2nd. Annual BLF Scratch Made Light Contest is CLOSED - WINNERS results have been posted in the OP!

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I will be leaving for Germany & Austria for a week and half on Saturday, and i’m bringing my light with me to use, as i will be with a group doing a mountain trip while there. (requested by some Austrian friends to see it in action, and will be one of three lights i will be bringing along with a Thrunite Ti2 N/W XP-G2 and my Olight S20.

i forgot to offer the below pic to OL as the photo for the line-up post, as its a better photo than the one on the stump above.)

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I don't think apologies are necessary. Everyone who posted a build or read through the long threads knows just how much time it can take and not everyone can spare that time. It's not like assembling a p60 and a really good project can suck you in. I'm grateful for both the opportunity and the flexibility that allowed me to try. I encourage everyone to think about it at least.

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For some people unforeseen things happens. Its a part of life.

Im glad the contest went over 3 months.

Projects like these can end up being extremely time consuming. Its a learning experience. I think smaller projects and mods become easier afterwards.

I had to stop all regular modding for some weeks before the deadline in order to finish. And at that point I though I was around halfway with all the tricky stuff done (that was not the case). 

I got some "normal modding withdrawal symptoms" after stopping with reguarl mods.  I have modded 6 lights the last 3 days. I went back to basics. Those lights combined took a fraction of the time of the scratch build. I like quick results. But in two or three years most of those mods will be forgotten because they are not special or unique. They will just be one of many. Occasionally its nice doing something special. Something that will be remembered.

Id recommend people who are considering doing a build to jump on it next year. Assuming there is competition.

To me, another benefit of entering a contest like this is that after doing a large project. Smaller ones seems so much easier. 

Its also a joy to work on something special, sharing with others, and seeing what others are doing. Pushing the limits and raising the bar as a community.

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I will be leaving for Germany & Austria for a week and half on Saturday, and i’m bringing my light with me to use, as i will be with a group doing a mountain trip while there. (requested by some Austrian friends to see it in action, and will be one of three lights i will be bringing along with a Thrunite Ti2 N/W XP-G2 and my Olight S20.

Carry-on, or checked luggage? (I don’t mean to be negative about our fine airport workers, but I’d fear both. Though I might be less nervous about putting it in checked luggage.)


 

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DenBarrettSAR wrote:
I will be leaving for Germany & Austria for a week and half on Saturday, and i’m bringing my light with me to use, as i will be with a group doing a mountain trip while there. (requested by some Austrian friends to see it in action, and will be one of three lights i will be bringing along with a Thrunite Ti2 N/W XP-G2 and my Olight S20.

Carry-on, or checked luggage? (I don’t mean to be negative about our fine airport workers, but I’d fear both. Though I might be less nervous about putting it in checked luggage.)

I’d be more worried about batterys, I dont think those will be allowed on the plane..

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You can carry spares (2) but they and the light (which must be disabled to prevent accidental turn on) have to be in carry on luggage.

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

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Rufusbduck wrote:
You can carry spares (2) but they and the light (which must be disabled to prevent accidental turn on) have to be in carry on luggage.

correct. Li-Ions can be carried on a plane, as long as they are less than 100 watt-hours per cell, and in the device, and spares are in a protective case preventing shorting with the ends taped over, in the carry-on bag.
Info is found on the Airline’s website.

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Posted in the OP too

 

Here is the list of Winners:

 

HAND MADE

1 DenBarrettSAR
2 Ervin Anastasi
3 Rufusbduck
4 FmC
5  southland
6  Alpg88
7 nickelflipper
8 mhemling33
9  firehopper
10  HBomb

 

MACHINE MADE

1 Bucket
2 MRsDNF
3 RaceR86

 

I will be contacting all of you over the course of the next several days, to let you know how to redeem your prizes. With the holiday, I think it will be sometime next week, before I hear back from all of the dealers involved, so please be patient.

 

I just want to thank all of you who took the plunge and made build threads here. They have been the highlight of my days for quite some time and I appreciate all of the labor and thought put into them. You are ALL WINNERS in my book!!

Thanks also, to the judges and to all of the sponsors. Last, but not least is the members here who helped support the contestants during their builds.

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Well done all competitors.
It was inspiring to see your creativity !

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Congrats to all the winners!   8)

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Wow i am absolutely speechless… Thank you so much OL, everyone and to the Judges. Smile
After seeing the great amazing work of the other builds in this Comp, i am really honored.
Everyone here is a winner for the great builds on this years Annual BLF Scratch Made Light Contest. It was great seeing the skill everyone displayed in the builds.
I feel like i have to do something to offer in return, maybe build a second replica of the Steam-Pipe Light to offer as a prize or something, maybe as a prize towards next years Comp.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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Thanks OL. Thanks to everyone involved in the competition too (sponsors, price modders, etc).

