium sheet would not be practical at all and soldered copper tube made from sheet is not as good or strong.

The Rotary took over one hundred hours to fabricate as is, making my own tubes from flat sheet? Maybe double that time?
Sorry, can’t do that.

Remember it is a rotary tail switch light, did you read my thread with all the bits I made by hand?
Yes I am skilled but even I don’t have the time or will to be making such precision tubes by hand from flat stock.

Since you are back I will look forward to you showing me again how it is done though.

Nice to see you RBD Wink


Yup, fabricating things instead of buying ready made is both time consuming and not as strong nor as precise. It’s a hand made contest. I made my first using exactly the same ready made parts along with some fabrication taking hundreds of hours making over a hundred separate pieces and also won. I took pride in the imagination of it all and just plain finishing. After that I tried to use as little ready made as possible to better follow the spirit of the contest. It forced me to get better at things I’d only begun to learn. You seem capable of such a step but if you hear critcism where I see potential so be it. It’s ok if not everyone genuflects, you’ll get over it.

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Rufusbduck wrote:
[…]the spirit of the contest.[…]

Hum, I guess that there are 2 categories in this contest for one reason: to allow people to show different ideas and skills, one with machine made pieces, and other with handmade pieces. In this last category, knowing that the tools will be a bit different to make something “from scratch”, I guess people will have to get other kind of materials, namely pre-made stuff! And that doesn’t take off the ingenuity applied in the work/piece done!
Even if the imagination and the skills are there, maybe the possibility to use some kind of tools isn’t!

If I ever enter this contest, following the “true spirit” of making something from scratch with the available materials and tools, I’ll never be able to do tubes, myself, as I don’t have a lathe or whatever machines are used to do tubes and threads. Nor will I pay to have access to one [and if I did, it would worth nothing, as I wouldn’t know what to do…].

Many people here can go to the backyard and use their carpentry or machines available to do any kind of stuff in wood, metal, stone…but I guess that there are a lot of us that don’t have them, that live in apartments and not in “country” houses, that don’t work in factories or have access to heavy machinery. Therefore, we’ll need to make resort of what we can!

That too must be considered and respected!
That’s the spirit! And is still a challenge!

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