mrsdnf 2015 BLF comp build updated post 5, 20.9.15 The light is now finished.

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Another really sweet one Steve. How was the light mounted when you cut the slots? It looks like it’s in the lathe jaws and center.

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

Scott

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Amazing. Just Amazing. I can’t get over the talent here.

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Thanks again guys. 

The old part of the bezel was held in a three jaw chuck on a rotary table with a modified center on the tailstock centered in the battery holder where the rubber switch boot sits in. The slot was machined and the rotary table turned manually thirty degrees for the next slot. The tear drops were added later as the battery holder looked unfinished with a plain tail section on it. The small groove around the outer diameter at the end is just to make the tail of the battery holder look like it is held on with the cap screws.

I've modified the battery holder slightly by adding a small piece of heat shrink around the positive button so that if the holder is placed downwards on a metal surface with batteries in it there will be no short.

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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Wow.  Haven't been here in a while.  She's a real beaut with a beam to match.  Before now, I just thought of the XPE as a small light emitter.  Thanks for opening my eyes.

I love chunky lights, but the lines and shape of your creation is beyond compare.  Congrats big time!

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Thanks. I don't think I'd use one in a big reflector but four small ones work well for me. I should but don't have one a SkyRay King or something similar to compare it with. I have an original Trustfire TR3 T6 but it's not in the same league.

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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I too was surprised when I put 12 of the little XP-E2 Torch emitters in a shower head light. Pretty amazing stuff!

I still can’t fathom how you derive the idea to chop reflectors and leave that center post and mill slots and teardrops and and and… Orsome! Wink

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I’m still with ya all. Its been a real blur the last week or so. Today after visiting Washington amongst a few other places we were at Niagara last night. I honestly don’t know what is happening there. Needless to say the boat trip didn’t sink and the views were amazing.

We are in Detroit tonight with a visit to Henry fords museum and then back on the road. Dale. Where do you get one of those things in your picture from?  Laughing

Dang you were at Niagara Falls? that was only roughly 2.5 hours from where i live.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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I've said this before about leds that it amazes me when I receive or build a light whether it is running at a bazillion amps or half an amp just hoe (edit, how) much light these things put out. The right led in the right reflector for a particular job just works.

Yes I was at the Niagara play ground and lots of other places. It still feels like a dream. I was probably close to a lot of members here but luckily no one had to meet me. Wink If anyone has found a SD card with pictures and video of Las Vegas and LA on it give me a holler. Frown

 

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

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Super sweet build! Good Work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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If anyone has found a SD card with pictures and video of Las Vegas and LA on it give me a holler.

Don’t ya know? What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. At least your SD card knew the rules.

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I think Tina said she’d be contacting your wife shortly about that card and the pictures it has on it… Wink

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How did you find out about Tina? Remember what happens on BLF stays on BLF. SmileJust between the two of us do you think Tina can be bought.Foot in Mouth

 

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

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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Yes, and she comes in several sizes. Optics that is. Ledil Tina optics. Really.

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Scott

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Yea DNF.
I Migrated here with kids in ’73. S.Aust.
First job was on a Dragline (Norwest) out on lake Torrens.

From Pommie winter. Direct into Simpson Desert. for 5 months
15\17 hr days 7 days a week.
Night temp’s around 40\42C.
Daytime was 50\54C by 9am and didn’t drop till after 4.30ish..
You could hold your arm out of shade into sunlight.
and watch the water blisters forming on your skin as you looked.

I was an “original” Pomegranate. Bright red. But great money.
Learned all about Aust Red Desert temp’s in person. Real quick.
Also learned to love the place too. 9 Australian Born Grandkids. (one a boy).
Eldest 30 this Dec.

30 yr old Grandkids. I’M ……. getting older methink’s.
It’s a great life lad.

DBSAR.
My Brother lives at Brantford. Ont.
Every time we go there.
It’s a compulsory drive to the falls. I have some shots taken in 1911.
One of the few times the Canadian side was completely frozen over.
with people in period costume, walking over them.

I don’t have the heart to tell him I worked in Sth Africa for yrs. and Victoria falls sorta leaves them for dead.
as do a few I’ve seen on Sth America.

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Thanks for the interesting story Macka. it sounds like you have lived an interesting and varied life. Theres one thing we all have in common here, Well maybe two things. Smile

 

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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POMME“Granate”….

White Englishman. first 6 months in middle of Simpson Desert on a Dragline.

Went REAL red outside shirt. REAL quick.

POM for short.
I’ve been here almost 45 yrs now. with 9 AUSSIE born Grandkids,
and I’m still a POM when I open my gob.
Grrrrrrrr. Bloody Geordie at that.

BEST country to live in in the world though. for Safety sake alone.
we got rid of most? of the idiots with the guns. Most.

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