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

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I haven’t had anytime lately to even mod a light let alone scratch build one. Home renovations suck. But the least I can do is kick a few bucks over to OL for some prize money.Best of luck

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

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Where are all the other mo-ods?

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I’m half way through a switch that may or may not fit in the housing. Does that help. If no one else enters the machined section does that mean I’m world champion with an unfinished light?

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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I have heard nothing more of the other contestants. I am hoping some of them will be able to do something in the first part of July. I do hope that the machine made guys come out with their threads. I think there may be a couple of last minute guys posting threads on the last day. I hope not, but it may happen.

 

I am working on a seller to sponsor with some prizes for possible second or third places, so everyone who is signed up, should try to get their mod done. They might win a gift certificate at least. I said "might", but it looks positive so far. Just working out some details.

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I am afraid now that my build will not even start before the deadline of the contest. My holidays start exactly the 16th of july, I hope I will have time then. I will do the build and make a thread on it though Smile. But no contest for me unfortunately Frown

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djozz wrote:

I am afraid now that my build will not even start before the deadline of the contest. My holidays start exactly the 16th of july, I hope I will have time then. I will do the build and make a thread on it though Smile. But no contest for me unfortunately Frown


You can only do what you do when you can do it. Enjoy the holidays.

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

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I hope to get mine started this weekend. I still have some issues with a switch, and have no lens for it yet. I’ll probably just cut a piece of plexi for now.

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relic38 wrote:
I hope to get mine started this weekend. I still have some issues with a switch, and have no lens for it yet. I'll probably just cut a piece of plexi for now.
What size lens? Maybe one of us has one?

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djozz wrote:

I am afraid now that my build will not even start before the deadline of the contest. My holidays start exactly the 16th of july, I hope I will have time then. I will do the build and make a thread on it though Smile. But no contest for me unfortunately Frown

Well, I think if I had a choice, I would take the holiday too. Hope you have a good and safe holiday.

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The lens would need to be 55-56mm in order to work. I have glass Mag replacements but they were too small.

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I got my entry in but you don’t have me on the list. I’m in the list of threads though. Finished and already gifted Wink

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Here’s a hardcoated acrylic lens in 55mm at flashlightlens.com for under $4.00. They claim it’s the best of both worlds. http://www.flashlightlens.com/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=hardcoa...

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Why are you guys helping relic38. What hope have l got if he finishes his light or for that matter unfinished light? I’m sorry to tell you Mr relic but they are out off stock on that lens or any size close to it. I have one here I will post you that I personally guarantee you wont see until after the closing date of the comp. I should also add that I may have to pull out off this comp as I am a DNF. No don’t jump to conclusions, I’m not scared of any opposition. Well not much. OK you win, no sour grapes from me buddy.

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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Relic38, as you well know, some people have been known to skimp on breakfast. I think Mr Moose has Fruit Loops regularly. That, or some bizarre berry found only in rare secret places of the outback so I guess he’s getting his dietary hallucinogens.

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Hehe, I think I’ll need all the help I can get Big Smile
Fortunately for me, I am in the handmade category and do not have to directly compete with your turning skills. I’ve got bullets, guns and lights made from batteries that use batteries (circular reference? ) to contend with… and those are just the ones that are already done!

Dale, that’s great, I think it will work for this light. There’s a UCLp option at 54.85mm that might work too. Beer
Edit: Ordered one of each, hoping the UCLp fits, but the Hardcoat is a backup.

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relic38 wrote:
Hehe, I think I’ll need all the help I can get Big Smile Fortunately for me, I am in the handmade category and do not have to directly compete with your turning skills. I’ve got bullets, guns and lights made from batteries that use batteries (circular reference? ) to contend with… and those are just the ones that are already done! Dale, that’s great, I think it will work for this light. There’s a UCLp option at 54.85mm that might work too. Beer Edit: Ordered one of each, hoping the UCLp fits, but the Hardcoat is a backup.

My sincere apologies Mr relic38. I honestly thought you were competing against me. I rescind all negative comments made and my vote will go towards your light and not another certain other member who has accused me of being on some sort off berries. My pain killers are 100% made in a factory. Cheers all.

 

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Relic -

I have a 60mm.  Probably too big but if not, it's all yours.

 

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Said factory in a secret location… in the outback.

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I finally got in all my parts in… only took three weeks for the Parcel Smashers to get a padded envelope from Oregon to Texas. Fedex lost a package for over two weeks (delivery time was quoted as two days).

Hint, my reflector weighs over 3 pounds… 1500 grams for you Eurotypes.

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I’m thinking“Star Trek, The Planet Killer”. Can’t wait. Woohoo!

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I finally got in all my parts in… only took three weeks for the Parcel Smashers to get a padded envelope from Oregon to Texas. Fedex lost a package for over two weeks (delivery time was quoted as two days).
Hint, my reflector weighs over 3 pounds… 1500 grams for you Eurotypes.

Pheeew. I thought I had competition again. I panicked when I read the above. I went and checked, your in the hand built category. Lucky me unlucky other guys in hand built.

Rufus, you would be amazed what grows in the outback. Red dust and salt bush. I havent tried that combination. I’ll send a batch over and let you report back. Cheers guys.

 

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…my reflector weighs over 3 pounds… 1500 grams for you Eurotypes.

I guess that if the light has to be pulled along by pack-horses it’s still classed as portable??? lol Beer

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Thanks Foy for the offer Beer , but I ordered the FLL lenses which should work well enough.

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texaspyro wrote:

Hint, my reflector weighs over 3 pounds… 1500 grams for you Eurotypes.

O-L should have added a rule; no DIY lighthouses Big Smile

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FmC wrote:
texaspyro wrote:
...my reflector weighs over 3 pounds... 1500 grams for you Eurotypes.
I guess that if the light has to be pulled along by pack-horses it's still classed as portable??? lol :beer:
TP has BIG Hands.Wink And I can't DQ him, he's within driving distance...Surprised

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Just posted an update to my build. I finally got around to working on it. Enjoy! Beer

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The time frame for the contest is less than generous, but the notice especially seems short, if it was initially announced on 5/29 and to begin on 6/8. If its an annual contest, the time frame need not be arbitrarily short, but I digress. The links to the participants threads would be easier to follow if they were attributed to each contestants name as they appear in the “list of contestants” post rather than being scattered in a following post. I do like the concept of BLF build contests and will be sure to give it a go for the next one!

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Well, it looks like the parts I ordered aren’t going to be arriving until after I leave for vacation, so I won’t even be able to start working on it until after the deadline. Hopefully I’ll be able to participate in next year’s build. Good luck to everyone!

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With consideration to this being the 1st Annual Scratch Build Contest. Just like building a light, you give birth to the Idea first, then improve on it after finding it’s limitations. Next year will be a doozie! Smile

I agree that the links beside the members names, acting as an extension, would indeed make it easier to follow. Some pretty dang cool builds going on here, interesting to me is the actual usefulness once completed. Wink

Sorry to hear that Lunaras, maybe you’ll be able to build it anyway and of course get in a trial run with a build thread?

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