I bet it was hard to decide the order of winners. You have been fairly quiet while enjoying the show. Could we get some words about some of the builds/what you and the judges fell for. Speech. Speech. Speech! Big Smile

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A really entertaining contest. I’ve got to hand it to DB, that’s probably the most useful of all the builds. Now that it’s over I can say my two personal favorites were Ervin’s and Jerommel’s since unlike mine and DB’s they made theirs from unfitted parts using a minimum of tools.

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Well done to everyone in the comp, including those who may not have been able to finish their builds in time.

DenBarrettSAR – Very practical build, which has proven it’s self already in the field. “Steam-Punk” at it’s finest.

Ervin Anastasi – A true piece of art, made from seemingly nothing, but crafted into a mantle-piece that throws a mean beam!

Rufusbduck – Another finely made piece, made with the skill of a true craftsman. Let’s see some underwater shots!!!!

Bucket – Making your own reflector?? Home-Anodizing?? All this in a precision-built unit that no manufacturer could come close to offering. I don’t know if there’s a ‘hat’s off’ emoticon, so here’s a few beer’s instead Beer Beer Beer Beer

MRsDNF – What a monster!! The new king of triple emitter madness, & a handsome bastard at that! Beer for you too!! Beer Beer Beer Beer

RaceR86 – Your build, at least for myself & my work-mates that were also following the builds, had the best atmosphere, helped to no-end by your great video which went hand-in-hand with the light, & show-cased it’s true performance for it’s intended purpose.

Great work everybody – all of the builds were great. It takes a bit of effort to not only make something, but document it along the way, & post it all up for all here to see.

Beer for everyone!!! Beer

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I am this morning one of the happiest man in the earth, i win the sec prize, what a satisfaction Big Smile so please forgive me a little rant.
those last month have been really wonderful for me, from 2.5 months i an an father Big Smile don’t know but it looks like god is keeping an eye on me lately Big Smile
congratulation DenBarrettSAR you really made an unique and useful light in the same time, i guess you mast be really proud for your creation.
congratulation to Rufusbduck you seems that can’t do without wining, you know talent, vision, clever mind, and all this, have those kind of effects Silly
congratulation to Bucket really a masterpiece of work
congratulation to MRsDNF i really like what you have done
congratulation to ALL contestants for their effort, i really enjoyed reading throw all the builds finished or unfinished doesn’t mater that much IMHO, you are all winners on my book, important is to try and to be part of something.
of course a big thank you goes to OL for making this possible and organize all i think its a great effort, and thank you to all modders and sponsors
I haven’t had much time to comment before but really i liked the splendid work you can do on stock flashlights. i think anyone who gets a light from each of you should consider himself very proud and lucky. you seems that, not only perform, but, enjoy and love what you do and this make your work very special and unique and that is priceless IMHO. And in the end a BIG thank goes to BLF forum that unfortunately I have discovery only last months, what a wonderful place to be !
i have really learned a lot here, my passion for lights is very old since i was a kid but it looks that some things accompany you all your life Smile and BLF have given so much to me during this months with all this helpful members and stuff, that i feel myself in debt and back then think with myself, to gave something back to this splendid community, and this together with the desire to see what can i do and the passion for this stuff make me enter in the contest and spend a LOOT of time and energy on it.Of course a special thank you goes to my wife which support me, without her understanding and support i probably would never find the time to finish.
Now i win the sec prize and this put me again in dept, so i will bother you again with my mad ideas and creations so stay tuned Big Smile Beer Beer Beer

some of my actual experiments and reviews:
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My EBRZM, over 1 million cd thrower—-> http://budgetlightforum.com/node/30274#node-30274
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I am this morning one of the happiest man in the earth, i win the sec prize, what a satisfaction Big Smile so please forgive me a little rant. those last month have been really wonderful for me, from 2.5 months i an an father Big Smile don’t know but it looks like god is keeping an eye on me lately Big Smile congratulation DenBarrettSAR you really made an unique and useful light in the same time, i guess you mast be really proud for your creation. congratulation to Rufusbduck you seems that can’t do without wining, you know talent, vision, clever mind, and all this, have those kind of effects Silly congratulation to Bucket really a masterpiece of work congratulation to MRsDNF i really like what you have done congratulation to ALL contestants for their effort, i really enjoyed reading throw all the builds finished or unfinished doesn’t mater that much IMHO, you are all winners on my book, important is to try and to be part of something. of course a big thank you goes to OL for making this possible and organize all i think its a great effort, and thank you to all modders and sponsors I haven’t had much time to comment before but really i liked the splendid work you can do on stock flashlights. i think anyone who gets a light from each of you should consider himself very proud and lucky. you seems that, not only perform, but, enjoy and love what you do and this make your work very special and unique and that is priceless IMHO. And in the end a BIG thank goes to BLF forum that unfortunately I have discovery only last months, what a wonderful place to be ! i have really learned a lot here, my passion for lights is very old since i was a kid but it looks that some things accompany you all your life Smile and BLF have given so much to me during this months with all this helpful members and stuff, that i feel myself in debt and back then think with myself, to gave something back to this splendid community, and this together with the desire to see what can i do and the passion for this stuff make me enter in the contest and spend a LOOT of time and energy on it. Now i win the sec prize and this put me again in dept, so i will bother you again with my mad ideas and creations so stay tuned Big Smile Beer Beer Beer

Congratulations to YOU as a new father Ervin ! Smile
and thank you for the comments on my build. I am amazed at the work you put into your custom light, as it is really a work of art using bare materials beyond words of expression.

