The BLF DIY Forum First Annual Scratch made light contest - CONTEST IS DONE - WINNERS are Announced! in the OP

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Having a hard time deciding. Functional is a given but then there’s funky, foolish, fun, fantasmagorical, and I’m thinking flexible too. Phooey, I’m flummoxed.

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Do we have to be certain on the category before we start? I will opt for hand made, which I have been put into.. But working with a dremel, knowing I have a bench-grinder,drill press and various other stuff at my side. I +may+ end up using those tools instead for certain tasks depending on how the build turns out and if I get too fed up with the Dremel, for the sake of using the dremel. So there is a possibility that I will disqualify for the "hand made" category and end up in the "machine made" category despite doing a 98,5% "hand-made" light... I assume that is OK as long as Im honest about it? It would be nice to be able to do the decisions while doing the build, depending on how things turns out. I have no idea how I will do certain things on the light yet. And if I get the feeling that I am using a stone in order to knock a nail into wood, I may end up picking up the hammer that is easily available...
Sure, go ahead and take the easy way.Tongue Out

As long as you let us know, but I think you should stick to hand made and use that "portable grinder" in the photo.

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Put me down for an entry the Hand Made category.
I have a concept, but the execution may be a bit awkward.

Here are some concepts that are not mine:

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Sure, go ahead and take the easy way.Tongue Out

As long as you let us know, but I think you should stick to hand made and use that “portable grinder” in the photo.

The pictures was found online.
Ill probably stick to hand made, and a dremel/drill, despite that I personally would not consider a bench grinder any less hand-made than using a dremel for the same purpose.
Im up for a challenge though, and I will stick to the rules! Smile

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Pulsar wrote:

i was thinking of entering the handmade, but i guess im not creative enough, because i cant think of any good ideas...

 

You can do it man..  Perhaps a leisurely stroll though the hardware store will get your creative juices flowing.

 

 

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Assuming I can come up with something reasonable Smile , I'll give the handmade category a go.

 

Rock on Kent...  I am so glad to have you aboard ship!!

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Hand made, the hardcore way! Smile

One step higher…

 

 

I have used that first style hand drill so many times in my youth. I can't tell you how many holes I have drilled with that thing, during my teen years.

I still have one of the second style. It's an original, with the wooden handle and I have used it on mods before.

But I love that hand grinder. I just can't imagine how sore the hands were, of the person who had to do the turning, while the other person got to hold the part that was being ground. I imagine it was only one guy doing both, but it would be funny to think of having to take the flip of a coin, to decide who got the dirty work and who just held the part.

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Rock on Kent…  I am so glad to have you aboard ship!!
Hey VOB, at least with the handmade category, I can make a mistake and call it character, or art… hehe. Looking forward to a VOB creation hot off the lathe, they’re super!

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6/7/13:  The Contest begins on Midnight UTC 06/08/2013 and runs until Midnight UTC 07/15/2013 (hope that helps).  Do not start your build before the contest starts.

I see no reason that the contest should not start when the entry period closes, so I moved the date up a day. That at least gives some people some Saturday time.

List of contestants as of now:

 

 Hand Made

 

relic38
Slim Pickens
mattthemuppet
NightCrawl
Rufusbduck
FlashPilot
ruffles
RaceR86
kbark
djozz
JohnnyMac
baterija
FmC
dave_
eebowler
nickelflipper
texaspyro
Hopback

Suncoaster

 

 

 

Machine Made

 

MRsDNF
Chicago X
vestureofblood
lunaras
Serifus

 

 

 

Contestants, remember when you post your build thread, to send me a PM with the link to it. I will put all of the links in one post here, so that Judges and other members have one easy access point to build threads.

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We need Suncoaster on your list unless he has pulled the pin? Hand built. Thanks Suncoaster for joining in.

 

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GAME ON!!!!!

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My thread can be found here
Not much there, just a little (coppery) taste. Wink
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I have started to add Contestant links to this thread in Post#3

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Here is my thread! Smile

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You know what, put me down for the hand made category. I'm not sure what I will do yet, but I got about a month and a week to figure it out

Edit: am I allowed to use a welder in this category? 

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Hardest part is to stop adding new ideas in time to finish.

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You know what, put me down for the hand made category. I'm not sure what I will do yet, but I got about a month and a week to figure it out

Edit: am I allowed to use a welder in this category? 

I don't know about the welder. Like I told another member, go ahead and take the easy way, (I'm just kidding)... I would like to seee you use a torch and rod to weld. It's possible you know. Done it many times. If you want in, it's ok, just try to stick with hand made if you are in that category. Of course, a welder does peak my curiosity.

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just running ideas through my head at this point. when i think machine made i think lathes, drill press, cnc... i work day to day using my hands as a welder. but now i think about it more, solder and/or brazing would make more sense for materials more suited to the end product

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I think of a welder as a tool for making a stronger joint. As long as the fitting is done by hand/dremel/drill, who cares how you make it stick together? Just no cut off saws.

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but now i think about it more, solder and/or brazing would make more sense for materials more suited to the end product

Agreed.

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like i said, im just running ideas threw my head at this point. i got some ideas of what i will do, but nothing definite. just seeing how far i can push my luck Silly

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Ok if I use tools to make a mitre box for the hacksaw?

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Ok if I use tools to make a mitre box for the hacksaw?
OMG, is a miter box powered? I don't care if you make a miter box or you buy a miter box... It's a miter box, it's allowed.

 

Cut the stuff "by eye". Tongue OutLaughing

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My thread is there .
I’m already quite curious about all the cool things people will come up with!
(And hope I will not embarrass myself to much mith my handicrafting skills. A 5 years old would be proud! :P)

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Got a good head-start on my build, updated my thread with a few initial pics.

With this weather, I think I’ll get a fair bit more done on it today….

…unless I Beer too much lol.

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Boy I hope everyone is visiting the build threads. There is some awesome stuff going on around here!! Cool

I am so glad to see some really great hand made lights being done, but where are the machine made guys? Haven't heard a whisper out of 'em.Wink

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They will wait until the last day and let the machines do all the work! Silly 

 

Just kiddin guys! My idea don't seem so cool after Marvin the Martians ray gun and the stack of d's host...

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Make your build. Everyone's build will be different. Can't worry about what "the other guy" is doing, just do your thing and it will be unique, because you made it.

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Boy I hope everyone is visiting the build threads. There is some awesome stuff going on around here!! Cool

I am so glad to see some really great hand made lights being done, but where are the machine made guys? Haven’t heard a whisper out of ‘em.Wink

I’m here. I cant get onto Photobucket at the moment. What the hand built guys are doing so far is more creative than 100 off me. I’ really diggin there ideas.

 

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Two parts to every build.

  1. 1. Go crazy
  2. 2. Pull it off

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