Match's Riddle: Drinking and modding...Answered

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Match's Riddle: Drinking and modding...Answered

Do you like math?  Here's a word problem for y'all:

So...say the wife and kids are out for the evening, and you're left home with nothing more than the following: 

  1. Lathe
  2. Leftover parts from a ceiling fan
  3. A box of misc drivers/switches/leds
  4. 1 bottle of Patrón Añejo 

Find the sum of the above parts. 

Remember to account for variables such as background music (Pink Floyd), pestering by inquisitive dog (basset hound), and attention span ( think goldfish here...).  Creativity is inversely proportional B.A.C. after 0.1

This  simple equation might help:

Any answers? (I'll know myself in about 3 hours Tongue Out ) Times up.

Answer:

Specs: 

  • NW Cree xm-l
  • Carclo frosted wide TIR lens
  • 8x7135 driver
  • McClicky forward clicky
  • black rubber tailcap

Again,  no real thought process or planning went into this and I just used spare parts I had on hand.  For example, I wouldn't have used the forward clicky with a 3 mode driver, but C'est la vie... 

  The body is an aluminum extension tube leftover from an overhead ceiling fan installation.  The head is a piece of 3/4" copper plumbing pipe, and the lens retaining ring and tailcap are from leftover barstock. The emitter and driver are mounted in a solid copper pill, again milled from spare barstock (much like the mini mags I do).  I'm particularly happy with how the tailcap threading turned out. 

Here's a few more pics of the work in progress:

This is what happens when your beloved Basset Hound interrupts you while parting:

Final pieces parts before assembly:

And after assembly and polishing:

 I'm really starting to like those little frosted wide TIR lens's.  Perfect neutral white flood.  They're definately not as efficient at passing light, but with an xm-l at 2.8A,  it'll still light up the whole back yard at once Cool

Once again, thanks for reading.

-Match

 

Edited by: Match on 08/10/2012 - 00:31
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Drinking always makes me smarter.

I might have to have some to figure out that equation!

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Pretty simple, because your equation is written in Chinese I would say you are building some kind of budget Chinese camping flashlight.

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I’m horrible with math but I know that when I see a problem that involves Patrón, the outcome is never good.

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I envision something like this

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

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or 0.5

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Match wrote:

Do you like math?  Here’s a word problem for y’all:


So…say the wife and kids are out for the evening, and you’re left home with nothing more than the following: 



  1. Lathe

  2. Leftover parts from a ceiling fan

  3. A box of misc drivers/switches/leds

  4. 1 bottle of Patrón Añejo 

Find the sum of the above parts. 


Remember to account for variables such as background music (Pink Floyd), pestering by inquisitive dog (basset hound), and attention span ( think goldfish here…).  Creativity is inversely proportional B.A.C. after 0.1


This  simple equation might help:


Any answers? (I’ll know myself in about 3 hours Tongue Out )


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Only thing I recognize is the quadratic equation, everything else is ^. Maybe I can do it once I take algebra 2! I think I’m just taking this too seriously.

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I think the second one is an expression of blood alcohol level where ao is the size of the shot glass and L is about to get the spins from summing sines and cosines.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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Original post updated.  Time to go to bed....

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soo, time for a giveaway maybe? Innocent looks like a very nice light!

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very nice and a good looking piece. Is the patron empty? :bigsmile:

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Nice work. Which part came from the bottle?

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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Seriously, it is a nice looking light! Thanks for posting it. A nice “out of the box” idea Wink

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congratulation on you’re new flashlight , very interesting, I like the simple design .

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alcohol + lathe = hospital (It would for me anyway)

 

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Have you ever dabbled in anodizing?

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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Nicee. How long did that take you?

Match wrote:
Remember to account for variables such as background music (Pink Floyd), pestering by inquisitive dog (basset hound), and attention span ( think goldfish here…).

Lol :bigsmile:
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Match. Unbelievable, forget whatever drink it was, without it it would take me a month to do what you did and it would probably look as rough as guts as well. Nice job. Some more pictures would be good if you had them. My shout. Cheers.

 

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Another awesome mod , Match !

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I hurt myself with annoying regularity when sober, I can’t even imagine using anything more dangerous than a spoon after a few drinks.

Absolutely stunning light though, really beautiful contrast between the different materials. If you fancy trying a different optic,
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/5PCS-x-10-Degree-21mm-Reflector-Collimator-LED-Lens-Cree-XML-XM-L-LED-/221042889483?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item33772ed30b#ht_2095wt_1209
are getting rave reviews. I have a batch on order to try out, hopefully they’ll be even nicer than the LC1 optics I’m very fond of.

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Match, that’s gorgeous! If you make stuff like that whilst sipping Patron then I’d love to see what you can do under full concentration. 8)

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Nice!

I agree on the frosted, like the EDC´s floody.

BTW: what watch in the pic? Wink

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Thanks for the compliments guys!  Some of those comments (and pictures) are hilarious! No worries on the safety aspect...I'm a sipper not a chugger, and can still count to 10 on my fingers Wink

Bort wrote:
Have you ever dabbled in anodizing?

Not yet.  I'm actually trying to locate a local shop to do anodizing for me....HAIII if I can find it.

Halo... wrote:

Nicee. How long did that take you?

Eh... Lathe time was a couple of hours, because I didn't know what I was going to do, just sort of made it up as I went along.  Soldering, LED mounting, and switch installation was less than 10min.  Polishing took the longest.... I really need a dedicated electric polishing arbor.

Mattthemuppet wrote:

Absolutely stunning light though, really beautiful contrast between the different materials. If you fancy trying a different optic,
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/5PCS-x-10-Degree-21mm-Reflector-Collimator-LED-Le…
are getting rave reviews. I have a batch on order to try out, hopefully they’ll be even nicer than the LC1 optics I’m very fond of.

Thanks.  I'm particularly fond of the bare metal contrast look.  Please let me know what you think of those optics when you get them in.  I may have to order a few.

Cheapthrills wrote:

BTW: what watch in the pic? Wink

I'm guessing you know already... Wink It's a GMT-Master II that I bought over 10 years ago before I got married and had a thing called "disposable income".  Considering it's only been off my wrist maybe a total of 30 minutes in the past decade, it's held up suprisingly well.  Darn tough (and good looking) watch.

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Nice job Match. I am particularly impressed with the lens retaining ring. Nice skills.

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Match wrote:
I’m particularly fond of the bare metal contrast look. Please let me know what you think of those optics when you get them in.I may have to order a few.

you’re welcome! It’s way prettier than what I have planned for my next light, although that’s not a terribly high bar to beat Smile PM me your address and I’ll pop one of the optics in the post when they arrive, I only need one at the moment.

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Is there a risk of shock since your holding bare metal, say if you touched copper pipes or something grounded?

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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Mattthemuppet wrote:

PM me your address and I’ll pop one of the optics in the post when they arrive, I only need one at the moment.

Thanks for the offer!  I'll take you up on that.  PM forthcoming..

Bort wrote:

Is there a risk of shock since your holding bare metal, say if you touched copper pipes or something grounded?

The only shock risk would be from touching it to a live bare conductor....much like sticking a fork in an outlet, whizzing on an electric fence, or licking a Jacob's ladder.  As fun as those practices are, I must advise against such actions Wink

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Damn is that nice it looks like a piece of jewelry, great job pass the Patron down here.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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