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I am honored to have participated.  This was a really fun yet laborious experience.  I do not envy the judges in their decision, but I am grateful.  

Thank You.

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All these builds were fantastic. I don’t know where you guys find your patience.

Congratulations to the winners. Well deserved.

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Congrats to everyone one that competed, winners and non winners.  I can honestly say every build inspired me in some way.

Thank you O-L, judges, and gift contributors.  Both this and last year's competition was friendly competitiveness at its best.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Congrats to everyone one that competed, winners and non winners.  I can honestly say every build inspired me in some way.

Thank you O-L, judges, and gift contributors.  Both this and last year's competition was friendly competitiveness at its best.

I think that we all wanted to see your light in the final pick too. Sorry that you weren't able to finish it, but there's a bunch of us who hope you will finish it and show us all the results. When you do, I would like to add a photo of it into the list in Post #1.  It looked like an amazing build.

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Congratulations to the winners, congrats to the one's who did not win, congrats to the one's who did not make it to the deadline but are still on the way of finishing some beautiful lights,  and congrats to Old Lumens for the realisation of another inspiring and entertaining FSB-competition. I have enjoyed it immensely.

As for my own build: I have not even started but my light will be build eventually and I will do a thread about it Smile

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thank you O-L for creating such contest, thank you to all participants, it was fun, and inspirational, congrads to all winners. now i really hope next year we have the same contest, i already started collecting ideas for the next build. can’t wait to start.

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It was a hard decision for the judges (I was one of them), because you all presented such great projects with a lot of different styles. Thank you OL, the sponsors and all participant Smile

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Old Lumens, Thanks again for putting on the 2014 BLF flashlight contest. It has to take a lot of time to put it together, roundup the sponsors, moderate, and judge the results. Much appreciated. Also, thanks to the contest modders, Judges, and the sponsors supporting the 2014 BLF contest. And, last but not least, thanks to all the other contestants for sharing their builds, we all commiserated with the failures, and rejoiced in their successes.

It was interesting, informative, and inspiring to see what people come up with in their builds, and the methods devised to execute their plans. Lots of “light bulb” type moments going on like: why didn’t I think of that; I had thought of that, but now someone has actually done it; or, I didn’t know that was even possible. It was, by far, the the most fun part of the contest.

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You know, they say there's nothing new under the sun and of course, that's false, but just about every time I have ever had a "revelation" about doing something with a light, I can google it and find someone already did something similar to it, somewhere in the world. So many of our unique ideas are from something that has spawned from someone else. In watching these builds, I always come up with new ideas that are due to seeing the work done here.

I'm very thankful that we have so many talented people here, but it just goes to prove that, until you test yourself, you don't know what you can really do. It benefits us all in many ways.

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Great builds, very unique innovations! Congrats to winners and a huge thanks for all participants, this was pleasure to read & watch!! 8)

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Congrats to the winners, thanks to the very generous sponsors, massive thanks to the judges, and the crowning glory of all thanks has to go to Old-Lumens himself for putting all this together.

As mentioned a few times, lots of inspiration to be found in this contest. Looking forward to next year.


 

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My method of fabricating fins came about out of jealousy seeing beautiful lathe work and from a simple idea that worked out. I’d mentioned trying to make “plumbers fins” in a pm to Scaru about a year and a half ago then finally tried it out on the Minimag mod I did for Dale and in a larger form on the ray gun. Brazing is something I’d not done for a few years but was inspired to try it again by a recent post by Bucket and am very glad to have done so. There are things I can do now with brazing I considered unfeasible with just solder and all due to this contest. For me, it’s not about what I bring to each mod but what I come away with and can use on the next one.

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What a finish to three months. Congrats to the winners, whats more to be said. Without OL's efforts, the sponsors and what a wide and varied bunch of people and shops they were and the efforts of the contestants in our builds. Without the support from one of the three above the would be no comp.

It just shows how well regarded and respected OL is to get this very unique event happening and make it the success it is. To one and all cheers. Smile

 

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Oh my gosh.   I do apologize.   I did commit to entering this competition and totally forgot about it.  I was planning a wedding and then out of town on my honeymoon for most of it, but still sorry I missed this.

Congratulations to everyone.    I mean this very sincerely when I say WOW!

I am absolutely blown away by these entries guys.    Amazing.    Both classes presented outstanding examples of craftsmanship.     My favorite part about this is seeing the endless creativity brought by each individual.     There are sooooooooooo many things ideas and even materials I NEVER would have thought of here.    Superb!!!

Thanks again for doing this OL.    Hopefully I will have my act together better next year.

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